Information from the Choices For Recovery staff about recovery modalities based in the latest science and research.
For centuries, civilization has regarded music as one of the most healing and beneficial implementations to society. From ceremonial lyrical rights of passage inductions to the synchronized chanting of Buddhist monks on CD, present day communities have found solace in the peaceful melodic influence of sound therapy.
It sounds kind of crazy, and we completely get it. Some refer to sound therapy as “vibrational medicine.” By using tuning forks, gongs and Tibetan singing bowls, those in the Eastern hemisphere found early on that a calming effect was easily achieved. Widening the scope of this powerful therapy, Eastern medicine has converted to alternative forms of therapy to help deter patients from the negative effects associated with external stressors.
Recovery from alcohol or other substance dependencies does not just focus on the physical transformation of the body. The three largest facets of health for recovering addicts are the body, mind, and spirit—all which are affected by diet. In the effort to promote optimal health, a holistic approach integrates a customized nutrition plan and regiment into the structured program treatment provides. For instance, nutrition classes and therapy surrounding eating disorders and unhealthy eating habits help addicts adopt healthier behaviors. The goal is to enable a physical recovery so that the mental and spiritual aspects of treatment have increased chances of succeeding. Nutrition is key in restoring this balance of health.
Drug and alcohol addiction is not a ‘one size fits all’ issue. Conversely, it cannot be treated with a ‘one size fits all’ approach. For many who are undergoing drug and alcohol treatment, different therapeutic groups are offered that specialize in treating their specific issues. As the needs of clients change, so too does the need for a different approach. Therapy has been used for centuries in one form or another and is a great opportunity to begin making positive changes while addressing core issues. With the different amounts of therapy available, it can become overwhelming to find the right therapist, or to know exactly what youre looking to get out of therapy.
Charlotte, NC is budding in the substance abuse treatment industry, and offers many different options that cater to the needs of everyone. Treatment looks different for everyone, as individual needs vary from person to person. Outpatient rehabilitation is offered in different facilities nationwide to help combat substance abuse and dual diagnosis. While many people need more intensive care, like inpatient and residential treatment, outpatient treatment allows individual’s to receive care while being able to maintain their normal day-to-day activities.
Outpatient treatment allows the individual to attend weekly groups more geared toward relapse prevention and other forms of substance abuse therapy. While inpatient and residential treatment involves living in housing offered by treatment centers, outpatient allows the person to maintain housing in the comfort of their own home, or in sober living housing while still receiving treatment.
Addiction recovery takes place when an individual recognizes they have a destructive substance abuse problem they can’t control, they’re motivated to change and willing to seek help. While medical detoxification will safely remove harmful substances from an individual’s body, addiction is as much a psychological disorder as a physical dependence. Facing difficult life situations typically bring out substance abuse and won’t necessarily cease cropping up, so it is vital for those in recovery honestly evaluate all that contributes to their addiction. Recovery happens not only in a treatment facility, but in the daily life of an addict after they leave. It involves creating a new life based on principals that promote sobriety, health and well-being.