Every person who becomes addicted has a different story.
Our holistic approach to addiction treatment is different – we focus the underlying physical, mental, & emotional factors which led a person into their addiction.
When we begin to understand ourselves, healing can happen.
Our goal is to partner with you or your loved one to provide a holistic, whole-person approach to addiction treatment and recovery.
You may have tried conventional addiction treatment with some or little success.
Our approach is different.
In most conventional treatment models, physical health including nutrition, brain health, digestive health, and sleep are not addressed. Without addressing these aspects you aren’t treating the whole person. Your mental and emotional well-being is heavily interconnected to your physical health.
We use a Whole-Person Approach.
A Whole-Person Approach is most useful in achieving true healing, where the focus is on all aspects of health – mental, physical, emotional & spiritual.
If you are struggling with addiction, our Naturopathic Doctors can help.
It starts with a phone call
Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain.
It involves the compulsive use of drugs or alcohol or engaging in behaviors which produce feelings of reward, despite the knowing it will cause negative consequences.
Addiction extends far beyond drugs or alcohol to activities such as gambling, cigarettes, sex, video games, social media use, sugar & food, and more.
Types of Addictions We Treat
Social media addiction
Our Whole-Person Addiction Treatment Program
We understand that one size does not fit all.
Every person’s situation is different, and every person’s treatment is individualized to the factors that heavily contribute to their addiction.
Our comprehensive addiction treatment program utilizes a combination holistic and conventional medical therapies.
Each program is completely customized to you and begins with an initial consult, which can be in person or through video chat (telemedicine).
The use of conventional treatments, such as medications for addiction is an valuable part of our treatment of addiction. However, the difference between our Naturopathic approach to addiction and the traditional medicine approach is how we view and treat this disorder.
We approach addiction from all angles, including family dynamics, other mental and physical health disorders, nutrition & lifestyle choices, etc. For instance, two vital aspects not typically addressed with conventional treatment of addiction are nutrition and family concerns.
Through our comprehensive addiction program we address and simultaneously treat:
Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Chronic stress, Irritability, Anger
Digestive Issues: Irritable bowel syndrome, Food sensitivities, Heartburn, Overeating/Lack of appetite
Hormonal Imbalances: Thyroid, Adrenal, Male and Female Hormones
Metabolic: Nutrition, Weight gain/loss, Diabetes/Pre-diabetes
Your can live a life without addiction.
If you would like to learn more and see if our approach is right for you, schedule a no-cost 15 minute in-person consult
Our Whole-Person Addiction Treatment Approach
Naturopathic Doctors use a synergy of conventional medicine AND alternative approaches.
Our comprehensive program includes some or all of the following:
- Medically managed withdrawal
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Addiction psychotherapy
- Urinary drug screening programs
- Dietary counseling
- Botanical medicine
In our view, nutritional concerns are an essential component of any successful addiction treatment plan. Nutrition is important because certain foods target the same reward pathways that addictive drugs and alcohol target. For example, it is common for people to lose weight while using drugs or alcohol, and gain excessive weight while in recovery because these individuals are substituting food “highs” for drugs and alcohol. Therefore, proper nutrition can prevent excessive weight gain. Furthermore, proper nutrition can help balance brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that often become disrupted during the addiction process.
Family is another vital aspect of addiction treatment because families are typically a primary support system for addicted individuals. In many cases, families are strained due to the addiction because they fail to understand what is occurring with their loved one. Other times, families can contribute to the addiction by enabling behaviors. Bottom line, family dynamics are an essential component in the treatment of addiction. We provide individual as well as family support to help the family heal as a whole.
Addiction is a chronic disease
Addiction is a chronic disease (like high blood pressure or diabetes). Therefore, there are various changes in the brain and body, which take time to address and correct. Treating addiction is not as simple as just stopping drug or alcohol use. Like other chronic diseases, a multi-pronged approach is needed to treat the condition most effectively.