Sustainable Recovery: Exploring Alternative Treatments for Drug Rehabilitation

When it comes to drug rehab, there are numerous paths to recovery, but the most effective healing happens when you’re taking care of your spiritual, psychological and physical needs. In other words, when you take an integrative approach to healing all aspects of yourself that have suffered as a result of addiction, you can find true recovery in the safest, most supportive, most profound way possible.

Here’s a look at some alternative drug addiction treatment options that can effectively create space for transformation in your life:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

CBT is a type of talk therapy aimed at helping you reframe your negative thought patterns into positive (i.e. more accurate) ones. Because your thoughts form the basis of your actions, behaviors and habits, this therapy has been proven effective for many mental health disorders and is widely used in drug addiction treatment.

Trauma-focused CBT treats trauma (which often underlies drug addiction) with CBT techniques like psychoeducation, cognitive processing, relaxation, emotion regulation and narrative work.

Epigenetics

Our bodies are constantly adding to and reshaping our genetic structure. By working deep within your energetic blueprint, you can change our behaviors to positively affect your DNA, shifting your genetics away from their supposed predisposition to addiction.

Organic Superfood Nutrition Therapy

Mounting Western research is proving what Eastern medicine has taught for millennia: the link between your gut health and psychological wellbeing. Natural foods and herbs, fresh from the Earth, are powerful weapons against the physical and emotional toxicities brought on by years of active drug use. A diet of organic superfoods, designed specifically for your recovery, can provide the strength, vitality and cellular repair you need to bring your body into balance and thrive.  

Energy Work

Energy medicine is a powerful way to effectively support your addiction recovery without using prescription drugs. Based on understandings of energy flow that are foundational to Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reiki, Healing Touch and other energy therapies can help release frozen trauma and emotional blockages that keep you stuck in unwanted patterns.

Now is the Time for Sustainable Change

At The Sanctuary, our Integrative Addiction Recovery program has successfully helped countless people who were caught in cycles of addiction live their lives more fully than they ever thought they could. Unlike 12-Step models or fear-based approaches to recovery, we believe that by changing your beliefs, you’re able to change your life. And it all starts by embracing the power of your heart.

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To learn how alternative treatment techniques can help to lift you out of addiction, call us at (877) 710-3385 or email us at info@sanctuary.net today.