With holistic treatment, the whole person is considered when approaching treatment for various maladies, including mental health disorders and substance abuse. The goal is to treat the individual and not just the problem. Everyone responds differently to therapy, and by focusing attention on the mind, body, spirit, and emotions, the full impact of treatment can take hold and lead to a less hectic and more balanced life. The root causes of your addiction will be explored and disseminated, giving clues to how you became addicted and how best to remedy the situation. A holistic rehab program may be an alternative to a traditional one.
What Are the Alternative Treatment Options?
A holistic treatment program will take into consideration your individual needs and use a balanced approach. Each treatment center will have different options that are available for their guests. Hopefully, you can begin a practice that can continue aftercare, whether yoga, art therapy, or something else. It is important to develop good habits while in an addiction treatment center that you can continue to develop when you are back living at home, and putting your life back together.
By taking a “whole person” approach to rehabilitation, the hope is that you realize that your substance abuse has made you unwhole. Now is the time to start putting the pieces of your life back together. By learning new skills that may turn into a routine for you to follow can assist in keeping you sober and more attuned to other ways of experiencing pleasure. You will see that your cravings for alcohol or drugs can be substituted for a taste for exercise or creative outlets that are reinvigorating rather than soul-sapping like the addictive behaviors you have been wrestling with. The following are some types of holistic treatment:
- Massage therapy
- Nutrition counseling
- Mental health counseling
- Chiropractic care
Benefits of a Holistic Regimen
Sometimes a holistic regimen sounds more like a summer camp than a mental health and addiction treatment center but it is grounded in good science and has been shown to be of great benefit to our clients. By altering your diet to eat more fruits and vegetables and drink more water, you will recharge your immune system and flush out the toxins. Healthy plant-based food sources and clean, fresh water are two of the best tools to make lasting lifestyle changes. By beginning to exercise regularly, you will improve your stamina, strength, and cognitive abilities. Yes, exercise can do all that for you, and the sooner you get out on a trail, in a swimming pool, or on the bike trail, the sooner you can achieve optimal health.
Reach Out to Sunstone Recovery Today
A holistic approach works best for those who are uncertain if a traditional clinical approach to addiction recovery would work best for them. It may also entice those who are searching for something that will lift their spirits as well as rid their body of toxins while trying to put their lives in order. Many prospective clients are uncomfortable with hospital settings and white lab coats. A holistic treatment program may have greater appeal to this type of person. At Sunstone Recovery in Bend, Oregon, we offer a wide array of services through our virtual telemedicine online portal. We have a focus on mental health issues because we believe that mental and physical health act in unison with each other. When your mind is in a good place, it is easier for your body to follow. We can be reached online or at 855.833.9199 for you to take the first step on your journey to wellness and recovery.