Wellness Continuum

There are 27 broad non-drug approaches to mental health supported by thousands of "gold standard" studies. 

The field of Integrative Psychiatry uses these non-drug approaches and drugs, combining them in a best-of-both-worlds manner.  

The full array of options align to a Wellness Continuum that identifies four categories of interventions:
  • Preventive: Wellness practices that help avoid mental health issues. 
  • Restorative: Approaches that reinstate mental wellness by addressing potential root causes.
  • Symptom Relief : Methods to minimize mental health symptoms.
  • Over-Care Avoidance: Ways to avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful treatment.
Clustering the options of Integrative Psychiatry into the Wellness Continuum highlights that drugs are just one piece of the puzzle.
Often, the best path to recovery is using a variety of approaches individualized to your unique bio-individuality, history, and preferences. The 27 non-drug approaches are detailed in the book, Choices in Recovery You have options!