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The Holistic approach believes that a person is best treated when their entire being is treated, not just one part. This approach is especially useful for addiction treatment. In fact, many addiction experts believe that the holistic approach is the ideal way to treat addiction.
Holistic treatment believes that an individual is made up of mind, body, and spirit. Subsequently, treatment for mental health and/or addiction should address all facets of the human being. The holistic approach has been used for several types of ailments, including addiction treatment.The holistic approach has been researched for decades. This approach is the preferred method for many medical, psychology, and addiction professionals.
There is not a one size fits all method for addiction treatment. Every person is an individual, with individual experiences, goals, traumas, and challenges. Some people come into an addiction treatment center with a history of trauma, poor mental health, and even poor physical health. The holistic approach seeks to address all aspects of the individual.
Because holistic treatment focuses on the mind, body, and spirit of an individual, treatment involves more than just support groups and individual therapy. Holistic treatment also seeks to resolve the symptoms that an individual may experience. Symptoms can include withdrawal from substances, as well as mental health symptoms of trauma, depression, and anxiety.
If you become involved in a holistic approach, you may engage in these types of alternative treatment:
- Guided Meditation
- Nutrition counseling
- Art and music therapy
The benefits of holistic treatment are vast. For example, your diet affects your level of cravings, focus, and mood. Working with someone who can help you eat healthier will help your mood be stable. You will definitely feel the benefits of a healthy diet.
Spirituality is not about being religious. Many recovering people, especially in 12 step recovery, understand the connection between spirituality and recovery. Incorporating spirituality into your recovery, may help you feel more complete and connected with a higher power.
All in all, the holistic approach can address all the parts that make you unique. You won’t regret using a holistic approach in your recovery.
At The Kimberly Center, we care about your recovery. Contact us now at 855-4-KCENTER to learn more about what addiction treatment involves. We are committed to helping you or your loved one stop the cycle of addiction with education and treatment. At the Kimberly Center, you can trust that you are in safe hands.