At Passages Malibu, a complete blood chemistry analysis is just one of the many treatment methods we utilize to treat and heal you. A chemical imbalance is often a significant factor behind drug and alcohol abuse. Chemical imbalances can cause ADD, depression, anxiety, insomnia and other disorders that make it difficult to lead a happy life.
Upon your admission, one of the first things we do is conduct a comprehensive urine and blood analysis to determine any imbalances or deficiencies present in your body. During this research, we may find nutritional deficiencies that need to be corrected. Some common examples are low B vitamin levels, which lead to increased anxiety or low magnesium levels which can result in hypertension and other metabolic dysfunction. These tests also look for toxicity levels from the lack of certain antioxidants or the accumulation of heavy metals. Abnormalities are often found in the gastrointestinal tract such as malabsorption and bacterial or yeast overgrowth with super-infections. These ailments are known to cause discomfort and can lead you to use drugs and alcohol.
We also provide a complete analysis of brain neurotransmission. For example, your flight-or-fight neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and epinephrine may be imbalanced which can increase anxiety and nervousness.
A complete metabolic panel evaluating the liver, kidneys, metabolism, thyroid, complete blood count, and lipid panel will be performed. Many abnormalities can be detected through these tests such as liver dysfunction, high cholesterol levels, and other blood aberrations such as anemia, low thyroid function, and hormonal imbalances, all of which can inadvertently lead to self-medicating.
If you’re suffering from a chemical imbalance or nutrient deficiency, substance abuse can often aggravate and increase these problems.
At Passages, clients are treated with supplements to correct the imbalances that can be fueling their abuse of drugs and alcohol. Afterwards, our clients report feeling balanced and often express that the cravings for drugs and alcohol diminish considerably. Passages is the only treatment center that offers this complex blood panel and comprehensive supplement plan to correct the deficiencies that are causing you to use drugs and alcohol.
If you or a loved one is suffering, call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers now (888) 920-8849.