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Reasons to Consider Holistic Addiction Treatment

Thoughts of holistic addiction treatment might call to mind thoughts of chakras, color therapy, and other strange—and potentially ineffective—approaches to treatment. But holistic treatment doesn’t mean “weird” treatment. Instead, holistic treatment indicates treatment that treats the body, mind, and spirit.

So important is this strategy that organizations as mainstream and authoritative as the National Institute on Drug Abuse argue that the most effective treatment protocols address health, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Holistic addiction treatment centers offer addiction treatment that works.

What is Holistic Addiction Treatment?

Holistic drug addiction treatment attempts to get to the heart of your addiction by addressing every area in which addiction has affected your life:

  • Health: Treatment focuses on reversing the health effects of addiction, helping you nurture a healthier lifestyle, and improving your overall well-being.
  • Mental health: About half of all addicts have an underlying mental health problem, and almost all struggle with stress, temptation, or trauma. Mental health care address these underlying issues.
  • Family: Your family is an invaluable resource in the fight against addiction, but they’ve also probably been wounded by your addictive behaviors.
  • Spirituality: If you’re religious, your religious beliefs may be undermined by your addiction.
  • Career, work, and school: An addiction can undermine your achievements, or make it necessary to start life anew. 

Addiction as a Lifestyle Disease

More and more addiction experts refer to addiction as a lifestyle disease. Holistic addiction treatment centers address the lifestyle component of addiction, offering assistance to embrace healthy living, incorporate new hobbies, and never again give into the temptation to use alcohol or drugs.

The Importance of Addressing Addiction’s Cause

It’s not enough just to get sober. Holistic addiction treatment centers get to the heart of your addiction—even if you’re not yet sure what caused it! Holistic addiction treatment explores your triggers for use, helping you better understand why you become an addict. In so doing, you’ll also be better prepared to fight the temptation to use.

Planning for a Lifetime of Sobriety

Many addicts think that getting sober will be the hardest part of the journey. But anyone can quit using drugs and alcohol for a few days. The real challenge lies in defending your sobriety for the rest of your life. Holistic drug treatment helps you plan for your long-term future, offering you tools to resist temptation, treatment for your mind, body, and spirit, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cut through the exterior of your addiction and finally learn what underlies it. 

Choosing a Holistic Addiction Treatment Center

No two holistic treatment centers are exactly alike, and no single place can cure every addict who walks through its doors. Nevertheless, asking lots of questions can help you ensure you get the most out of your treatment. Be sure to ask the following:

  • What makes your facility holistic?
  • What specific approaches do you use to treat addiction?
  • Do I have to accept a specific philosophy or religion?
  • Can you respect my values?
  • What is a typical day like at your facility?
  • What is your success rate?
  • Are you equipped to deal with mental illness and other health conditions?
  • Can my family be involved in treatment?
  • How much does treatment cost?
  • How long does treatment take?
  • Are any privileges, such as the ability to use the phone, restricted?

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Further Reading:

Our Holistic Drug & Alcohol Treatment Facility
Benefits of Choosing a Holistic Alcohol Treatment Center
Our Philosophy
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment
Three Holistic Treatments Helping Addicts Recover