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Yoga and In-Patient Drug Rehab: A Winning Combination

Living in a facility while going through drug addiction treatment is often the start of a new life in more ways than one. Part of this can be finding new ways to relieve stress, that are healthy and also deliver benefits of their own. One method that has become quite popular for forward thinking drug […]

Living in a facility while going through drug addiction treatment is often the start of a new life in more ways than one. Part of this can be finding new ways to relieve stress, that are healthy and also deliver benefits of their own. One method that has become quite popular for forward thinking drug treatment centers is yoga instruction. By fusing the latest in addiction therapy with traditional reliefs like yoga and meditation, the overall health benefits can be quite magical.

Here’s some highlights of the benefits of exploring yoga while being in an in-patient drug or alcohol treatment facility.

The Addict can Learn There’s Things They CAN Control. 

Being in a drug addictive or alcoholic lifestyle is being out of control. Chaos reigns as a person chases the need to be high as the rest of their life crumbles. While in a treatment center, the experience of a regular schedule, therapy, healthy meals, all help re-introduce order to a person’s life. Yoga is an enhancement of this, as a person practices and sees their body can become more flexible and conditioned and more under their own control. This feeling is a liberation one for many in drug addiction treatment and it’s a key reason why therapists love yoga so much.

Eye-Opening Emotional Benefits.

While yoga is a physical discipline, it’s one that delivers intense mental and emotional benefits. These are even more enhanced when someone is putting their life back together in the process of addiction recovery. When done while living at a treatment facility, any emotions that are brought up and need to be processed can be addressed in the patient’s various therapy sessions.

Yoga and Health.

For, literally, thousands of years yoga has been practiced to help people be healthier. Aches and stiffness vanish. Blood can circulate better. Even food is digested, very often, more easily. Addiction is fundamentally unhealthy. Yoga can be one of the tools in the toolbox of methods to help rebuild good health!

A Fulfilling Group and Individual Practice

Both addiction therapy and yoga share in that they are about the journey as much as they are the destination. With yoga while receiving instruction and practicing with others in therapy, it gives a common, healthy ground to be social and bond around. While also teaching positive practices that can be worked on solo, to help stay busy in positive ways in the future. When many are introduced to yoga at live-in drug treatment facilities, they end up keeping it as part of their sober lifestyle’s years and decades into recovery.

The Beach Rehab Thailand, Asia’s only beach side rehab center, is an example of a facility who make use of yoga as one of their healthy recreational activities – all done in a paradise like environment.  The therapies themselves, of course, ate the most important thing. But don’t underestimate what something like yoga can also do to help an addict in recovery.

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