In the last century the world has rapidly transformed. The industrial age has given way to the technological and informational age. This has created innovative ways of changing communication, the distribution of knowledge, business, entertainment, medical science, and everything else fundamental to our kind. While it has essentially brought people closer together by the introduction of the Internet, it has also desensitized our socially inclined race, by removing the necessity for physical contact. It has also portrayed drug and alcohol abuse as sophisticated and urban..

It has become the era of the “quick fix.” Time has turned into an object of obsession, and we constantly look for the fastest, quickest ways, to feed ourselves, self medicate, transport, communicate, and to learn. Pharmaceutical companies are in their glory, as home remedies have been long forgotten, and life expectancy has been raised. There is a pill for everything now; a quick fix, that enables people to go on with their lives without any interruption. While these medications might work in the short-term, they are far from being adequately tested, and do nothing for the psychological effects induced by the problem.

There are other medications that deal with mental issues, but instead of finding the cause or possible solutions, doctors are quick to write prescriptions for anything that might lessen the symptoms. This often makes the situation worse. The medication not only does not directly or accurately address the real issue but it aggravates it. People are also over prescribed with a number of varying medications that they receive from multiple doctors or over the counter. Combining drugs is never a good idea, and can result in irreversible damage to the brain or the body. These ideas are also relevant to the area of alcoholism treatment.

Alcoholism is a very serious issue and should be treated with caution and delicacy. Too often alcoholism treatment centers, like the rest of the world, are prone for the quick fix. During detoxification and throughout the rest of treatment, doctors are at hand to prescribe medication for a variety of reasons. While it is sometimes necessary in severe cases to closely monitor the symptoms of withdrawal, treating substance abuse with medication can often ostracize the situation. It prohibits the obtainment of sobriety which is an essential first step in alcoholism treatment, and it often replaces one addiction with another.

Tranquilizers and other sedatives are also used in alcoholism treatment. While again, this might be deemed necessary, the likelihood of these particular individuals sustaining any help is slim. Without a clear head and willing involvement in the therapy and other sessions, the requisite work can not be accomplished. There are however alcoholism treatments and drug rehab programs that are homeopathic and do not believe in the use of prescribed medication.

Treatments are based upon the idea of scientology and use innovative sauna therapies to remove all traces of the addictive substance from the body. Instead of medication, the treatment plan consists of nutritionally balanced meals, vitamin, mineral supplements, and drug free detox or sauna detox. This is based upon the factual idea that if the body is healthy the individual will feel better mentally and emotionally, and will be more inclined to willingly involve themselves in treatment.

The simple monitoring of certain deficiencies can often reduce the symptoms that many alcoholics suffer from and that lead to use. Imbalances within the human body can create depression, anxiety, mood swings and other unhealthy feelings. In a dual-diagnosis situation both the mind and body must be treated for a successful recovery. Nutrition can do what medication can not. It can restore the body to it’s natural health and metabolism. Medications can only artificially make one feel better, and are often accompanied by many side effects.

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