Yoga, Acupuncture and Alternative Therapies Complement Drug Rehab Treatment at the Camp Recovery Center

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As part of the Camp Recovery Center’s comprehensive and integrative approach to treating addiction, patients may now participate in yoga, acupuncture and other alternative therapies.

Building on the highly effective program already in place, clients can now choose from a full range of conventional and alternative therapies until they find what works for them.

The Camp Recovery Center’s medical director is opening up a new range of treatment options for men and women suffering from drug or alcohol addiction.

Amy Solomon, M.D., is a board certified family physician with more than 10 years of experience practicing medicine. In addition to serving as medical director at The Camp, she has her own integrative medical practice in Ben Lomond, Calif.

Since joining The Camp Recovery Center, Dr. Solomon has expanded the drug rehab program’s treatment offerings to include complementary and alternative therapies, herbal remedies and amino acid therapy. Included in treatment are two yoga sessions per week, twice weekly detox acupuncture groups, and individualized recommendations to replenish the body’s natural amino acids and nutrients.

“One of my goals is to bring addiction treatment at The Camp into a more integrative space,” said Dr. Solomon. “Building on the highly effective program already in place, clients can now choose from a full range of conventional and alternative therapies until they find what works for them.”

In addition to new therapies, Dr. Solomon and the 24-hour nursing staff at The Camp offer natural remedies for the various aches and pains common in early addiction recovery. Rather than taking medication, clients may try lavender oil to aid with insomnia or a topical menthol patch to soothe minor aches and pains.

“We are moving away from the concept of taking a drug to change the way you feel, whether it is an illegal, prescription or over-the-counter drug,” said Dr. Solomon. “Our clients are really receptive to these safe, natural and non-habit-forming alternatives.”

Alternative therapies are just one aspect of The Camp’s approach to integrative addiction treatment. Clients also have access to an onsite gym and swimming pool and are encouraged to manage stress by taking a walk outdoors or spending time in nature. Surrounded by redwood trees in northern California, The Camp offers an ideal setting for people to reconnect with the world around them.

For some clients, alternative therapies are the most effective at helping them maintain sobriety, while others prefer conventional addiction treatments, which are also available at The Camp.
These include addiction counseling, 12-Step support groups, educational lectures and workshops, Suboxone and other medications, and relapse prevention planning. In all cases, clients are viewed as a key member of the treatment team, sharing their preferences and making decisions with guidance from a team of addiction specialists.

“When clients leave The Camp, their recovery toolbox is full,” said Dr. Solomon. “It includes art, poetry, journaling, yoga, acupuncture, nutrition, physical fitness, relaxation techniques and a wide range of activities they can use to support their recovery.”

About The Camp

The Camp Recovery Center provides comprehensive detoxification, residential, outpatient and aftercare treatment programs for adults and adolescents struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. For more than 25 years, The Camp has been one of the premier substance abuse treatment programs in the country, providing a uniquely effective combination of therapy, medication management, 12-Step work, and recreational and experiential therapies to build a firm foundation in recovery.

The Camp Recovery Center is a proud member of CRC Health Group, which offers the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral healthcare services in the nation. With the largest array of personalized treatment options, individuals, families and professionals can choose the most appropriate setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management and therapeutic education needs. CRC Health Group is deeply committed to making its services widely and easily available to those in need, while maintaining a passion for delivering the most advanced treatment available.

For more information, please call (866) 515-5253 or visit The Camp Recovery Center.

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