While other treatment facilities focus on counseling, therapy, and detox—all important steps in addressing addiction— Beachway Therapy Center focuses on holistic approaches that contribute to a complete sense of well-being. As patients work to confront the impact that addiction has had on their lives, it is also important to allow time to relax and practice self-care; this will ensure a positive outlook – increasing the chances of a successful recovery. Some ways to relax and heal during treatment include:
A spa service allows patients to relax and focus on positive, healthy behaviors. When our patients feel healthy and relaxed, they are motivated to continue addiction treatment.
Beachway is proud to have, as part of our recovery team, a registered and licensed Dietician and Nutritionist with a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Karen M. Gauci’s specialties include nutritional evaluation, counseling and diet recommendations for weight management, chronic disease risk reduction, health promotion and wellness, sports nutrition, pediatrics, eating disorders, substance abuse, and psychiatric problems. She also offers assistance in menu planning, label reading, and proper portion control.
Mental Health and addiction impact the system differently. Although one thing is true: people who abuse substances such as alcohol and drugs are malnourished. Between eating poorly and the effects that drugs or alcohol have on your system, your metabolism, organ function, and mental health are affected by what goes into an individual’s body.
At Beachway, vitamin supplementation is used when larger doses of vitamins for addiction recovery are recommended. Still, we also rely on the vitamins found in our chef’s menu that offer a wide range of flavorful, healthy foods.
Therapeutic riding was first introduced to treat certain orthopedic conditions in Germany. Patients would be matched with a physiotherapist and a horse trainer for a year to improve their condition and strength.
The popularity of equine therapy for addiction gradually grew and soon reached American shores. In 1969, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) was founded in the US to provide a range of equine-related therapies for those with disabilities. In 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) were formed to focus on the potential mental and emotional health benefits of equine therapy for drug abuse.
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Patients can be expected to put in a lot of hard work towards their recovery, which is why reinforcing the idea of being kind to yourself and taking care of your body is important. Some of the physical therapy activities we offer include yoga, meditation, swimming, and recreational therapy.
Helping to ease withdrawal symptoms – Exercise can help relieve withdrawal symptoms.
- Endorphins – Scientists have proven that endorphins are released when we exercise, making us feel happy. The endorphins from exercise can help patients deal with rehab’s emotional aspect, helping create a positive outlet for emotions.
- Increasing self-esteem – In many cases, patients suffer from low self-esteem. Accomplishing fitness goals and getting in shape can help with this.
- Creating positive habits – Working out in rehab allows patients to develop a healthy hobby that they can carry with them even after treatment is complete.