Many people believe that sobriety and recovery are the same things. Unfortunately, they are not. From a holistic perspective, the two are very different. It is possible for a person to experience a period of sobriety and not even start the process of recovery. Call 833.551.2304 to speak with someone from the caring and compassionate team at Gulf Breeze Recovery about holistic recovery and our holistic therapy program in Florida.
4 Components of Holistic Recovery at Gulf Breeze Recovery
What is holistic recovery? Recovery at our facility in Florida involves much more than just momentary sobriety. Holistic recovery is a comprehensive process that includes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing.
1. Improving Physical Health
People are not focused on caring for their bodies when abusing drugs and alcohol. Those struggling with substance use disorders (SUDs) are often physically weak and will sometimes have medical issues that they have been ignoring. When SUDs are in “full swing,” those struggling will push aside routine medical check-ups, dental care, and the desire to care for more severe medical issues.
2. Treating Mental Health Issues, Whether Intertwined with Addictive Behavior or Not
It is common for individuals with moderate to severe mental health problems to self-medicate by abusing substances to alleviate depression, anxiety, grief, or another diagnosable mental health issue. Unfortunately, substance abuse only postpones or temporarily quietens the pain. In most cases, substance abuse creates an even bigger problem for the individual.
3. Teaching Emotional Regulation
Clients struggling with SUDs recognize the damage they have done to loved ones and relationships with their use of substances but fail to see that the individuals they have damaged most are themselves. They may have heard angry accusations come their way and have often retaliated with anger and hurtful responses—but their accusatory and guilt-ridden self-talk is far worse than anything other people could say to them. Negative thoughts and beliefs often leave people feeling worthless and beaten.
4. Strengthening Spiritual Connectedness
Regardless of an individual’s beliefs, people struggling with SUDs often feel disconnected or distanced from their faith. Many will speak of a need to reconnect with their beliefs but also experience a feeling of unworthiness that further alienates them from their spirituality.
Benefits of Holistic Recovery
When the recovery process is focused on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, then real healing can begin. All four components of holistic recovery must be addressed in a constructive environment, such as Gulf Breeze Recovery in Florida. In an environment like this, individuals are helped to become sober by caring and compassionate professionals in the following ways:
- Physical health is treated with medical care, a healthy diet, and exercise
- Mental health issues are evaluated and addressed with personal and group counseling
- The process of mending damaged relationships starts to take place
With professional assistance, people working toward holistic recovery can also challenge their negative self-talk and beliefs and relieve themselves from the guilt and shame that have been emotionally weighing them down. As people become healthier and stronger, they often begin to reconnect with their faith or find beliefs that build a spiritual foundation that is right for them. With all of these parts in place, real healing occurs.
Experience Holistic Recovery in Florida at Gulf Breeze Recovery
At Gulf Breeze Recovery, holistic recovery is our passion and an integral part of our profession. Our holistic therapy program in Florida is tailored to each individual’s needs and focuses on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. Contact Gulf Breeze Recovery today at 833.551.2304 to learn more about what holistic recovery is and how we can help individuals struggling with SUDs and their families.