Holistic Drug Rehabilitation

What is Holistic? Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person. The belief being that the body, mind, spirit, and emotions are all interlinked in the quest for optimal health and wellness. According to the holistic medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life.

Practitioners of Holistic medicine believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In other words if people have imbalances like physical, emotional, or spiritual it will negatively affect their overall health.

When a treatment programs uses a holistic approach they will try to avoid using medication to treat addiction.   The idea is to use things like nutrition and exercise to help the body heal without the need for outside substances.  This makes sense since addicts are generally in such a poor state physically and naturally feel better when a daily routine is implemented of nutrition, exercise, rest and vitamin supplements.

In today’s society we see that people are becoming more health-conscious.  As a result this theory of a holistic approach is becoming more popular and is being incorporated more often in treatment programs if not completely based on it.  The theory’s workability is that by healing the body, the mind will also be more healthy and able to respond to mental treatment.