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Holistic Drug Rehabilitation & Treatments

Holistic medicine can be found in history as far back as Hippocrates in 300-400 BC. It has seen a recent growth in popularity in North America since the mid 70s. Holistic medicine can be used to clear acne, to relieve the common cold, remedy ulcers and many other ailments which also include alcohol and drug rehabilitation.

The American Holistic Medical Association defines holistic treatment as follows

 “In practice, this means that each person is seen as a unique individual, rather than an example of a particular disease. Disease is understood to be the result of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental imbalance. Healing, therefore, takes place naturally when these aspects of life are brought into proper balance. The role of the practitioner is as guide, mentor and role model; the patient must do the work – changing lifestyle, beliefs and old habits in order to facilitate healing. All appropriate methods may be used, from medication to meditation.”

The primary goal of holistic medicine is the person gaining proper balance in life to maintain health.


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Holistic Drug Treatment Philosophy

Holistic treatments focus on emotional, spiritual, social and environmental aspects of ones life to achieve equilibrium and health. These should be managed together as a whole. People turn to drugs and alcohol for many different reasons. Some might try to eliminate physical problems, such as body pain or discomfort, while others will do drugs to numb painful or discomforting feelings, inadequacies or spiritual emptiness.

The philosophy behind the holistic treatment method is that all these areas (body, mind, spirit, emotion, social and environment) are connected and if one is not doing well it affects the others. By focusing on all these aspect of a person’s life they have a better chance of finding their problem area and fixing it so they can stop using their drug of choice, whether it is alcohol, street drug or prescription medication.


Holistic Drug Treatments

A good Holistic drug rehabilitation program will help in finding what triggers the need for drugs or alcohol in the person’s life through either counseling session or education. It will help the addict achieve balance by providing services that will broaden their horizons with new aspects or point of views on their life to help deal with problematic life situation and life pressure and encourage the development of the individual as a whole for a well balanced drug free life.


Holistic Drug Rehab Centers

Some Holistic drug rehab centers will integrate traditional treatments as part of their treatment approach, like traditional medical care and group or individual therapy. They also will include alternative medicine.

Many Holistic drug rehabs also dispense services like;

  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Exercise routines
  • Massage therapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Martial arts

This treatment also runs on the principal that a person is ultimately responsible for his or her own health and well-being and must take charge of it. Other principles of holistic medicine include these;

  • All people have innate healing powers.
  • The patient is a person, not a disease.
  • Healing takes a team approach involving the patient and doctor, and addresses all aspects of a person’s life using a variety of health care practices.
  • Treatment involves fixing the cause of the condition, not just alleviating the symptoms.


If you are looking for a private holistic drug rehabilitation center call one of counselors today for assistance.