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Alternative Treatments

All addiction recovery programs and addicts seeking recovery have a single goal — sobriety. However, all individuals differ. Wellness centers must have modalities which they can adapt to the unique needs and circumstances which you face to help you achieve sobriety.

Individuals respond to treatment differently, and one treatment method will not work for all patients. Therefore, the more styles of treatment a facility offers, the greater the number of people it can treat successfully and the greater the benefits you can expect to receive.

The Place of Alternative Treatments in Addiction Recovery

Alternative treatments which include acupuncture, meditation and yoga increase a wellness center’s adaptability and flexibility, allowing it to provide you with greater and longer-lasting benefits. You can expect benefits from alternative treatments both during and after recovery, and whether or not they form a primary or complementary part of your treatment.

Acupuncture, meditation and yoga have the same intended goal as traditional therapy methods but achieve this goal through different means. These techniques all foster greater personal awareness, focus on enhanced decision-making and provide an alternative source of positive experiences.

Alternative treatments also work well in conjunction with more traditional treatments, increasing your comfort and receptiveness to traditional options and allowing you more time to practice and the treatment more time to achieve full effectiveness.

Why Alternative Treatments Make Addiction Recovery More Effective

Alternative treatments can either take a primary or complementary place in your individualized recovery plan. You may require a medically-supervised detox and recovery but prefer more natural options throughout the rest of your treatment.

Yoga and meditation, for example, promote both physical and emotional awareness which helps you recognize rather than react to emotions, enabling you to make more thoughtful and better choices.

Acupuncture, another natural treatment offered, activates naturally occurring hormones in your body which promote happiness and a sense of innate well-being also without substances.

These practices highlight an important tenet of sobriety — that you can achieve peace and happiness without substances. As you realize this truth, you can begin to release your psychological dependence in addition to your physical dependence.

How Alternative Recovery Treatments Can Help You Stay Sober

While alternative treatments can play an essential role in helping you transition away from drugs and alcohol, you can continue the practices you learn during your recovery after you leave treatment to maintain their benefits and extend your sobriety.

Daily meditation, for example, can have long-term positive reinforcing effects. By helping you manage stress in all aspects of your life, meditation can mitigate your desire to use drugs to manage stress. Similarly, yoga, by promoting physical wellness and well-being, can reduce your need for unhealthy alternatives.

You can incorporate both these practices, along with acupuncture, into your post-treatment lifestyle and continue to enjoy their stabilizing effects whether or not you choose traditional therapy. Alongside traditional therapy, alternative treatments can give you more ways to combat stress and temptations.

An Integrated and Holistic Approach to Recovery Offers You a Reliable Path to Sobriety

An integrated and holistic approach to addiction recovery helps you achieve and sustain sobriety in many ways. By teaching you skills to increase your ability to cope with stress without substances, you will find you can handle increasingly more stressful and diverse situations without the temptation to use. An individualized detox and recovery program further ensures that your treatment deals with and disarms your specific triggers, further enhancing your likelihood of sustaining sobriety.

Alternative treatments, when coupled with traditional treatments, can enhance their effectiveness by further mitigating stress and triggers, allow traditional treatments more time to take root, and stand on their own as treatments if more effective for you or if you prefer a natural healing pathway.

Contact The Gardens Wellness Center today at 844-828-1050 to discuss how an integrated, individualized approach to your recovery, including alternative and holistic treatments, can help you break free from drugs and alcohol in the most natural way possible and achieve a happy, centered and long-lasting drug-free lifestyle.