3 Holistic Approaches to Treating Cocaine Addiction. For many people who end up as regular users, cocaine holds the promise of becoming a different version of yourself; of escaping whatever undesirable state you’re currently in. The rush of euphoria, self-confidence, and sociability it provides make it an alluring go-to for those seeking to self-medicate their social anxiety or depression. But that high is quickly followed by an ultra-depressing crash that in turn leads to more use – a cycle that can all too quickly ramp up into a devastating addiction. Fortunately, alternative cocaine addiction treatment offers accessible avenues for bringing your mind, body, soul, and spirit back into balance – naturally.
Unlike mainstream symptom-based treatments that ignore underlying issues and medication-based interventions that carry worse side effects than the original condition, holistic therapies heal the problems causing your addictive behavior. Here’s a look at just a few valuable methods:
1. Functional Medicine Approach
In today’s world of specialists, we’re used to seeing a different doctor for each individual problem. But doctors of functional medicine look at the whole being: all the systems that make us human. Treating cocaine addiction using this approach involves taking your whole picture into account: your diet, psychology, environmental factors and more. Whereas a “cure” rarely results in healing, true healing often alleviates the symptoms of your addiction in a deeper, longer-lasting way.
2. Nutritional Counseling
It’s often underestimated just how profound the impact of nutrition is on the process of healing from cocaine addiction. Cocaine abuse suppresses appetite, throws your hormones off balance, disrupts your normal metabolic functioning, and leads to nutrient deficiencies that worsen symptoms of anxiety and depression. Researchers now posit that the contemporary Western diet, which consists largely of processed, genetically modified foods is creating a “Western gut” that lacks diversity in its microbiome, which impairs our body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Eating a diet designed specifically for recovery and consisting of local, organic, high-vibrational foods, on the other hand, can have a powerfully positive impact on your treatment progress and the way you feel overall. By providing your cells with high-quality fuel they crave, you’ll improve your physical health, your mood, and your ability to avoid relapse down the road.
3. Energy Medicine
Often, the trauma that’s stored in our subconscious carries a “charge.” This charge, whether we’re aware of it or not, drives our emotional responses and is a large contributor to our addictive behaviors. Energy medicine treats cocaine addiction by essentially draining this charge, using subtle yet effective techniques like Reiki and various forms of acupressure. Once this energy has dissipated, you’ll find that you’re more receptive to changing your thinking patterns, freeing you from your previous framework, and making therapy far more effective.
Studies show that energy medicine therapies like the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) aid those in addiction treatment by reducing stress, evidenced in more regulated cortisol levels and brain wave frequencies.
Experience True Recovery With Non-12-Step Cocaine Addiction Treatment
While cocaine addiction may offer the false promise of an escape, recovery gives you the real gift of presence. Here at The Sanctuary, our experienced team of alternative therapists work together to heal you holistically, from the inside out, so that you can approach your life with more authenticity and acceptance than ever before.
Learn more about alternative cocaine addiction treatment in our article: 3 Reasons Why Choosing an Alternative Cocaine Treatment Option is the Right Choice.
To find out how we can help you move beyond cocaine abuse and into a balanced state of being, call us at (877) 710-3385 or email us at [email protected] today.
He is the Founder, Administrator, Counselor at the Sanctuary at Sedona.
He has a BA in Political Science and is currently Senior teaching staff at Four Winds Society, an international school of energy medicine. His credentials also include being an Ordained Minister; a Certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator; a Founding Member Society for Shamanic Practitioners; a Member of Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology; a Member of the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies. [email protected]