Holistic Treatment

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Substance Use Disorders

By |2019-10-31T18:45:03-05:00October 30th, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holistic Treatment|

What Is CBT? When many people think of going to therapy, they are imagining the traditional Freudian psychoanalysis they've seen on TV and in movies. They picture laying on a comfy couch while a therapist asks about their childhood to determine how these experiences have caused their current problems. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is nothing [...]

Tweaking Your Diet to Control Drug and Alcohol Cravings

By |2019-09-11T16:41:27-05:00August 8th, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holistic Treatment|

Cravings Are Normal Experiencing cravings for drugs or alcohol is a normal part of the addiction recovery process. It's nothing to be ashamed of, although the experience can be uncomfortable. In most cases, cravings pass on their own within 10 to 15 minutes. However, you can help limit your cravings by tweaking your diet to [...]

Promote Lasting Sobriety by Spending Time in Nature

By |2019-09-11T17:03:30-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Exercising, Health, Holistic Treatment, Personal Growth, Practicing Recovery, Recommended Reading|

Did you know that experts believe most Americans spend about 90 percent of their day indoors? Our modern lifestyles often don't provide many opportunities to naturally spend time outside, which means we need to make a conscious effort to head outdoors. If you're in recovery, you should make it a goal to spend at least [...]

Using Writing to Further Your Recovery

By |2018-10-23T13:23:14-05:00March 7th, 2018|Aftercare, Holistic Treatment, Personal Growth|

While it won't cure substance abuse issues on its own, writing offers many therapeutic benefits to people in recovery. Even if you've never had the urge to jot down your thoughts in the past, writing can be a powerful tool for physical, mental, and spiritual healing. How Writing Helps in Addiction Recovery In today's fast-paced [...]

7 Surprising Benefits of Massage Therapy During Recovery

By |2018-10-23T13:45:50-05:00August 16th, 2017|Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holistic Treatment|

If you're interested in a holistic approach to addressing your substance abuse issues, massage therapy may be an option to consider. Although it's not a commonly used part of addiction treatment, massage therapy offers several benefits to people in recovery. Here are some of the reasons why: 1. Promotes Detoxification The squeezing and pulling motions [...]

Using Yoga to Promote a Lasting Recovery

By |2019-09-11T17:09:02-05:00July 19th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Exercising, Holistic Treatment|

While yoga is far from a cure for drug and alcohol addiction, a regular yoga practice can help promote a lasting recovery. Yoga is especially popular with those searching for a holistic way to address addiction treatment because it enhances the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga Is for Everyone Even if you don't consider yourself [...]

What Is the Whole-Person Care Approach to Recovery?

By |2019-09-11T17:09:41-05:00February 15th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holistic Treatment|

Addiction is not just a physical affliction nor is it only emotional or mental. When it comes to recovering from drug or alcohol abuse, a successful comprehensive plan should include ways of understanding and treating your body, mind, and spirit. That’s why gaining the ability to stop using drugs and alcohol is just one part [...]

Yoga and Meditation

By |2018-10-23T16:54:24-05:00October 24th, 2016|Aftercare, Holistic Treatment, Practicing Recovery|

Each resident at St. Joseph will have a treatment schedule that can include fitness, yoga and meditation. Yoga offers amazing physical benefits--from increasing flexibility to building muscle tone--but more importantly, those who practice yoga and meditation learn how to manage stress and deal with negative emotions. Yoga sessions at St. Joseph are integrated with a [...]

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The Chicken or the Egg?

By |2018-10-23T18:32:37-05:00July 15th, 2014|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Holistic Treatment|

If only life was a true reflection of the fairy tales our mothers read to us as small children.  There was a problem, with courage and determination it was overcome, and everyone could then live happily ever after.  The illusion was that there was only one problem, and that if it was resolved, everything else [...]

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