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Holistic Addiction Treatment: The Missing Link

 

Research has shown treating addiction with talk therapy alone is less effective than a holistic treatment approach

Researchers have found the drive to self-medicate using drugs and alcohol is directly related to:

• Genetic Factors
• Nutritional Deficiencies
• Medical Conditions
• Biochemical Imbalances

These imbalances will only be exaggerated when the dependent substances are removed from the body. This is why eighty percent of the time, a person will return to using drugs and alcohol in response to cravings, depression, fatigue and anxiety. At InnerBalance Health Center in Colorado, we have a successful alcohol and drug treatment program that can help you live your life to its fullest potential- drug and alcohol free. Our holistic approach helps end cravings that cause addiction. Balancing the medical aspect of biochemical repair along with more traditional talk therapies and counseling have a profound effect on life long sobriety. Studies have proven that chemical imbalances can lead to cravings and addictive behavior. Talk therapies are wonderful but when used alone, are less effective if the root cravings still exist. Our alternative treatment program significantly increases the effectiveness of traditional drug and alcohol addiction programs.

InnerBalance Health Center is an alcohol and drug treatment center located in Colorado and has been helping people suffering from alcohol and drug addictions since 1998. Our combination of Biochemical Restoration, Nutritional Counseling, Talk Therapy and Emotional Lifestyle counseling help separate InnerBalance Health Center from other alcohol and drug treatment centers and has resulted in successful sobriety for over 80% of our clients.

Genetic Factors

Addiction is a complex disease.  Genetics, environment, diet and trauma can all make someone susceptible to addiction. Ongoing scientific research has show that addiction is influenced by genes.  Specifically the MTHFR 1298 and the CBS genes have been associated with susceptibility to addiction.

A crucial piece of the InnerBalance Treatment Program includes testing for these genes via a blood test.  Just because one carries this gene, it does not mean sobriety is beyond reach.  In fact, with the introduction of specific supplements and natural health compound treatment, long term recovery is likely.

The test has also been able to identify additional symptoms that can affect not only the addition patient, but also their families.  For example, the MTHFR 677 gene is not necessarily associated with addiction, but it has been traced to an increased cancer risk and heart problems.  When identified, simultaneously, patients can begin prevention of these potential issues as well.  Often, we also recommend testing of family members and can provide them the needed supplements and nutritional compounds to start early prevention as well.

Nutritional Deficiencies

98% of alcoholic patients and 75% of drug addicted patients treated at InnerBalance have hypoglycemia (irregular blood sugar levels) because of poor and malnutrition.  Addiction patients suffer with lifelong symptoms of depression, anxiety, racing thoughts, mood swings and insomnia and don’t know why.  They reach for drugs and alcohol as a natural response to their brain wanting the sugar high.

Research has shown these symptoms are often directly related to blood sugar levels.  Which is why InnerBalance strives to provide not only a highly nutritious diet, but also a diet that regulates sugar levels and nourishes the brain and the body.  We educate our clients on the importance of maintaining nutrition and feeling good and even provide them with recipes that can keep their new healthy lifestyle going post treatment.

Biochemical Imbalances

At Colorado’s InnerBalance Health Center, we strive to analyze your biochemistry with extensive lab work in order to gain a better understanding of the physiological effects of your drug or alcohol addiction.

A crucial component of our holistic addiction treatment process, is understanding 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 addiction.

Biochemical Restoration works in conjunction with talk therapy, emotional, and lifestyle counseling craeting one of the most effective rehabilitation programs around.

Addiction is a physical illness. Individuals are more likely to develop an addiction or keep coming back to drugs and alcohol if they suffer from underlying physiological imbalances such as:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Amino acid imbalances
  • Toxicities
  • Excessive heavy metals
  • Nutrient deficiencies
    and more…

At InnerBalance Health Center, we discover these biochemical imbalances in three ways:

  1. Lab testing:

Our recovery program begins with a series of extensive lab tests performed by our expert staff of medical doctors and nurses to identify problematic biochemical factors

2. Symptoms:

We have found certain symptoms such as anxiety, depression, racing thoughts and sleeplessness are related to biochemical imbalances. By checking the results of lab tests against the symptoms that our clients are experiencing, we can ensure an accurate reading of the underlying biochemical conditions.

3. Nutrition:

A poor diet can perpetuate depression, anxiety, and cravings that drive people to return to self-medication. Balance can be restored and maintained through proper nutrition.

Our medical staff uses these results to create an individualized biochemical restoration health plan as part of rehabilitation. Appropriate vitamins, amino acids and hormonal supplement support, as well as a healthy diet, correct the body’s deficiencies and provide physical relief for many symptoms of addiction.

Once balance is restored and repaired in the body, the patient is stronger and healthier, leading to a more complete recovery. Life-long sobriety is possible after the needs of the whole person — body, mind, emotions, and spirit — are met.

To learn more about biochemical restoration, watch the informative video to the left.

25 MUST Ask Questions

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Questions to ask when searching for a treatment center

The road to recovery can be long and confusing. Faced with many options for treatment, it is important to fully understand the process of treatment and reputation of the facility. We believe in being completely open and transparent. Here are our answers to the top questions everyone should ask when searching for an addiction treatment center.

You would not undergo an operation with out the doctor telling you exactly what the operation consists of, then why would you go into any addiction program with out them telling you exactly what there treatment consists of. Treatment is a big commitment and you should know exactly what your getting. Too many people go blindly into treatment programs and the vast majority of these programs have a success rate between 5% and 20%. Would you chose a doctor whose had such a low success rate? At InnerBalance you will get all you questions answered.  You can find the MUST ask questions here.

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