As a leading facility for substance abuse treatment in Orange County, we, at Dana Point Rehab Campus, do not only use evidence-based treatment techniques but holistic approaches as well. The principles of drug addiction treatment stressed that treatment should address the various needs of the drug addicted-individual, not just his substance abuse problem. Holistic therapies help in this area because its goal is to assist in the recovery of all aspects of the individual – physical, mental, psychological, and behavioral.
Holistic therapies are also known as complementary treatments because while they are not as effective as a standalone addiction treatment, they work to support or complement conventional rehab treatments like counseling and behavioral therapies. There are observational studies that suggest how the different holistic techniques increase the drug-addicted individual’s motivation to stay in treatment and complete his or her rehab program.
What are the Most Common Holistic Techniques and Their Benefits?
As a premier addiction facility for substance abuse treatment in Orange County, we at Dana Point Rehab Center utilize holistic techniques to support the recovery of our drug-addicted clients. Some of these techniques include the following:
- Nutritional Therapy
It is a given that drug-addicted individuals lack proper nutrition because they are obsessing more about their drug intake rather than consuming nutritious food. For this reason, one of the vital components of our treatment program is nutritional therapy and education. This holistic approach aims to heal and restore the health of the body which was damaged by abusing drugs, to relieve stress and stabilize the client’s mood, to lessen alcohol and drug cravings, and to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Yoga is the use of different body positions or posture to connect the mind, body, and increase awareness. Yoga helps drug-addicted clients because it can help relieve stress, increase physical strength, improve sleep, reduce tiredness, and promote emotional healing.
- Drumming Activities
Drumming activities to complement addiction recovery is increasing in popularity because of its many benefits. Research studies suggest that drumming effectively produces physiological, psychological, and social stimulation that help drug-addicted individuals in their recovery process. Drumming helps them to relax, to experience a natural and healthy pleasurable experience, to release emotional trauma, and to enhance awareness, among others.
- Recreational Therapy
Recreational therapy is the use of different physical activities to help support drug-addicted clients such as hiking, biking, or going on outings. These activities help stimulate the release of endorphins that provides a natural pleasurable “high,” provide a healthy way to relieve stress and anxiety and even prevent relapse considering that these recreational activities serve as a healthy coping mechanism.
If you or any of your loved one is suffering from substance abuse disorder, trust us at Dana Point Rehab Center. We provide private and individualized treatment in a luxurious and beautiful setting. We adopt an integrative treatment approach so that our clients will not only win their fight against addiction but will be equipped to stay drug-free for a long time. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation.