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Orthomolecular Medicine in Minneapolis

Orthomolecular medicine is a term coined by two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling. In essence, orthomolecular medicine focuses on establishing a healthy concentration of various natural chemicals in the brain. This facilitates true restructuring of the unhealthy brain in a process known as biochemical repair. Our bodies were designed to function best on natural chemicals, not psychiatric drugs, whose molecular structures are different from anything our brain even remotely is designed to process.

Health Recovery Center is the first addiction treatment center in existence to fully base its treatment in orthomolecular medicine.

Does Orthomolecular Medicine Work?

The success of alcoholism and addiction treatment methods is typically measured by how long its graduates abstain from using their substances of choice. Health Recovery Center’s orthomolecular program, as documented by a peer-reviewed study, averaged 74% abstinence up to three and a half years later. Most programs, which use a predominantly therapy and drug-based approach, average around 20% abstinence one year following graduation.

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 viewpoint that relapse is part of the recovery process.

We know symptoms are intense and long-lasting; they are often made into euphemisms such as “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 of Big Pharma’s products.

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 so in weeks, not years.

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If you are interested in using orthomolecular medicine for depression, substance abuse problems, anxiety, or any other mental illness, contact us today. Let us help you take control of your mind and life again.

Real People with Real Results

One thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety-Three days I have been sober thanks to HRC.

Best Regards,

- M.H.

I came into this program sick, broken, and much stressed! Hopeless!! I feel very confident in my future knowing I have the tools to live healthy physically and emotionally.


Thank you for your kindness, wisdom, and guidance for J. Especially for the extra effort, it appears to be working as he is sleeping better. He even said he had clarity this morning.

- G