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 brain down the spine to other parts of the body.  If these neurotransmitters are released and received properly, a feeling of wellbeing and proper function will occur.  Those with an addiction problem may have a spinal misalignment that interferes with neurotransmissions, leading to more negative emotions such as stress and anxiety that make it difficult to overcome addiction problems.

Causes of Negative Emotional Feelings

This inability to feel hopeful could be related to Reward Deficiency Syndrome, or RDS.  RDS causes people to turn to other things to help them cope since they can’t seem to do so on their own.  This could be why some are more prone to turn to cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs to give them the positive feelings they are searching for.  Instead of turning to substances or unhealthy habits, turn to your Lithia Springs chiropractor for help in releasing positive emotional feelings.

Chiropractic Is Proven to Help Fight Addictions

Gentle adjustments from a Lithia Springs chiropractor will remove misalignments and restore nerve communication to reduce negative feelings and increase feelings of wellbeing that are necessary to fight addictions.  Studies have shown that chiropractic is incredibly effective in helping individuals overcome the cycle of addiction.  In one study, each and every individual who received chiropractic care while undergoing addiction programs completed their recovery program successfully.  If you or a loved one in the Lithia Springs, Mableton, Austell, Clarkdale, or Wesley Station area turn to substances to cope with negative emotions, Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic can help in the process of overcoming addiction. Get in touch with us today.



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