Last Updated on September 8, 2022 by
Alternative to Meds Editorial Team
Medically Reviewed by Dr Michael Loes MD
Table of Contents:
- Substance Abuse and Holistic Treatment
- Drug-Free Treatment for Substance Abuse, Addiction, Dependence, and Withdrawal
- Addictive Biochemistry – Overlooked Component in Drug Treatment
- Would You Like to Find Out More?
- Treatment for Alcohol Abuse, Addiction, Dependence and Withdrawal
- Treatment for Medication Dependence
- Holistic Drug and Alcohol Detox Program
At Alternative to Meds Center, our holistic approach to substance abuse and addiction treatment is quite different than that offered at traditional drug rehabs.
Users of drugs or alcohol are typically framed as having a psychological or spiritual malady. While we do put a great emphasis on these components, there is another largely overlooked contributor. People are often drawn to drugs, medications, and alcohol for physiological and even genetic reasons. At Alternative to Meds Center, we refer to this phenomenon as addictive biochemistry. Addressing this underlying addictive biochemistry allows for other modalities of a psychological or spiritual nature to then work synergistically to create long-lasting recovery.
Substance Abuse and Holistic Treatment
Factors such as pleasure-seeking or relief of emotional or physical pain result in the continued use of drugs or alcohol. Continuing substance abuse is also driven by cravings that emerge as drug effects wear off. This repeated pattern lays in dependence and addiction, and seems like a pretty clear cause-and-effect situation.
But is there more that can be known about these cravings particularly associated with one’s drug of choice? Our research and observations show that deficiencies, hormonal or transmitter Imbalances, and other factors involving compromised neurochemistry can create the “drug of choice” phenomenon. The cravings for the drug of choice are valuable clues, as drug use is likely an attempt to self-medicate in order to correct these types of underlying issues. Many people feel enslaved to these cravings, completely unaware that there are biophysical solutions that do not require drugs.
By using neurotransmitter repair protocols to match the drug of choice physiology, we create a natural availability of needed neurochemicals which are a large component of finding peace, reward, and fulfillment. An important segment of our approach is neurotoxin removal. Shedding the accumulated toxins allows for many benefits that support healing after drug or alcohol use. We have truly led this field of what is called orthomolecular, environmental, naturopathic, and integrative medicine, down the path of addiction treatment. For over a decade and a half, we have clearly demonstrated clearly that a balance of the body and brain constitutes the emotional wellness that we are all so desperately seeking when we turn to drugs or alcohol.
Orthomolecular medicine plays a fundamental role in normalizing neurochemistry, especially after drug or alcohol-induced impairments. At the appropriate point in their holistic detox program guests also receive licensed drug and alcohol counseling, life-skills repatterning, and, when desired, spiritual guidance during their stay at our Sedona, Arizona recovery retreat. Our drug addiction treatment plans are thorough and exceptionally well-rounded to address all the pertinent factors possible.