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Holistic Treatment And Therapy

What Is Holistic Therapy


Overcoming a drug addiction can be challenging. However, by making healthy changes to the lifestyle which can complement conventional methods of treatment people can indeed beat the addiction with holistic therapies.

Holistic addiction therapies utilise the methods of non-medicinal recovery, which are used for complement treatment practices of the traditional variety. The holistic therapy seeks to bring the whole being spirit, mind and body to function well together.

Checking the diet and regular exercises with reflections are used to achieve the positive effects of holistic therapy.


The overall well-being of the individual is considered by holistic therapy primarily while also providing proper attention to the physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal.


Some of the other practices include:

  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Guided meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Spiritual therapy
  • Routine exercise
  • Good nutrition
  • Counselling
  • Therapy using Art

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Overcoming Drug Dependency Using Holistic Therapy

Holistic systems of treatment include customer-specific, non-medicinal programs to overcome addiction. The general well being of a person will be boosted by holistic therapy.

A recovering drug user may be experiencing lack of sleep, emotional problems and many other problems that can be treated using holistic therapy. The needs of the individual guide the plans for the holistic therapy that is used.


Among goals of holistic medicine are the following:

  • Identifying the underlying causes of the addiction
  • Overcoming the desire to use the drugs
  • Getting the person's body back in shape
  • Developing self-assurance
  • Changing the person's perspective about the drugs

Kinds Of Holistic Methods In Addiction Treatment

Holistic therapy combines various aspects of robust living and also includes exercise and meditation.


Some Holistic therapies include:

  • Dieting
  • One requires being healthy in body to recover from other afflictions.
  • Embarking on a healthy diet helps the addicted patient start on the recovery journey.
  • Recovering addicts have an opportunity to start afresh and provide their bodies with the nutrition that is needed to overcome their addiction.
  • Use Of Exercises and Recreational Activities
  • The addict body need to always be in shape if they are to recover effectively.
  • Most holistic centres consider exercise as an important aspect on the treatment.
  • There are various activities depending on the centre and some include activities such as hiking, canoeing, climbing and riding horses.
  • Meditation
  • A clear mind is important when trying to recover from addiction.
  • In holistic therapy, taking part in reflection is one way through which you can stop the urge to using the drugs.
  • Some meditation practices offered include yoga and tai chi to aid in remaining focused and clearing the mind.
  • Acupuncture And Massage Therapy
  • Massage is yet another commonly applied holistic treatment method since it helps to relax the body.
  • Acupuncture is also used in restoring the body of a long-time addict.

The combination of the known addiction recovery techniques with holistic therapy is usually 100% effective in treatment of any kind of addiction. Supervision by clinical personnel is still important when trying to deal with the withdrawal symptoms caused by giving up alcohol and other depressants.

Common techniques which are paired when using holistic methods includes:

  • Medically supervised/assisted detoxification
  • All-inclusive medical treatment
  • Counselling sessions

Most of recovering patients as well participate in groups of 12-step program (e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous) to get psychological assistance.


Locating A Holistic Therapy Facility For Dependency Treatment

A number of drug rehab centres offer holistic therapy as part of their inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

This is mainly because it is effective when used with the other known techniques of overcoming drug addiction. Cognitive-behavioural therapy combines well with meditation and yoga sessions which can provide help for recovering addicts to manage stress levels. You na resist the urge to use the drugs when you learn how to control your feelings in a positive way.


Professionally worked into the treatment program during detox and in treating psychological cases, holistic therapies can provide invaluable support in reducing the degree of the problem. You will definitely get a rehab centre near you that can help you in the recovery process.

We can help you to find a treatment centre that offers what you need so give us a call today on 0800 246 1509.