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A Natural Addiction Treatment

By: Carol Morriscey

A woman takes a walk in the woods, Forest Bathing, as part of her addiction treatment in alcohol rehab. The Benefits of Nature and Forest Bathing for Addiction Treatment at Drug Rehab

Forest Bathing is a form therapy that was developed in Japan in the 1980s, and has become increasingly popular worldwide. Forest Bathing is the practice of spending time in the forest, and often includes practicing mindfulness, through observing the sights, sounds and smells of the surroundings. Spending time in nature and Forest Bathing have many benefits for overall health, as well as for alcohol addiction treatment. Specifically, Forest Bathing and simply spending time in nature, has been shown to significantly reduce stress, decrease blood pressure, and increase immune function. When considering the use of Forest Bathing in an alcohol rehab setting, its ability to decrease stress is most useful for aiding in alcohol addiction treatment. Stress is often a contributing factor in alcohol use and relapse. Therefore, the reduction of stress is important for successful addiction treatment and sustained sobriety.

Spending time in nature has been shown to reduce stress, aiding in alcohol addiction treatment in alcohol rehab. A “Natural” Choice at Searidge Alcohol Rehab

Our addiction specialists at Searidge Alcohol Rehab work with each of our patients on an individual basis, to develop and implement personalized treatment plans. Incorporating alternative treatments during alcohol rehab is a fantastic way to ensure a personalized recovery. Searidge Foundation is surrounded by acres of lush forest and sits on an endless coastline, making Forest Bathing and nature therapy a natural choice for treatment. Alongside traditional psychotherapy and medication assisted treatments, Forest Bathing and nature therapy offer the opportunity to achieve a sustained and holistic recovery, easily incorporated into your stay at Searidge Foundation Alcohol Rehab.

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