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Addiction – A Symptom of a Deeper Problem

girl standing on rocks covered in fogIf you have an addiction, you know that it can be a serious problem. Your health is affected, your finances are affected, your family and friends are often affected, and depending on the source of the addiction, you might even find that your ability to hold a job and have a home or healthy family can be affected.

If you have a loved one, you probably understand the gravity of having an addiction. The thing that so many people don’t realize is that this issue has more to do with something deeper underneath that’s going on emotionally.

Physical Illnesses Show Symptoms, so Do Mental Ones

When considering that addiction is a mental illness of sorts or a chronic condition, we also need to consider that, like other illnesses, addiction is simply what you can see of a much deeper, possibly buried, emotional problem that needs to be addressed. For example, people with PTSD, or who are abused as children might turn to drugs or alcohol to help them feel normal.

This is a common way of trying to cope with the feelings they struggle with and give them the chance to feel normal. Unfortunately, what actually happens is that an addiction can develop. But for the person choosing to abuse alcohol or substances, it’s about self-medicating and trying to feel better.

Getting to the Heart of the Problem

Because addiction is a symptom of a deeper problem, it’s important to seek treatment when working to overcome an addiction. This is the only way that you will be able to resolve the deep emotional or mental issues that might actually be driving you to want to continue using or drinking, as individual therapy can go a long way in helping you to understand yourself and learn to cope with the situations in your life that have left a lasting, harmful impression.

Without coming to terms with situations and learning how to deal with them, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to truly overcome your addiction.

Holistic rehabs offer life-changing recovery approaches, combined with proven treatment methods such as individual therapy that can help you to understand what’s really happening in your heart and mind and start to heal that, allowing the symptom of your addiction to diminish.

With time, and effort, many who choose to attend holistic rehab find that they are living a balanced, healthy life that is free of addiction. If you want to start getting clean and sober, and holistic treatment sounds like something you might enjoy, give us a call today. We can help you get on the road to a healthy recovery.

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Can Total Wellness Really Help You Overcome Your Addiction?

image of pink flowers at sunsetWhen you think about total wellness, you might have certain things in your head. People have images of monks sitting in prayer all day when they think of being totally well, but this isn’t the case. Total wellness is something that many people can achieve, and it can be life-changing when you do. So, the question becomes, can it help you to overcome your addiction?

The short answer is that yes it absolutely can. In fact, more and more people are discovering that when they embrace total wellness and a holistic lifestyle, they are much more likely to get – and stay – clean and sober than if they tried to overcome their addiction on their own.

It’s Not a Magic Pill, But it is Effective

It’s important to note that total wellness is not a magic pill. This is partly due to the fact that it simply doesn’t happen overnight. Getting to be truly well in mind, body and spirit takes time – and work. However, for many, that focus is enough to keep them from wanting to use or drink, and at least helps them to fight through the difficult cravings that we all have.

The work isn’t without rewards, though, as with each new technique you try and practice, you will see results in so many different areas of your life. For example, when you eat healthy foods, you’ll notice that you feel good and have more energy. When you release the tension and toxins in your body, you’ll feel more relaxed and able to live without fear, anxiety, and worry.

You’ll also stop hurting, and start being able to enjoy being active.

Spiritual Healing Counts, too

One of the things that many people ignore when they work on their addiction recovery is their spirit. The spirit is essential because it helps you to feel like you’re where you belong in your life. Your spirit also helps you to connect with your world.

When you choose to attend a holistic rehab, you’re going to learn how to connect with your spirit through meditation and even Yoga, so you can face each day feeling like you are right where you belong, and stay calm and anxiety-free.

Total wellness can help you to get a long way toward achieving your addiction recovery goals, and we can help you to find a great holistic rehab that gives you an edge when it comes to mind, body and spiritual balance and wellness approaches. So why not give us a call and get started on your recovery journey today?

