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The Effectiveness of Holistic Treatment in Rehab

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 20, 2017 5:11:56 PM / by Bobby Coffey

Bobby Coffey

When seeking treatment for substance use disorders it is important to work with a qualified physician and addiction treatment specialist. Choosing evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder and building a strong support network will greatly help you during your treatment and well into your recovery. While most evidence-based addiction treatment focuses on behavioral therapies, medication-assisted treatment and sober living homes, there is room within many treatment programs to also include holistic addiction treatment approaches.

Substance use disorders are challenging to face and work through, but for some individuals alternate therapies can be an effective part of treatment. Holistic addiction treatment programs generally focus on your overall well-being. They can help you stay calm and focused which is essential in strengthening your mind, body and soul.

Holistic substance use treatments sometimes include:

Holisttic Treatments & Yoga

  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Spiritual therapy
  • Counselling
  • Art therapy
  • Routine exercise
  • Acupuncture
  • Message therapy

How are Holistic Treatments Beneficial for Me?

As these non-medical programs are designed to fit your individual needs, these therapies can help you:

  • Identify the underlying causes of addiction
  • Strengthen the resistance towards your cravings
  • Promotes physical fitness
  • Increases your self-confidence
  • Helps you develop a long-term recovery plan

Holistic rehabs focus on treating the whole person, that helps you take care of your physical, mental and spiritual health. At Aquila Recovery, we recommend that any holistic approaches to treatment for substance use disorder be used alongside evidence based treatment modalities and under the care of an experienced and reputable addiction treatment specialist

How do you help your loved ones with addiction?

Have questions about holistic approaches to addiction treatment? Please contact us.

Topics: Addiction

Bobby Coffey

Written by Bobby Coffey

Bobby’s personal recovery journey began almost 25 years ago and he has been involved in advocacy for people in or seeking recovery from addiction for almost 15 years. He is a founding member of the DC Recovery Community Alliance and a former board member of Faces & Voices of Recovery.

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