Behavioral Rehabilitation Services prides itself in having a strong and very successful holistic side to our program. We want our clients to be able to pick and choose multiple different rehabilitation styles and programs when they come to us for treatment, and our holistic approach is quite popular and quite effective in helping individuals beat addiction once and for all.
In today’s day and age, drug and alcohol addiction is becoming more and more of a chemical problem as addicts become more and more likely to abuse substances that create powerful chemical dependencies. These would include substances like prescription pain relievers and alcohol. Prior to the turn of the century, the most common and popular drug substances were things like LSD, marijuana, cocaine, and other hallucinogenic substances. Now however, more Americans are becoming addicted to and dying from legal and in fact encouraged substances like pills and alcohol than they are dying from illegal substances like heroin, cocaine, crack, or meth.
What has the result been of this gradual change in the addiction arena? First of all, the result has been a skyrocketing increase in addiction in the nation overall. Nowadays, the average American is going to be far more likely to be open to the idea of abusing alcohol or prescription drugs then he or she will be towards abusing illegal street drugs. Yet these legal substances are just as dangerous if not more dangerous than illegal street drugs are in fact.
What this has also meant for the addiction and rehabilitation field has been that more and more Americans are losing their faith in the generic, typical, usual approach to addiction treatment that is a very clinical and medical styled technique in its approach. The result has been that more and more Americans are now strongly desirous of more holistic and totally drug-free methods of addiction treatment.
What has happened here is that, not only are far too many Americans addicted to legal and supposedly safe and in fact recommended substances as it is, but too many Americans have gone to rehab centers that were supposed to get them clean using other medicines and substances to wean them down and to detox them, but those individuals just ended up getting addicted to the substances that they were given to get them off of the original substance that caused them to go to rehab in the first place! This common occurrence has given a medical approach to addiction treatment a very bad name, and rightly so too.
For this reason more and more rehab centers are now offering holistic methods and techniques of addiction rehabilitation and treatment instead. They have been very successful in their endeavors thus far, and their success and their prevalence have done nothing but grow stronger as the years go by. Holistic rehabilitation approaches embody the benefit and the utilization of totally drug-free, natural addiction treatment. The use of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids in therapy is one of many holistic treatment plans that we offer here at Behavioral Rehabilitation Services.
Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Therapy in Rehab
Nutritional supplements and items such as herbs, amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients have the wonderful ability of being able to essentially restore the proper biochemical balance in the human brain and give the individual’s basic, natural, chemical and biological condition back to him or her. This method is highly effective in repairing the extensive and rather involved damage that drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general causes to an individual. According to one professional:
“A very key and totally important area of the use of nutrition in recovery and relapse prevention both is the addition of appropriate amino acids into one’s basic diet while in treatment and after treatment both. The use of amino acids is key to any holistic program, and vitamin therapy would be lost without it.”
It is commonly known that amino acids essentially serve as the building blocks for very crucial and essential chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters, (including epinephrine and norepinephrine, GABA, serotonin, and dopamine all together and then some), are closely tied to addiction behavior and are severely affected by the introduction of drugs and alcohol into the human body. With the use of various amino acids though, brain chemistry can be changed back to a drug-free level of physiological composition. Amino acids help normalize and restore the key deficiencies in the human neurotransmitters that is brought on by substance abuse and that spur those horrendous cravings that can lead to substance abuse in the present and potential relapse in the future.
Because of how key amino acids are to not only the current recovery process of any individual but also to the longevity and relapse-free nature of an individual, it is tantamount to failure to not include amino acids, vitamins, and minerals in a person’s recovery program. If they are included however, each and every individual that receives them will experience an entirely new range of success and happiness on a physiological level. The best part is too, that this method is possible and attainable without using a single drug and by employing a totally holistic approach.
The Value of Vitamins
We see the value and the importance of offering a holistic track to those who suffer with addiction, and for this reason we have included such an option here at BRS. Our holistic program incorporates several different natural and drug-free remedies to addiction including things like acupuncture, yoga, and massage therapy, and last but not least, an inclusion of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
We have found that holistic approaches are tantamount to some of the most successful rehabilitation methods possible. We know how beneficial these treatments are because we’ve seen the successes of them in the lives of our graduates after they complete their programs with us. We are more than happy to offer a very well put-together, itemized and customized approach for our individual clients that includes a comprehensive plan of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. We know this will do nothing but create immense benefits and groundbreaking physiological healing for our clients, and we hope that our clients will see these benefits and thusly engage in these natural therapies.