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California Equine Therapy Rehab Centers

Equine therapy is a form of therapy that involves the use of horses. It may be used to treat substance abuse disorders and/or mental illness. This type of treatment can be effective for patients of all ages. Find a California equine therapy program today.

Drug addiction is a serious problem in California. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 764,000 people in California were needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use in 2007, while 2,321,000 were needing but not receiving treatment for alcohol use in the same year.

Unfortunately, substance abuse is often accompanied by mental illness. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration also reports that approximately 3.61 percent of California’s population was suffering from serious mental illness in the past year.

Benefits Of Equine Therapy

During equine therapy sessions, substance abuse patients spend time with horses in a therapeutic setting. While tending to the horse’s needs, the patient develops a relationship with the horse. This promotes emotional growth, helps the patient to improve his or her self-esteem and assists the patient in overcoming the addiction.

Equine therapy is especially beneficial to patients who are suffering from mental illness and substance abuse at the same time. These patients often feel like they are not in control of their lives and that they are incapable of handling their mental issues and addictions. However, as patients spend time with horses, they become calmer and more confident in their abilities to deal with the challenges in their lives.

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If you are suffering from an addiction to drug or alcohol, seeking treatment is essential. Sometimes equine therapy can be hard to find, and if you feel like this treatment method is right for you, we can help. Contact us at RehabCenter.net today to find an appropriate treatment center near you.

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