Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn believes in taking a holistic approach when it comes to treating addiction and its common co-occurring illnesses. Addiction is classified as a chronic relapsing brain disease – essentially an illness of the mind. It manifests in the sufferer’s obsessive and compulsive thought processes, which are the driving force behind the addiction. In order for an addict to recover fully from the disease from addiction, there has to be a profound change in their thinking and in the way they process their emotions and feelings. Holistic therapy achieves this on a number of levels without the need for pharmaceutical drugs and chemicals, which only serve to mask the condition and not address the underlying causes and conditions.
An addict’s brain struggles to distinguish between safe and unsafe medications and drugs. For this reason medications should only be used when absolutely necessary; and for optimum results, treatment should also have a strong therapeutic element. Any drug or medication that triggers the brains pleasure receptors is a danger to a recovering addict. The same goes for any drug that has a sedative effect. Individuals that suffer from addiction will seek anyway to block out or change the way they feel. Their chaotic lifestyle and false belief systems cause them to suffer a lot of emotional pain and misery. Addicts will naturally be cognitively programmed, over time, to seek instant relief through any means possible. Even if this is damaging to themselves and distressing for their loved ones. Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn offer a long-term permanent solution to addiction, which does not involved chemicals. Recovery and change takes time. It is important to realise that when an addict completes rehab treatment, this is only the very start of their journey.
Some individuals do suffer from genuine brain chemistry imbalances, this can manifest in mental health illnesses such as Clinical Depression, certain forms of Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Psychosis and Schizophrenia. Some of these illnesses are a direct result of the brains reaction to the alcohol or drugs that are being abused. When this is the case, once the substance has been removed, at the very least the symptoms should be dramatically reduced or more often than not, disappear completely. Once a drug or alcohol detox has been completed, a much clearer picture is formed of the individual’s underlying issues, which can then be adequately and correctly treated. Where there is an underlying genuine mental health issue present, additional medications may be prescribed to support their ongoing recovery. We are also able to arrange a comprehensive assessment with a psychiatrist where we feel this is necessary.
In most instances there is no need for additional medication alongside a full therapeutic holistic programme that unearths and resolves the underlying issues. Our holistic approach to treatment is person centred, meaning that we treat each patient as an individual and as a whole person, taking into account every factor of their life.
Oasis Recovery communities Runcorn offers a number of cutting edge treatment therapies, that are evidenced based and proven to be effective in the long term treatment of addiction and its common co-occurring illnesses. All treatments we use have been medically approved and recognised. Our team of highly experienced and qualified therapists adapt each treatment to address each patient personal issues.
Holistic Therapy is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account their mental, emotional, spiritual and social factors, not just their physical presenting symptoms. The term holistic is used to describe therapy that treats the mind, body and spirit. Aside from medically assisted detoxification, all of our therapies are holistic based and very flexible and adaptable. We understand that for a full recovery, all parts of the individual’s self have to be treated comprehensively.
Our Counsellors and therapists are all trained and qualified in delivering the very latest in cutting edge holistic therapy addiction treatments. Our clinic does not take short cuts, we genuinely care that your loved one has a full and lasting recovery from the destructive lifestyle that they once led. Addiction is a life threatening illness, we believe wholeheartedly in the programme that we offer and this is evidenced by the many miracles of recovery that we have witnessed through the assistance of our treatment programme.
Any therapy that treats the individual as a whole and includes their social, spiritual, emotional and mental wellbeing, constitutes as a holistic therapy. Examples of holistic therapies are any talking therapies such as CBT, DBT, Psychotherapy, Person-Centred Counselling and Individual Therapy. Other therapies that are holistic that we offer are 12 Step therapy, Strengths programme, Meditation, Music Therapy and Art Therapy. We have selected only the most effective and powerful holistic treatments, ensuring that we offer a varied and interesting programme that will provide the best in addiction treatment, whilst keeping the patient motivated and engaged. Holistic therapies have been around since time began and have evolved to treat a number of conditions related to the mind, body and spirit. Holistic therapies offer change, relaxation and healing, rather than suppression by ensuring that all parts of the individual are comprehensively treated and that no stone is left unturned. By applying its principles, the opportunity of a full and permanent recovery is absolutely achievable. Holistic therapies can also be easily accessed and practiced in the community once the individual returns home. This means that Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn will consider a long-term treatment plan for each and every patient, and assist the individual in accessing further support and treatment once they have completed their residential stay
Years of self-harm and destructive behaviours in active addiction creates imbalances and blockages in the individual. It comes to a point where the individual is completely unable to be comfortable in their own skin without the aid of a pill, drink, drug or compulsive behaviour to alter the way that they think and feel. Once the alcohol and drugs have been removed, these imbalances need to be restored and the individual will be taught effective and healthy alternative methods of coping with life and their own feelings, thoughts and emotions.
Addiction is a lifelong condition that cannot be cured, but it can be arrested and successfully treated. The addict or alcoholic must avoid drink and drugs at all costs; as soon as they succumb to temptation, they will be right back in the depths of despair once again. The tools that they learn to aid their recovery must be practiced on a daily basis in order to keep the compulsion to use alcohol and drugs at bay. Holistic therapies work in treating addiction, and as yet there has been no medicinal cure found by science to temporarily or permanently arrest this deadly and destructive condition.
Holistic therapies have also been proven to be very successful in treating mood and compulsive disorders. They provide the individual with an alternative solution to their thoughts and feelings. They serve well in restoring the spirit and addressing mental, emotional and physical imbalances. Certain types of holistic therapies are also known as alternative or natural therapies. Holistic therapies are very safe and involve no chemicals. They are non-invasive and allow the individual to challenge and change their thoughts for themselves. Initially they will have no idea how to achieve this, this is why we recommend and inpatient stay for intensive therapy treatment. They work by bringing the mind, body and spirit into balance. They can continue to be applied and are especially beneficial in early recovery. Clients who attend our rehab clinic programme will be shown how to meditate and encouraged to practice this daily. This simple and effective technique helps to calm the mind and provide focus and clarity. It also helps in relaxing the body and in connecting the patient with their true authentic self. In every therapy that we provide, we take into account all aspects of the addict’s lives. Addiction talking therapies work on a deeper and corrective level in addressing issues and thought processes, we feel that this is vital to permanent recovery.
By attending our holistic programme, you or your loved one will undergo the following powerful holistic treatment methodologies, all designed to bring about a complete change in thinking and subsequent behaviours
For more information on our Holistic Addiction treatment programme, please contact us direct and speak to a member of our team.