What is Holistic Addiction Treatment in Recovery?

A holistic approach to addiction treats the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. By definition, an addiction to drugs and alcohol creates a chemical dependency within a person’s body, causing them to crave more of the substance. Holistic treatment for substance abuse begins with medical detox to break that chemical dependence and then looks beneath the surface to figure out what caused the addiction in the first place. 

Our holistic treatment approach takes this one step further, addressing the mind, body, and spirit using the framework of the 8 dimensions of wellness in all of our programs. The 8 dimensions of wellness are: Physical, Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, Social, Occupational, Financial, and Environmental. Each dimension is crucial to an individual’s well-being and must be professionally assessed and recalibrated to facilitate healing. We also utilize trauma-informed care to reach the root of one’s issues. When a person is healed from trauma, they are likely to recover successfully.

We believe that treating the whole person requires an integrated approach, which is why we offer individualized treatment plans that utilize a combination of alternative therapies and psychotherapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. 

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Different Types Of Holistic Therapies For Substance Use Disorder

We offer a variety of holistic therapies, including:

  • Art Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Sound Healing Groups
  • Group Therapy

Holistic therapy looks beneath the surface, using several approaches to find and address the root cause of a substance use disorder, which tends to be complex and is not always obvious during addiction treatment. Holistic therapy also empowers the individual by teaching them a variety of mindfulness tools and techniques that can help them self-regulate and bring them back into the present moment. Attending a rehab program is the first step to overcoming the addiction but learning holistic techniques can benefit individuals for a lifetime.

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Why Is Holistic Treatment Useful?

Holistic therapies are important because not everyone responds well to a traditional treatment approach, which simply addresses the surface-level symptoms of an addiction to alcohol and drugs. Using a number of therapies, a holistic approach helps a person get in touch with their body which empowers them to explore and understand the connection between their struggle with addiction and their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.

A holistic approach also promotes long-term wellness by giving people tools that they can continue to use once they complete a recovery program. These tools may include breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga practices, as well as lifestyle changes such as getting proper nutrition and consistent physical exercise. 

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Holistic Approach Vs Medical Approach To Rehab

Substance use can be a means of distracting from uncomfortable feelings and maintaining relationships, but it often leads to deteriorating physical and mental well-being. In active addiction, chemical intake becomes prioritized over the need for emotional processing or looking after one’s body – this combination more likely results in broken interpersonal connections and health setbacks as opposed to the resolution.

It’s important to address the underlying causes of addiction while also remaining medically safe. A multi-medical approach to recovery that combines holistic therapies can be extremely helpful in overcoming these obstacles as they arise during recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.

Synonyms for Holistic Therapy

Holistic Therapy, also known as Body-Centered Psychotherapy, considers the individual as a whole, with mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.  

Make A Holistic Change Happen

There are many rehab centers in Las Vegas, and it can feel overwhelming to know which one is right for you.  If you are drawn to a holistic treatment model for drug rehab, consider which kind of program is best suited to your needs. Our treatment center is an oasis for addiction recovery, offering a compassionate, holistic treatment approach in our beautiful state-of-the-art facility. Now is always the best time to make an important life change, and we understand how much courage it takes to decide to reach out for help. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, contact us today

At Nestled Recovery, we offer a holistic addiction treatment in a boutique drug and alcohol rehab center based in Las Vegas, Nevada. We believe that a holistic addiction treatment is more important than ever for long-term recovery which is why we utilize a variety of psychotherapies and experiential therapies in all of our programs. Our signature 30-day program is limited to a maximum of 10 residents at all times, allowing us to offer individualized, compassionate care in a safe and comfortable environment.   

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We Whole-Heartedly Believe in the Holistic Model of Wellness

At The Nestled Recovery, we focus our treatments on the eight dimensions of wellness: physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, financial, and environmental. With this approach, we aim to create healthy habits that set our patients up for a lifetime of success and wellness.

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