ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER

Recovering With the Power of Nature

By:
theohanahawaii
February 6, 2022

One of the advantages of The Ohana Addiction Treatment center is that we have the opportunity to treat individuals in one of the most scenic parts of the world. The Ohana can be your oasis for post-detox services where you will be provided with highly effective treatment methods that are different from other recovery centers. The adventure of recovery beings with your desire for freedom from active addiction. 

While it is a big commitment, the adventure is well worth it. Through an open mind and open heart, our trained professionals can help you practice a variety of therapies all while being surrounded by nature’s beauty. Throughout our 30 - 120 day program, you will experience a treatment program that is filled with adventure, mindfulness, and a number of other evidence-based therapies. 

One of our most popular and effective therapeutic practices includes group adventures around the island where you will be able to connect with the healing power of nature. If you or someone you love is looking for help we, becoming a part of The Ohana family today may be the support you need.

The Effect of Nature On Addiction Recovery

In recent years, many studies have been conducted to evaluate how exposure to nature can improve your overall mental and physical well-being. Some have argued that society’s increased level of struggles with mental health and addiction may be partially due to the disconnect that is going on between your mind, body, soul, and nature. 

The earth, in and of itself, has many healing properties. For example, there are a number of herbal remedies that are frequently used to help treat a number of physical ailments, and many of the ingredients in these remedies come from the earth. Trees quite literally have the power to breathe life into you, as they supply our oxygen supply on earth. Water is essential for maintaining life. Not only is your body made up mostly of water, but you cannot go more than three days without it. The earth itself reaps several benefits for you and learning to connect to nature can improve your overall mental health as well.

In a 2019 article titled written by Natalie Hoeg about how exposure to therapy can help with addiction and cravings, she references a study from the University of Plymouth. The research indicated that simply being exposed to areas of nature can reduce someone’s cravings for addictive substances such as alcohol, drugs, and even cigarettes. Research has even shown that simply exercising in a natural setting can reduce these cravings as well. 

Something as simple as going outside to get fresh air or taking a walk to blow off steam can make a significant difference in your mood as well as your physical health. Spending time in nature has a way of providing you with a greater sense of peace and calmness, whether that be on the beach getting sunkissed, letting go of your frustrations physically on a hike, or simply breathing fresh air on a walk. While medical intervention is effective and, oftentimes, necessary, incorporating nature into you treatment regime could make improve effectiveness in the overall recovery process.

Nature and Adventure Therapy at Ohana

Incorporating nature into treatment is convenient when our facility is based on the Big Island of Hawaii in the heart of Kailua-Kona. Being surrounded by the roaring ocean and flourishing rainforest makes incorporating adventure into treatment a breeze. The primary focus of adventure therapy is to incorporate nature, community, and exercise in a way that helps you practice mindfulness and cope better with fears and any stressful situation that may arise.

Especially during your time at Ohana, or even if you are someone struggling while in the area, these adventures, in particular, can help your recovery. At Cloud Forest Sanctuary, you will have the chance to walk among the clouds while learning to practice mindfulness in a more effective manner. Kona surely has no shortage of hiking trails, where you will get to experience the beauty of the island. 

Whether you are an avid hiker or not, you will be able to appreciate the beauty and peace that comes with being surrounded by private waterfalls, fields of greenery, and indescribable Kona beauty. At Kahaluu Beach Park, you will be able to connect with nature through the energy of the waves and the purity of the sea turtles, not to mention the opportunity for some snorkeling.

Disconnect to Reconnect

The other beauty of incorporating nature into recovery is that it allows you to disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself. When you turn your attention away from your phones and the chaos of today, you begin to reconnect your body to your mind. This reconnection is essential for a successful recovery and maintaining that recovery long-term.

If finding freedom from addiction in a beautiful luxurious environment sounds right for you, we encourage you to consider a program with Ohana. Allow us to guide you on a life-changing adventure. You’ll find that The Ohanna Addiction Treatment Center truly is a place meant for family.

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