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Condition – Addictions

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Chiropractic care allows those things that treat addiction to be embraced more thoroughly.

Chiropractic care allows those things that treat addiction to be embraced more thoroughly.

A recent article in Psychology Today gives new meaning to the term ‘straighten up’ when it comes to addiction treatment and chiropractic care.

Certain brain chemicals produce a state of well being in the body. When the spine and nervous system are working properly your body produces these chemicals in their proper proportions. Spinal misalignments are thought to suppress the production of these chemicals. Addicts no longer use drugs for recreational purposes, rather they need them to ‘self-medicate’ in order to feel and cope normally.

Jay Holder, DC, Medical Director of the Exodus Treatment Center, a drug rehab clinic in Miami, Florida conducted a study to determine the effect of adding chiropractic care to traditional 28-day drug treatment for patients in his facility. All of the 98 participants in his study had a 100% program completion rate (compared with a 78% national average), and their feelings of depression and anxiety were significantly lower.

Dr. Holder’s research appears to indicate that when drug treatment programs integrate chiropractic care, the outcomes are more successful. According to Dr. Holder, “the correction of what chiropractors call subluxation results in a sense of wellbeing that allows patients to benefit more thoroughly from the group therapy and medical care of addiction treatment. Chiropractic does not treat addiction – it does not treat any disease,” Holder said. “We’re allowing those things that treat addiction to be embraced more thoroughly.”

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