Addiction is a complex and chronic disease, and recovery is an ongoing process that requires a multifaceted approach. Substance abuse programs that integrate holistic treatment into standard methods are an essential complement to more traditional techniques. Holistic refers to that which is whole. Holistic approaches to treatments work to unify disparate parts and create harmony in body and mind, enhancing all aspects of well-being.
At Sophros, we understand the importance of holistic treatment. Therefore, we integrate numerous holistic therapies into our outpatient rehab programs. If you or someone you love struggles with addiction, call us today at 904.760.4295. We can help you find the right combination of treatment options.
What Is Holistic Treatment for Addiction Recovery?
Addiction is a disease that affects every aspect of living. The underlying causes of addiction are often tangled, nuanced, and rooted deep in childhood or even previous generations. To fully heal, it is necessary to have a comprehensive treatment plan that encompasses the diverse elements that lead to a person suffering from a substance use disorder. Holistic treatments contribute to successfully synthesizing a person’s disparate experiences, symptoms, triggers, memories, and behaviors. Holistic treatments engage the body and mind together.
Regarding addiction recovery, holistic treatments can be used to enhance any traditional evidence-based course of treatment. Some examples of holistic therapies include:
- Nature therapy
- Equine or other animal therapy
- Art, music, or writing therapy
- Mindfulness practices
- Hatha Yoga
- Sound therapy
- Herbal therapies
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Nutritional therapy and dietary coaching
Holistic therapies have no harmful effects and can be combined with more standard forms of addiction treatment. However, they are highly individualized, and different treatment approaches work differently for different people. The best way to find the optimal combination of holistic therapies for your recovery process is to simply try them out with an open mind and heart to see what resonates.
Benefits of Holistic Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
Holistic treatments are not invasive, and there are no adverse side effects. A few of the many benefits of adding holistic treatments to your addiction recovery program are:
- Relapse prevention
- They are free of harmful side effects
- They treat the whole person
- It’s easy to go at your own pace
- They encourage personal empowerment and choice
- They help you learn more about yourself
- They are accessible and affordable – even without insurance
- They are evidence-based and proven successful
- They can be combined with traditional approaches
- They reduce stress
- They teach healthy coping skills
- They offer a spiritual connection
- Increased self-esteem
- A stronger sense of purpose and identity
- Better overall health
Holistic therapies are generally calming. They can provide a sense of stability, putting a person at ease and making it easier to cope with unexpected challenges and triggers.
Discover Holistic Recovery and Discover Yourself with Sophros
At Sophros Recovery, we’re committed to treating the whole person, doing no harm, and working holistically, with the entire self in mind. Our outpatient addiction treatment program integrates a variety of holistic therapies and resources because we understand the value of treating the whole person.
We are mindful of the enhanced success of standard treatments when paired with holistic therapies, and our approach to addiction treatment integrates the best of both worlds for an optimal recovery experience. In addition to incorporating holistic therapies into standard evidence-based treatments, we offer evening options, alternatives to 12-step programs, and extensive family support resources.
If you or someone you love struggles with addiction, we can help. Whether you’d like to learn more about our services, are curious about holistic therapy, or are ready to start a program, we’d love to support you on the journey. So call us at 904.760.4295 to discover yourself at Sophros Recovery.