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Technology’s Role in Addiction Treatment

InnerBalance Health Center

April 23, 2019

Technology’s Role in Future Addiction Treatment

Technology’s Role in Future Addiction Treatment

Smartphones, tablets and computers play a huge role on our day to day life, for entertainment, work, personal communication and expression. Could our phones become an additional tool for battling addiction? 

Apps designed for fighting drug and alcohol dependence help individuals find meetings, build a support community, and identify emotions or experiences that trigger cravings. 

SoberTool is one such app. Designed by a Harvard-educated licensed addiction counselor SoberTool uses questions to provide inspiration and encouragement, including relevant personal stories or encouraging quotes, geared toward specific feelings and situations the individual is experiencing. 

Another app Addicaid helps users find meetings, set up reminders for the meetings and provides motivation through music and videos. Addicaid’s creator, Sam Frons, battled alcoholism herself before becoming a CEO.

For the first time, the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently approved an app, reSET, in 2017 for the treatment of substance abuse disorder. Available by prescription only reSET allows patients to provide input on drug use and the triggers that led to it, making it the newest component of out-patient treatment. The app provides a way for clinicians to gain deeper insight into their clients emotions and actions, and prompts users to evaluate their cravings and emotions.

Staying sober involves a myriad of daily actions and decisions. It seems almost a natural pairing to enable phones to assist with those. Healthy eating, attending meetings and/or counseling, exercise, socializing with healthy friends and family, these are key factors in ongoing sobriety. 

Smartphones, armed with search tools, maps, and ways to communicate, can be put to work finding, guiding and encouraging individuals to access the resources they need. It will be interesting to see what the future holds.

Joe Eisele, CACIII, NCAC
Joe is the Clinical Director at InnerBalance Health Center and has been helping achieve lifelong sobriety incorporating biochemical restoration and holistic addiction treatment for over 30 years.

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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.

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