“My main goal was to reduce anxiety and restore physical and mental health. After six weeks [at HRC] I have reached beyond the place I expected to be. I have never approached my addition from a biochemical standpoint. A most noticeable change is in overall health. I’m sleeping better, eating healthy, exercising. Now drug and alcohol free, I have more drive and ambition to accomplish my goals. I feel that this [biochemical repair] is a huge factor in being able to manage an addition.” –FW
Consider a physical disease such as schizophrenia. With its multiple distortions that mimic a troubled mind, it would seem the mind is hearing voices, or seeing what isn’t there, but these symptoms are being broadcast to the mind from an unstable brain. When we ﬁx the brain, the voices stop.
Similarly, when treating alcoholism, the addiction treatment philosophy of trying to talk to the mind about the brain’s physical needs is the same waste of time. How can recovery happen without first repairing the damage an addiction has done, and without testing to determine which primary physical problems need fixing?
Carefully selected labs help us identify biochemical imbalances that drive cravings, depression, anxiousness, and the need for a “ﬁx” to feel better. We then correct these mistakes using a molecular science to restore life with the substances all humans require—not toxic, psychiatric drugs. This is orthomolecular medicine: Providing the brain and body with the optimum concentrations of natural substances that are normally present to restore stability and sanity.