Recovery that is long-lasting and sustainable is best achieved with dynamic, varied programs that meet the needs of a diverse population. These programs promote effective, holistic healing by considering an individual’s unique experiences, background and beliefs when crafting a personalized treatment plan. At Journey Hillside Tarzana, we believe in avoiding a standardized, “one size fits all” approach to recovery and strive to incorporate an array of techniques, modalities, and strategies grounded in the principles of this kind of integrated, comprehensive care.

To better meet the needs of our clients, our signature services are complemented by specialized programming that combines multiple aspects of healing. The Holistic Track at Journey Hillside Tarzana is a specialty program that goes beyond traditional treatment to bring the body and mind into balance. Designed for patients seeking alternative forms of therapy, our Holistic Track utilizes a combination of Eastern and Western philosophies to address not only their physical needs but their emotional and spiritual needs as well.

Why Holistic Care Matters

People often begin using drugs or alcohol for a variety of complicated reasons.

Some use drugs or alcohol to replace something they feel is missing in their lives, while others turn to substance use to cope with trauma or mental health disorders. At Journey Hillside Tarzana, we understand the importance of discovering what prompted you to begin using drugs or alcohol and why it matters. Our Holistic Track will help you learn more about yourself and your addiction so you can understand what motivated you to turn to substance use and begin to move past it.

Treatments that cater to a patient’s spiritual, physical and mental health are at the core of our holistic approach to recovery. Addiction doesn’t just impact your body — the mind and spirit are also affected, but this tends to be overlooked as there is often an emphasis on treating the visible effects of substance use. Unfortunately, achieving physical sobriety is easy compared to sustaining long-term recovery. If the emotional, mental and spiritual needs of patients are ignored, what is to stop them from falling back into old patterns of substance use once they are discharged? By acknowledging the connection that exists between the mind, body and spirit, clients at Journey Hillside Tarzana can explore the depths of their addiction and learn to access the thoughts, feelings and emotions that have been masked by substance use. By understanding the complexity of their addiction, patients can surrender to the recovery process and begin to rediscover their passions and rebuild a healthy life grounded in the principles of holistic recovery.

Holistic Care at Journey Hillside Tarzana

The cornerstone of holistic care is approaching care with a “whole patient” mentality. When someone enters treatment for substance use, they are often emotionally and physically exhausted. Sustainable recovery starts by recognizing the mind-body-spirit connection and acknowledging that clients are more than just a collection of unrelated symptoms — they are a complete person, and their substance use has taken a toll on their overall well-being. To truly provide comprehensive care, it’s essential to address the emotional, physical and mental health of each patient while taking into consideration their unique needs, experiences and history. To encompass these aspects of recovery, the Holistic Track at Journey Hillside Tarzana integrates conventional and alternative care methods. Some of the alternative treatments we utilize include:

Some of the alternative treatments we utilize

  • Blending of East-West philosophies
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness training
  • Higher degrees of individual therapy
  • Communication skills
  • Nature therapy

The holistic treatments that we offer understand the ways in which addiction can transcend the physical and permeate the psychological, emotional and spiritual dimensions of a person. These techniques are used in conjunction with the traditional methods that are a part of our signature services, which include:

By employing both traditional and alternative treatment methods, we are better equipped to help our patients heal in a way that resonates with them. Furthermore, holistic treatment can help patients get the most out of each therapeutic experience, feel more at ease and improve their ability to cope with the challenges of recovery.

Benefits of a Holistic Approach

Holistic treatment is more than a trend. Holistic approaches allow both patients and clinicians to take a step back and understand the situation as a whole. Addiction is a complex issue that runs much deeper than the visible behavioral and physical aspects. Each person’s mind, body and spirit are equally affected by substance use in negative ways, such as:

  • Declining physical health
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Onset of underlying mental health concerns
  • Feeling lost or hopeless
  • Poor nutrition
  • Disrupted pathways in the brain
  • Worsening personal relationships
  • Social isolation
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Weakened immune system

Expand upon traditional methods of addiction recovery

Holistic treatments recognize that these symptoms are related and that the mind, body and spirit are inextricably linked. When one is unhealthy, it has a resounding effect that impacts the well-being of the others. At Journey Hillside Tarzana, our integrated, holistic therapies combine multiple aspects of recovery that strive to heal these intertwined components together. From yoga and meditation to individual therapy sessions and physical exercise, the holistic treatments we offer expand upon traditional methods of addiction recovery and incorporate techniques that encompass the entirety of a patient’s experience with drugs or alcohol.

Contact Journey Hillside Tarzana

By supplementing traditional treatments with holistic therapy, clients at Journey Hillside Tarzana can benefit from a full spectrum of care. If you or someone you care about is struggling with drugs or alcohol, our collaborative team of clinicians and specialists will work with you to uncover the roots of your addiction and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the totality of your substance use disorder.

Contact or call us today at 833-756-8763 to learn more about our programs and how they can help.