Understanding how Holistic Drug and Alcohol Treatment Works for Addiction Recovery.
This Wiki is in context to the Non 12 step program developed by Gulf Breeze Recovery called THRIVE: Total Health Recovery.
What is holistic drug and alcohol treatment therapy?
Experts estimate that two-thirds of Americans experience at least one traumatic event before age 18, and exposure to four or more adverse experiences in childhood increases the likelihood of alcoholism, drug abuse, depression and makes a person 12 times more likely to attempt suicide, or predictably die 20 years younger than the rest of the population.
The mind and body work in symphony adapting to stress with habits, impulses and mental attitudes used to ensure survival, to feel better and to compensate for what is needed and not provided. As an innocent attempt to feel better, a “reactionary” coping mechanisms are drugs and alcohol.
In holistic non-12 step drug and alcohol treatment wholeness is restored and addictions dissolve away.
The same mechanisms that contribute to "seeking" behaviors indicative of addiction are used to overcome and move safely past the addiction. The goal is the holistic restoration of the body and the mind to their optimal and natural state of being healthy, in relation to the wholeness of the individual. Once this wholeness is restored, addictions that seemed insurmountable are forgotten and discarded as no longer a part of an optimal experience of life. Essentially, when mind and body are healthy, whole and at peace, using drugs or alcohol no longer makes sense.
Here are the basic components of Gulf Breeze Recovery's holistic non-12 step THRIVE: Total Health Recovery program.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery “as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.” Recovery by that definition can seem almost impossible for someone who is active in their addiction with much of their life in turmoil. We know, however, that people can recover and THRIVE®.
At Gulf Breeze Recovery we have a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program to help individuals reach the SAMHSA definition of recovery, using an intensive holistic drug and alcohol treatment approach to addiction. We recognize that recovery is much more than helping an individual stop using their substance or substances of choice.
We make detox safe and comfortable. A first step is to help those guests who require it, complete a medically supervised and safe detoxification process. Our medical staff strives to make that process as comfortable as possible and offers our guests 24-hour a day medical care.
Next, we start healing physically and mentally. Following detoxification, our guests receive spa treatments and exercise for overall health benefits, and daily group classes with a curriculum designed to help guests understand addiction, their personal recovery, and how to best avoid relapse. Each guest has regularly scheduled one-on-one counseling sessions with their mental health therapist to address personal issues that could be contributing to their drug or alcohol addiction.
One size does not fit all! Other facets of our holistic drug treatment program include quiet time for reading and reflection, neurofeedback to help with recovery and to lower the likelihood of relapse, meditation to promote a quieter and more peaceful mind, art therapy as a way to explore a multitude of different ways for relaxation, fun and self-expression. In addition, free time is available for guests to socialize, or have time alone as they learn how to be substance free and content.
And, great food for newly restored appetites! Last, but not least, good nutrition is an important part of a holistic drug and alcohol recovery program. Meals and snacks are prepared in-house by our chefs offering healthy and flavorful foods.
Everything else is tailored to the individual! Every part of the drug treatment program at Gulf Breeze Recovery was designed with the goal for each guest to have the best possible opportunity to learn how to “improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.” Our holistic drug and alcohol treatment program is a plan to help our guests THRIVE®!
Gulf Breeze Recovery is changing the way addiction is treated in this country. Much of the content above was reproduced from our recovery blog article entitled "Why a Holistic Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program?" Check out our other resources on holistic drug and alcohol treatment at Gulf Breeze Recovery or just contact us directly.
List of Other Resources and Articles About Holistic Drug and Alcohol Treatment.
- Harrowing experiences can spark health issues and substance abuse into adulthood.
- The Future of Addiction Recovery: Holistic Tech-Assisted Rehab
- How Nutritional Therapy Is Helping People Overcome Alcohol Addiction
- Drug court: Holistic approach to the opioid epidemic
- MASSAGE HELPS ADDICTS REBUILD SHATTERED LIVES
More articles on holistic non-12 step drug and alcohol treatment from our recovery blog.
Gulf Breeze Recovery’s Intensive Outpatient ProgramJanuary 16, 2020
Recovery begins with HOPE.September 3, 2019
Understanding the Process of Long-term Addiction RecoverySeptember 2, 2019
September is National Recovery Month.August 20, 2019
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