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The Role Holistic Therapy Plays in Treatment

Nov 15, 2017 | Treatment

Holistic therapy has become more prevalent in treatment facilities due the growing emphasis of treating the mind, body, and soul as a successful alternative to a traditional model of psychotherapy. The objective of holistic therapy is to treat the addict as a whole instead of targeting problem areas for the short-term. Often people struggling with addiction cannot pinpoint what area is affected the most and using the holistic approach to therapy can greatly improve all areas of health so that the addict has a better chance to stay sober.     

Holistic Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Having been around for over 2500 years, holistic treatment is nothing new. During the 20th century the healthcare industry took a turn and started treating the mind and body as separate entities. In the 1970’s health care professionals started to realize that treating them individually only worked in certain areas and brought down patient’s overall quality of life.

Personalizing treatment to curb addiction is influential in holistic therapy. Treating mental and physical symptoms of addiction within the whole person instead of separately, can regulate the imbalance of physical and emotional stumbling blocks that addiction caused in the first place. Treatment based on holistic measures is useful to attack the addiction from every angle to advocate optimal health.

The practice of holistic therapy explores the root cause of the addiction instead of treating merely the symptoms. Promoting the unification of physiological, medical, dietary, spiritual, educational, and psychological healing methods makes a difference in the efficiency of the treatment itself. In a holistic atmosphere, it does not make sense to treat the mental aspects of health if the physical or spiritual health is also lacking.

Alternative approaches for holistic therapy have become increasingly more popular in recent years. Having a wider range of readily offered therapies to accommodate an addict, may give them a better success rate of staying sober due the advanced diversity in these alternative therapies.

  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Equine Therapy
  • Guided Therapy
  • Herbal Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Surf Therapy
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Wolf-Assisted Therapy
  • Yoga

The best part of holistic therapy is the ability to treat the totality of a human being instead of treating the addiction. Enhancing a person’s well-being through a therapy that engages the addict is the premise that makes holistic therapy so effective for treatment.


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