When you’re in the throes of active addiction, it’s hard to see your problems for what they are – let alone admit to others that you need help. Unfortunately, our culture isn’t always kind to people struggling with addiction, and the stigma surrounding it can dramatically impact your relationships and self-worth. But even if you feel like you’re drowning in shame, it’s important to take steps toward making the changes you want to see in your life – and alternative drug treatment can help.
It’s common for people struggling with addiction to live in loneliness and isolation, believing there’s something wrong with them. As a consequence, they’re less likely to reach out for treatment—and depression often follows. Social taboos around unwellness and vulnerability tend to push us even further into cycles of substance abuse when we don’t have proper channels to deal with our pain. This vicious cycle becomes all but impossible to break without treatment.
How Shame Perpetuates Addiction – and How Alternative Rehab Can Help
The strong sense of shame associated with addiction is a major reason why so many go untreated. In fact, according to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 million Americans over the age of 12 had a substance use disorder, but only 2.5 million of them received treatment.
The key to embarking on the inner journey that will eventually lead to your recovery is understanding that you’re not broken. In fact, the story you tell yourself – the one that led to your addiction – can become a powerful part of the fabric of who you are. And alternative addiction treatment programs can help you discover that.
By identifying your disempowering thoughts and behaviors, telling your stories, and becoming aware of your undesirable patterns, you’ll create the space you need to heal your mind. Through holistic methods like spiritual counseling, ceremonial rites of massage, energy psychology, and breathwork, you’ll be able to safely explore the origins of your problems and address them at their source.
Stepping Into Your Power Through Holistic Addiction Treatment
Full recovery can only occur when your interconnected physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health are healed. At The Sanctuary, we combine cutting-edge scientific advancements with ancient healing methods to bring your mind, body, soul, and spirit back into alignment. And it all takes place in a safe, nurturing, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel free to be yourself and share your experience with those around you.
Read more about the empowerment process of alternative addiction treatment in our article, The Empowerment Process of Holistic Addiction Recovery.
Unlock potential beyond your imagination – contact us at (877) 710-3385 or [email protected] to learn how we can help you get started on your journey to discovering your life’s true purpose.