Holistic Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Orange County
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What Exactly is Holistic Treatment?
The term “holistic” has been used liberally in recent years. Some people think that it means “alternative medicine,” but that is a misrepresentation. Holistic medicine refers to caring for a patient as a whole rather than focusing only on their condition. A health problem, particularly addiction and substance abuse, takes a physical, mental, and emotional toll. While treating the condition itself may help with the physical problems, it does little to address the other effects.
Part of what distinguishes holistic medicine from a more traditional approach is that the care professionals look at their patients as individuals – not just a disease. It has been common practice in medicine for doctors to distance themselves from patients by viewing them as problems that need to be solved. This trend has been shifting in recent years, with more emphasis on helping people rather than fixing a problem.
When it comes to addiction treatment, a holistic approach is one of the best strategies for preventing relapse and helping people move forward.