In the United States 16.6 million adults (ages 18 and older) were diagnosed with some form of AUD (Alcohol Use Disorder). Roughly 88,000 people die from alcohol related causes annually, making it the third most preventable cause of death in the United States.
Alcohol addiction, alcoholism, AUD, or whatever label you wish to assign is nothing short of a problem in the US. According to the CDC (in 2013) having 1 or fewer alcoholic drinks for women and 2 or fewer alcoholic drinks is considered moderate use. Drinking frequently and to the point of excess is an indication of alcohol addiction.
Signs of Alcohol Abuse:
- a strong desire to drink
- an inability to control cravings
- an inability to stop drinking
- an increased tolerance for alcohol
- lying about drinking
- attempting to drink without others knowing
- an inability to get through everyday activities without drinking
How We Treat Alcohol Addiction
We believe that alcohol addiction is both psychological and physiological. Our holistic approach treats both the mind and body.
Treating the Body
In alcohol addiction, ongoing use alters brain chemistry causing distortions too great for willpower to control. Willpower cannot lift depression, or stop the cravings caused by chemical imbalances. Anxiety, irritability, mental confusion, and irrational thinking are caused by physical disruption to the brain and central nervous system. “Talk” cannot reverse these conditions, psychiatric drugs compound the problem, and many holistic adjuncts miss the essential point … biochemical repair must occur. This is the critical piece other drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs fail to provide. This is the heart of alcohol rehab and addiction treatment at Health Recovery Center.
What Does that Mean?
An addict’s body is missing essential chemicals that are needed to properly function and we work to find out what those are. Through lab work, health history, and family health history we uncover what chemicals the body needs to get back on track. We then specifically tailor treatment to the individual in order to replace the chemicals that are missing.
What Makes Addiction Treatment at Health Recovery Center Different
Our intensive outpatient addiction treatment program emphasizes biochemical repair unlike other treatment centers.
- Complete detoxing with customized IVs and “by mouth” formulas.
- Genetic history evaluations to determine “Inherent Factors” influencing cause.
- Trusted labs used to verify or deny underlying internal mistakes causing your ongoing life-long Anxiety, Depression, Cravings, etc.
- Medical support including a customized series of proprietary IVs and IM shots
- Biochemical repair tailored to individual bio-needs
- Gentle Cranial Electrical Stimulation is used to stabilize brain states, return short-term memory, and promote restful sleep
- Ecological protocols integrated to banish allergy-based symptoms and damage from toxic metals and chemicals
Treating the Mind
Although we emphasize treating addiction as a physical illness, we do not ignore the mind. In our holistic addiction treatment we include group sessions and individual therapy. Our groups (two sessions daily) are mainly teaching groups, and purposely very low stress in nature. We don’t believe in having clients tell their personal secrets to a group of strangers as a way to heal. As physical recovery progresses, weekly individual therapy helps individuals learn more about themselves. They find themselves better able to make life choices for themselves and with newly found clarity and optimism, there will come a strong trust in their innate ability to be self directed.
No other addiction treatment program for drug & alcohol addiction comes close to the success of Health Recovery Center … Here’s Why:
Incorporating orthomolecular medicine is the key to successful repair. Twenty-first century science has established alcohol addiction as having its cause in chemistry not in personality. Since 1935, alcohol addiction treatment has tried, but failed to cure this physical disease by dwelling on “defects of character,” and a need to make a “searching moral inventory.” The recovery rates remain no better than those who stopped drinking on their own. A government study by The Rand Corporation showed a mere 10% of alcohol addiction programs were successful. Yet, after more than 50 years, over 95% of US addiction treatment programs still attempt to talk away this genetic and physical disease. They review the effects that result in an altered brain, and counsel clients to change their mindset and behavior, but do nothing to solve the physical cause of the addiction. Nobelist Dr. Linus Pauling warns, “The mind is a manifestation of the structure of the brain itself.”
Let Us Help You Return to Joy.
Sources: www.niaaa.nih.gov (stats)