Equine-assisted therapy, also known as equine therapy, horse therapy, or equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), is one of the most popular types of animal-assisted therapy. Resting on the belief that horses are intuitive creatures, equine therapy relies on the use of horses to assist with and help inform the treatment process.

Horses are believed to react and respond to an individual’s negative emotions or dishonest behavior. By studying the interactions between a patient and a horse, a therapist can gain insight into whether there may be lingering problems or issues that have not yet been discussed. These interactions are also thought to encourage individual self-reflection, which may be a necessary first step toward changing unwanted behavior.

Substance addiction is a progressive disease that can be very difficult to treat. Not only should treatment be sought as early as possible, it is also important to find the treatment program that can best satisfy your unique and specific needs.

At the Asana Recovery Center, we offer a supervised detoxification and residential treatment program that includes a variety of different therapy options to help anyone struggling with substance addiction, no matter how severe. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our facilities and find out if our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program is right for you.