The brain relies on neurotransmitters to send messages back and forth. This is how the human body functions. Using illegal drugs and alcohol stops the neurotransmitters from functioning correctly because these substances kill off or damage the functionality of the neurotransmitters that people are born with. Drugs, in general, but especially drugs such as Heroin, morphine, and most prescription painkillers wipe out the neurotransmitters that control a person’s mood, their level of energy, and their threshold for pain tolerance. In fact, once they damage the natural ones, the drugs actually pose as impostors and replace what was there. Therefore, abstinence results in a person who has no energy, no hope, depressed, and no tolerance for pain.
Thanks to neurotransmitter therapy, there is hope. St. Gregory’s uses this type of therapy in a very successful program. They are able to very quickly replace the neurotransmitters back to their original state by using intravenous solutions of amino acids and vitamins that saturate the brain and repair it. Repairing the brain means that there are no unconquerable desires for drugs and alcohol and there is no lack of energy or return to a depressed state.
Additional benefits of neurotransmitter therapy includes:
- Fewer withdrawal symptoms
- Less craving
- Mental lucidity
Neurotransmitter therapy is a form of prompt recovery and has proven very successful. St. Gregory’s administers neurotransmitter therapy in a secluded and very relaxed setting under medical observation. After the therapy is established discrete counseling begins and offers both individual and group sessions. It is also crucial to receive all of the education possible to start making good life choices.
Neurotransmitter therapy is step one in treatment at St. Gregory’s. Dr. William Hitt invented this type of therapy some 20 years ago and it is able to eliminate any physical dependence. Today neurotransmitter therapy is used for treating:
- Heroin addiction
- Cocaine abuse
- Crystal meth abuse
- Prescription drug abuse
Initially, the patient will be evaluated by the professional staff at St. Gregory’s who are certified and fully trained to treat substance abuse. This step is necessary so they can determine a dependence level and so a reference point for the beginning of therapy. Some patients will have dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders that can make treatment a bit more challenging but it is necessary for an extensive victory and a life of fullness.
Deciding to receive neurotransmitter therapy is just the beginning of a lifetime that is filled with good life choices. This, in addition to continued treatment as needed, and practicing a healthy way of life is how an individual goes from being an addict to a changed person on the road to recovery, become to be important participants of society, heal damaged relationships, and start to live complete lives. St. Gregory’s offers a residential program, neurotransmitter therapy, and a very high rate of success because it really is all about teaching people how to make good life choices.