Addiction is a unique disease. It involves psychological and physical health
issues, in addition to changing family dynamics and other aspects of life.
Because of this, many people who are struggling with addiction find that
it’s helpful to take a holistic approach. Instead of merely treating
the symptoms of the problem, the holistic approach speaks to the needs
of the whole person. Although
holistic therapies do not replace the need for detoxification and drug rehabilitation, they
can certainly support an individual as he or she works toward addiction recovery.
Holistic Therapies Teach Coping Skills
Going through drug detoxification is only the first step toward addiction
recovery. To truly recover from addiction, the patient must explore the
reasons for substance abuse. Substance abuse often develops from stressors
such as childhood trauma. To successfully overcome an addiction, the patient
must learn alternative coping skills. One way holistic therapies can help
support addiction recovery is by providing a healthier avenue of self-expression.
Holistic therapies such as equine therapy, art and music therapy, massage
therapy, and yoga can reinforce coping skills by promoting healthy stress
management and peace of mind. Additionally, patients may find holistic
therapies help them find a more harmonious balance in life.
Holistic Therapies Can Increase Patient Satisfaction
Drug rehabilitation is a very challenging process, even when the patient
receives extensive support from licensed therapists and from family members.
Delving into the underlying causes of addiction will force patients to
confront inner turmoil and deep-seated psychological problems. By complementing
traditional group and one-on-one therapies with holistic therapies, patients
may experience a greater level of satisfaction with the recovery process
and they may be more likely to avoid relapse.
Retreat at Lancaster County offers holistic therapies in Pennsylvania as
well as customized treatment programs. At our addiction treatment center,
you can combine detoxification and rehabilitation therapies with holistic
practices to support your sobriety. Call (717) 859-8000 or visit our website
to learn more.