It is my opinion that alcoholism treatment with biochemical restoration is the most successful path for recovery because that has been my experience personally.
Although I found the traditional treatment path to be helpful with a variety of things like emotional support, people who related to my situation, hope, inspiration, a social outlet, childhood abuse issues and coping skills; it didn't relieve things like cravings, anxiety and depression.
When I used biochemical restoration methods, then cravings disappeared and have never returned in more than 27 years, and neither has the crippling anxiety attacks and depression.
Instead of focusing on character flaws, sins, powerlessness and a higher power, you'll be focusing on restoring balance to brain chemistry, which is the true root of addiction.
Alcoholism, and addiction in general, is caused by a depletion or imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. The primary neurotransmitter involved in the addiction process is dopamine in the reward pathway, but others like serotonin, GABA and endorphins are involved as well depending on the substance one is addicted to.
Treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction that provides biochemical restoration will focus on restoring balance to those neurotransmitters and addressing other biochemical issues in the body that contribute to addiction.
Treatment centers with a biochemical approach use amino acids and a
variety of other vitamins and minerals to restore balance to the brain,
as well as diet and lifestyle changes.
It will look at a variety of biochemical factors like:
Like traditional treatment, alcoholism treatment with biochemical restoration usually includes detox and aftercare, but it also focuses on repairing the damage. Treatment is likely to include:
Biochemical restoration is the crucial missing piece of information in traditional recovery programs. The reason that traditional treatment with a 12 step program is so ineffective is because it does not address the roots of addiction, which is biochemistry. These are some of the primary benefits you'll be able to enjoy when you restore balance to brain chemistry:
When alcoholism treatment with biochemical restoration is included in the path of recovery, the chances of achieving and maintaining long-term sobriety is significantly higher. The 12 step program has less than a .05 percent success rate, while biochemical treatment has a 74 to 90 percent success rate. Not only that, staying sober is not a daily battle since cravings, depression and anxiety are relieved as well.