Benefits of Holistic Treatment in Addiction Recovery

By The Valor Team
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:20 am in
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A holistic view of treatment is more effective, especially in the long term.


What Is Holistic Rehabilitation?

Holistic treatment addresses the mind, body, and spirit as a whole. The treatment you receive is dedicated to addressing your physical health needs as well as your mental health needs, and aims to provide you with a way to support your spiritual needs as well.

That doesn’t mean you will need to enter a faith-based program. Drug and alcohol rehab can focus on any aspect of spirit and self that is important to you. The goal is to find balance in all of these areas. When you do, you have a higher likelihood of recovery.


What Are the Benefits of Holistic Rehab?

When you visit our facility, we will provide you with a full evaluation to determine your specific needs. Your individualized care plan may include a range of medical, psychological, and holistic treatments designed to promote long-term sobriety.

Holistic treatment aims to reduce anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges you are facing. By incorporating physical activity and a variety of holistic treatments, you notice your symptoms of anxiety significantly reduced.

By addressing both mental and physical aspects of your health, you then benefit from having a deeper level of spirituality. You learn more about yourself, your role in the world around you, and the value you bring.

It is possible to restore your body and improve your future. 


What Types of Treatment May Holistic Rehab Include?

This differs from one person to the next. Your individualized treatment program may include a variety of holistic therapies. For example:

Yoga – Often used to improve physical wellness, it is also stimulating to the brain. It helps to build your confidence and brings peace of mind to many people.

Mindfulness activities – These are tasks and activities you’ll learn to help you to remain present and to avoid negative thinking. You’ll learn things like how to breathe with more control and how to organize your thoughts.

Fitness –Physical fitness activities benefit you physically, mentally and spiritually. We have a full gym facility available with a variety of activities for every fitness level.

Nutritional support – Thinking of food as fuel for the body can help provide the energy you need to progress in your recovery.


Does Holistic Treatment Replace Traditional Therapy for Addiction?

Holistic treatments focus on supplementing and working alongside your ongoing addiction therapy. You will still meet with your therapists and participate in group sessions. Some people also need to address mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety with medication. As a component of your treatment plan, you’ll have the ability to explore a variety of ways to find the best version of you.

Within these programs, you will create goals for yourself. These will include things you hope to accomplish both within therapy and as part of your independent living. You may find that continuing these holistic treatments outside of inpatient therapy can help you work through stressful moments, triggers and cravings, and bring you back to a state of calm. 

Because of the benefits that holistic treatments can offer to many people, they tend to be a very important part of your care at Valor Recovery Center. When you first meet with our team, you’ll learn more about the wide range of opportunities available to you.


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