If you have ever experienced an addiction, you may remember the addiction was not so much about what you were addicted to, but more about why you were addicted to it. Recent research indicates the brain and its functions play a much more significant role in addictive behavior than previously believed. In fact, it is nearly impossible to overcome chemical dependencies without physically changing the way the brain is working.
Experts today typically argue that addictions are more a psychological problem than a physical. The controversy continues; is addiction a disease or a mental illness? However, endlessly debating what causes addiction or arguing why a person made certain choices isn’t immediately helpful to those grappling with its effects right now. Effective treatments need to be discovered without delay to help these individuals function in daily life, or, in some cases, save their life.
Enter Amino Acid Therapy
An incredibly promising holistic treatment known as Amino Acid Therapy has been demonstrating positive results in the lives of those afflicted with addiction. Aimed directly at repairing areas of the brain negatively affected through the years by substance abuse, Amino Acid Therapy can restore damaged tissue to normal.
Most addicts have been nutrient depleted from years of substance misuse. Their chemical dependency has taken a severe toll on the body and has left the brain in a state of disrepair. By replenishing vital nutrients, these patients can help their bodies and brains recover, and key among these nutrients, are amino acids. Amino acids directly influence the neurotransmitters of the brain improving perception, mood, and focus. When left in disrepair, our brains are confused as to what brings pleasure, subject to wide mood swings, and can launch a recovering addict into early relapse.
Neurotransmitters are those things in our brains that often influence our mood and increase our cravings. Those we hear of most include serotonin and melatonin, which influence our sleep, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine that drive our adrenaline or could leave us with depression or anxiety.
Most people don’t understand that neurotransmitter imbalances are often responsible for dramatic changes in our health or that they can cause or exacerbate conditions such as depression, anxiety, migraines, insomnia, cravings, increased appetite, low pain tolerance, hot flashes, mood swings and frequently provide a stimulus for relapse.
Studies show that treatment for substance abuse without treating the brain is less effective, and the results are short-lived. Those who strengthen the brain’s neurotransmitters with a steady stream of amino acids are rebuilding and restoring important decision centers within the brain. They are freeing themselves from the cycle allowing other treatment modalities to take hold.
If you’re looking for an addiction treatment center you can trust, Diamond Tree Recovery can help you through treatment from start to finish. Amino acid therapy from Diamond Tree can help you finally beat your addiction. Our cutting-edge treatment options are available to anyone and are an essential component of our success formula! Learn More