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Holistic Recovery – An Option When You Think Nothing Will Work

Holistic recovery might be an option when you think that you have run out of them, as is common in cases of addiction. Unfortunately, too many people who struggle with addictions think that a one-size-fits-all approach is better than nothing so they try it, but when it doesn’t work, they find that they feel like nothing will.

Did you know that there are lots of people who struggle with addictions out there that have gone through every kind of treatment program they can imagine and are still struggling with using or drinking? It’s true, but studies now find that it might just be a matter of the type of treatment that you go for, and if it works well for you and your needs.

Holistic is Different

You might not realize how different holistic recovery is, and that’s okay. No, you don’t have to sit and meditate all day long, but if that’s what you like to do and it’s helping you to heal your total mind, body, and spirit, then go ahead. You’re also not going to have to have a ton of acupuncture if you don’t like it, and your days aren’t filled up with wraps and massages like if you were at a spa retreat.

Massages have a purpose, as does every other method that you’ll experience in holistic rehab, of helping you to reduce toxins and tension, calm your mind and help to heal your body. Holistic treatment is different than other addiction treatment methods, and it might just be what you really need to help you start enjoying your recovery journey and stick to it.

When You’re Ready….

When you’re ready to give holistic recovery a try, or if it just sounds interesting and you want to know more, give us a call. We specialize in helping people just like you find the right holistic rehab to meet their needs. From making the most of your insurance coverage to helping you find a place where you can really feel confident that you’re going to enjoy and connect with, our caring staff knows about living total wellness and overcoming addiction.

So why not give us a call today? We’re eager to help you because we know how wonderful overcoming your addiction can be, and we want to give you the best start in your new life as possible!

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Embracing a Healthy Recovery – What Quitting Your Addiction can Do For Your Body

girl doing yoga at sunriseAt the very beginning, embracing a healthy recovery can be really difficult. When you’re going through detox, the last thing you’re thinking about is how healthy you’re going to feel in just a couple months. It’s hard to see that far ahead when you’re struggling not to use your drug of choice because you’re feeling so sick.

However, when you’re working on overcoming your addiction, making the most of your newfound health can offer you tremendous benefits, and for some, even keeps them determined to keep going strong.

  • You are less stressed. Believe it or not, one of the biggest benefits of embracing a healthy recovery is that you’re less stressed. Of course, you’ll need to work on reducing stress levels that come from other factors, like your work, but your addiction actually creates a ton of stress for you to have to carry around. The worries over whether you’ll be able to get the money to get high or drunk, whether you’ll get caught with illegal substances or driving while intoxicated, and legal problems that can develop, are pretty heavy. Stopping using or drinking can change all of these things in the blink of an eye.
  • Your essential organs begin to heal. You know that funny heartbeat you would sometimes get from using or drinking? What about when you would get a wound that didn’t heal, or how you used to get so sick when you tried to eat? Your organs have been suffering from your addiction, and embracing a healthy recovery can help you to begin getting better and feeling great, too.
  • Your skin looks better. While you’re healing on the inside, you’re also healing on the outside. Your skin will look better, your hair will look better, and you might even find that you get some healthy color in your cheeks.
  • You’ll learn that you can succeed. One of the things that many people who are successfully overcoming their addictions report is that they find they actually can succeed. It’s tremendously empowering to find that you can make it through each day without relapsing. That success carries over into all aspects of life.

It’s probably the most notable that when you start working on embracing a healthy recovery, you get to wake up in the morning feeling good. You won’t be sick, you won’t be shaky, and you won’t feel like you have to rush out the door to get your hands on your next fix or drink.

Overcoming addiction is hard. Embracing a healthy recovery isn’t easy, either, but holistic rehab makes it easy. So, why not give us a call today and see how we can help you get started on your healthy recovery journey?

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Addiction Recovery that Feels Good – Holistic Treatment Helps

girl in white dress staring into oceanWouldn’t it be nice to find addiction recovery that actually feels good? Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to stop using or drinking and actually be able to enjoy the benefits of it? Now you can, because holistic treatment actually makes this happen for you.

