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Published: January 28, 2020

When you begin the search for addiction treatment, you may hear many terms you don’t know. For example, you might read about dual diagnosis, individualized treatment, and holistic therapies. As you do more research, you’ve learned more about each of these terms. As a result, you may wonder, “Can holistic addiction treatment actually work?” When you come to Lakeview Health, we can answer this question and more. Contact us today to learn more about our addiction therapy programs.

What is Holistic Treatment?

Holistic treatments are therapy options that treat the entire person. When we refer to the person, in this case, we mean mind, body, and soul. We try to help you bring your life into balance.

The theory behind holistic therapy is that several parts make up a person. If one of those parts is injured or off-balance, the rest of the person won’t work correctly.
Another critical part of holistic therapy is the reminder that you are a person, not your addiction. Your addiction may be a part of you, but it doesn’t define you. As a result, we commit ourselves to help you get yourself back into balance. We do this by treating your addiction as well as your mind, body, and spirit.

Can Holistic Addiction Treatment Actually Work?

Even if you know what holistic treatment is, you may still have questions. A primary example is a question, “Can holistic addiction treatment actually work?” The short answer to this question is, “Yes.”

The holistic therapy options we offer can help you reset your mind and get into healthy habits. Moreover, some of the treatments we offer increase GABA, serotonin, and dopamine. Many drugs prevent these chemicals from releasing. By trying our holistic therapy options, you can retrain your brain to allow these chemicals to release naturally. That alone can significantly impact your recovery process.

For example, one of the treatment options we offer is yoga. During yoga, you will use various poses and breathing exercises. Now, on the outside, you may be wondering how this could help with addiction treatment. However, people practicing yoga report reduced stress and improvement of mental well-being. You’d probably agree that both of these benefits would be beneficial. This is especially important in a setting where you’re quite stressed and, perhaps, suffering from anxiety or depression as a result of withdrawal.

In addition to holistic therapy, we also offer a plethora of other addiction treatment therapies. For example, we offer:

Get Treatment at Lakeview

When you come to Lakeview Health, we can help you overcome your drug or alcohol addiction. If you’re wondering, “Can holistic addiction treatment actually work?” give us a call. We can answer that question and any others you may have.

At Lakeview, we treat:

To learn more about holistic therapy, or to enroll in one of our treatment programs, don’t hesitate. Contact Lakeview Health today by calling [Direct]. We can help you get on the road to sobriety.

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