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To enact behavioral change and induce better health, the healing and strengthening of the body becomes necessary.

Without strength and health, the temptations back to abuse are increased, and the healing and strengthening of the body causes a corresponding strengthening of the mind and spirit. To enhance the healing of the body, holistic drug rehab facilities will offer a variety of health promoting and strengthening programs.


Exercise may be golf, tennis, rock climbing or strength and aerobic training in a health club, the form of exercise is largely immaterial, and as long as the exercise causes a strengthening of the body, increases natural detoxification through sweating, and influences an improved emotional state, it is very beneficial.


Saunas and whirlpools can also be employed to accelerate natural detox.


Massage and acupuncture are both used to promote a relaxation of the muscles and to restore certain bodily balances. Acupuncture can help to reduce the severity of cravings

Nutritional therapy

Most drug addicts enter holistic drug treatment suffering the ravages of abuse, and through appropriate vitamin and mineral rich foods and the supplementation of needed vitamins and minerals, physical healing is accelerated. Drug and alcohol abuse commonly causes nutritional deficiencies, and the positive effects of a restoration of appropriate nutrient levels in the body can be significant; additionally, certain nutritional deficiencies can cause increased cravings for further drug abuse.

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