Joe Eisele’s Addiction Success Story
Joe Eisele’s journey started with his own addiction story. Throughout most of his teenage and adult years he struggled with drug and alcohol dependence. He personally knows the ups and downs experienced by addicts – in and out of rehab, losing jobs and relationships, and finally hitting rock bottom. It wasn’t until Joe learned about the role that his biochemical functions had to play in his addiction that he was finally able to heal his body and and move into true recovery. He then was able to pursue his passion in helping others do the same thing. Read Joe’s Success Story below.
The Need for Biochemical Repair in Sobriety
“I would like to share some of my history to help you better understand my passion for treating alcoholics and drug addicts with biochemical repair.
When I was 14 years old I started into what would become a 20-year devastating addiction to drugs and alcohol. These chemicals negatively affected every area of my life, making it very difficult to finish high school and stopped my college education in the second year.
The chemicals were becoming the most important thing in my life and eventually would destroy every important relationship including family and friends. I lost every job I ever had, and over the next 15 years I was in and out of mental hospitals, jails, and sanatoriums.
39 years ago I found myself in Colorado where I entered a 30-day inpatient program. I worked hard in this program but six months out of treatment found myself relapsed back into alcoholism, and for the next three and a half years the dread and terror of this illness returned.
I felt like an absolute failure in life going in and out of 12-step meetings but not being able to stay sober for more than a few weeks at a time. The fellowship was very supportive, but the depression, anxiety and sleepless nights would drive me back to the bottle.
I again entered treatment for 30 days thinking this time would be different but after only a few short weeks again living a nightmare of drunkenness.
Then came the bottom and an awakening to the fact that I was either going to get and stay sober or never find the answer to my depression, anxiety and sleepless nights. I got a sponsor committed to two 12-step meetings per day for the next year and this started my sobriety.
After six months of sobriety I started looking for answers to why I still did not feel normal. The first book I read was Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness by Dr. Broda Barnes. This book was about thyroid gland disturbance, and the symptoms fit me perfectly. I found a doctor to test my thyroid and found that it was not working normally. Fixing this helped lift some of the depression and sleep problems, but I also wondered what more might be out of balance.
Biochemical Repair led to Addiction Success
This started my journey into biochemical repair, and over the next several years I sought help from doctors that helped me repair my adrenal glands, correct my hypoglycemia by changing my diet to eliminate sugar, caffeine, junk food and incorporate more vitamins, amino acids, and fish oil. I also started to exercise, even eventually running a marathon.
The job I have been doing for the last 34 years is working in the field of chemical dependence, and helping others come out of that dark desperate life into the freedom of sobriety.
For the past 18 years I have been using this biochemical approach to help people become more successful by eliminating depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleep problems and other symptoms that often remain if biochemical repair is not implemented.
Because of the tremendous support of 12-step meetings, and the personal investigation of biochemical repair to the body, today I have been sober for over 35 years, have a wonderful wife, three beautiful grown kids, great friends and a job I love doing.”
Holistic Addiction Treatment vs. Traditional Treatment
Holistic rehabilitation means treating and repairing the whole person from damage done by addiction to the mind, body, spirit, emotions and environment. All of these elements of a person’s life need to be brought back into balance for total recovery and success, hence the name InnerBalance Health Center.
Many treatment centers may focus on just one of these four crucial elements making it difficult to achieve lifelong sobriety. InnerBalance Treatment Center has had incredible success with customized treatment plans that specifically address each these elements for each patient. By restoring a person’s biochemical imbalances, we are able to help eliminate cravings that lead to addiction. InnerBalance doesn’t treat addiction symptoms alone. We also teach coping skills and how to eliminate the source of cravings, providing the lifelong tools necessary to stay sober.
Understanding the interaction between mind, body, spirit, emotions and environment is the key to our addiction treatment success. Learn more about our holistic addiction treatment for drugs and alcohol here.
We Work with Individuals, Couples, Families, & Groups
“It is the future-no doubt. I have been to other programs but they failed because they only offered emotional counseling. I appreciate everyone’s passion and knowledge.”
– Noah D.
“I love IBHC. The staff was phenomenal. I immediately felt at ease and also felt that the people and staff truly cared about me and my sobriety.”
- Bobbi D.
“I have been through two treatment programs. Out of the two, I would very highly recommend this type of treatment because of the whole body experience.”
- Ginger R.
“It is an amazing place that is very comfortable and relaxing. All the staff is very helpful and I thank everyone for helping me through such a hard time.”
- Amanda R.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the best addiction treatment center offer Biochemical Repair & Restoration and how do they define Biochemical Restoration?
At InnerBalance Health Center, we strive to get the best addiction treatment to gain a better understanding of the psychological effects of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.. As a component of our holistic addiction treatment process, we understand that there are certain biochemical imbalances that can make a person more prone to the addictive cycle.
By restoring chemical balance, a person is much more capable of overcoming their addiction. InnerBalance Health Center offers and is one of the foremost leaders in treating addictions using biochemical repair & restoration. We believe that biochemical imbalances can be pre-existing, or can come as a result of repeated drug and alcohol use over time. Learn more specifics about our holistic treatment here.
Is the staff available 24/7?
Yes, at InnerBalance Health Center clients have access to a staff member 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Does the treatment center prescribe addictive medications such as benzodiazepines or opiates?
No, InnerBalance does not prescribe those types of medications, unless needed for temporary stabilization for withdrawal symptoms. We focus on identifying the root causes of cravings, repairing your body’s biochemical imbalances and teaching you the lifelong skills necessary to stay sober.
How does the treatment center plan to eliminate depression, anxiety, sleep problems, mood swings, and racing mind?
At InnerBalance we realize the need to find the root cause of these issues. For example, a racing mind can come from too much histamine in the brain, a condition caused Histadelia. When we find this condition through lab testing, we use the safe amino acids and vitamins that will lower histamine levels. Depression can come from under-functioning neurotransmitters, like serotonin.
Through urine testing, we check the serotonin receptors by looking at the Tryptophan levels, and then treat with the appropriate amino acids. Please call us for a more thorough description on how we can deal with underlying symptoms. These examples just scratch the surface of our biochemical restoration approach which is integral to our holistic treatment philosophy.
Is the treatment center licensed by the state?
Yes, the InnerBalance Health Center is fully and duly licensed by the State of Colorado.
Does the treatment program offer an exercise program that the client participates in?
The InnerBalance Treatment Program includes a mandatory weekly gym time. We encourage our clients to try the different gym facilities, including weights, pool activities, classes, etc. InnerBalance provides a high quality full service gym facility to their patients.
For questions about our addiction treatment program or availability, feel free to contact us.
For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital