Over the years, various holistic/alternative remedies have been incorporated into addiction treatment that create what is known as the “Complementary” treatment model. Many of these alternative treatment processes help to alleviate stress and anxiety that is common to the people in recovery. Although these are primarily optional programs that augment the core modalities, they have been increasingly validated by scientific and empirical research to provide an important contribution to the recovery process.
These non-invasive mostly organic processes such as bio-feedback and bio sound technology, equine therapy, art therapy, herbal medicines, yoga, meditation, medical massage, nutrition, and physical exercise among others, help to enhance the treatment process in the areas of…
Holistic treatment is defined as a range of methods and products that are not part of conventional medicine. The ultimate goal of these alternative programs is to restore the mind, body and spirit connection often lost through habitual drug use.
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Other adjuncts to these treatment options include participating in gender specific, faith based or LGBT programs. Patients seeking treatment for addiction also have the option to participate in a short or long term residential program, through an intensive outpatient recovery process and partial hospitalization programs. The sober living or half-way house component of the recovery process is designed to help patients make a smooth transition from an intensive rehabilitation process to their former lives.