A Safe and Effective Approach to Overcoming Substance Abuse
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The term “substance abuse” relates to a wide variety of substances one uses — legally and/or illegally — in a way other than their intended use. This includes abuse of prescription medications, alcohol, illegal drugs and other substances, such as solvents and synthetic drugs. The abuse of mind-altering substances may increase the risk of serious health and financial problems. It can hurt careers and relationships with loved ones. Without effective treatment, the effects can be devastating.
To effectively treat substance abuse, you need to heal on every level. You also need to mend broken relationships. Holistic substance abuse rehab is key to achieving this level of recovery.
Holistic substance abuse treatment pinpoints the specifics of what is occurring as a result of your addiction. It breaks down all the elements of your addiction and helps you see how drugs or alcohol are controlling areas of your life. One of most integral parts of holistic addiction treatment is how it brings to light never-before-considered aspects of your addiction, such as the triggers for your addiction or your subconscious responses to very specific stressors.
JourneyPure Emerald Coast offers holistic treatment to help you overcome your substance abuse, chemical dependency or mental health challenges.
Holistic Substance Abuse Rehabilitation for the Body
A holistic substance abuse treatment program offers natural approaches to developing a new, healthy lifestyle.
Addiction can have detrimental effects on your body, but clients can take positive steps toward improving their health and well-being with the help of a holistic recovery program. Along with nutrition plans designed to improve physical health, holistic activities encourage restoration of your psychological, creative and spiritual health. Examples of holistic treatment programs include journaling, yoga, equine therapy, creative writing, painting, hiking and song-writing.
Reducing Stress With Holistic Activities
Stress reduction techniques for recovering addicts involve a variety of physical and mental strategies designed to prevent relapse. Addictions often begin when a person cannot cope with stress in a healthy, productive manner. Holistic substance abuse treatment programs help our clients realize the importance of learning how to recognize and manage stress before it overwhelms them.
What causes stress for one person may not cause stress for another. Successful stress reduction starts with patients identifying their primary stress triggers and discovering, with the help of a JourneyPure Emerald Coast addiction therapist and holistic programs, why this particular stressor makes them feel anxious, depressed or trapped.
Recovering addicts know that relief from stress is only a pill, injection or drink away. The fact that addictive substances can provide immediate detachment from the unpleasantness of life is what makes recovery and abstinence for the addict so hard to achieve. Our evidence-based holistic substance abuse treatment program not only provides clients with stress reduction activities, but it also helps them find meaning and purpose in their lives.
Holistic Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation
When you partner with JourneyPure Emerald Coast to recover from an addiction to alcohol, you will benefit from holistic alcohol abuse rehabilitation. During treatment, you will receive what you need to build yourself mentally and physically:
For the Mind — Holistic alcohol abuse rehabilitation also involves therapy sessions. One-on-one and group therapy help determine why you have become addicted to alcohol and how you can end your relationship with this substance. Therapy sessions will allow you to see the way that alcohol has negatively affected your life, as well as the lives of others. You may be surprised by how interconnected your addiction to alcohol is with all other facets of your day-to-day living.
For the Spirit — Experiential therapies such as equine therapy, songwriting workshops and adventure challenges help you build up your spirit and reenergize you to reach for new goals during your recovery. These are part of our offerings at our holistic alcohol abuse treatment center in Panama City Beach, FL.
Holistic Dual Diagnosis Substance Abuse Treatment
For many people, addiction is a symptom of an underlying challenge, which makes treating one or the other more difficult.
Having a dual diagnosis of drug or alcohol addiction together with a mood or personality disorder requires special attention and great care during the addiction rehabilitation process. Holistic dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment heals the person as a whole — the body, mind and spirit.
Instead of treating the underlying disorder and the substance addiction separately, our holistic treatment addresses all of the issues as one. Holistic treatments are often more effective, and the chances of recovery are increased because both challenges are addressed and treated with an individualized holistic treatment plan and at the same treatment center and at the same time.
Holistic Substance Abuse Treatment: Treating the Mind, Body and Spirit
Just as an addiction affects every aspect of your life — including the relationship you have with loved ones — effective treatment needs to provide healing on every level. Instead of addressing only the addiction, JourneyPure Emerald Coast addresses you as a whole — your mind, body and spirit.
Holistic treatments to heal the mind, body, and spirit typically include:
Yoga — This is a well-known eastern method of alternative medicine and exercise that focuses your brain toward a more centered state of mind. Many clients tell us they use what they learn in their yoga classes at our drug and alcohol abuse treatment center to quell their cravings for substances during recovery.
Diet and nutritional counseling — What you put into your body is critical during your time with JourneyPure Emerald Coast, as well as your recovery. We will work with you to develop nutritional plans you can follow to reduce your desires for substances and keep your body well balanced.
Art therapy — Art is one of the best experiential therapies available to those addicted to substances such as drugs and alcohol. You do not have to be a great artist to benefit from instructor-led and self-directed art therapy.
Spiritual counseling — You have to be at peace spiritually to truly get the most out of your recovery. We will assist you in this process. You don’t need to believe in any particular religion to benefit from spiritual counseling.
Exercise — Exercise is a key component of recovery for anyone with a drug or alcohol addiction. Our facility is located near the water in sunny, warm Panama City Beach, FL. There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore exercises you already enjoy, as well as engage in new ones.
Overcoming your addiction is possible. You need to keep an open mind, believe in yourself and do the work to achieve a better life. Our holistic rehabilitation provides a wide variety of safe and effective methods of treatment that can help. Plus, our holistic addiction treatment center promises to help not only during treatment, but as a part of our aftercare process as well.
Meditation and Mindfulness
JourneyPure Emerald Coast’s holistic therapists help clients manage stress by teaching them how to engage in mindfulness meditation techniques. Not only has meditation proved to be a powerful tool for resisting cravings and reducing stress, but it also benefits the overall mental and physical health of all recovering addicts. By practicing meditation, focusing on the moment and engaging in deep breathing techniques with a trained therapist, our clients find that embracing and coping with stress is far less unpleasant than fighting or avoiding whatever is making them feel anxious.
Everyone experiences stress no matter how hard they try to avoid it. However, learning how to use meditation techniques as soon as you feel stressed can mean the difference between relapsing or staying clean and sober. Meditation requires a person to focus all attention and thoughts on one image, symbol, word or other calming entity in order to take control of the self and to achieve a sense of calm amidst the stress and chaos of daily life.
Meditation encourages elimination of negative thoughts that directly contribute to relapse and low self-esteem. Therapists specializing in meditation techniques instruct clients on the art of meditation and how to take full advantage of its ability to bring order, control, mindfulness and focus into their lives.
Mindfulness meditation emphasizes the importance of the here and now rather than the past or the future. When practiced properly, mindfulness meditation can help recovering addicts access and cultivate that deep, inner sense of self they have often lost contact with as an addict. By bringing calmness, stability and the feeling of being alive and in control of one’s life, mindfulness meditation helps clients disengage negative emotions and thoughts and connect with the strong, competent, sober self that lies within them.
Trained therapists at JourneyPure Emerald Coast show clients how to use stress reduction techniques such as meditation, visual imagery and deep breathing exercises in order to manage feelings of not being in control of a “trigger” situation. When used in combination with psychotherapy, medication management and support services, meditation, as well as all of the holistic activities we offer, is a valuable and effective tool from which all clients benefit and can use on a daily basis in their recovery.
If you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, it’s critical to seek professional help for both chemical dependency and mental illness. The team at JourneyPure Emerald Coast is here to help. Call (800) 493-5253 today. Our lines are open 24/7/365.