While much of the national discussion about substance abuse and addiction has been focused on the rising death tolls surrounding...
Holistic Treatment Programs
Patients recovering from chemical dependency require a comprehensive level of care. This includes treatment beyond the immediate symptoms of addiction and a plan to address the patient's quality of life that has suffered as a result of drug and/or alcohol abuse. Often these type of holistic treatment plans include elements that are not found in more traditional substance abuse programs, such as meditation, nutrition, massage, and more high-tech therapies like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and light-sound neurotherapy (LSN).
In the past, this type of holistic approach to treatment has been derided by critics as "unscientific" or overly "spiritual" in nature. However, recent studies in the field have proven that a number of the techniques associated with holistic substance abuse treatment produce a significant, measurable, positive impact on long-term substance abuse and mental illness recovery. In addition, in recent studies that rely on self-reporting from individuals post-treatment, recovering substance abusers themselves often cite the importance of spiritual renewal to their own paths to recovery. The data in this area demonstrates that this sense of spiritual renewal is particularly important in avoiding relapse after treatment is completed.
Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches’ holistic treatment programs offer the guidance and support to help restore patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual health. We believe that a patient who is ill-equipped to deal with the world around them is considerably more vulnerable to relapse, which is why we work to rebuild patients as individuals and focus on the mind, body and spirit. This holistic approach strengthens them mentally and physically so that they can resist the temptation of relapse and build a fulfilling and meaningful drug-free life.
Unfortunately, most Americans have been taught that the only way to fight back against pain is through medication, opioids and prescription drugs. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that the U.S. is in the middle of pain pill addiction epidemic.
Addiction treatment incorporates a full and complete lifestyle change. This includes everything from diet, to exercise habits, common hangouts and any bad influences. Holistic addiction treatment targets a patient’s mind, body and soul, for a deeper and longer-lasting recovery.
It’s unfortunate to see a person complete a residential alcohol treatment program only to fall into relapse a short time later; but this is often the reality of an incomplete or poorly managed rehab. Recovering from alcoholism or any form of addiction requires change from the inside out.
Drug addiction attacks your body, controls your mind and diminishes your spirit. In order to heal, you need to address all of these factors. While many drug rehab facilities focus on treating just the addiction, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches follows a total-healing approach.