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Pine Tree Recovery Center Offers Yoga to Aid in the Addiction Recovery Process

Pine Tree Recovery Center Offers Yoga to Aid in the Addiction Recovery Process Portland Maine addiction treatment facility expands program offerings to include addiction recovery yoga

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PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 21, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pine Tree Recovery Center expands their holistic recovery program offerings to include addiction recovery yoga. Pine Tree Recovery Center, located in Portland, Maine, is continually trying to improve recovery rates by integrating holistic care with their current evidence-based treatment modalities.

The body of evidence supporting yoga as a complementary treatment for addiction recovery is growing. The practice is often considered a natural form of medicine that focuses on healing the mind, body and spirit in tandem. The specific health benefits of yoga can include stress relief, pain relief, better exercise and eating habits, improved sleep, increased energy levels and overall improvement in wellness. All of these benefits are vital in the detoxification and recovery process.

Pine Tree Recovery Center's medical team provides addiction medicine services and detoxification protocols using studies developed in cooperation with the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Pine Tree Recovery Center feels that incorporating holistic care with other evidence-based treatment, such as Medication-Assistance, will improve recovery rates for clients.

Substance abuse treatment programs are increasingly incorporating yoga in the detoxification process to lower the intensity of withdrawal symptoms and cravings and to serve as a healthy outlet to deal with any possible triggers and daily life stressors. Yoga can help modulate the stress response and acts like a natural tranquilizer, which helps clients stay calm and comfortable throughout their detoxification.

Pine Tree Recovery Center's yoga instructor, and owner of Riverbend Yoga Studio, Erin Compton said "Pine Tree Recovery Center is leading the way in Maine with holistic approaches for progressive recovery from addiction and substance abuse. Bringing yoga into the initial detox program works to rebuild a foundation for strong self care and connection. The yoga we do at Pine Tree Recovery Center is a mind-body-breath practice. The hope is to help guide the client into a safe place within their own body and mind. A place free of shame, guilt and the need to quiet emotional or physical pain or insecurities with substance use. Restorative Yoga can be a life long practice. As their guide, I hold space while allowing the student (client) to explore the edge of discomfort along side their (often unknown) ability to control their mind and body through breath and focus. Just a few outcomes we have seen from Yoga in the recovery population are: Replacement of artificial sensations with natural sensations. Eliminating reactiveness. Providing a new idea of community and support. Developing control of mind and cravings (meditation). Increased control over anxiety via nervous system (breath work). Building a foundation of worth and strength. New tools to use when challenges arise. There are a large amount of studies that back up the benefits yoga has on the brain during and through detox and recovery."

Pine Tree Recovery Center is part of Guardian Recovery Network's world-class addiction treatment facilities. Guardian Recovery Network's experienced detox medical professionals' focus is on providing successful outcomes-based treatment in a comfortable environment.

About Pine Tree Recovery Center

For information regarding Pine Tree Recovery Center's holistic recovery services including yoga, contact John Buro, or visit their website at

Media Contact: John Buro, Pine Tree Recovery Center, 833-338-6945,

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Last Updated: 21-Nov-2018