Long term recovery rates vary depending on how people manage sobriety and lots of other factors like finances, personal lives, and relationships. Anyone can be susceptible to relapse. Real world challenges are not always addressed in recovery programs so it leads to increased risk of relapse. If you want to frame holistic health, it means looking at the whole person, the bigger picture, and trying to understand how to navigate recovery from a place of peace and realism.
Achieving Holistic Health
The internet is a place where people gather all kinds of information. Success in recovery is not just about winning, it’s about staying the course through the ups and downs. The 12 steps give a roadmap to recovery but success in life is needed to broaden horizons, especially in recovery. Holistic approaches to health and healing have to do with old beliefs, preconceived ideas, and prejudices that needed to be overcome. Holistic means totality, or the whole, focused on compartmentalization of life in recovery with walls, rooms, and boundaries.
Early recovery is a time when you think about all the possibilities in front of you. It is encouraging to hear people’s stories and look to future outcomes. A quality life is built upon the ability to stay clean and sober one day at a time. It is part of the design of life. Nobody can do more than what is in front of them, which is why so many people feel they fall short. Addiction is a physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, and social challenges. Leaving behind addiction is about spiritual connection, beginning recovery. Many holistic programs focus heavily on one area like diet and exercise or prayer and meditation. These are important but not more so than the ability to find meaningful employment or pay the bills. Medication is often a good choice for people in recovery but may not be the best solution. Talk therapy can be helpful but is not always helpful for everyone all the time. For the majority of people it can be helpful, it just takes time, empathy, and commitment.
A holistic pathway to healing is about finding the journey that is right for you. If you are struggling to find a healing journey that supports you where you are right now, it is going to be hard to feel like you are making progress. Treatment programs are all different but they should support a holistic approach of mind, body, and spirit to get you moving in the right direction. Nutrition, music therapy, art, and other healing modalities can support you in moving forward in recovery. The main thing is to focus on sobriety and surround yourself with loved ones who will commit to helping you honor your sobriety, one step at at time.
A Step in the Right Direction provides quality care for clients seeking support for addiction recovery. We teach people how to live a sober life through programs, therapeutic support, and evidence-based therapies. Our recovery program is staffed by people who understand the power of addiction. For more information sober living programs for men and women as well as recovery programs, call (877) 377-3702.