One year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, researchers asked doctors from 24 countries what health-related problems they expect to see most often after the crisis. A whopping 86% said depression and other mental health issues, followed by violence, domestic abuse, suicides, and opioid use. That means the need for New Jersey rehab centers that treat co-occurring conditions will be greater than ever, especially ones that use a holistic approach.
Holistic medicine is a kind of healing that treats the entire person, including the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects. The holistic philosophy suggests that the way to be happy and healthy is to live a balanced life.
Holistic healthcare professionals use conventional practices and medication, but they combine them with complementary or alternative practices. Imagine you hurt your back in the gym and go to your family doctor because it hurts. A traditional doctor might give you a painkiller and tell you to come back if you don't feel better. A holistic practitioner may give you a pill, but you'll likely hear about other ways to prevent and manage back pain in the future.
This approach operates on the principle that our bodies know how to heal themselves. We identify ourselves as individuals, not as our diseases; and treatment addresses the cause of the condition, not just the symptoms. Finally, it takes a team to do all of this.
Substance use usually starts as a way to cover old trauma or find relief from a mental condition like depression. In 2018, over 20 million adults in the U.S. had a substance use disorder, and almost 38% of those also had a mental illness.
Co-occurring disorders can exist together, or one can follow the other. Someone may use opioids to escape depression, but using opioids can cause depression. Having over one disorder makes each harder to treat. Holistic practices help patients cut through the layers of shame, find the issues that trigger the cravings, and rebuild a sense of self-confidence.
A good detox program is the first step to recovery, and the transition from detox to treatment is usually easier if both stages take place in the same facility. It may also help to be away from the distractions at home during recovery. If you’re looking at Trenton NJ drug and alcohol rehab centers, you’ll find holistic detox and rehab at Enlightened Solutions in Atlantic City, and it’s only a short drive away.
Call our team today at 833-233-7336 for more information about Enlightened Solutions and other New Jersey rehab and detox centers.
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