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Treatment at Inpatient Holistic Alcohol Rehab

As we look at all of the options available for alcohol rehab and treatment, it is important that we also look at the holistic approach to alcohol rehabilitation. According to a publication released by The National Institute on Drug Abuse the results of a national survey on drug use states there were an estimated 9.4 percent of the people aged 12 or older who were in need of treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problems in 2007. Of all those people only 10.4 percent received treatment at a specialty facility. With inpatient holistic alcohol rehab, a patient can seek out the spiritual, mental or physical issues that led them to abuse alcohol and channel it through different instruments; such instruments include yoga, acupuncture and meditation.

The holistic approach is to use various natural healing techniques to rid the system of the alcohol toxins from a person’s body with or without using medication. Every effort is made to lean towards natural treatment methods over prescription drugs, if possible. The goal of the holistic approach to rehab is to treat the person as a whole and heal a person mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

There are many different ways holistic drug recovery programs can help patients:

  • Understanding what the triggers are
  • Understanding the events that led to the drug abuse
  • Coping mechanisms for triggers through visualization techniques, thought disruption and relaxation techniques
  • Seeking out alternatives to using drugs
  • Development of a long term recovery plan

What Types of Techniques are Used at a Holistic Rehab?

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Holistic methods work to heal the mind, body and soul.

  • Acupuncture by definition is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles into specific points on the body to control the flow of energy.
  • Nutritional Assistance and Support for a healthier you
  • Daily instructional exercises and scheduled exercise programs
  • Massage therapy which is the manual manipulation of the muscles to enhance a person’s well being
  • Spiritual counseling or therapy
  • Yoga is the physical, mental and spiritual discipline that works towards transforming the mind and body
  • Meditation is a deep inner peace or calm that occurs when you calm your mind
  • Tai chi is a form of martial arts that has been known to alleviate stress and anxiety

Since the inpatient holistic alcohol recovery facilities approach is focused on how a person connects with nature, most of the facilities are located in serene settings. You may find them in locations such as the mountains, near oceans or lakes or even nestled in peaceful wooded areas. The goal of the facility is to nurture patients back to health and being in a serene, calm environment has been effective in the recovery.

Holistic alcohol rehab facilities encourage you to become the decision-makers regarding your own physical and mental health, along with all other aspects of recovery and beyond.

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