Medically the term “holistic treatment” is defined as treatment of the whole person, taking into account physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social factors.
Addiction has root causes and negative consequences on every level — physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. In order for a person to truly recover, treatment needs to address all these factors. At Guardian Recovery Network we take a holistic approach to treating addiction utilizing a variety of treatment methods that address each factor. First we treat the condition medically and physically, then we treat the root emotional and mental causes and consequences of addiction, lastly we help heal spiritual wounds. By spiritual, we do not mean religious. We mean an individual’s spirit — the wounds and damage that have both caused one to develop an addiction, and the wounds that have been inflicted by addiction.