Healing the Brain and Nervous System in Addiction Treatment

Exclusive Hawaii Rehab Addiction Treatment January 31, 2022

Exclusive Hawaii Rehab Healing the Brain and Nervous System in Addiction Treatment

Drug and alcohol use can affect practically every part of a person’s life. Addiction can cause a great deal of damage to health, body, mind, relationships, and even change the way the outside world is perceived. The effect drugs and alcohol have on the brain is one of the most detrimental ways it affects a person’s body. 

Misuse of any substance whether it be cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs, depressants, hallucinogens, alcohol, or other types of substance, may have caused considerable damage to the brain. Fortunately, with the right conditions and help, the brain can heal itself after stopping drug use. The brain can re-establish its chemical balance and then regain control of its emotions, impulses, memory, mental health, and thinking patterns.

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How Drugs and Alcohol Affect the Brain

Substance abuse affects the brain in many ways, and it may not work as well as it should. Mainly, drugs interfere with the brain’s normal chemistry. As addiction progresses, behaviors may gradually become more erratic as it gets used to drug use. Changes in behavior include:

  • Emotional control. Many types of drugs make it difficult to properly experience emotions. When the high wears off, emotions may become too high to bear and cause a person to lash out or turn back to drug use.
  • Memory. Certain drugs can affect the area of the brain called the hippocampus, which allows learning and memorization of information. Substance abuse can cause trouble remembering certain things like remembering to pay bills, important meetings, work obligations, dates, or social activities. 
  • Impulse control. While under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the brain tends to prompt strong impulse reactions, causing an individual to engage in risky behaviors.
  • Reward System. Drugs rewire the pleasure systems in the brain, making it more likely a person will use drugs again and again.
  • Mental Health. Depending on the type of drug, it can affect the speed of the brain’s activity, interfere with sleep patterns, depress the central nervous system, or increase anxiety levels. All these effects can have the potential of developing a mental health disorder.


Therapies for Balancing the Brain and Nervous System at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab 

Once a person stops using drugs or alcohol, the brain can start to repair itself. Healing the brain and nervous system in addiction recovery is possible. With the right therapies and time, the brain can even repair itself fully to how it was before substance abuse. At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, their holistic approach to addiction recovery aims to restore balance to the central nervous system in order to help the body and mind heal from the damage of addiction

The central nervous system plays a complex role in how stress and trauma are processed. This traumatic energy is stored in muscles, organs, and connective tissues. Exclusive Hawaii’s rehab program will help let go of this trauma and stress that is stored in the central nervous system to truly help a person heal.

Some of the therapies we use in our addiction treatment to heal trauma and stress are:

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Part of one of our body-centered therapies that aim to relieve anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. It is based in similar philosophies of Eastern disciplines such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture. EFT stimulates certain points in the body that store trauma and emotional strain, to then release it and help heal the person. 
  • Trauma Therapy. Addiction is often a way for people to find relief of their trauma. Trauma therapy is a blanket term for the several types of therapies we offer to heal trauma. We focus our therapy to treat the psychological and physical effects trauma can have on the central nervous system.
  • Vitamin, Mineral, and Herbal Supplements. A well-nourished body can play an important role in drug and alcohol rehab. At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we offer a full-time dietician combined with our medical director’s naturopathic medicine knowledge, to provide very client with a personalized mineral, vitamin, and herbal supplement plan to enhance recovery and healing. Through this method we can help unlock the body’s natural ability to heal itself without the need for prescription medicine. 

If you are battling addiction and are looking for a drug rehab or alcohol rehab, Exclusive Rehab Hawaii may be the place you are looking for. Our caring team of addiction treatment specialists is always available to help get you started on the road to recovery and true wellness. Please give us a call today, we are always happy to help answer any questions. 

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Our deeply-caring staff and the surrounding natural beauty offer an unparalleled healing experience.