Holistic Approach to Addiction

Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to addiction that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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It is a multi-faceted challenge

An ancient Hindu physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, yoga attempts to integrate the mind and body to fashion a harmonious whole. It includes breath control, simple meditation, and the implementation of specific bodily postures for well-being and relaxation. Benefits of yoga include:

The great thing about Yoga is daily practice can help the recovered addict to cope with challenging situations and stress.


Another ancient practice used for thousands of years, beginning with the Hindus, meditation helps people find calm, clarity and increased concentration. Research shows how powerful mindful meditation can be to improve various mental health disorders, along with giving relief to those suffering from addiction withdrawal. Being aware and present allows your mind and body to rest and relax, focusing on deep breathing and releasing tension.

Benefits of Meditation include:

As you learn mindfulness through meditation practice, you increase the skills of developing the confidence of your own body’s natural healing ability.

Physical Fitness

After rehab, it’s important to establish a daily exercise routine to help build up your body and increase your immunity. Your cardiovascular, muscular, and skeletal systems can benefit from exercise and instill a sense of well-being. There are many other benefits to daily exercises, such as:

All of these benefits are great for someone going through the process of rehab since recovery can take a toll on your body.

Using Holistic Methods for Substance Abuse Treatment

Some holistic approaches we use for alcoholism include the 12-step program that utilizes spiritual principles that even non-religious people find immensely helpful in their recovery. Other holistic methods we incorporate include health, wellness, nutrition, medicine, daily mediation, mindfulness, and education groups.

These holistic techniques support addiction treatment in several ways:

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), 34 percent of adults in the U.S. use some form of complementary and alternative therapy (CAM).

Holistic Technique Effectiveness

A study conducted in 2017 by the National Health Interview Survey (NIHS) and released at the end of 2018 stated a significant increase in American adults and children using yoga and meditation. Here are the results:
Although there is not a lot of research into this field of addiction treatment, the upward trend suggests it works, and therefore more addiction centers are implementing it in their protocol.

The Joint Commission National Quality Association certifies Steps Recovery Centers, and we believe that you and your loved ones deserve the right care at a price that you can afford, so please contact us today for assistance.

Addiction Recovery

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a disorder that can impact people from all walks of life.

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a white, powdery substance that is derived from the coca plant, which is native to South America.

Crack Addiction

Crack cocaine is a rough, mineral-like substance with an off-white color. This substance is created by mixing baking soda or ammonia into the powder form of cocaine.

Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant and is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that slows down your response and gives you a calm “high” that borders on euphoric.

Drug Addiction​

Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive drug use that’s difficult to control.

Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a powerful opiate that can rewire the brain’s reward system. This drug is an addictive painkiller synthesized from morphine, which comes from poppy plant seeds.

Hydrocodone Addiction

Hydrocodone is a powerful class of opiate pain relievers that goes by brand names Vicodin, Norco, and Lortab. It combines hydrocodone and acetaminophen. 

Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a potent benzodiazepine that mental health professionals and doctors prescribe for anxiety, namely generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and insomnia.

Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a powerful opiate that can rewire the brain’s reward system. This drug is an addictive painkiller synthesized from morphine, which comes from poppy plant seeds.

Drug Addiction

People who depend on prescription drugs have a psychological need or craving for the medication that, in return, causes adverse effects. 

Vicodin Addiction

Vicodin is a class of opiates prescribed for pain. It works by changing your perception of pain and the emotional response to it.

Drug Addiction Treatment

There are effective treatments for addiction, but the first step on the road to recovery is to recognize there is a problem. Sometimes, when a person denies they have a problem, families and concerned friends may stage an intervention for prompt treatment—particularly if the addicted person is harming themselves or others. It’s important to get a physician’s assessment and diagnosis, then a treatment plan can be formulated, whether that means outpatient rehab, inpatient, or at-home treatment.

Rehabilitation often includes medications used to control drug cravings and therapy that can help addicted individuals understand their motivations and behavior, develop better self-esteem, cope with anxiety and stress, and address other mental problems.


Steps Recovery Center realizes the importance of maintaining a safe and effective environment for our clients and staff. As such, we are actively following all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines. The additional measures we take at Steps Recovery Centers include implementing the following protocols: admissions screening and testing, coronavirus infection control plans, providing education to clients and staff, and daily, effective screening of all employees and clients for Coronavirus symptoms. To ensure we protect and promote the health and wellbeing of our staff and clients, we will continue to monitor any developing updates to COVID-19, including exposure statistics in the community and guidelines provided by the Utah Department of Public Health.