Concept as Old as the Measuring of Time.
As an adjunct to our Vision Statement we must affirm adherence to the “holistic addiction treatment approach” from our founding in 1976. With more and more residential programs the holistic treatment concept is regaining notoriety and so we recall our insightful beginning. It was a primary consideration with James A. Bryan when he drew upon his unique interpretations for alcoholism and addiction treatment. He then established that insightful process amid the natural beauty of Florida’s tropical climate.
To address the subject of Holistic Addiction Treatment Approach in human health is to undertake a long journey into recorded history. Ancient wisdom often centered on “balance” in nature and the importance of body, mind and spirit working in consort with existing environments. Early societies found it essential to adjust to nature in every way and entire cultures were built on “holistic,” effects taking place around them.
That ideal has always applied at The Beachcomber and consequently we may have simply accepted it from the start. We have not stressed the Holistic Addiction Treatment Approach since it is truly engrained in the program we offer residents. Attention to body, mind and spirit is part of every day’s activity and rarely does an individual note subtle changes taking place while a resident. This becomes an accumulation of values and adjustments to “balance” designed in our program of recovery.
“To walk the walk and talk the talk” applies at The Beachcomber from the first day. At almost any location on the property tropic beauty strikes our vision. Then, in moments of serenity, we detect the rhythm of the surf or the splash of a nearby fountain. Such impressions are recalled in later years and the cry of sea birds may accompany us whenever we stroll on warm sands. As the days unfold at The Beachcomber hearts and minds heal from the most devastating of experiences.
The body cures as a determined schedule of activities restores order and light to the darkened regions where chemical dependency had prevailed. Moments of clear understanding bring healthy appetites and shared experiences in a homelike dining room where residents enjoy meals designed to restore health and bring feelings of comfort.
At The Beachcomber the Holistic Addiction Treatment applies to our total environment in addition to traditional treatments to addiction we also offer Yoga, Acupuncture, Rapid resolution, Emotional Freedom and Light-Sound Neurotherapy to help our patients deal with the symptoms of withdrawal.
Most important, it flourishes as time passes and experiences of body, mind and spirit bring awareness. The impact of alcoholism and addiction on spirit, the spiritual, is often difficult to understand and confront. “Spiritual bankruptcy” is a phrase commonly applied to chemical dependency and is often neglected in early stages of recovery. Spirituality is a clear component of The Beachcomber treatment program!
The values we accumulate over a lifetime define spirit and usually fall one-by-one as dependency grows more commanding. The urge to self-destruct is symptomatic of the illness and this brings decline in spirituality. As explained, The Beachcomber program is keyed to recovery and nothing is more important than restoring balance. The values once held must be revisited and a sense of order adjusted to meet progressive “recovery”.
In many instances there was no awareness of the “whole being” and new overviews are required. The process begins as The Beachcomber program leads to new awakenings. Many thousands of former residents have experienced the mystery of our step-by-step, stage-by-stage restoration of values and appreciation for living. Hundreds of former residents have returned to visit and others have elected to write to us about their “progress in recovery. ” (Please refer below to the link: Testimonials.)
We invite you to visit with us at The Beachcomber in Delray Beach, Florida. Or, please telephone for information about our program and free consultations.