Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment

Is the Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment Beneficial?


Holist Approach, Luxury, Upscale, Executive, these terms have become synonymous to drug rehabs and medical detox centers in and around Los Angeles and Southern California. We even see and hear such terms being used with respect to mental health recovery services as well. The real question, however, is whether or not actually having a Holistic Approach can truly create a positive impact as opposed to a non holistic approach.


What is a Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment?


Holistic means taking the whole person into account. A Holistic Approach treats addiction from all angles, medical and non-medical. Instead of focusing on physical symptoms, treatment emphasizes each individual patient’s unique complexities. Patients have an opportunity to reach lasting Recovery through the Holistic approach to Addiction Treatment.


While there are fewer medical detox centers than substance abuse treatment facilities around the country, the fact remains that both service types have seen many companies adopt the use of such terminology in their descriptions. Unfortunately, however, many companies do not truly follow suit as described. Therefore it is very important to do your research, regardless of whether it’s for medical detox, addiction treatment or sober living housing!


Facilities offering more upscale and holistic recovery services will often times introduce services that are generally not seen in mid-level detox and rehab centers.


Examples of such service might be:

  • Therapeutic massage services
  • Acupuncture
  • Advanced therapies like Neuro-feedback and EMDR
  • Organic and more nutritious meals
  • Specialty physical fitness services
  • And more…


Does the addition of holistic, luxury and other higher-end recovery services like these truly impact the quality of care?


First and foremost, the client has to have some level of true desire to get sober. Whether we’re dealing with a short stay in medical detox or a longer stay in some sort of residential treatment center, there must be at least some element of desire to change on the part of the patient. Beyond that however, there’s no question that the addition of such specialty services can positively impact one’s journey to recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.


Considering that substance abuse and mental health issues are thought to be 3-fold diseases, that being of mind, body and spirit, most treatment professionals would agree that attacking the illness from all sides would make the greatest impact. Can we say that luxury accommodations and holistic treatment is at the very core of addiction treatment?


Of course not!


Can they create more positive and healthy mindsets within the overall recovery process?


Yes, absolutely!

When it comes to medical detox and drug rehabs of this caliber, Los Angeles and Southern California in general tend to lead the way. From Malibu to Newport Beach to Palm Springs and so forth, the options are plentiful…


For more information on medical detoxification from drug and alcohol addictions at Victory Detox Center please call 24/7 at (800) 908-1629