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What You Need to Know About Alternative Addiction Treatment Centers

In order to truly create sustainable and long-term recovery, it’s essential to explore alternative treatment options — namely those that integrate holistic healing methods with the latest developments in modern science, such as neuroplasticity (or the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout your life).

Is the Theory of Addiction a Fallacy?

While there are multiple methodologies available to treat drug addiction, it’s important to note that most mainstream treatment programs are based on the chemical dependence theory of addiction, which may not be entirely true. New York Times bestselling author and Women’s Health Pioneer Dr. Christiane Northrop questions:

“With all of the options available, why do many people remain addicted or relapse? One reason is that most of the addiction recovery programs in the U.S. are based on the ‘chemical hook’ theory of addiction – that certain substances are addictive and if you use them, you will become addicted. This is, for the most part, a fallacy.”

Change Your Mind, Create Your Healing

Innovative researcher and scientist Dr. Joe Dispenza explores the latest findings in neuroscience, epigenetics and quantum physics to help people heal themselves of illnesses and chronic conditions to enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life — as well as evolve their consciousness. He believes that if our thoughts can make us sick, it’s absolutely possible that they can make us well.

Addiction recovery requires you to make a major change in your thoughts and feelings, which is why alternative drug treatments that address every aspect of you – your mind, body, soul, and spirit – are better at creating truly sustainable healing. To make real changes, you have to get beyond the analytical mind.

That’s where practices like meditation come in. When you learn how to change your brain waves, you can enter into your foundational operating system and ways of thinking to change your life, even when you’ve accumulated years of mental, emotional, and physical damage from substance abuse.

“If you resist the cravings, the temptations, the voices, and the body’s urges long enough, you can begin to take back control of your body and its unconscious drivers,” Dr. Joe Dispenza writes in his article on creating life change by making different choices.

You Can be Free of Your Past

We know that how you think and feel creates your state of being. If your entire state of being is focusing on what your brain knows of past habits, such as addiction, you’re ultimately recreating your past life. The hardest part about change is not making the same choices as the day before.

How You Heal is Your Choice

When it comes to healing from addiction and taking back your health, it’s helpful to be reminded that you can learn and change via pain and suffering, or you can do so in a state of joy and inspiration. It’s up to you.

That’s why The Sanctuary offers alternative drug therapy methods like brain mapping, superfood nutrition, energy medicine, expressive art modalities, nature therapy, yoga, bodywork, creative visualization and more, which allow you to experience healing in a positive and lasting way.

Learn more about alternative treatments for drug rehab in our article, Energy Medicine: Releasing Frozen Trauma to Restore Balance.

If you’re ready to try a more integrative approach to addiction treatment, call us at (877) 710-3385 or email us at [email protected] to learn how we can help you.