Aug. 19, 2015, Calgary, Alta — Addiction comes in a lot of forms, but the defining characteristics are the same. When it comes to looking for recovery, the treatment must fit the patient. Serenity Now Wellness is launching an outpatient program in September that works with people struggling with addictions to alcohol, drugs, food and technology.
This is an opportunity for those who find their addiction has been interfering with their lives, but they are still functioning enough to be able to work. Tessa Martin, Serenity Now Wellness director says, “Many people who struggle with addiction need a lifestyle that encourages recovery. It is not just about not using, it is about healing pain and creating a feeling of freedom in your body that will make recovery sustainable.”
An outpatient program is highly effective for early-stage addicts because it focuses on techniques for overcoming addiction. The first goal is to get rid of the stigma that is preventing people from having the conversation and then getting treatment. The first signs of addiction can be subtle and easy to overlook, but for those who are fortunate enough to recognize these signs, an outpatient program is an effective option.
Serenity Now Wellness’ outpatient program will take place at various locations in inner-city Calgary. They have on board naturopaths, osteopaths, massage therapists, chiropractors, yoga instructors, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, personal trainers and psychologists. This outpatient program will work on creating a new lifestyle through exercise, diet, thoughts and beliefs.
Managing mental, emotional and physical aspects of life requires a multifaceted approach. The goal is to uncover the underlying causes of the dependency and lead to a more balanced life.