Holistic Care at Recovery Ways
Recovery Ways offers a holistic treatment approach to addiction. This means that we focus on the whole person, not just the addiction. We work to achieve a healthier balance between mind, body, and spirit through the holistic care program in UT. Many people who suffer from addiction also suffer from co-occurring disorders and unhealthy lifestyle choices. There are many ways that Recovery Ways implements this holistic approach. Some of the ways include 12-Step Facilitation, Recreational Therapy, Sensory Integration Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacotherapy, relapse prevention, spiritual and religious growth, and integration back in the community, family therapy, and individual therapy in Utah. We offer healthy food in our facilities and talk about the importance of a healthy diet as well as using exercise and fitness as a tool to stay healthy and avoid relapse. We practice meditation, yoga, and other de-stressing methods. The holistic care program is very personalized and patient-centered giving them more control and involvement in their treatment plan. Patients are taught the importance of sleep, diet, exercise, spirituality, therapy, and how they all affect recovery. Patients will be able to identify the causes of their addiction, learn to resist cravings, increase their self-confidence, increase their physical fitness, and overall reducing the appeal of alcohol or drugs.
Many addicts also suffer from one or more co-occurring disorder which led to or were caused by the drug use. By treating the co-occurring disorder alongside the addiction the patient understands and learns how to deal with any mood or personality disorders they may have. All patients learn about stressors and triggers for them and how to cope with them in a healthy way. Our individual, group and family participation therapies in Utah offer patients a chance to understand themselves and others better. We teach patients way to deal with their pain, agitation, anxiety, sadness, tiredness, and stressors with our sensory integration therapy, yoga, meditation, and other practices. We uncover what led to the addiction in the first place and help them re-learn how to think about life challenges. Our group therapy and family therapies allow them to work on their communication skills, problem-solving and listening.
Drug and alcohol abuse take a great toll on the body. Sometimes the damage done cannot be repaired but with a holistic approach, Recovery Ways teaches patients the importance of the body and healthy living. Introducing healthy foods to the patients and teaching them proper nutrition and the importance of it, helps patients understand the effect it has on them and their lives. We offer healthy food options for breakfast, lunch,dinner, and snacks . In company with the daily exercise the patients participate in, they start to see the importance of a healthy body. Implementing an exercise routine can reduce stress and boredom while strengthening the body and releasing endorphins to make patients feel better. We also use recreational therapy to that focuses on leisure education, building healthy relationships, creating trust in oneself and others, building competence, reliability, independence, enjoyment of sober fun, experiencing life, increasing one’s self-worth, and motivation. Exercise helps restore the brain and even increases nerve connections in the brain. With a steady exercise routine, the brain can be restored to a normal state.