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Ever heard of art therapy at a rehabilitation center? What about CrossFit or mindfulness?
Instead, many people who enter a rehab facility often engage in group sessions and maybe detox. There is sometimes little regard for their mental and spiritual health, only their physical health as it pertains to the addiction.
In truth, for sobriety to last, the body, mind, and spirit must be at its best. That’s the difference between holistic drug rehab and traditional rehab. At a holistic recovery center, there’s more of an emphasis on rebuilding the addict and getting them feeling their very best so they have the energy, motivation, and positive forward thinking to get and stay sober.
Interested in learning more? Here are five surprising yet fascinating facts about holistic alcohol and drug rehab that could encourage an addict in need to enroll.
- Physical Wellness Is a Major Component
When a person feels good, their entire outlook on life is different. It’s better.
Imagine not getting enough sleep the night before and waking up groggy. Who would feel good on a day like that?
Now imagine getting in a good workout the day before, going to sleep tired, and waking up feeling rested.
With physical activities in an addict’s life, it’s possible. Everything from CrossFit to yoga to outdoor nature hikes or swims are beneficial.
Of course, it’s about more than physical fitness. One’s diet plays a major role in physical wellness as well. That’s why, at a holistic recovery center, addicts will learn to reorganize their diets with a nutritious yet delicious meal plan.
- There Are Many Forms of Therapy Available
To treat the body and reawaken the spirit, holistic rehab centers may offer many forms of therapy. These include experiential or outdoor therapy, aromatherapy and massage therapy for less stress, music and art therapy for self-expression, body rejuvenation therapy with supplements and vitamins, meditation and breathing exercises, yoga, and mindfulness.
- There Is Traditional Therapy, Too
Of course, enrollees can still expect to engage in one-on-one dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, and more. This is the addict’s chance to explain their background and what may have led to their addiction. They can also divulge their feelings of shame, embarrassment, anger, sadness, and other negative emotions associated with addiction.
By working through these feelings and old, unaddressed traumas, it’s possible to create a new foundation for the addict to learn and maintain sobriety.
- There Are Other Ways to Treat the Mind and the Spirit
The abovementioned forms of therapy are great for both the mind and the spirit. Aromatherapy and massage therapy may allow for more restful sleep and relaxation, which betters the addict’s quality of life while they’re at the rehab center and back at home. Music and art therapy are a great means of self-expression, as said, as sometimes these art forms allow the addict to say what they cannot or are not ready to express in words.
Meditation and breathing exercises give the addict tools for de-stressing anytime they need a break. Practicing mindfulness reminds them of how far they’ve come and the progress that lies ahead. Whether they have a mindfulness journal or they just spend some time reflecting on the day, this is another useful way of fulfilling the spirit.
Those who would like to see for themselves the amazing differences that a holistic therapy experience can bring are encouraged to contact Elevate Addiction Services. Outpatient and inpatient programs are offered. Unlike other rehab centers, where there’s a strict limit to how many days the addict can stay, the programs at Elevate Addiction Services are more relaxed.