Okay, so it’s still rehab. It’s still addiction treatment, and you’re still going to be going through recovery from your addiction, which isn’t fun. But, if you’re going to choose to attend rehab, you might as well choose a program that focuses on helping you to feel good while you’re getting clean and sober.

What Makes Holistic Treatment Different?

For people who want to find addiction recovery that feels good, holistic rehab might be the answer to their prayers. Through different, holistic methods, your body is attended in an effort to stop many of the aches, pains and physical symptoms that often accompany overcoming an addiction.

Massages are common in this type of addiction treatment. The idea is to help speed the removal of toxins from the body and help ease the painful tension that can build up.

Acupuncture is another common holistic treatment method that many report is quite helpful. It targets parts of the body that help to reduce cravings and urges for your substance of choice.

Nutrition and yoga and exercise are also a significant focus in holistic rehab. This is because the foods you eat help your body to heal and repair and staying active helps to ease stress, and stimulate circulation, among other things. Yoga helps to keep you flexible and strong, which is often lacking when you’re in active addiction.

What Aspects of Holistic Treatment Stay the Same?

Keep in mind that some parts of holistic addiction treatment stay the same. The features that are proven effective throughout the addiction treatment industry are still prevalent in holistic rehab. You’ll enjoy individual therapy, as well as group therapy. This helps you to get to the heart of your addiction, and also build a strong support system in group treatment.

Mindfulness and meditation are also common in holistic rehab, just as they are common in traditional addiction treatment programs, simply because they work. When it comes to meditation, however, holistic treatment focuses on incorporating it into your whole life.

If you’re looking for addiction recovery that feels good, holistic rehab might be a great fit for you. Give us a call today, and we can help you to explore your treatment options and find an addiction treatment program that you can really feel great about. Since you need to do it anyway, why not consider addiction treatment that feels good?

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Holistic Rehab Doesn’t Have to Be Unaffordable

road under a thicket of treesFor many, the idea of holistic rehab sounds good, but it just feels too unaffordable. The idea of having a chance to start a healthy recovery with the help of a treatment program that works on total mind, body, and spiritual wellness is so appealing to so many who struggle with an addiction. Unfortunately, too many people don’t pursue attending a holistic treatment facility because they just think that they cannot afford to go.

When we think of holistic treatment, we have images of the uber-rich enjoying time beside a pool, looking glamorous, enjoying massages and gourmet meals. The average person believes that they are simply “not good enough,” to attend a holistic treatment program.

This couldn’t be farther from the truth, and there are many ways that holistic rehab can be made to be much more affordable.

  • Insurance, insurance, insurance. If you have health insurance, you will probably find that it covers at least part of your stay at a holistic rehab facility. While it might not cover some of the extras, like your gourmet meals or your daily massage, you might find that these options can be tweaked to be made more affordable. However, you never know what you’ll wind up paying until you give us a call and let us check into it for you.
  • Payment plans. Many rehabs offer affordable payment plans, and believe it or not, you’ll probably find that many holistic rehabs do the same. This is great news because even if you find you wind up owing a little something beyond what your insurance will cover, you might not have all the funds at one time. A payment plan can make it affordable to attend holistic rehab.
  • You might qualify for government funding. Yes, government funding for addiction treatment does exist, and it’s becoming more and more available with time. So, consider looking into this option if you’re having a hard time coming up with the funding for your stay in holistic rehab.
  • A little help from friends and loved ones. Your parents might not be able to afford to pay the whole tab for your stay in a holistic treatment program, but you might find that they can afford to help with a few payments, and that can make a significant difference in how much rehab costs you. It’s scary, especially when you’ve probably burned a lot of bridges, but if you ask to help with a few payments after you’ve shown you’re committed to your recovery, you might find that your loved ones are receptive to the idea.

