Conventional medicine is always an essential part of a successful rehab program. However, medical treatment alone doesn’t always treat the causes of addiction. This is why we believe in the benefits of a holistic approach that gears itself toward treating both the mind and body.
The Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment
Our philosophy on rehabilitation at Ardu Recovery Center focuses on a holistic approach to addiction treatment for several reasons. The field of medicine and medical theory is constantly evolving. Conventional western medicine is essential in any addiction treatment therapy. However, with the ever-increasing popularity and acceptance of traditional eastern medicine, certain techniques are finding their place in a healthy therapy regimen.
Yoga is a perfect example. It’s incredibly popular throughout the world today, and many medical professionals recognize its health benefits.
A holistic approach involves incorporating both medicinal treatments as well as maintaining a focus on mental and spiritual health. Both are vital parts of a successful addiction treatment program.
We believe that our residents are best off when we focus on healing both their body and mind. In treatment, we give them complete medical care that focuses on total healing, not just one aspect. This is why we emphasize a holistic approach to treat all facets of our residents’ addiction. It’s our belief that the combination of these two techniques creates the best healing environment possible.
Conventional medicine is often essential in any rehab program. The physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal from certain substances can be difficult to handle without detox medicines. Additionally, the holistic approach to addiction treatment utilizes these common detox methods to cleanse the system of intoxicants while reducing the physical symptoms of withdrawal. We offer a variety of medical detox treatments such as:
- Methadone for opiates
- Disulfiram for alcoholism
- Benzodiazepine tapers for alcoholism
Medications such as these can be essential to a successful detox program. Detox is only the first step on the path to recovery, but it’s necessary. By cleansing the body of toxins and working to remove physical symptoms, our clients take the first step in their addiction treatment journeys.
The second facet of the holistic approach to addiction treatment is just as important. Addiction affects the mind as much as it does the body. Treating both for a successful recovery is essential. This isn’t always done by every recovery center, either.
We believe in the importance of healing both parts of the person, making it a core of our treatment philosophy. Spiritual and mental health treatment plans are major modalities in our treatment programs.
The most important and well-known form of spiritual and mental health therapy involves counseling of some sort. This can be individual, family, or group therapy. The simple act of discussing addiction and the issues it causes on a daily basis can be a relieving experience that grants some serious perspective. Ardu Recovery Center provides outstanding counseling services for all of the residents in a variety of settings and forms.
Along with the standard counseling part of our holistic approach to addiction treatment, we also offer a range of new age techniques. In addition to cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy, we provide motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based stress reduction which combines meditation, yoga, and other mindfulness practices in order to reduce stress and inner turmoil.
This integrative combination of addiction treatment services is what creates our holistic approach to addiction treatment. By treating the symptoms of addiction from every angle, we give our residents the best chance to rise up and overcome their addictions. Contact Ardu Recovery Center at 801-810-1234 today to learn more.