Biochemical Repair for a Physical Disease
Orthomolecular medicine is a term coined by two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling. He defines it as establishing the right molecules in the brain and body by varying the concentration of substances normally present and required for optimum health,” or as Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson likes to say, “Use Ford parts to fix a Ford.”
Our bodies were designed to function best on natural chemicals, not “foreign” toxic drugs. It was her dream, inspired by Linus Pauling’s idea of orthomolecular medicine, that led to the first addiction treatment program to ever incorporate an orthomolecular approach, developed here at Health Recovery Center.
More specifically she developed a program that would:
- Offer physical repair, especially to the brain and central nervous system
- Restore the immune system and memory
- Stabilize glucose metabolism
- Rebuild adequate adrenal stamina, etc.
Something to Consider When Choosing Drug and Alcohol Rehab
For years, the success of alcoholism and addiction treatment has been measured by the length of non-use (abstinence) following graduation from a program. Health Recovery Center’s orthomolecular-based program, as documented by a peer-review study, averaged 74% abstinence (two to three and one-half years after graduation)! Most programs, predominantly psychological approaches, average around 20% abstinence one year following graduation (an 80% failure rate).
Health Recovery Center’s orthomolecular approach provides many more advantages than just abstinence. In fact, it is the persistence of symptoms in abstinence that has encouraged the field to adopt the fatalistic viewpoint that relapse is part of the recovery process. We know symptoms are intense and long-lasting (years) in abstinence. They are often camouflaged in creative terms like “The Dry-Drunk Syndrome” and “White Knuckling It.” It’s what the industry calls “Being In Recovery,” and it has opened the door to the promotion/distribution of Big Pharma’s products in treatment. If more counselors and doctors understood the power of orthomolecular solutions, they might not be so quick to load their clients up with pharmaceuticals. Treating with biochemical repair achieves abstinence without the symptoms better than drugs ever will, and it does it in weeks, not years.
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No drug comes close to the power of using the real substances the brain runs on.
It never was Dr. Mathew-Larson’s desire to promote abstinence in the absence of joy. White-knuckling ongoing recovery in the absence of joy is why her son committed suicide. Dr. Mathew-Larson’s vision for Health Recovery Center was not to promote abstinence in the absence of joy, and she found the answer in orthomolecular medicine.