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You may have heard the term holistic treatment in addiction recovery. But what is it? And who can benefit from it? Holistic treatment is a holistic approach to treating the whole person, not just the disease symptoms. Holistic addiction recovery doesn’t discount traditional treatment methods but instead uses holistic approaches to addiction treatment in combination with them.

Although standard addiction treatment methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Treatment and Medication Assisted Treatments have been widely accepted and used in the field, holistic approaches can be helpful to curb withdrawal symptoms and provide coping tools to help prevent relapse. They also help with mental and spiritual well-being and overall quality of life.

What is Holistic Addiction Recovery?

The holistic approach to addiction treatment is becoming more popular in addiction recovery. In addition, it can be incorporated into other standard therapies.

Holistic treatment can be described as a broad term that refers to an “all-person” approach to addiction treatment. It includes focusing on mental and physical health and other aspects of an individual’s health, such as spiritual well-being. Holistic Therapy is based on integrating the individual’s mind, body, emotions, and spirituality.

Holistic addiction treatment addresses the whole person, not just a specific symptom or aspect. Holistic treatment is designed to improve the overall well-being of an individual, not just treat a particular behavior or symptom.

While holistic approaches are distinct from traditional psychotherapeutic approaches, there is an alternative field called “holistic psychotherapy.” This combines both of them.

Holistic psychotherapy, which combines standard talk therapy such as psychoanalysis and cognitive behavior therapy with non-traditional holistic therapies like hypnotherapy or breathwork, is perhaps the most notable. You will find holistic therapies being used in many addiction treatment centers today.

Does Holistic Treatment have any evidence-based basis?

Most addiction treatment involves evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Treatment and Medication Assisted Therapy. However, insurance does not cover holistic therapies as there isn’t as much empirical evidence to support their effectiveness. However, holistic treatment can still be highly effective.

Research has shown holistic therapies can provide many benefits, including increased well-being, a greater sense of self, and decreased anxiety or depression.

While holistic treatment may seem counter-productive to psychotherapeutic and pharmaceutical approaches to recovery, they can all be used in conjunction with each other when done correctly by addiction specialists.

For example, cognitive Behavioral Therapy and medication-assisted treatment can be combined with holistic therapies like meditation, exercise, and nutritional Therapy.

What are some examples of holistic addiction treatment?

In the field of addiction recovery, there are many holistic treatment options. These are some of the most common holistic treatment options for addiction recovery:

  • Biofeedback and Neurofeedback
  • Art, music, and writing therapy
  • Yoga
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Exercise
  • Herbal and plant medicines
  • Acupuncture
  • Reiki
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Sound Therapy
  • Shamanic Healing
  • Energy Healing
  • Breathwork
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Kirtan
  • Tai Chi
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Massage Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Nature Therapy
  • Equine Therapy and Other Animal Therapies

Hathaway Recovery offers holistic addiction recovery services

Hathaway Recovery Addiction Services counselors have been trained in many holistic healing methods, some well-known but others more recent. These are just a few holistic services our clients can access at our California facilities.


Mindfulness is a practice that has been practiced for thousands of years. It originated in eastern philosophies. Unfortunately, we can quickly become distracted and disoriented in today’s high-tech world. It can be difficult to “live in the moment” when drugs and alcohol are involved.

Our clients and staff at Hathaway Recovery practice mindfulness daily, from 5-minute sessions to more long-lasting and rewarding experiences.

People who used to have their mind racing and constant emotions overtaking them now find that they can live more in the present and feel at peace with themselves. This is a fundamental skill that clients of Hathaway Recovery can practice. It is a life-changing tool that is very rewarding.


Addiction can be a sign of a person’s imbalance. Yoga is an excellent option for addicts who are recovering from addiction. It integrates the mind, body, and spirit to help restore and balance the individual.

Yoga requires that you remain still, pay attention to your breathing, and feel every part of your body. In addition, yoga helps you relax and be alert, which allows you to think clearly and respond without impulsiveness.

Yoga can help you develop inner strength, confidence, and discipline. These qualities should replace feelings like helplessness or low self-esteem. Yoga can calm the mind, help you find your true self, and determine your goals.

Meditation and Breathing Exercises

Scientists have found that people exhibit various breathing patterns depending on their feelings. This has been proven through years of research. Hathaway Recovery will teach you breathing techniques that can be used throughout your life as a coping strategy.

You will experience increased energy and concentration and a decreased stress level if you change your breathing habits.

We also offer client group meditation as part of our holistic addiction treatment program. Once clients are done with treatment, they can continue the practice for many years.

Meditation can help you relax, calm down, increase mental clarity, boost optimism, and create a sense of calm.

Practitioners also tend to develop a greater sense of non-judgmental self-awareness, inner peace, and tolerance. Meditation is an excellent tool for holistic addiction rehabilitation and mental health treatment. For example, it can help to fend off cravings and symptoms of depression or anxiety.

Nutritional treatment

The old saying, “you are what you eat,” could not be more accurate for those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol and who do not focus on maintaining a healthy diet. Nutritional Therapy helps these patients learn the importance of eating well by teaching how healthy foods can improve their recovery odds. For example, regular consumption of sugary foods and drinks can cause energy loss throughout the day.

Having little to no energy impacts a person’s productivity, cognitive abilities, and internal drive to do something with their day. Healthy foods like chicken and dairy products contain different vitamins and minerals that aid in sustained energy. Nutritional Therapy in holistic addiction treatment helps teach patients information such as this so they can adopt and implement healthy eating habits in their recovery. 

For physical fitness and health

Physical fitness is a cornerstone of holistic addiction treatment. Hathaway Recovery is where clients and staff can run, bike, lift weights, play basketball, and peddle. Although clients aren’t required to take part in all activities, we have plenty of options so they can find a suitable activity for them.

Adventure and Experiential Therapy

Finding new and healthy activities is an essential step toward long-term sobriety. This is particularly important for:

  • People who spent their entire lives acquiring and using drugs were known as drug addicts.
  • People who coped with stress, depression, and anxiety through isolation or self-harm

Adventure therapy is a form of holistic Therapy that allows clients to explore the world outside the walls of a rehab center. Clients are taken to various locations on or off the campus of our facility to enjoy some self-exploration and the great outdoors.

Holistic Addiction Treatment in Hathaway Recovery

Hathaway is committed to offering the best possible treatment for all our patients. This includes holistic addiction treatment.

We offer holistic addiction treatment options such as acupuncture and adventure therapy. These treatments are tailored to each patient’s mind, body, and spirit. Hathaway is proud to offer holistic addiction treatment because we believe no part of someones being should ever be overlooked regarding recovery.

Hathaway Recovery in California, a luxury rehab that focuses on addiction and drug abuse, is Hathaway Recovery. We offer the highest quality care. California’s luxury rehab provides the best addiction treatment.

The center offers private rooms, individual attention, and efficient treatment plans. We have the most skilled specialists. Our mission is to Renew, Rebuild and Heal Lives.

If you have any questions or need help with someone in crisis, please call our Admissions Department at (909)971-3333.

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  • Hathaway Recovery is a very solid, very friendly place. My boyfriend decided to go here and has spent a significant amount of time at the recovery house. They are very good at bringing clients to meetings and on fun outings occasionally! Hathaway is committed to their clients’ recovery and their sobriety and to helping them in any way possible. They go above and beyond for the clients and I definitely would recommend considering Hathaway for your sobriety/recovery.

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