With a wealth of information about drug and alcohol addiction treatments, how do you know which is right for you? We recommend a series of counselling for all our patients, but we understand quitting drugs or alcohol can be a daunting experience. We want you to have fun at our private rehab too! Here we discuss some of the alternative therapies we offer and how they can help recovery.
What Are the Benefits of Alternative Treatments?
Although alcohol or drug addiction counselling with a qualified counsellor is greatly effective, it may feel intimidating at the start of your drug rehab treatment. Alternative treatments may feel more familiar and can help put you at ease. Not only can they help teach you new life skills, they can great benefit your psychological health and wellbeing.
Yoga & Mindfulness
It is common for those suffering from addiction to use substances to distract themselves from their personal issues. Mindfulness training can help you understand how your addiction affects your everyday life. Mindfulness helps you recognise triggers and respond to stress with conscious decisions, rather than automatic reactions. At our private drug rehab, we often recommend mindfulness at the start of each patient detox programme.
Yoga has long been connected to the idea of mindfulness. Many find yoga helps release stress, enhance sensory awareness and keep fit.
Now for the fun part! For the more physically-inclined, adventure treatment is an ideal way to help reflect on yourself whilst keeping active and motivated. Adventure activities at our drug and alcohol rehab include:
- Ten Pin Bowling
- Beach Activities
- New Forest Bike Rides
Many find parallels in responding to stress in adventure activities to their addictions. This form of drug addiction treatment can help you gain awareness of what may be triggering your addiction. Adventure activities are also great for boosting self-confidence and getting those endorphins running!
The right song can reach our heart and perfectly define what we can’t to put into words. We often use music to help us get the mood we want. Perhaps something upbeat to wake up in the morning? Or chilled out when we want to relax. The ethos of music therapy is to use music to help explore emotions and help express them through sound. At our residential rehab, many patients seeking heroin, marijuana or cocaine addiction treatment have found music therapy to be a successful way to open up and start their recovery.
If you are interested in learning more about the alternative therapies we provide, please contact our qualified team of experts at the Providence Projects, a UK rehab in Bournemouth. Call today on 0800 955 0945.