In beating addiction, it is imperative that the individual be treated on many levels – the body, the brain, or mind, and the spirit. This is called holistic care and Recovery Guild is a holistic addiction treatment center.
Addiction very clearly affects the body as the body deteriorates with the extended use of drugs. The brain is also greatly affected as it, over time, assigns the drug “survival” status – in other words, like air, water and food, something that is needed to survive. Which is why the cravings during treatment can be so intense and so often lead to relapse. But the spirit, the soul, also needs some attention.
Why a Holistic Addiction Treatment Center is Best
Addiction treatment is something that has developed over the decades in a step by step, discovery by discovery manner. All of the evidence has ultimately led to the fact that someone dealing with an addiction has the best chance of success at a holistic addiction treatment center, like Recovery Guild.
Here, our medical doctor can make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible during detox and withdrawal maintenance by prescribing medication to ease the symptoms, such as nausea, sleeplessness, anxiety, etc. Our therapies include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), to help get to any co-occurring disorders, such as trauma, that feed the substance abuse.
We also can incorporate equine therapy and others into each treatment program we create on an individualized basis. But there’s more to our treatment than that.
Holistic Treatment for Addiction Includes a Spiritual Component
Like many treatment centers, we believe there has to be a spiritual component to treatment. Is it “treatment” in itself? No. Does it help ground an individual and give him a solid foundation and belief system? Yes.
We believe each individual must find some way of connecting to his own soul, or spirit. It doesn’t have to be a religion. It doesn’t necessarily mean believing in God if you’re an atheist. It could be anything, really, just something that gets you to an inner connection and an inner peace. Many people find it through yoga or meditation. Of course, the 12 step programs are based on this and going to meetings is recommended.
These days, even AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) don’t require you to believe in a religion or even God, just that you find a “higher power” – which can be anything that you can believe in and focus on when you are challenged by a craving or resisting relapse. But it’s also important in that it gives you a reason to rebuild your life. For many people, it’s their kids or a loved one. But it could also just be you, believing you deserve a better life. And you do. So call us and let’s get started.