Holistic rehab is an excellent addiction treatment option for many who want to start kicking their addictions, and it doesn’t have to be out of reach financially when you know how many ways you can cover the cost of your stay.

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Kicking Your Addiction – How Will You Do It?

girl doing yoga at sunriseNo matter how you choose to get started kicking your addiction, there is no denying it’s really hard to do. It’s not easy to overcome something that has become such a huge part of you, and for most of us, there is true fear associated with choosing to start living clean and sober. Luckily, you have choices when it comes to the how you will get to your new life, and those choices can make all the difference.

Understanding the Difference in Types of Addiction Treatment

There are different types of addiction treatment that you can choose from, and it’s caused many different treatment models to emerge over the years. These programs are essential in helping you to feel like you’re living a healthy, addiction-free life.

As you go through your recovery journey, you’ll discover that by feeling connected and part of something, you can boost your success tremendously, so finding a rehab option that really works for you is essential in overcoming your addiction.

Take a look at the different treatment options available to you before you decide to go to the first choice that someone throws out there for you. Decide what you want, and what will be most beneficial to you and your personal journey before you choose just any rehab.

Making a Solid Treatment Choice

You’ll also want to consider things like insurance coverage because having your treatment covered by your insurance can cause a big drop in what you’ll have to pay out of pocket. This can make your rehab stay affordable.

Once you know what your insurance will cover, you should think about all the other choices you have. Kicking your addiction is much easier when you’re in line with the treatment program that works for you. It’s also much more effective when you feel like you belong and are able to really connect with others in your treatment program.

You should think about whether or not you feel like you’re able to make strong connections during this time. Building a strong sobriety network will help you to feel less alone during your recovery journey. If you can, make a visit to the treatment facility you’re considering, and if not, a phone call can help you get a feel for the counselors and staff that you’ll be working with.

Keep in mind that you can’t waste time thinking about where you’ll go to rehab. Sometimes, you have to make the choice to just go and trust that you have done all the research you can, and you’ve made a great choice. When you’re ready, we can help.

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Holistic Living – It Feels Good to Feel Good

If you’re thinking about holistic living, you might not realize how good it can feel to feel good in your life. You might be thinking that the concept of living holistically is too “new-agey,” for you. Maybe it’s too “weird.” Or, maybe it’s right on for what you need and you just haven’t discovered the benefits yet.

So, why do so many people choose to attend this type of rehab and embrace holistic living in their recovery and their lives? Well, there are lots of benefits to choosing this type of lifestyle, but for those who are working on overcoming their addiction in this way, the recovery benefits can’t be underestimated.

  • It gives you a feeling of calm during difficult times. When you’re embracing holistic living, you’re working on trying to help your whole body, mind, and spirit. This usually means that you get to do some meditating, deep breathing, practice some Yoga and focus on mindfulness. This helps to give many a sense of calm and serenity with both their recovery and their place in life. This added calm can really make a difference when you’re feeling tired and overwhelmed with the journey.
  • It boosts your total health. When you’re feeling mentally stressed, it can make your body feel stressed and tense. When you’re struggling with both mental and physical stress, you’re also likely to notice that you’re dispirited. You’re feeling… Down. When you’re focused on holistic living, you’re not only taking care of your physical body and getting rest, you’re also focusing on strong mental health, and spiritual health, which gives you peace, balance, and even spiritual joy.
  • The focus on living naturally helps you to feel in control. Holistic living often allows those that embrace it to finally be in control of things they might not have had control over in the past. From making informed decisions regarding the foods you eat to having the ability to push down fear and worry and control where you are in your emotional life, the ability for many to be able to control many aspects of your life can make you want to enjoy your journey more.

Living holistically isn’t about being different, or strange. It’s not hard, and it doesn’t have to be a major undertaking. You don’t have to feel like you’re struggling with your recovery, or like you’re drowning in your journey anymore. Let us help you find the right holistic rehab so you can begin a healthy, well-balanced recovery journey.

