Biophysical Rehab: The Missing Piece
It is important to note that a biophysical program is not included in all non 12 step rehab centers but for those that do, success rates are significantly higher. Unfortunately, it may not be possible for the elderly or individuals with certain physical disabilities to include this in their non 12 step drug rehab program. But for those that can, biophysical drug rehab treatment addresses the underlying physical aspects of the addiction, which if left unhandled, will likely prevent a full and lasting recovery.
This is due to the fact that our bodies attempt to store away toxins of all types in our fatty tissue and other organs in an attempt to protect the central nervous system. During the consumption of drugs and alcohol, micro amounts of these substances are walled off within the body as a protection mechanism. Additionally, secondary compounds or byproducts that are created by the liver during its process in breaking down drugs and alcohol are also stored away in the tissues of the body. This residue creates a sick and toxic body condition that nearly any drug or alcohol addicted person can attest to. A full range of illnesses and symptoms ensue which effects sleep, mood, eating patterns, energy level and much more.
Cravings and Urges to Relapse
In addition to illness and other symptoms caused by the drug toxicity levels, heavy cravings and urges will also exist. And for many, they do not go away even if the person has stopped using drugs or alcohol for quite some time. This is a direct result of future metabolic releases of the stored residue back into the bloodstream days, weeks, months or even years later. During such events (which can happen very easily), the person can feel unbearable cravings and urges to use their drug of choice, no matter the consequences. This is a large part of why relapse occurs after a person has previously completed a seemingly successful drug rehab program.
Holistic Drug Rehab Treatment
Biophysical drug rehab programs address this issue directly to a complete and thorough end result. Biophysical detox treatment is often referred to as holistic drug rehab therapy due to the fact that this rehabilitation method is against drug replacement therapy. Using only nutritional supplements and natural remedies; no new drugs are used in the process. Certainly, some patients may need short-term, traditional medical detox prior to biophysical rehab. But after that short period of medical treatment (3-10 days in most cases), the person leaves a medical detox facility to complete a long-term holistic rehab at a biophysical treatment center. In this way, the person is sure to be the most comfortable during withdrawals and later achieving a complete body detoxification for increased mental clarity, stability and physical well being. When completed, people frequently report feeling like they have a 'new body'. This vital component to rehab is unachievable in centers that only offer non 12 step counseling.
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