Healing the Mind Body Connection
Author: Bluff Plantation Editors
When you are dealing with addiction, a very careful approach must be taken if you are looking for a true recovery, rather than just a short term detox. More than half of addiction patients today relapse within nine months, something that is quite possibly due to the “quick fix” rehab centers that don’t give patients the tools they need for long-term recovery.
Fixing the body with a detox can be easy, at least for the short term. However, repairing the mind of an addict and recognizing how the mind and body are connected is much more complex. A recovery program that recognizes the mind-body connection allows for the type of recovery that can and will last.
To get this true mind and body recovery, it is very important that to choose addiction recovery planning and coaching that focuses on long-term recovery, including relapse prevention. Recent results have demonstrated that the most effective way to get long-term healing and prevent future relapse is to enter a multi-disciplinary holistic addiction treatment program, one that places a primary emphasis upon healing the mind body connection.
Why Holistic Addiction Treatment?
Holistic addiction treatment is a natural treatment that focuses on activating the body’s own ability to heal. Some addiction treatment centers may try a “step down” approach where the addict is prescribed new drugs to transition off the more severe drugs, potentially leading to escalated substance abuse.
The holistic recovery programs at Bluff Plantation focus on the entire body, looking for the reasons that the addiction occurred in the first place. This approach enables our doctors and staff to help patients heal their problems where they began, instead of administering a quick detox and pronouncing them “drug free.”
Addiction is complicated, and it involves much more than just the body. The mind is intimately connected in any addiction and it cannot be ignored for true healing to take place. While getting the body free of drugs may be the first step, finding the mind’s initial motivation for taking the drugs is key for recovery.
The Science of Comfort
It is important for addicts in recovery to adjust to a life of sobriety in an environment where they feel comfortable and relaxed.
The Bluff Plantation grounds cover over 170 beautiful acres of prime land overlooking the Savannah River in Augusta. The profusion of green grass, the colorful flowers, and the charming old style southern architecture all combine to make for an atmosphere that people are immediately drawn to.
The cottages where patients reside offer all the of amenities of home and more. We offer an esteemed level of service, from the accommodations to the food, ensuring that patients feel like valued guests on a journey to recovery.
We do all we can to give patients the tools they need for a true recovery. Discovering the mind-body connection – and healing both the mind and the body – is only the start.
Concerned about drug or alcohol dependency or addiction? Whether it is you or someone who you care for deeply, we are here to help. Call us anytime or send us a message now.