What is Holistic Treatment?
Holistic treatment means treating the entire mind, body, and spirit rather than just one part of the body. When it comes to addiction, holistic treatment means addressing the mental, bodily and spiritual effects that drugs and alcohol have:
- Mind: The obsession to use drugs, the temptations and triggers that addicts may face in their everyday lives.
- Body: The body’s physical reaction to drug use, the way drugs and alcohol change the body and brain’s chemistry.
- Spirit: The fear, boredom and depression that addicts experience when sober, the difficulty they have coping with life, relationships and responsibilities.
Most health professionals recommend a holistic approach to treatment for addicts and alcoholics. They recognize that addiction is an all-encompassing disease that affects the addict:
Therefore, it’s not enough to just stop using. Many addicts have detoxed or received therapy, but these treatments do not suffice on their own. The symptoms of the disease of addiction can’t be alleviated unless an addict works on improving many areas of his or her life and self. Only a comprehensive and balanced approach will allow you to heal and take care of yourself.
How Does Holistic Treatment Work?
Treating your addiction holistically encompasses many aspects and can mean many different things. There are many approaches and techniques commonly associated with holistic treatment and it can look different from one guest to the next. As long as you’re trying to balance your focus between your mind, body, and spirit, you’re holistically treating your addiction and mental health needs.
At Waters Edge Recovery, each of our services integrate a holistic approach. Our goal is to help you find that calm, balance, and peace of mind that comes when you care for yourself using a well-rounded approach.