Substance abuse and addiction are universally recognized as diseases that disrupt and damage neurotransmitters in the brain, causing a disturbance to production levels of chemicals. This affects a person’s thoughts and emotions, resulting in feelings of anxiety, depression, mood swings, and an uncontrollable compulsion to consume the substance of addiction. Residents of Restore Treatment Center meet with our licensed and highly trained chiropractor on a regular basis for spine adjustments and management of chronic pain. Chronic pain is especially common in those suffering from prescription drug addiction, and often leads people to abuse medications in an attempt to control discomfort. Misalignments in the spine interfere with normal functioning of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine. Our chiropractic care program at Restore Drug Rehab LA focuses on helping addicts work through pain holistically and learn healthy alternatives for pain management.
Overcoming a substance use disorder is a gradual process, which involves pinpointing the factors that encouraged substance abuse and eventually led to a chemical dependence. Therapists of Restore Treatment LA work with clients to develop a rehabilitation plan that treats the physical and mental dependence on drugs or alcohol. For many individuals suffering from addiction, physical pain is one of the primary causes of substance abuse. Many clients report that, in an attempt to manage pain, they began misusing prescription pain medication when it no longer seemed to be working. A tolerance often builds in people who suffer from long-term pain, and therefore, they start taking more of the medication to manage discomfort.
Chiropractic therapy at Restore Drug Treatment LA helps residents to identify and relieve pain without the use of prescription medications. This not only provides our clients with comfort, but it also helps them to focus on their recovery. Chiropractic care has been proven to decrease cravings for drugs and alcohol, ease anxiety, and help with managing symptoms of depression.
Chiropractic care is a popular form of alternative medicine involved in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors believe that mechanical problems in the body affect aspects of general health, because they act through the nervous system. In the context of drug addiction treatment, chiropractic care can be used to address physical imbalances, and possibly influence emotional and cognitive patterns. While this form of treatment is controversial, it can be successful when administered with more conventional forms of therapy. Chiropractic treatment is widely practiced in the United States, and sometimes overlaps with other physical therapies, such as massage therapy, restorative yoga, and osteopathy.
When used in drug addiction treatment, chiropractic care can provide a greater sense of physical well-being. People who have a better sense of their physical self and associated sensations, are able to recognize their internal thoughts and feelings more easily. This is linked to the practice of mindfulness, where paying attention to your sensations, emotions, and thoughts leads to greater control over impulsive and compulsive behavior patterns. Chiropractic care attempts to heal the self by fixing the spine and the musculoskeletal system that surrounds it. By paying close attention to physical problems, addicts in recovery are better able to correct problematic behavior patterns, such as drug abuse and addiction.
In the field of treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, and co-existing disorders, there are countless recovery programs used by professional rehabilitation facilities to help men and women achieve a new and restored life. At Restore Drug Treatment LA, we believe that alternative therapy is a powerful tool when applied to drug and alcohol addiction treatment for recovery. Alternative therapy programs, also known as holistic treatments, have shown to support and enhance the effectiveness of traditional therapies and improve the outcome of treatment for substance abuse and chemical dependence. While detox, counseling, rehabilitation, and aftercare services are all necessary elements of addiction recovery programs, holistic therapies can help to better treat the whole person. Additionally, each of these measures need to be followed up by aftercare support programs.
Chiropractic care, and other forms of alternative treatment, can be administered during rehab and utilized in aftercare programs to help those in recovery monitor and manage the factors which may have led to their addiction. There are a number of different forms of alternative treatment programs to choose from at Restore Treatment Center, including yoga, art therapy, meditation, and exercise therapy. Of these holistic therapies, chiropractic care is a notable favorite among many of our clients. Common aftercare programs include SMART Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and associated 12-step support groups, sober living, and family therapy.