Chiropractic Care Can Help You Overcome Addiction

Addiction is a very serious problem that is unfortunately becoming more and more common across the U.S.  In fact, over 20 million people in the U.S. could benefit from treatment methods to help combat addictions.  The cycle of addiction can affect job performance, destroy families, and ruin lives.  Furthermore, addiction can lead to even more problems such as convictions or jail time.  It is estimated that 80% of crimes committed are somehow related to substance abuse.  If you or someone you love has an addiction problem, it is crucial to get help before the situation spirals out of control.  Fortunately, a Lithia Springs chiropractor can help.

Addiction Treatment Methods

When faced with addiction, many will turn to a variety of methods to cope.  Rehabilitation facilities can help people get clean and teach them skills for staying sober.  Counseling sessions and group therapy are also methods for treating addiction.  If these don’t work or if they aren’t enough on their own, sometimes people will turn to medications.  This may not be the best option as medications come with potentially harmful side effects.  Additionally, some will argue that giving medicine to those who already struggle with substance abuse will do more harm than good.  However, chiropractic care from Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic is a natural and safe method for fighting substance abuse or addictions of any kind.

Chiropractic Improves Body Function

While it is always important to consult with an addiction counselor to help you through substance abuse or addiction, chiropractic care coupled with counseling can be a very effective method for overcoming addictions.  The central nervous system, composed of the spinal cord and brain, is essential in ensuring that each and every system is functioning at optimal health.  Neurotransmitters are sent from the […]


For over 100 years Doctors of Chiropractic have said that subluxation causes the body to lose its ability to adapt to the environment and that adjustments restore the bodies natural ability to adapt. However, our detractors have always held that we can’t prove this tenet. Today’s research clearly demonstrates how Chiropractic adjustments help people that have lost their ability to properly adapt to the environment. People who are addicted to the use of recreational drugs will go through an often painful process of withdrawal when they stop using. This withdrawal process is the primary reason an addict will fall out of addiction treatment program and begin using again. The withdrawal process is a clear indication of a body that is not properly adapting to a changing environment.

Chiropractic helps in treatment of addicts

From the March 29, 2001 issue of the Miami Herald comes a story of how chiropractic care is helping those in a Miami drug addiction program. The story starts by explaining that patients in a residential drug-addiction program who received chiropractic care designed to realign their vertebrae completed the treatment program at a remarkable 100 percent rate.

Ninety-eight patients at Miami’s Exodus drug-treatment program participated in the study that was featured in a Journal of Nature magazine called “Molecular Psychiatry”. The study also reported that the patients involved in the study at the treatment center who received chiropractic care made fewer visits to a nurses’ station and showed significant decreases in anxiety.

Dr. Jay Holder, medical director of the Exodus program and the chiropractor who conducted the study said, “Completing a 28- to 30-day program greatly enhances an addict’s chances of staying clean, but nationally only 72 percent of participants make it all the way through such programs.” Holder went on to say, “This correction of what chiropractors call subluxation results […]

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