When it comes to addiction treatment, there is a growing presence of holistic treatment options. This is due to the increasing understanding of how our mental and physical health influence each other. Our minds and bodies are connected and thus must be treated together to overcome addiction and other mental health disorders. One holistic treatment that is important to recovery is group therapy. It’s especially important for women who need support from their peers to recover from addiction.
That’s why clients can expect scientifically backed and quality holistic treatment at Painted Desert Recovery to help them recover. With so many options to choose from, anyone can find a treatment plan right for them. As a women’s-only treatment center, women have a unique place to recover in comfort and safety. To understand why Painted Desert Recovery offers the treatments that it does, we must first understand what holistic treatment is and why it’s so effective.
What Does It Mean to Receive Holistic Treatment?
When someone receives holistic treatment, it means that their mind and body are given equal attention. The mind and body influence each other. When one part is sick, it will cause the other to fall sick as well. It’s why when someone is anxious, they also feel physical symptoms such as a racing heart or upset stomach. When it comes to addiction, it means promoting a healthy mind and body. If someone feels well, they are less likely to engage in substance use, as it’s no longer “needed” to make them feel better.
Clients can feel safe in the knowledge that all holistic treatments offered at Painted Desert Recovery are scientifically backed. This means these therapies have been tested and peer-reviewed, and found to be effective and safe. Some commonly used therapies can be classified as holistic treatment. For example, it’s well known that changing your diet and exercising more can improve mental health. As a result, one can find nutritional therapy as a part of addiction treatment. Some places will add the spirit as something to be treated alongside the mind and body. The spirit refers to self-esteem, confidence, and motivation. These can be nurtured in therapies like yoga, which is also a type of holistic treatment.
How Do Support Groups Tie Into Holistic Treatment?
Support groups and group therapy are types of holistic treatment because they help people improve all aspects of themselves. This is done in several ways. One is that people in a support group can share wisdom. This allows people to caution others about mistakes that they have experienced themselves. For example, someone might warn another about the importance of brushing their teeth, no matter how tired they feel, because they have experienced costly and extensive dental work.
Another way that support groups tie into holistic treatment is that they encourage someone to stick with a goal. Someone might make a goal to exercise more, but it’s easy to fail a goal when you have nobody cheering you on. When someone has encouragement, they are more likely to make and stick with healthy choices. This includes practicing healthy coping skills, taking care of their bodies, and engaging in self-care.
When it comes to addiction treatment, support groups help others stay in recovery. Support groups are made up of peers, so they understand what it’s like to struggle. When they are struggling, they can trust that members of their support group can help them through it without resorting to substance use. Sometimes, support group members can encourage each other to seek help when it’s needed, keeping people in recovery.
Why Women-Only Support Groups Are Important
There needs to be safe spaces for women in recovery. That is because many women have experienced trauma and sexism throughout their lives. It’s bad enough that about one in three women worldwide have experienced some form of sexual and domestic violence. Trauma is difficult to recover from on its own. It’s especially difficult if someone continues to be re-traumatized. Women are also routinely talked down to, ignored, or told to be quiet. The result of this is women who feel as though they are struggling alone, with no safe place to turn to.
Having women-only support groups aids in the effectiveness of holistic treatment. Women understand the struggles of other women, allowing them a place to fully express themselves without fear of judgment or ridicule. These support groups allow women to discuss women’s issues without being silenced and talked over. It also allows women to be more comfortable and trust that they are safe in holistic treatment. With this support and quality treatment, women can fully recover from their addiction and live a happy, sober life.
To learn more about how Painted Desert Recovery utilizes effective holistic treatment to aid in women’s recovery, contact us today. Helping women recover from addiction doesn’t just help the individual, it helps our society as a whole.
It can be hard to be a woman in addiction treatment. Not many people can understand the unique troubles women regularly deal with. Even in mixed support groups, women often feel ignored, talked over, or talked down to. That’s why at Painted Desert Recovery in New Harmony, Utah, we utilize women’s only support groups as part of our holistic-focused addiction treatment. By being able to fully express themselves without fear of judgment or being ignored, women can finally begin the healing process. With this support, many women have achieved recovery and have gone on to live happy, sober lives. To learn more about how Painted Desert Recovery can help you or a loved one recover from addiction, call (844) 540-0353.