Holistic Addiction Treatment and Experiential Therapies
Central to Ranch Creek Recovery’s holistic addiction treatment center and our holistic mental health treatment center, experiential therapy and other holistic methods allow us to provide a successful alternative to the standard 12-Step programs used at most other drug addiction treatment centers.
At Ranch Creek, our focus is on healing the entire person, from mind to body to spirit, from the ravages of drug and alcohol addiction. With our limited number of beds (no more than 6 at once) our experienced and compassionate staff of equine therapists, gongmasters, yoga instructors and fitness experts can provide complete attention to each of our patients throughout the detox and recovery processes.
What Is Holistic Addiction Treatment?
Holistic treatment is the process of treating both physical and mental symptoms of drug and alcohol addiction simultaneously, with more focus on activities (experiential therapy) and self-awareness than is normally provided at a tradition, 12-Step oriented addiction recovery center. Various activities, listed below, provide opportunities for our patients to improve physical fitness, develop self-awareness and self-acceptance, and grow as people.
While medical and traditional options will always have a place in addiction recovery, Ranch Creek prefers to tailor-fit each treatment program to the unique addiction and spiritual needs of our patients. In conjunction with the calm our beautiful grounds in Southern California provide, our various experiential therapy programs give our patients a way to improve their entire mindset, not simply clean up an addiction as a temporary fix.
Holistic Addiction Treatment Elements Offered
Holistic rehab focuses on serenity and self-reflection, and on experiences which put our patients’ lives into perspective. Gardening and horticultural therapy provide a constructive environment to achieve these things.
EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Well-established at various mental health, corrections, and holistic depression treatment centers, equine, or horse, therapy allows for emotional understanding and a calming experience. The power and serenity of our well-trained animals can be a transforming presence during holistic drug treatment.
AMINO ACID THERAPY FOR ADDICTION
A cornerstone of modern holistic drug detox, amino acid therapy addresses the imbalance caused by drug and alcohol abuse during the withdrawal phase by supplementing serotonin (which is central to addiction) and other nutritional standards in the body.
YOGA FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY
Perhaps the most popular and longest-established form of experiential therapy at most holistic recovery centers, yoga is a centuries-old form of exercise which incorporates body awareness and meditation. The lessons learned through performing yoga at our holistic recovery center are also extraordinarily useful during aftercare.
GUIDED MEDITATION FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY
Related to yoga and often performed in concert, guided meditation differs slightly from the standard form in that patients are guided by our experienced staff to focus on self-acceptance and positivity, keys to successful drug and alcohol treatment programs.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
The ancient healing art of acupuncture began to make inroads into the world of holistic rehab centers in the 1970’s. Since then its popularity has grown and various scientific studies have proven its effectiveness, making it central to our programs at Ranch Creek.
FITNESS IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
Physical fitness is its own reward. However, very often addiction can take a toll on drug and alcohol users, leaving the body less capable of healing, and slowing the recovery process. Our nutritional and exercise programs allow our patients to feel better about themselves and to heal more quickly.
GONG SOUND HEALING THERAPY
By attuning the body’s natural vibrations and our natural predilection towards music, gong therapy is a wonderful toll during holistic alcohol treatment. Used in conjunction with our other serenity-building and positive holistic addiction recovery techniques, gong sounds therapy has helped countless patients achieve sobriety.