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Are you searching for an outpatient program that offers an approach that will give you deeper personal meaning? An increasing amount of evidence is showing that some non-traditional treatment methods show promise as creative complementary options.
What is “Holistic” Substance Abuse Treatment?
Holistic addiction recovery is based upon the idea of treating the WHOLE person, not just the symptoms of the disease of addiction.
Every individual is made up of different aspects – physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and when one or more of these is out of balance, misaligned, or unwell, then that person can suffer from any number of maladies, including addiction if one is pre-disposed to it.
This philosophy parallels accepted mainstream medical science. For example:
- Physiological – The influence for the development of a substance abuse disorder is a person’s individual genetic predisposition. Furthermore, alcohol or drug abuse can trigger physical and chemical changes within a person’s brain and body, leading to severe impairment.
Traditional mainstream science treats this aspect with medication.
- Emotional – Many people who suffer from the disease of addiction also meet the criteria for a diagnosable disorder such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD.
Traditional mainstream science treats this aspect with counseling and medication
- Mental – During active addiction, substance abusers tend to have poor coping skills, dysfunctional relationships, and flawed thought processes that contribute to the continuation of self-destructive behaviors.
One of the largest aspects of traditional mainstream recovery is education and behavioral modification, where the person learns how to communicate more effectively, make better decisions, and cope positively with any challenges.
- Spiritual –A common sentiment felt by many people lost to active substance abuse is a loss of hope and a sense of being apart from the rest of humanity.
Even mainstream science talks about the importance of the spiritual aspect of recovery, where the substance abuser places their faith in and draws strength from something outside of and larger than themselves – their own personal Higher Power, the process of recovery, etc.
Each of these is addressed in a successful traditional mainstream recovery program, but in a holistic program, the interconnectivity of each and how they come together to form the person as a whole takes on a much deeper connotation.
Treating the WHOLE person is the exact strategy of Lasting Recovery – the most-trusted name in San Diego outpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs. Addressing the disease of recovery on multiple levels, the licensed clinical staff at Lasting Recovery provides all patients with their best chance for a successful life of sobriety, sanity, stability, and serenity.
Lasting Recovery practices an evidence-based and wellness-focused treatment philosophy that is an amalgamation of traditional mainstream medical science, 12-Step principles, and holistic treatments including physiological, emotional, mental and spiritual components.