Dan Mason Explains Why Holism Shouldn’t Be an Overlooked Method of Rehab from Addiction
Addiction is one of the society's most damaging problems. It has the potential to destroy not just the lives of the people suffering from it, but also their loved ones. In addition, the impact it has on the community, booth monetarily in terms of the money spent to combat it, and socially with regards to the community members afflicted by it, is so large that it's impossible to quantify. As a result, any efforts at rehabilitation made by the person in question or by the Colorado’s Drug Crisis over ones and medical professionals on their behalf are worthy.
But for too long, rehab has followed a strict set of rules and steps, without taking into account that no two cases of addiction are the same and that each person reacts differently to the rehab stimulus provided them. In many cases, there are methods of rehabilitation that could be effective beyond all others yet go unused by the professionals helping out the patients, either because they are set in their treatment options or don't know there are other methods.
If you're looking for answers for your addiction problems that traditional rehabilitation services simply aren't providing, check out what Elevate Addiction Services has to offer. Here are some of the methods of treatment that might just benefit you or someone you love.
Healing the Body
Many treatment services focus solely on dealing with the person's addiction to a certain substance, without taking into account the fact that the body is also damaged by addiction and needs tender loving care. One of the best ways to start to change that around is by creating a program that also includes physical fitness and nutritional aspects to it. Addictive habits are often mirrored in the way people eat and stay stationary for most of the time, so a focus on overall nutritional and physical health can combat this.
The Power of Mindfulness
Addiction is a kind of automatic response for some people, as they deal with the stresses of their environment by putting substances in their body, which begins a cycle they often aren't even aware they are perpetrating, a cycle you can see perpetrated on a large scale currently in Colorado's drug crisis. By engendering mindfulness in patients, holistic approaches to rehab are effective in putting a stop to this cycle. The more aware a person is of the damage that they are doing to themselves and others by abusing drugs, alcohol and other substances, the more likely it is that they'll stop relying on them in the future.
Addiction simply doesn't appear in a vacuum. And just because you have gone through rehab and expunged the substances from your body once, that doesn't mean that the emotional triggers won't kick in again and force you right back into addiction's grasp. That's why any method of rehab that doesn't include a heavy emphasis on rooting out deeply-ingrained psychological issues is simply incomplete and, in most cases, inadequate.
If you are suffering from addiction or know someone who is, consider all the alternatives for attacking the entirety of the problem to give hope to the addicted. This approach yields the best opportunity for staying clean and healthy for good.