Drug addiction occurs for a number of reasons, recreational abuse out of control, trying to cover up emotional and physical pain. What ever the reason for the addiction, not seeking treatment can destroy ones life. There are many different treatment programs designed to treat drug and alcohol addiction but it is important to find the correct treatment program for you, that may take a conventional or holistic approach.
- Conventional detox programs goal is to directly treat the addiction, getting the patient off of drugs and/or alcohol with the treatment of another medication as a supplement.
- Holistic detox programs goal is to get the addict off drugs and/or alcohol in a calm relaxing environment. Not only treating the addiction, but to heal the body, mind, and soul of damages done by chronic drug and/or alcohol abuse.
Body, Mind and Soul
In a Holistic Drug Rehabilitation program the recovery process is centered around the treatment of body, mind, and soul. You will receive Holistic Detoxification, acupuncture, healthy diet changes, exercise, spiritual counseling and meditation. Holistic Detox is a process to cleanse the body of toxins and chemicals associated to chronic drug abuse. The addict may experience a number of withdrawal symptoms during the detox process such as; Flulike Symptoms, Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Seizures, Depression and Irritability, Accelerated Heartbeat,Joint and Muscle Pain, Shortness of Breath and Excessive Sweating. These symptoms vary according to the severity and type of addiction. Various physical and spiritual activities will help you through these symptoms by taking your mind off of the discomfort being experienced. There is 24-7 support staff that will be there to help you and insure you that the discomfort will pass. Recreational activities will help in the treatment of physical and mental stress.
The mind, body and soul must be healed to truly overcome addiction. Upon completion of a Holistic Treatment Program you will have received the necessary tools to conquer your drug and/or alcohol addiction, and be able to continue living your new life as a healthier happier person.