Substance abuse and addiction have been a plague, both in the United States and globally. Looking at data from the CDC, rates of substance abuse and overdose deaths increased consistently for almost the entirety of the past two decades. So it’s no surprise that “epidemic” and “crisis” are terms frequently used to describe the state of addiction, especially opioid addiction.
Holistic treatment for addiction emerged as a form of care that combines traditional substance abuse treatment with various experiential therapies. It accounts for the myriad ways alcohol and drugs affect a person and his or her life. With a holistic approach, we rely on this heightened awareness and a perspective that is rooted in compassion.
This approach to addiction treatment isn’t merely a personal preference; on the contrary, it is rooted in scientific evidence. Numerous studies have shown that holistic addiction treatment is the optimal approach to addiction rehabilitation.
Further, the data shows a slight decline in overdose death rates year-to-year, largely from our increasing reliance on holistic care for recovery.
Our holistic approach begins with Medical Detox, which addresses the physical and physiological aspects of addiction. Once detoxification is complete, we move forward with stabilization and progress in the continuum of care.
The reason why a holistic approach is the most effective way to treat addiction is because of how it addresses more than the physical effects of addiction. Rather, holism ensures that all of a person’s needs are met in recovery.