Holistic Addiction Treatment
Here at Changing Tides, we have found the holistic model to be most successful with our residents. Holistic rehab centers are becoming increasingly popular, and its for a good reason: it often works where other treatment models don’t. Of course, each individual has a different set of experiences, difficulties, and needs. No single thing works for absolutely everyone. However, holistic addiction treatment programs may be able to help where other programs fall short.
Why Holistic Drug Treatment?
Holistic addiction recovery is just one model of recovery. Here at Changing Tides Addiction Treatment, we have chosen to offer our clients the holistic model simply because we have found it to work. By offering many different treatment options, each person that comes through our doors and stays with us is able to find some piece of the puzzle with which they truly resonate. Some people jump in with meditation, while others may take up exercise and nutrition. The point of holistic programs is that the person is being treated as a whole, not just one aspect of their being. By looking at all of the places in which we can grow, we often find the places that need our attention and care the most.
Getting sober is not easy. It takes a lot of work, support, and growth. We have seen people do a lot of work to get to the underlying issues beneath their addiction, but find themselves unable to build a new life for themselves. With a holistic drug rehab program, that
person can have a new opportunity to look at different aspects of their lives. Through nutritional counseling, exercise, meditation, and help moving forward with work or school, a struggling addict can work to build a strong foundation for a lasting recovery.
Myths About Holistic Detox
When some people hear the term holistic detox they think of taking herbal supplements or drinking some kind of detox tea. Both of these images of holistic detox are just myths. There is no magical drug or alcohol detox tea that will make withdrawal better or cause you to detox from drugs faster. We advise all of our clients to be careful of any company that claims to have a miracle drug or alcohol detox elixir. Rather, holistic drug detox is really what we said before: taking care of the whole person.
The second myth about holistic detox is that it is somehow the same herbal or homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy can be a part of of holistic treatment for some people but they are not the same thing. For some people, holistic detox might include drinking things like ginger tea. According to the National Institute of Health, ginger has been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting which can be symptoms of drug or alcohol withdrawal.
We always try to employ holistic treatment options that are evidence based. This means they have been researched by biologists or psychologists. We stay away from any kind of holistic treatment options that have not been shown to be effective.
Elements of Holistic Detox
The specific elements of holistic drug and alcohol detox are different from person to person. We tailor our holistic detox depending on each person’s individual needs. Here are some of the possible elements that might be included in holistic detox
- Light Exercise
- Proper nutrition
Light exercise can be helpful during detox because it can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety. Often during detox people feel symptoms of depression or anxiety as the drugs and alcohol leave the body. It is usually not advisable for people to do any kind of strenuous exercise during detox because it can be too stressful on the body. However, light stretching like yoga or even a short walk can reduce these feelings of depression and anxiety.
Meditation can be helpful for both the physical and emotional symptoms of withdrawal. The benefits of meditation are wide reaching and according to the NIH include reduced anxiety, insomnia, and physical pain. It can also help lower blood pressure and help with an overall sense of well-being.
Finally, proper nutrition can play a role in drug detox. This can be as simple as reducing substances that might cause anxiety like caffeine. Or it might include a specific diet plan aimed at helping you feel better while you are going through withdrawal.
Changing Tides Holistic Rehab Center
Here at Changing Tides Addiction Treatment, we offer a holistic detox center, holistic alcohol treatment, holistic drug treatment, and holistic outpatient and sober living options. We have a full continuum of care built around the idea that a person needs be treated as a whole person. We won’t ignore pieces of your life and experience; our experienced and compassionate staff and clinical team will meet you where you are, addressing your individual needs. For us, this is an important part of holistic addiction recovery: to meet each resident and their specific needs.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help! You may use the contact form below or call us directly!