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Holistic therapy aims to restore the body’s natural harmony without the use of harmful toxins. Extended substance abuse has ravaged the physical health of many of our addiction patients to nearly irreparable levels. The holistic therapies at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches comprise several methods we utilize to begin strengthening our patients and helping them reclaim control over their health. These therapies can help to rebuild the overall physical wellness of recovering addicts, giving them the energy to focus on their substance abuse issues.
As much as holistic therapies are about rebuilding a patient’s physical health, they also focus on healing their mind and body as well. Total health is the ultimate goal of BHOPB's holistic program, which also includes exercises in spiritual exploration, energy control, life skills training, aromatherapy and guided meditation, among many others. These therapies can help individuals address any underlying mental health issues that may have led them into substance abuse as a form of self-medication. In addition, long-term substance abuse can also be the genesis of many health problems such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders - that may respond well to holistic therapies.
Introduction to holistic therapies during treatment can also provide a tremendous benefit to individuals in the post-treatment phase of their lives. Many of these therapies can be continued by those in recovery on their own (or with minimal professional assistance) after they leave rehab, improving their overall wellness and helping them to resist the temptation of relapse into substance abuse. These techniques can actually help to form a strong foundation for living a happy, healthy, and meaningful life in the many years ahead, increasing the odds of long-term sobriety and healthy living for all who have gone through substance abuse treatment.