Acupuncture’s Benefits in Drug Rehab
Prescription pain pills have truly taken over the lives of many people today. The ingredients in opiates like OxyContin, Percocet, Codeine, Morphine, Hydrocodone and Vicodin are extremely addictive and many people have a very difficult time recovering from their addiction. Depending on the level of abuse, patients may need to go through medically supervised opiate detoxification in order to overcome their addiction—but this can be a painful process.
The acupuncture detox protocol used at Seabrook House was developed in the early 70’s as a non-pharmaceutical alternative to methadone for opiate withdrawal. The technique has been studied extensively and has been found to reduce stress, craving, and anxiety as well improve sleep and generally aid withdrawal in all types of substance abuse. Acupuncture affects blood flow and metabolism in the brain, it affects the areas in the brain involved in chemical dependence, it modulates pain, and normalizes the autonomic nervous system and the stress response. Acupuncture can relieve discomfort from the detoxification process and reduce withdrawal symptoms such as depression, insomnia, body aches, headache, anxiety, nausea , cravings, and muscle cramping. Acupuncture needles are placed in meridian points that stimulate detoxification areas like the kidney, liver, lungs and nervous system. Reducing these withdrawal symptoms allows the patient shift their focus from their physical discomfort to their work in rehabilitation and treatment.
At Seabrook House, we are committed to providing quality addiction treatment for the physical, emotional and spiritual illness of chemical dependency. We offer individually inspired treatment programs based on the unique history and needs of each patient. As a part of Seabrook’s drug rehab and detox treatment programs, wellness and complimentary therapies like acupuncture are offered to ensure that the recovery process is both successful and lasting. Seabrook House has rehab facilities located in New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA) and also an outpatient office in New York (NY). If you’d like to learn more about the treatment programs and therapies offered at Seabrook House, contact us today!