A holistic drug rehab is a drug rehab that treats the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. A holistic drug rehab will offer not only traditional therapy and detox, but alternative therapies, with the goal of rebuilding every aspect of your life. These might include alternative treatments such as yoga, Tai Chi, massage, acupuncture, neurofeedback, nutritional counseling, and a combinations of Western and Eastern medicine.
What is Holistic Addiction Treatment?
The term “holistic” has been used so extensively that it has lost some of its meaning over the years. For that reason, rather than just take a rehab’s advertisement that it is holistic at face value, investigate just what that means. For example, do they offer yoga once during your stay, or can you participate in yoga a few times a week? You could ask the same question about meditation and other therapies they often. If they offer neurofeedback, how many sessions will you get each week? Some higher end rehabs will offer neurofeedback every day.
Holistic addiction treatment tends to be in very relaxing settings. Many of them are situated on the coasts of California and Florida. These rehabs strive to create an immersive environment in which all aspects – from the sleeping arrangements, to dining, to therapy – serve to focus the clients on their recovery by removing any distractions or discomfort. Because leaving treatment early counteracts any benefits of time in rehab, this holistic rehabs strive to create an environment that is pleasant, reassuring, and nurturing. If you feel safe and taken care of, you are less likely to leave treatment and lose all the benefits.
To determine if a holistic drug rehab is actually holistic you should look at:
- Living arrangements
- Food and nutrition
- Alternative offerings such as yoga and meditation
- Unique offerings not found at other rehabs
- Individualized schedules and treatment plans
- Reputation and longevity of the program