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The Power of Nature for a Healthy Recovery Journey

Have you considered the power of nature when it comes to living a healthy recovery journey? Why do so many recovery experts recommend spending time gardening, going for a walk outside or just getting out and breathing a bit if there isn’t something good there?

It turns out that nature can actually be a powerful holistic healer when it comes to making sure you stay your healthiest, most well-balanced self. But how does it work, and how can you put the benefits to work for you?

  • Taking a walk outside has been shown to have significant stress relieving potential. Some say that the natural rhythm of nature helps to calm your body, and that, in turn, drops your blood pressure and helps you to ease feelings of anxiety. Plus, if you’re getting sunshine, you’re fighting off the blues. Even better is that by getting some exercise, you’re increasing the chances that you’ll enjoy a good sleep, and helping to keep extra weight at bay.
  • Gardening has been shown to be soothing, and for many, it’s that project that they need to help them feel like they have a purpose. It might seem strange to have the reason you keep going be watering your cucumber crop, but if it gets you through, then its well worth it. As an added plus, there has been research that suggests that a certain bacteria in some types of soil can actually boost your overall happiness.
  • Just taking some time to sit outdoors and take in the sounds of nature and the fresh air can be significantly powerful when it comes to a healthy recovery journey. When you allow yourself to disconnect from the stressors of life and just sit and listen to what’s happening outside, you will likely find that you are calmed and soothed. In fact, practicing just sitting in nature can have tremendous health benefits, and some suggest that all aspects of nature give off much-needed energy that you may just absorb a bit of.

No matter what your reasoning for embracing the power of nature in your recovery journey, there is no denying how good it can feel to spend a whole day outdoors. When you go in, you might be pleasantly tired, but feel a bit more free and relaxed than if you were to sit inside all day long.

So, why not find out how holistic rehabs incorporate the power of nature to help their residents enjoy a healthy recovery? Give us a call, and let us help you find the right holistic treatment program for you today.

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Positivity – How This Powerful Tool Can Change The Way You Do Recovery

girl standing on rocks covered in fogPositivity is more powerful than most people ever imagined it could be, and when it comes to addiction recovery, it can change the way that you do all aspects of your journey. Why is being positive every day essential to a healthy recovery? How can you apply it to your every day? What are the changes you can expect to see?

The Benefits of Positivity

When you’re practicing positivity in your recovery journey, you’re making it a point to see the good in everything. You know you’ll overcome your addiction, it’s just going to take time. When things get tough, you’re much more likely to keep going if you’re thinking positively than if you were to keep thinking negatively like you’re used to.

You might also find that positivity helps to keep you healthier. Yes, when you’re upbeat and happy for what you have right in this moment, you’re much more likely to feel good, sleep well, and even be able to fight common problems like chronic pain.

Add that to the fact that most successful people have said that by staying positive, they stay determined, and they accomplish all that they set out to do, because they are positive that they are on the right track toward living the lives they want to live, and you’ve got some pretty strong reasons to practice it in your day.

When Things Look So Bad, It’s Even More Important

So, if you’re one of those people that believes that positivity is all about blowing happy smoke all over the place, this is where you need help. Being positive isn’t about ignoring all the bad things going on, it’s about embracing the good things that are happening. It’s about knowing how to make yourself feel better when things are bad by seeing the good changes taking place in your life because of your current efforts.

Take your recovery. Yes, it’s hard. Yes, it’s painful, and some days you will feel like you’re treading water and getting nowhere. It’s okay, tomorrow’s a new day and you’ve got this because lots of good things have already happened. Being able to accept when things aren’t great, but keep moving forward anyway can give you a whole new level of strength that you didn’t know you had. That can keep you going so you can enjoy a healthy, successful recovery journey.

Holistic rehab offers the tools and skills you need to get and stay positive throughout your recovery journey, and you might just wonder why you’ve waited so long to try it. Give us a call and let us help you find the right holistic treatment option available, so you can start enjoying more positivity today!