How We Address Addiction Holistically
Effective addiction treatment addresses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Taking a holistic approach to addiction treatment essentially means taking a “whole person” approach; focusing on more than the physical symptoms of addiction. There is ample evidence supporting the fact that a multi-pronged approach to recovery results in longer term sobriety. Contact us today to learn more about treating addiction holistically.
The medical detoxification portion of our addiction recovery program addresses the physical implications of addiction. We treat the symptoms associated with drug and alcohol withdrawal with a combination of medication assisted treatment options and around-the-clock medical supervision. Because our facility is in close proximity to a medical center, clients have constant access to professional medical care should they experience any physical symptoms of post-acute withdrawal or a separate underlying health condition.
We also provide our clients with the tools they need to maintain their physical health once treatment concludes. We offer them gym access, encourage them to participate in outdoor recreational activities, and focus on nutritional counseling. Clients learn to shop for and prepare nutrient-dense meals while meeting individual nutritional needs and continue to bolster their physical health.
Active addiction deeply affects mental health. Not only are co-occurring disorders like anxiety and depression extremely common among those struggling with substance use, but psychological symptoms can result from prolonged exposure to chemical substances. For example, heavy drinkers often experience symptoms of depression, seeing as alcohol is a depressant and changes brain chemistry over time. At CuraWest we focus on a complete restoration of mental health, providing dual diagnosis treatment options and helping clients develop healthy coping mechanisms so they don’t resort to self-medication.
Recovering from addiction requires a certain level of dedication to spiritual development. It is important for clients to recognize they are much more than just their thoughts. They are also their physical bodies, their emotional selves, and their spirituality. Developing a sense of spiritual connection is important to long-term recovery; active addiction leaves us feeling isolated, alone, and detached from the world around us. Our “spirit” refers to our connection with things outside of ourselves. As clients begin to explore what makes them feel happy and whole, they have the opportunity to partake in a range of spiritually-natured activities, from meditation and mindfulness to gardening and wilderness hikes.