If you are spending time researching different kinds of substance abuse therapy, then chances are you have come across the term “holistic.” At The Ranch PA, we believe holistic therapy offers the most comprehensive, successful approach to sobriety because it addresses all aspects of substance abuse — not simply the early physical withdrawal. Is holistic therapy the right choice for you?
Defining Holistic Therapy In recovery terms, holistic therapy involves the entire person — physical, psychological, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual. Most people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol have underlying issues in these areas. For example, it is extremely common for people who have alcohol addiction to also suffer from untreated depression. Others may take painkillers to treat a legitimate physical issue and then find themselves taking more drugs than they need. Whether you have a preexisting mental health condition or you simply use to escape from the pressures of everyday life, holistic therapy can be an effective recovery method for you. In holistic therapy, you will heal the physical scars of your addiction with adequate rest, exercise, and sound nutrition. Each of these components is proven to enhance well being because they reduce depressive and anxious symptoms. At the same time, you will engage in behavioral and motivational therapies that will help you get to the bottom of why you decided to use drugs or alcohol. Unearthing these root causes will help you identify and avoid triggers — important skills that can make the difference between sobriety and addiction after rehab ends.
Your Spiritual Recovery Perhaps the biggest turning point in your journey to sobriety comes from making a spiritual recovery. Holistic therapy will help you figure out your purpose, how you can make your world a better place to live, and will inspire you to stay sober. Your spiritual recovery will remind you daily that living in sobriety is your only path to fulfillment. The Ranch PA is proud to offer our clients holistic therapy in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. For more information, contact us today. (photo via)