Addiction treatment and recovery
Is there an alternative to clinical rehab?
Chambers Clinic provides natural detoxification and recovery for alcohol and drug addiction – including opioid addiction – that significantly decreases chance of relapse
Chambers Clinic in Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ uses a combination of proven therapies to help those with drug and alcohol addictions detoxify and recover, including those suffering from Fentanyl, Oxycontin or other opioid addiction.
Chambers Clinic’s naturally based program works with a patient’s own physiology to address the damage from drug and alcohol abuse. Most importantly, our program significantly decreases the chance for relapse. Our treatment program also compliments traditional drug and alcohol recovery and rehabilitation center protocols to provide a long-term solution.
How does natural drug and alcohol addiction treatment work?
A typical in-patient or outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation center will have patients cease their addictive drug use “cold turkey” and provide therapeutic use of pharmaceuticals to help with weaning and withdrawal symptoms. While this can be effective, it ultimately does nothing to address the underlying physical damage caused by the addiction.
Chambers Clinic offers a combination of naturopathic therapies over a 10 day period including sauna, lymphatic massage, colon hydrotherapy, nutrient IV therapies and acupuncture customized for the specific individual and addiction to help repair physiological damage and facilitate recovery.
How does nutritional therapy help to treat drug or alcohol addiction?
Substance abuse and long-term substance addiction damage hormone receptors and create chemical imbalances in the body. Continual nutritional support and treatment is instrumental in gaining real and lasting recovery from multiple types of addiction.
People with alcohol or drug addiction are usually malnourished and have suffered some damage to the body, such as liver damage. It has been shown that individuals with substance addictions may likely be suffering from an assortment of one or more metabolic disorders such as hypoglycemia, low adrenal function, hypothyroidism, Vitamin B deficiency, mineral deficiencies, liver malfunction, and depression. Serious patterns such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes also are typically common among drug addicts and alcoholics.
It is not uncommon for those who remain drug or alcohol-free to simply substitute their chosen substance with excessive use of another addictive substance, such as sugar, caffeine or nicotine. This behavior is often indicative of some metabolic disorder that the individual is trying to self-correct.
For these reasons, Chambers Clinic focuses on detoxifying and strengthening the liver and digestive tract. In addition, relapse prevention is crucial to the recovering addict, which coincides with nutrition in recovery that involves the appropriate amino acids to serve as the building blocks for the powerful chemicals in the brain – neurotransmitters.
Neurotransmitters including epinephrine and norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine are closely tied to addiction behavior. In addition, most drugs of abuse duplicate the mood-inducing effect of the body’s endorphins – chemicals that transmit messages to the brain that help to relax the nervous system. Chambers Clinic incorporates the use of various amino acids to help stabilize brain chemistry back to normal levels while restoring deficiencies in the neurotransmitters that spur cravings. The specialized treatment for addictions Chambers Clinic has designed may also include acupuncture and sauna treatments to further prevent addictive behaviors and relapse from occurring.