The Council on Holistic Healing and Recovery
is a Texas 501(c)3 non-profit company. We can be reached at 713-461-3279. The mission of the Council is to provide mental, physical, emotional, financial and sexual healing and mental healthcare to people suffering from the effects of perscription and illegal alcohol/drug addiction and the behavioral addictions (sex, porn, gambling, spending, food, eating, work, excitement, activity, drama, debiting etc., co-dependency, unresolved grief from death and non-death related losses, incest, abuse, trauma & PTSD.
Since I began my personal recovery and professional career development in this field in 1973, I have come to see treating all addictive disorders as basically the same. The addict or co-dependent is looking for something outside themselves to medicate, push down, the feelings on their insides. A goal of treatment is to help the addict stop the addictive acting out behavior/s. Once stopped it is beneficial to identify & appropriately treat these thought and behavioral imbalances with amino-acids, which helps re-balance the neurotransmitters in the brain, which assist the addicts thought processes and increases their ability to respond in therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is utilized to assist the client in noticing what negative and limiting beliefs and behaviors show up. Once noticed CBT is used to assist the client in challenging and changing these negative self-defeating beliefs, to help them reframe and normalize these limiting beliefs then create more empowering truth filled beliefs.
The FACTS of their lives don't change but the internal personalization and representation of them does.
The truth sets people free.
I see shame as the primary feeling underlying all addictive behavior. Shame is a belief about self that is limiting that says "I'm not enough, I will never be enough, no matter what I do I can't measure up, therefore that is the proof I need to validate my absolute unshakeable belief that I'm not enough.
My simplistic definition of addiction is ones pathological drive to refuse to be in a healthy, honest, relationship with self or others. To accomplish this they use whatever is necessary (alcohol, drugs, sex, porn, masturbation, being in or out of relationships, rage, activity, love, anxiety, internet, food, gambling, spending, money issues, accidents, illness, panic attacks etc.) to bury, mask, hide, disown, distort, deny any or all feelings of connection to self or others. Addiction replaces people, places, things and events with an interaction with chemicals or behaviors that lead to life damaging consequences.
I loved it when Stanton Peele said in “The Addicting of America” “the most common form of treatment for addiction is addiction”.
- Process addictions include (sexual addiction, compulsive spending, pathological gambler, rage, love and relationship addiction, compulsive eating, smoking cessation, workaholism etc.
- Then there is the traditional addiction to prescription and non-prescription drugs (it is not how often or what one uses it is what happens to them when they do use) that defines addiction
- The addict's and alcoholics affected family members
- Bereaved people suffering from death and non-death related losses
- Survivors of physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual, financial, war, terrorism, trauma and abuse
We will refer the substance abuser (prescription and non-prescription drug addict and alcoholic) to appropriate RTC and Inpatient treatment programs in and out of the city.
The holistic approach is affordable, realistic and extremely powerful with no contraindications.