Multiple psychological studies show that being close to nature has a positive effect on not only the physical health but on the mental health as well. It’s proven that people who spent more time in nature tend to experience decreased stress levels. Research also indicates that patients in hospitals recover more quickly if they have a view of nature from their room, instead of a building or a slab of concrete.
Based on these studies there have been new methods developed in regards to drug and alcohol addicts and their rehabilitation- it’s called holistic rehab or nature rehab. The idea is to use the benefits of nature within the program to fight drug and alcohol abuse. With this new method psychologist want to focus their attention on all three areas of health: mind, body and spirit. Healing drug addiction is a long and tough process and it’s usually connected with painful and psychological feelings. That’s why it is believed that being close to nature can help people recover faster and will make them feel more secure in the new environment that they are faced with- the rehabilitation center.
A recent study that was carried out by a team of researchers suggests that individuals who live closer to nature and open spaces tend to have lower aggression level and have substantially lesser chances of taking up any kind of addiction. This is another very important part of the process when recovering from an addiction as people manage to create better relationships between each other and feel as an accepted part of the community, which has a huge impact on their development through the program. On the other hand, in places where the environment is considered more urban, there are higher rates of aggression and violence and people feel disconnected from the society they are living in.
Being close to nature can be very beneficial for the physical health as well as walking more and becoming more active in a greener environment. Drug rehab centers that are closer to nature and are built in such a way that provide open, airy, and natural environments tend to be more effective in helping the patients overcome addiction.
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