Patients recovering from chemical dependency require a comprehensive level of care that will best fit their needs. This includes addiction treatment beyond the immediate symptoms of addiction, along with a plan to address the patient’s quality of life, that has suffered as a result of drug and/or alcohol abuse. These type of holistic treatment programs include elements that are not found in more traditional substance abuse programs, such as fitness and flexibility practices, along with high-tech therapies such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and light-sound neurotherapy (LSN). The precise components will often vary in accordance with the needs of the patient. For instance, those with traumatic histories may benefit from EMDR, whereas other patients will not find this technique as relevant to their struggles. We provide holistic treatment programs in Palm Beach to fully allow patients to overcome substance abuse while also improving their quality of life after treatment.
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.
The Benefits of Holistic Treatment
The spiritual approach to addiction treatment provides guidance and hope during the difficult times in the recovery journey. Individuals can lean on their spirituality when they feel lost at times or when there are triggers to use again. Our holistic treatment programs in Palm Beach teach patients the important relapse prevention techniques needed to foster long-term success, guiding patients down the right path.
Our holistic treatment programs offer the guidance and support to help restore the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of our patients. 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. Outside factors can be very detrimental to anyone’s recovery journey, and the holistic treatment journey helps people stay on track. This holistic approach strengthens people mentally and physically so that they can resist the temptation of relapse and build a fulfilling and meaningful drug-free life. Improving your life in all areas is a main focus during holistic treatment and you will learn a whole new perspective on a healthy lifestyle.
If you or your loved one is suffering from substance abuse or a co-occurring disorder, the holistic approach to treatment may be right for you. Contact Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches to learn more about our treatment programs.