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Join us Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 1:00p.m. CST for a virtual presentation on 

“Complementary Therapies in Treating Substance Use Disorders

Presentation given by Symetria Recovery’s Program Director for Dallas-Fort Worth Area, Nicole Huff, LCSW-S


The use of complementary, or “non-traditional,” therapies in treating substance use disorders is an innovative, creative, and evidence-based way to support people on their recovery journey. The use of complementary therapies can assist people in making mind, body, and spirit connections to their treatment, and provide tools for life outside the treatment center.


1. A look at the overview of Complementary Therapies 

2. Explore the research behind each therapy

3. Dive deeper into four specific complementary therapies that include aromatherapy, mindfulness, pet therapy, and integrative medicine

4. Provide ideas on how they can be incorporated into practice

Nicole Huff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor and Program Director for Symetria Recovery clinics in Hurst and Lewisville, TX. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of substance abuse, trauma, family violence and medical social work and has presented at national and international conferences and events on these topics. In addition, she has completed a certificate courses in Aromatherapy, Mindfulness and Integrative Medicine and is an advocate of their use in self-care and treatment. In her personal life, Nicole is married with two stepsons and two rescue dogs and has fostered a total of 22 dogs (so far) from area shelters.  


Symetria Recovery is the pioneer and leader in complete, personalized, evidence-based recovery care through outpatient opioid, heroin, and alcohol (all substance use disorders) treatment committed to providing state-of-the-art, whole-person care, not just related to the substance misuse. Its unique approach to dependency is known as The Symetria Method. This method combines medication-assisted treatment (MAT), psychiatry, and support from a single treatment team of behavioral health, medical and psychiatric professionals to reduce the risk of relapse and give patients sustainable results. Symetria Recovery’s highly successful outcomes have been validated by an independent, retrospective analysis of more than 1.5 billion commercial claims from 3+ million Opioid Use Disorder patients for five years. The analysis demonstrates superior results on all metrics when compared with treatment as usual. 

Drug use and public health statistics indicate that in the United States, approximately 90% of treatment recipients later relapse, or return to using opioids or heroin. In response to this staggering statistic, we developed a more effective continuum of care that covers the stages of recovery from detoxification, medical management, continued care and relapse prevention. By treating the whole patient, and not just the addictive behavior, we provide superior lasting recovery.

We are dedicated to fighting the national opioid addiction epidemic by improving treatment outcomes through the implementation of best practices in the coordination of patient care.  Yes, more than 88% of patients quit opioids, for good.