“Holistic” is a buzzword these days, but many people are still unsure of exactly what this means.
Holism is the theory that everything is interconnected and cannot be understood without reference to the whole. In terms of treatment, this means that mental and social factors must be taken into account, rather than just the physical symptoms of the disease.
As a holistic treatment center in Huntington Beach CA, we couldn’t agree more. We see the toll that addiction takes on a person’s life – it does not just affect them physically. Therefore, treatment must also address their emotional, mental, social and spiritual health. This is why we make sure that our clients have the opportunity to heal in every way.
Holistic Therapies that Support Addiction Recovery
The holistic therapies offered at Huntington Beach Recovery Center are extensive. We try to offer as many activities as possible so that our clients can discover the things that make them happy. When they become more comfortable journaling or meditating, for instance, they can return home and continue practicing these coping tools.
Ultimately, we want our clients to know that there is a life outside of drugs and alcohol. Here are some of the holistic therapies that we will introduce you to:
- Fitness and exercise
- Music groups
- Creative writing
- Acting classes
- Deep breathing
- Outdoor therapy
- Mindful meditation
What Makes Holistic Drug Rehab So Effective?
To succeed in your recovery, it’s crucial that all aspects of your health are considered. Treating only the physical symptoms of your addiction is not enough. Once the drugs are out of your body, you need to go through therapy to understand what led to the abuse and how you can prevent it from happening in the future.
Since life has its ups and downs, you’ll also need to have ways to cope when you’re feeling sad or stressed. You can’t resort to drugs or alcohol, so you’ll need to pull out some of the therapies that you learned in treatment such as art, music, writing or exercise. And, hopefully over time, you will learn to love these activities enough that they will provide you with a natural high!
With a whole-person perspective, and a blend of traditional, experiential and alternative therapies, you will be better equipped to heal from your addiction and succeed in long-term recovery. When the mind, body and spirit are all healthy, it’s much easier to fight addiction and make healthy choices.