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Holistic Rehab in Laredo, Texas

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  • Dual diagnosis programs
  • Long-term arrangements
  • Thorough aftercare planning
  • Located in Bastrop, Texas
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One increasingly popular way to help treat addiction is by incorporating holistic approaches along with Western medical practices. That can include yoga, meditation, art therapy, acupuncture, and more.

Not only does holistic care aim to mend the body, but also the mind and spirit – the whole being.

When paired with Western medicine, holistic treatment can be an effective way to help with withdrawal, cravings, and stress, both during rehab but also afterward, in everyday life and the challenges it may present.

That’s because these approaches can help the patient feel calmer and more centered. That can assist in treating addiction since also it addresses problems like stress and anxiety, which often coexist with substance use disorder, as people resort to drugs or alcohol as a way to self-medicate.

Holistic addiction treatment centers in Laredo, TX, understand that their patients need help to heal their bodies, minds, and spirit.


Our closest facility is in Texas

11128 TX-21, Bastrop, TX 78602

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Why is there a need for holistic treatment in Laredo, TX?

Laredo, TX, is a city right on the U.S.-Mexican border. Just across the Rio Grande River is its sister city Nuevo Laredo.

Because it’s situated on the border, drugs do get smuggled into the U.S. Routine traffic stops have led to drug busts, but larger-scale operations have resulted in literally tons of narcotics being seized, valued at sometimes tens of millions.

A major issue is that cartels have set up labs in Mexico to manufacture fentanyl, a strong synthetic opioid, which is used to produce counterfeit drugs. It was originally created to help cancer patients manage their pain, but because fentanyl is so potent (it can be 100 times stronger than morphine), it can easily be abused, with deadly results, in unregulated black market capacities.

In recent years overdose deaths have gone up, not only in Texas but far beyond. Fentanyl has factored into at least some of that. (Synthetic opioid deaths have climbed by 10%, according to a 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration.)

Drug abuse remains a major concern, pointing to a need for holistic addiction treatment in Laredo, TX, and beyond.

Addiction rehab in Laredo, TX

Addiction, or substance use disorders, not only affects a person’s body but also their brain.

When drugs and/or alcohol are used regularly, they can alter how the gray matter experiences rewards and pleasure. It also affects the parts of the brain that govern learning, self-control, stress, and decision-making.

If a person has a mental health condition like anxiety or depression, they may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to soothe ragged nerves or numb feelings of sadness. (When substance use disorder becomes a habit and co-occurs with a mental illness, that’s called a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis.) Holistic addiction treatment centers in Laredo, TX, or surrounding areas may be equipped to address both substance use and mental health disorders.

Once a person is addicted, as the substances leave their system, they’ll experience strong cravings. To chase those away, they’ll typically use more drugs or drink more alcohol, and an addictive pattern is in place. That

Inpatient drug detox in Laredo, TX

Inpatient addiction rehab in Laredo, TX, usually starts with detox. During this step, the client gets free of drugs and/or alcohol. If withdrawal symptoms are too unpleasant or dangerous – vomiting, nausea, anxiety, tremors, or even seizures can occur, depending on how strong of a grip addiction has on someone – medication may be administered to keep the patient comfortable and safe. Holistic options like meditation, acupuncture, or massage may be able to help a patient through withdrawal, too.

Once the patient is clean of substances (a process that can take several hours or several days), they’ll move on to treatment proper. That usually involves talk and group therapies to help them better understand what led to their addiction. Many rehabs also offer other activities and opportunities to recover and relax. That’s often where the holistic angle comes in. Yoga, meditation, and massage are just three holistic options to encourage relaxation and reduce stress.

Holistic addiction treatment centers in Laredo, TX, understand how substance use disorder affects patients’ minds and bodies. Incorporating therapies that also help heal the mind, body, and spirit can help with handling stress, developing better self-control, and managing triggers.

Ideally, the combination of psychotherapies and holistic approaches will arm a person for a drug- and alcohol-free life and help them avoid relapse.

Holistic addiction treatment in Laredo, TX?

Holistic medicine is also referred to as integrative or complementary alternative medicine (CAM). It’s been practiced longer than modern medicine, particularly in places like India and China. In recent years it’s gained further acceptance in Western-centered medicine, especially as more evidence of its potential adds up. It’s also gaining in popularity. In the U.S. alone, more than one-third of Americans utilize some type of alternative medicine. A few examples of non-conventional medicine include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga, tai chi
  • Herbal remedies and natural supplements
  • Massage therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Meditation

Holistic practices may not be for everyone, but some people find yoga helps them center themselves and gives them added strength and flexibility. Massage therapy can help with aches and pains and ease muscle tension. Meditation can help you focus on the present and work through cravings. These can be a useful tool during detox, inpatient rehabilitation, and as part of a healthy aftercare plan to prepare patients for life after rehab.


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Sunshine Behavioral Health strives to help people who are facing substance abuse, addiction, mental health disorders, or a combination of these conditions. It does this by providing compassionate care and evidence-based content that addresses health, treatment, and recovery.

Licensed medical professionals review material we publish on our site. The material is not a substitute for qualified medical diagnoses, treatment, or advice. It should not be used to replace the suggestions of your personal physician or other health care professionals.

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