The Integrative Health approach can be built around the Circle of Health, which emphasizes the importance of personalized, values-based care that draws in mindful awareness and eight areas of self-care: Physical Activity, Surroundings, Personal Development, Nutrition, Recharge, Family, Friends and Coworkers, Spirit & Soul, and Mind and Emotions.  Conventional therapies, prevention, complementary and integrative health (CIH) approaches, and community also have important roles.  The narrative in Substance Use, Part I describes how Integrative Health can support people with various substance use disorders.

Depending on individual needs, an Integrative Health approach to substance use disorders may vary greatly from person to person.  A person’s health plan may incorporate a variety of self-care, conventional care, and complementary health approaches, as described below.  Mind-body approaches (including an array of specific psychotherapies developed for substance use disorders), medical therapies, spirituality, nutrition, and an array of other approaches may be helpful.

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Disclaimer: This information is for general education. Please work with your health care practitioner to use it in the best way possible to promote your health.