The best way to speed up recovery is by taking advantage of the benefits of sober living homes. Sober living homes provide the best of both worlds. For one thing, a person can reap all the medical, spiritual, and emotional benefits that come with living in a sober home. At the same time, a person in recovery also has the freedom to go about his/her desired activities. A person can get a glimpse as to what happens in the real world, which can help speed up recovery. Most people often find that the number one benefit of living in a sober living home is that it helps with the transition from detox to the real world.

But it doesn’t mean that living in a sober living home is all there is to a faster recovery. Here are a few techniques borrowed from the other side of the world. Who knows, it could be the missing link to you or your loved one’s sustained recovery.


Ayurveda is an Indian medical science originating 5000 years ago. The secret to Ayurveda (or good health) is contained in The Vedas – a series of books covering different topics. The main teaching of Ayurveda is that the human body will function well if it is in harmony with the natural environment. Humans must be in harmony with his surroundings in order to be of sound mind and body. It is impossible to isolate a person from his surroundings so it’s only natural that health can be achieved with the help of nature.

So what does this have to do with addiction?
Ayurveda can help a person get rid of accumulated toxins and get back to his/her old self with the help of choice herbs and other natural healing methods. Usually, it will take a few months for the effect to take place but people who are resistant to more traditional forms of medication or treatment can make use of the vast pool of ayurvedic knowledge.

For starters, there are lots of teas that one can take that are in accordance with Ayurveda. Lemon water is thought to be cleansing, ginger teas reduce inflammation, and grape juice is chockfull of antioxidants that can help speed up healing. Taking these drinks is a simple way of detoxing (and speeding up the recovery process) with the help of Ayurveda.


Now let’s go to another ancient civilization that is still very much alive today. The Chinese have perfected a medical system called TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine. To isolate one useful bit of Chinese medicine, acupuncture is all about finding the right points to help the body heal from inside out.

There are lots of licensed acupuncturists in LA and they can help speed up the body’s ability to heal and be drug-free by needling specific points. It sounds too good to be true but science backs this up. Acupuncture is great for people who aren’t fond of too much talking or sharing of experiences. It’s not a “mushy” way to speed up healing – for some, there is no spiritual aspect when it comes to acupuncture. Not to mention that acupuncture is a great way to relieve stress and let go of all the unnecessary baggage. The fact that it will only take a few minutes (up to an hour) per session is a great bonus.