The use of alternative methods of healing in mental health and addiction treatment has been found to be quite effective. We may utilize holistic medicine in conjunction with traditional therapy, group, and medication management in place of traditional treatment methods.
For example, a client with ADHD and stimulant abuse (Adderall, for example) may come in and initially require a substitutive non-addictive medication but with regular treatment including meditation, spiritual psychotherapy, and acupuncture, they may require less medication or no medication to alleviate their overall symptoms. Eastern methods of healing, in particular, have been found to be effective in managing impulses, decreasing anxiety, and stabilizing mood.
Examples of Alternative & Holistic Treatments:
1) Chinese Medicine
4) Spiritual Psychotherapy
5) Healing States
6) Creative Visualization
7) Trauma Work: Somatic Experiencing, EMDR
8) Art Therapy
9) Executive/Lifestyle Coaching
10) Diaphragmatic Breathing
11) Nutritional & Holistic Nutrition Support
When we get stressed out or feel overwhelmed, it’s really important to have an outlet – a way to chill out. Although some people work out, play sports or talk to their friends, more and more people are popping pills to feel better and it’s getting out of control. The use of spiritual practice (trained breathing, meditation, yoga) can be a very effective lifetime substitute for popping pills.
The Control Center recognizes the importance of spiritual work in the treatment of self control & addiction.
The growing trend of scientific research clearly shows the integration of mind-body medicine to be a key component in decreasing anxiety and rage symptoms as well as maintaining sobriety and preventing relapse. As such, we have developed a spiritual program that will be used in conjunction with medical, nutritional and therapy based treatment models to form a fully integrated care system.
Research in the field of spirituality and addiction shows many positive effects including: