People don’t just become addicts for no reason. Underlying co-occurring conditions, such as depression or anxiety, can fuel a substance use disorder, as can deep-seated emotional pain or traumatic events. Drug and alcohol addiction is often a response to persistent feelings of not feeling valued as a human being, or sense of having no direction in life, no sense of hope.
For these reasons, holistic addiction treatment is an effective and powerful approach to conquering substance use disorders. By addressing all aspects of the person—the mind, body, and spirit—this rounded therapeutic model can get the recovering addict in touch with the parts of themselves that are in pain. Rather than focusing singularly on one element of the person, the addiction, holistic addiction treatment integrates complimentary therapies that augment the process of addiction recovery.
What is Holistic Addiction Treatment?
Let’s say you are struggling with anxiety that is related to a traumatic even, which results in sleep disturbance. You go to the doctor to get help, and the physician swiftly writes a prescription for a sleep aid. Sure, the sleep aid might help you nod off, but upon awakening the core issue is still roiling below the surface, impacting your mood, concentration, and productivity. The sleeping pill is simply a Band-Aid that only addresses one aspect of the problem.
Holistic addiction treatment is a specific treatment modality where adjunct therapies are integrated into the treatment plan to foster self-awareness and emotional healing. Therapeutic activities such as meditation, yoga, journaling, acupuncture, art and music therapy, garden therapy, equine therapy, massage, and exercise are used to promote overall wellbeing and improved mental and physical health. It is believed that by healing the whole person, not just the addictive behaviors, long-term recovery is much more likely to become a reality.
Stress reduction is a significant component of holistic addiction treatment. Most addicts have high levels of anxiety, and will face stress and uncertainty in the early days of recovery as they attempt to restore their lives. By teaching relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and mindfulness, the recovering addict will have tools to access if and when anxiety ramps up. An environment that promotes a sense of calm and serenity is best during addiction treatment, allowing the mind and soul to be refreshed and healed in a safe and supportive space.
Just providing a more enjoyable and fulfilling treatment process with these alternative therapies makes it more likely that a client will remain in treatment for the duration of the program. The longer the individual remains in the program, the more likely he or she will discover the deep pain that triggers their addictive behaviors, leading to a more constructive treatment outcome.
Ranch Creek Recover Premier Provider of Holistic Addiction Treatment
With beautiful sweeping views of the rolling hills of Temecula, California, Ranch Creek Recovery offers the best in holistic addiction treatment. This spectacular private estate offers the perfect setting for relaxation and healing of the mind, body, and spirit. The luxury accommodations provide spacious common areas and well-appointed, comfortable rooms. The spectacular backyard lends itself to both active and passive past-times, including designated areas for various holistic activities like yoga, swimming, garden therapy, and meditation.
At Ranch Creek Recovery, an emphasis on the individual drives the recovery program. Understanding that no two people are the same, the treatment plan is customized so that each client will benefit based on their own unique needs and desires. In this intimate, natural setting, our clients have the ability to discover the essence of who they are, and where they want to go post-treatment in an unhurried, relaxed recovery environment. For more information about the holistic addiction treatment program at Ranch Creek Recovery, please call us today at (877) 997-8931.