Addiction treatment requires a lifestyle change for long term success. This transformation includes everything from changes in diet to better self-awareness. Along with declining physical health, over 43 percent of drug and alcohol addicts also suffer from a mental disorder of some kind.1 In many cases, it’s these mental health issues that have led patients to substance abuse. Because of all of these factors, patients recovering from chemical dependency require a comprehensive level of care that will address these issues. At our Florida behavioral healthcare center, we believe in treatment beyond the immediate symptoms of addiction. Holistic addiction treatment targets a patient’s mind, body and soul for a deeper and longer-lasting recovery.
What Is Holistic Treatment & Is It Effective?
Holistic recovery from addiction goes beyond the traditional forms of recovery that focus heavily on the drug detox process as well as the physical effects of addiction. Instead, a holistic rehab will also emphasize a patient’s spiritual progression and improve mental health. In the past, the holistic approach to treatment was deemed by critics as “unscientific” or overly “spiritual” in nature, but recent studies in the field have proven that a number of the techniques associated with holistic substance abuse treatment produce a significant, measurable, and positive impact on long-term substance abuse and mental illness recovery.2 Post-treatment, many patients have also cited the importance of spiritual renewal to their own paths to recovery. It appears that this sense of spiritual renewal is particularly important in avoiding relapse after treatment is completed.
The Benefits of Holistic Treatment
Physical healing can only take a recovering addict so far. Holistic treatment has many lasting benefits that can make up for any missing pieces. Our holistic treatment programs in Palm Beach offer guidance and support to help restore the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of our patients. The added spiritual approach to addiction treatment provides guidance and hope during the difficult times in the recovery journey. Individuals can also lean on their spirituality when they feel lost at times or when they experience strong drug cravings.
We believe that a patient who is ill-equipped to deal with the world around them is considerably more vulnerable to relapse. Outside factors can be very detrimental to anyone’s recovery journey, but holistic programs help people stay on track and stay focused. This holistic approach strengthens people mentally and physically so that they can resist relapse and build a fulfilling and meaningful drug-free life.
One of the most difficult parts of any failed rehabilitation effort is watching a patient give up on treatment. They feel trapped in a cycle that always ends with them abusing one substance or another, helpless to change their behavior. Holistic therapies can be used to help patients reinvent themselves and feel empowered to keep moving forward.
Our Holistic Drug Rehab
At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, we are a holistic rehab in Florida that allows patients to fully overcome substance abuse while also improving their quality of life after treatment. Patients will learn important skills and practices that are needed to foster long-term success and guide them down the right path.
These types of holistic treatment programs include elements that are not found in more traditional substance abuse programs such as fitness and flexibility practices. Patients will also partake in a number of high-tech therapies such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and light-sound neurotherapy (LSN). These methods focus on isolating thought patterns and the negative associations patients have connected to them. This allows our therapists to assist patients in changing their habits in behavior, learning new methods of coping, and moving past traumatic events with treatment.
Our holistic residential treatment center will also help patients:
- Get in touch with their spirituality in recovery
- Learn healthier habits and make them routine
- Improve their physical health through exercise and nutritional counseling
- Explore new hobbies and talents
- Gain greater mental clarity and stability through meditation
- Find inner peace and raise self-confidence
- Learn how to cope with drug cravings and triggers
- Raise the chances of long-term success
Repair the mental, physical and spiritual damage caused by drug and alcohol addiction. Holistic addiction treatment helps heal the whole person, rather than just focusing on the effects of addiction. If you have any questions or would like to get started, contact us today.