To be clear, this doesn’t necessarily make the rehabilitation center a religious one, though it can be.
Activities are likely to include things such as time for prayer or meditation, and other things that help calm and fill the soul, in addition to traditional rehabilitation treatments that address the physical and mental aspects of drug or alcohol recovery.
Who is Holistic Rehab For?
Holistic rehab centers are growing in number because they are ideal for anyone trying to recover from addiction. While the most common substance people entering into treatment for is alcohol, a large percentage also get help for things like marijuana, crack, opiates, stimulants, and cocaine.
Those who choose inpatient rehab typically do so because they need a healthy and supportive environment, away from unhealthy triggers, vices, and temptations, in order to make changes and recover. With experienced specialists guiding the journey, eliminating the mental and physical addiction is easier and more successful. Patients may choose either short-term rehab, which typically lasts 28-30 days, or long-term rehab, which runs 90 days in most programs.
How Successful is Holistic Rehab?
- Rehabilitation, in general is successful 40-60% of the time, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This actually makes addiction treatment more successful than treatment for hypertension or asthma.
- Per the NIDA, treatment success rates increase when the right center is chosen from the start and when the patient commits to ongoing care, even upon his or her return home. Health is a lifetime commitment!
- Long-term rehab is the most successful, per research published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, with 68-71% of people staying on their wellness path a year after treatment.
What Happens at Holistic Rehab?
Holistic rehab addresses the same things that traditional drug and alcohol treatment does in terms of mental and physical health. Because every center is different, and each individual has unique needs, the treatments offered will vary. However, centers usually begin by creating a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses all needs, and include things like medically-assisted detox, group therapy, and individual therapy. Roughly half of all people with addictions also suffer from what’s known as co-current addictions or dual diagnosis. This means that there’s an underlying condition, such as an eating disorder, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or bi-polar disorder, which needs to be treated alongside the addiction in order to be successful. Treatment centers will address this as well.
With that said, holistic rehab differs in that it also offers some kind of spiritual element. While some centers focus on an area such as Christianity, others simply provide time for things like general meditation or prayer. Centers may also have an Eastern philosophy, and include things like acupuncture and massage in their programs. In addition, many offer a variety of physical activities, ranging from sports, to tai chi and yoga, as well as nutritional coaching and training. A few offer alternative therapies as well, such as equine therapy.
How Do I Choose a Holistic Rehab Center?
As you browse through the available options, you’ll want to consider:
- Insurance Coverage
- Addiction Type
- Dual Diagnosis Specialty
- Your Interests (holistic, luxury, pet-friendly, gender-specific, religious, and other options are available)
How Much Does Holistic Rehab Cost?
Expense-wise, there isn’t always a difference in cost between holistic rehab and traditional facilities, but it really depends on the services you’re looking for and the type of facilities you consider. For example, if you want to be in a luxury facility that offers horseback riding, a pool, skiing, massages, and lavish conditions, your costs could climb higher than $60,000 for a long-term or 90-day stay. However, a more modest facility that still focuses on holistic teachings would be more in the neighborhood of $12,000 for the same length of stay. Although 90-day rehab tends to be more successful, those with milder addictions may also have their needs met in a 30-day stay. The cost of treatment for short-term rehab is traditionally starts around $6,000, but may reach up to as much as $20,000 in a luxury center.
Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of Holistic Rehab?
The short answer is that it depends on what type of insurance you have. Some insurance plans will cover drug and alcohol treatment in full, without question. Others have stipulations such as requirements that you see an in-network provider, pay a percentage of your treatment, or pay a deductible. Still others will see holistic rehab as a branch of alternative medicine and will have a separate set of requirements. For example, those on Medicare or Medicaid, and also some private insurances, may find that they qualify for full coverage on traditional medical treatments, but they may not get coverage for things like acupuncture or massage. That doesn’t mean that holistic rehab is not an option, only that some of the treatments must be paid for out-of-pocket, and there are facilities that will accept payments or accept alternate financing methods that can help put treatment within financial reach.
If you’re unsure if your insurance plan covers holistic rehab, or to what degree it does, we can help walk you through your specific plan, identify what benefits are available, and help you find the right treatment center for your needs. Please phone us at 888-327-1047 and one of our compassionate representatives will guide you through the process.
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