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Will My Detox Center Offer Other Forms of Treatment?

Much of the treatment you receive in a detox center will be standard medical treatment. You give a medical history when you are admitted. You get get IV fluids and vitamins to stabilize you. You get prescription medications to treat your anxiety and other withdrawal symptoms. You will talk to a therapist. All of these are well-established medical practices and most of them work directly on your physiology in clinically-proven ways.

There are, however, other forms of treatment that might help you feel better faster. Many of these have existed for a long time–thousands of years, in the case of acupuncture–but have only recently begun to get attention as legitimate forms of treatment. Many detox centers have begun to realize that it’s important to treat the whole patient and so they may offer more than the standard bedrest, medication, and counselling.

These other forms of treatment might include acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, yoga, art or music therapy, and exercise. While the goal of mainstream interventions is to get you stabilized and counteract the symptoms of withdrawal, these complementary forms of treatment take a longer view toward restoring health.

Acupuncture, for example, has been practiced in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. The goal of acupuncture treatment is not only to treat symptoms, but also rebalance your body for optimal health. Research shows that certain acupuncture techniques, like the NADA protocol can reduce your withdrawal symptoms and reduce your risk of relapse.

Other complementary treatments, like meditation, yoga, art, music, and exercise are activities you can keep doing for the rest of your life. Meditation, yoga, and exercise can all form the basis of a healthier lifestyle, while art and music can be a new form of self-expression. All of these help you manage stress and maintain a positive outlook, which is vital to staying in recovery.

Different facilities offer different treatment options. Some may offer a broad range, some may offer a few specific things. Some will be rather spartan. It’s important for you to consider the options a detox center offers before committing to one. Alternative or complementary therapies work best in combination with more regular medical treatment.

Human dignity has value. When a loved one chooses detox, they should be comfortable and treated with respect. Struggling with addiction is not something punished. Recovery should be supported with empathy and acceptance. Gardens Detox stands out, changing the way the industry approaches detox. Call us today for information on our programs:  (844) 325-9168