Addiction is the inability to quit a substance or behavior and involves different parts of the brain such as motivation and reward. The term is used to describe a physical, psychological, and or emotional dependency on a particular substance, act, ritual, or behavior.
Addiction is an escape
What is Addiction Treatment
Addiction usually begins when the person seeks an escape through a substance or action that causes a strong release of chemicals in the brain. This strong release of chemicals affects the brain and develops a dependency on the escape used.
Although most common addictions are on a physical substance such as alcohol addiction, marijuana addiction, Xanax addiction, drugs addiction, prescription drug addiction, and even no substance at all like gambling, gaming, porn, sex, shopping, codependency, social media, etc.
As an addiction recovery center, we recognize that the roots are located predominantly in stress and anxiety disorders, and addictive behaviors serve as a temporary relief to these symptoms. Addiction can develop quickly or over a long period, behaviour becomes ‘compulsive’ and as addictive behavior is repeated. The person loses control and the ability to stop when they had planned or need to.
The substance or behavior begins to control and manipulate a person’s life and addiction rehab is needed. People are often referred to as being an ‘addict’ and having an ‘addiction’ once this pattern of behavior has taken root. In its most chronic state, the addicts’ main purpose, function, and desire are to ‘feed’ the addiction, this behavior is often referred to as ‘using’.
This cultivates an endless cycle of unhealthy behavior. This behavior triggers an overwhelming sense to ‘use more frequently’ to feel satisfied. This ‘using’ behavior becomes the only means of pleasure or ‘escape’ for the addict.
Eventually, addiction causes an often devastating impact on all areas of life, such as chronic health conditions, even death, poor social engagement, isolation, work problems, family and relationship breakdown, a chaotic lifestyle, debt or financial problems begin to take root. Biologically, addiction disrupts the central nervous system, and ‘high jacks’ the primary reward circuit inherent in all human beings. Addicts will ‘crave’ until they can ‘fix’ the desire with more and more of the substance or activity to feel ‘OK’ or satisfied.
THE BALANCE Addiction treatment programs
Physical damage resulting from addiction is significant, to the body and the brain. Moreover, psychological and behavioral changes that come with addiction can interfere with one’s daily life and activities. Addiction is chronic and increases over time. In addition, cycles of relapse occur frequently strengthening the dependence and the addiction.
Recovery from addiction is a long and hard journey. We understand the challenges that might slow or stop your addiction recovery and have accordingly devised a person-centered inpatient program that offers a comprehensive treatment. There are numerous types of addiction with varying degrees and intensity. We assess the overall situation of every individual to understand their specific case. We take into account all the variables such as risk factors, triggers, history, and existing psychological issues.
At THE BALANCE Addiction Recovery Center, our team consists of mental health therapists and medical experts who will cooperate to provide the best recovery and treatment program. Detoxification (detox) is the first step and intends to rid you of the dependency you suffer from.
At our alcohol & drug detox center, our team will work on restoring your body and brain functions and on your general well-being. Additionally, THE BALANCE team will help you overcome the hardest parts of addiction-withdrawal and relapse. When recovery is completed and health is regained, follow-up treatment will ensure your abstinence from addictive drugs and behaviors is permanent.
A UNIQUE METHODa successful and proven concept focusing on underlying causes
Our program consists of treating only one client at a time individually designed to help you with all the problematic aspects of your life. All individual treatment sessions will be held at your private residence.more info
We know that full recovery requires a connection as well as privacy. That is why we provide a space that is solely yours, in which you can unwind and connect with yourself.more info
Your treatment begins with an extensive assessment and diagnosis of your presenting issues, which consists of a full-body medical check-up including laboratory, psychiatric, orthomolecular as well as a nutritional assessment.more info
Your program is designed based on your personal needs. The team will exchange daily information and adjust the schedule as we go. Our therapists will work with you treating the root causes and not just the symptoms.more info
Our biochemical imbalance can be affected by diet and stressful life events, but it often goes back to genetics and epigenetics. We do specific biochemical laboratory testing to determine an individual’s biochemical imbalance. Combining the results of the lab tests with anamnestic information and clinical tests, we prescribe an individualized and compounded vitamin, mineral, nutrient protocol to help recover from various disease states.more info
Our medical experts combine the best from general and alternative medicine to support you individually and providing complementary therapies enabling you to address problem areas and build a healthier lifestyle.more info
Using latest cutting-edge technology-based therapies such as Neurofeedback and tDCS, we can track the biological patterns of your body, giving us valuable insight into your health and well-being as well support your brain and body performance and recovery.more info
A private live-in counselor will be living with you and accompany you 24/7 during your stay, which makes the treatment very efficient.more info
While living in your private luxury facility, you will be receiving a first-class service and experience supreme hospitality by the whole team. You will experience true calmness and feel safe.more info
Our chef and nutrition specialist will design your personalized diet plan supporting your body & mind recovery as well as helping with weight management. Use of the gym, a personal trainer, yoga, other fitness workshops, and nutrition workshops will help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.more info