One of the goals I have with each of my clients is to make sure the recommendations I give for treatment are personalized and right for the individual. There are a wide variety of treatment programs all across the country that provide excellent rehabilitation services and aftercare options. In many cases I like to use referrals where the treatment center has a holistic, whole body approach which means that the entire body and mind are treated. At treatment centers that provide this type of treatment often times they have luxury or premium services that can be utilized to make the most out of the rehab experience. Here are the top 10 at many I have seen:
- Psychotherapy Psychotherapy is one of the cornerstones of any good treatment center, holistic or traditional. Often times psychotherapy includes group therapy with all of the members of the community as well as one ore more staff members. Psychotherapy can also mean family therapy and individual therapy
- Art Therapy Art therapy is not for everyone but in many cases individuals are able to express emotions and let go of deep issues through the use of art therapy. By utilizing your inner creativity you can work through things that might have been left untouched.
- Cooking as Therapy Cooking in and of itself is therapeutic. It is a nurturing activity and can help clients regain healthy eating habits that are essential to a happy and full life. Cooking as therapy creates community and ingnites passions
- EMDR EMDR which is the acronym for Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a type of psychotherapy used to deal with traumatic events. This type of therapy helps individuals create better coping mechanisms and deal with past trauma.
- Equine Therapy Equine therapy is widely used in holistic treatment approaches and horses provide an wonderful way for youth and adults to interact where other treatment methods have failed.
- Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy for addiction has been used to help work through difficult issues and cravings and can be used in conjunction with other methods to help retrain the brain and prevent relapse.
- Fitness Therapy In many cases individuals who have been using or drinking for a long time will be physically out of shape to the point that it affects their energy level and overall well-being. Physical fitness is key to full recovery.
- Neurofeedback (NFB) Neurofeedback is a biofeedback that uses electroencephalography to receive feedback about what is going on in the brain. This information can be used by a person and has been shown to be effective in treating substance abuse, ADHD, anxiety and other disorders
- Meditation If you can quiet your mind enough, meditation is an excellent way to bring peace and deal with addiction, cravings and help prevent relapse
- Nutrition Counseling Taking care of the whole body is essential to the recovery process from drugs and alcohol. With the guidance of a nutritionist this can make a world of difference during rehabilitation.
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Cindy Nichols is the founder of 411 Intervention, a full-service intervention resource that helps individuals with addiction issues find treatment solutions. You can see an interview with Cindy here on Recovery Now TV.