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Laser Therapy - Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Reduce Drug and Alcohol Addiction Withdrawal

Lifestyle behaviors that respond well to Low Level Laser Therapy include the abuse of drugs and alcohol.

Withdrawal from Drugs or Alcohol can be difficult, but with the advancement of Low Level Laser technology withdrawal and cravings can be minimal or nonexistent.

If you have never experienced a real addiction, then it may be hard to understand. You may be tempted to criticize, lecture or moralize. We all know that approach doesn’t work.

The addiction centers in the mind and it is the only disease that tries to convince people that they don’t have it. Psychologists call this the state of denial.

Healthy Coping Mechanisms

Many people are stuck in a cycle of addiction because their unhealthy lifestyle behavior is a substitute for healthy coping mechanisms. This means their emotional growth was stunted at some point and it stays that way until they recover

Using drugs or alcohol feels like a quick escape solution; but always results in serious long-term health and relationship problems. Far from seeking substance abuse treatment, many addicts and alcoholics persist in self-destruction despite knowing the extreme consequences.

You want to quit but you feel trapped. It has nothing to do with ‘will-power’. Your brain is physically addicted to ‘feeling good’ and demands the substance. How long will it take to overcome your addiction? Every person and situation is different. But if you are ready to begin, Laser Therapy at Abbotsford Imagine Laser is a positive step towards freedom.

The challenge:

•To replace the physical need, relieve the physical cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
•To detoxify and repair your body as it heals.
•To learn new ways to cope with everyday stress and anxiety.
•To change and avoid the environment and people who encourage your addiction or habit to continue.

The Abbotsford Imagine Laser process:

•Deal with your physical dependency and withdrawal symptoms by using Low Level Laser on energy points (acupuncture) on the ears, fingers, wrists and feet.
•Detoxify and repair your body with nutritional supplements, herbs and exercise to help you with healthy ways to cope with life and keep you on track – otherwise known as behavior modification

Laser Therapy at Abbotsford Imagine Laser meets that challenge…a total approach to healing.

First, you need to be truly committed to stopping your addiction.
Second, you need to stop the abusive substance or substances.

That leaves a void that must be filled before you can learn new ways to deal with life.

Abbotsford Imagine Laser fills that gap! “It is very effective in treating the physical dependence and withdrawal”.

Safe, natural nutritional supplements will relieve your body of the harmful toxins and help repair the damage. As a bonus, these nutrients will aid in calming you down and promoting restful sleep. This will assist you in having a clear mind and be free to focus on your recovery.

Abbotsford Imagine Laser technicians are committed to your success and will teach you positive life style changes. Initially sessions should be scheduled daily. Then gradually scheduled further apart as you adjust to your new lifestyle. Staying off drugs or alcohol depends on your determination and support system.

What happens during a Laser Therapy Treatment Session?
The Soft Laser is focused on approximately 40 specific energy points on the ears, hands and feet.

This process releases a flow of natural brain chemicals (endorphins) through your system. You will feel calm and relaxed without being sedated.

The physical dependence on the abusive substance will be relieved. Cravings, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, fatigue, cramps, vomiting and depression may be eliminated or greatly reduced.

Abbotsford Imagine Laser is not a quick fix but the success of laser therapy will relieve a lot of the withdrawal discomfort of kicking the habit, while also restoring the body’s energy and internal functions to stronger normal levels.

Clients typically report:

•Relaxation and stress reduction.
•Relieved depression.
•Decreased withdrawal symptoms.
•Less cravings.
•Clearer mind and a sense of purpose.
•Better sleep and less drowsy.
•Self-empowerment.
•More energy.
•More controlled appetite.
•Bowel functions improved.
•Renewed interest in their surroundings.
•Regaining interest in conversation and reading.

Alcohol Withdrawal
Laser acupuncture treatments have been shown to be very effective for relieving many of the symptoms of alcohol abuse.

Therefore, it has action to help drinkers to give up drinking.

Drug Withdrawal
Refers to the physiological process of overcoming addiction to drugs such as heroin or other narcotics, barbiturates, or amphetamines, by complete cessation of use.

Opiate molecules have a chemical structure similar to endorphins – a natural hormone that regulates pain and pleasure. When a drug user shoots up, the opiates in the drug plug into the nerve receptors normally occupied by endorphins. If opiates are administered repeatedly, endorphin production drops.

The body has essentially been tricked into short-circuiting the natural pain-pleasure regulation system.

The addiction turns ugly when the opiate is withheld. Without the presence of either the opiates or the natural endorphins, an addict’s pain receptors cease to regulate brain signals.

The unimpeded flow of stimulation causes acute pain while triggering a cascade of reactions throughout the body: sweating, uncontrollable diarrhea, vomiting, and severe depression. It’s not fatal – though it may feel like it – and the addict often relapses just to stop the torment.

It usually takes two to three weeks of suffering before natural endorphin production resumes and the pleasure-pain equilibrium is restored.

Considering the ordeal, it’s not surprising that quitting cold turkey works only about 5% of the time. To improve on that success rate, drug treatment experts have traditionally relied on three approaches: methadone, symptomatic treatment, and Narcotics Anonymous.

Methadone and its modern substitute buprenorphine are opiates that don’t produce a high. An addict taking these drugs has essentially moved from a risky, illegal dependency to a safer, legal one. But if they don’t take the methadone, withdrawal begins within hours.

For users who don’t want to be addicted to any substance, treating the symptoms with a combination of anti-nausea, anti-diarrhea, and sedation drugs can help ease the pain of withdrawal. Finally, the support of an NA group is usually recommended in conjunction with all other treatments. These methods have a success rate of 30% to 40% after a year.

Abbotsford Imagine Laser has a better way to kick opiate addiction – one that painlessly stimulates the release of endorphins

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Laser Therapy Offers Effective Treatment Options

Stop smoking, weight loss, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol dependency, teeth whitening, pain relief, insomnia etc...

Contact Information

34334 Forrest Terrace,
Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 1G7
Tel: 604-746-0584
Email: sheri@abbotsfordimaginelaser.com

Laser Therapy complement treatments by other health care professionals and are not meant to replace medical attention.