What is a holistic addiction recovery program

Addiction is a multifaceted issue. As addiction grows, it begins to consume every single part of a person’s life. Since addiction affects every part of a person’s life, a good addiction recovery program should do the same thing.

At Isaiah House, our holistic addiction recovery program considers the entire person. We don’t just focus on one aspect of their life and ignore the rest, but rather we treat the whole person. Our program addresses spiritual, physical, mental, financial, legal, and educational aspects of a client’s life. This allows us to provide comprehensive care that covers all areas of need.

What is a holistic addiction recovery program?

According to Webster, “holistic” is an adjective that means “relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts.” This definition helps to frame our perspective when we talk about what holistic addiction treatment is at Isaiah House.

A holistic addiction recovery program is one that addresses the various aspects of a person’s life that may be contributing to their addiction. Rather than just focusing on the addiction itself, a holistic approach takes into account the underlying causes of addiction and addresses them in a comprehensive way.

Components of a holistic addiction recovery program

In our addiction recovery center, we use multiple different initiatives to intentionally address each aspect of a client’s life. Some of these initiatives include addressing physical issues by our professional medical staff which may include medication-assisted treatment for detox and maintenance to maintain sobriety, employment/job skills training, licensed clinicians for counseling, and encouraging exercise.

Health/Medication-Assisted Treatment

Experienced medical staff address any physical issues a person may have when they enter treatment. Vitamins, nutrition, diet, medications, and medical care are so important. Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders. This approach has been shown to be effective in reducing cravings and helping individuals maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

Our philosophy for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) encourages freedom from long-term maintenance within 6-7 months. Our Treatment Programs utilize a psychiatrist, medical doctors, and nurse practitioners to prescribe Suboxone, Vivitrol, or Sublocade.

Job Skills Training/Employment

Many individuals struggling with addiction may have lost their job or have a difficult time finding employment due to their addiction. Our holistic recovery program offers job skills training and assistance with finding employment to help individuals rebuild their careers and regain a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

In fact, we guarantee the opportunity of full-time employment after 90 days of treatment for our clients who are in our long-term recovery program. Our nonprofit businesses,  Howard’s Metal and Reliance Works provide second chance employment and job skills training to help recovering addicts get back on their feet with meaningful employment.


We believe that a relationship with God is a crucial factor in successful addiction recovery care. Our recovery treatment combines clinical therapies with Christian values, allowing participants to navigate their recovery while maintaining, discovering, or renewing a relationship with God.

Our Christ-centered treatment environment addresses the spiritual aspect of our clients’ lives. We have male and female Chaplains on staff who are there to help clients navigate their spiritual journey.


Addiction counseling is an essential component of any recovery program.  At Isaiah House, we provide individual and in group counseling.Our licensed, experienced therapists use evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help our clients gain insight into their addiction and learn how to make positive changes in their life.

We also use group therapy sessions. This type of therapy allows clients to work through their issues with peers who are in a similar situation.


Exercise has been shown to benefit individuals in recovery from addiction. It can help reduce stress, improve mental health, and improve physical health and overall well-being. A holistic recovery program should offer access to fitness facilities or incorporate exercise into the treatment plan. Multiple Isaiah House facilities have gyms or exercise rooms for clients to take advantage of.

The success of holistic addiction recovery programs

We’ve served thousands of people using our holistic addiction recovery program, and it has proven to be successful. 72% of our graduates are not in active addiction 180 days after they’ve completed the program. On top of that, 86% of graduates have not reoffended within one year of program completion.

These may just seem like impressive statistics, but every number represents a real person. A real person who has broken free from the grip of addiction. We love to share the stories of people who have overcome addiction in our programs.

Take Wes for example. He recently celebrated five years of continuous sobriety. That’s a huge feat! It would not have been possible if the addiction treatment that he received did not address every aspect of his life.

Help for addiction at Isaiah House

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, we want to help you. No matter where you’re at in your journey, we want to join you and walk alongside you. You are not alone.

Call us today at (859) 375-9200.

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