We are not just detoxing the brain; we are healing it.
Hope Restored Treatment Center utilizes protocols for the following modalities:
We provide patient-specific regimented detox medications to help clear the patient’s system of drugs or alcohol and keep them medically safe during the initial days of detox.
The IASIS microcurrent neurofeedback system applies low-intensity pulses to the brain that one cannot feel with concurrent EEG monitoring to “retrain the brain”. This procedure causes the brain to reorganize itself and shift from its formerly fixed patterns. This is analogous to re-booting a computer. Studies have shown great positive preliminary results in VA clinical trials for veterans with mild traumatic brain injury and PTSD.
KETAMINE INFUSION THERAPY
Ketamine has been used since the 1960s as an anesthetic with a great safety profile. Within the last few years, it has been used off-label for severe depression and pain. FDA just approved of a close relative, esketamine for treatment-resistant depression. Recent studies have shown efficacy of ketamine in drug abuse to promote abstinence in conjunction with psychotherapy. The effects are synergistic and maybe more lasting than either modality alone.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, is a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain. This modality is FDA approved for treatment-resistant depression and is has shown benefit in preliminary studies for post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction.
hyperthermic therapy Infrared sauna
Research on hyperthermia has shown benefits for depressive symptoms similar to aerobic exercise. In fact, infrared sauna programs were used as part of the protocol for 9/11 rescue workers who had become ill from breathing in fumes and chemicals during their work. It’s safe, improves overall health and well-being with little side effects, and can be continued after addiction treatment.
low dose naltrexone & naltrexone implants
This medication has been used for decades in the treatment of addiction and substance abuse disorder. The following are 3 of the most prominent actions of LDN: 1) action on opioid receptors to increase the release of β-endorphins; 2) ability to reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines and increase anti-inflammatory cytokines; and 3) regulation of the opioid growth factor (OGF)/opioid growth factor receptors (OGFr) axis. The Naltrexone implant requires a 12-minute procedure to place the medication under the skin. This has a lasting effect for up to 90 days of controlling the craving for drugs and alcohol. This gives more time for clinicians and patients to work through the causes of the addiction and gives precious time for the brain to heal.
OPTIMIZING THE BRAIN AND MIND
The brain must heal from the years of addiction and any psychological or physiological trauma. We bring necessary supplement or nutritional strategy to heal the mind and optimize brain health. As the mind become “retrained”, we seek to augment and prolong the effect by enhancing neuroplasticity and balancing the neurotransmitter production. Proper nutrition and supplementation must include raw materials for neurotransmitters and brain regeneration. Correction of common vitamin (such as Thiamine, Vitamin D and folate) and mineral deficiencies (magnesium) as result of chronic drug use maybe done orally or IV, and may help to prevent relapse by making the brain healthy again.
Recently, CBD has received a lot of attention due to its potential to treat drug and alcohol abuse. Literature focuses on the pharmacotherapeutic potential of CBD in terms of its relevance in prevention of relapse in drug use. CBD has been proven to be effective in targeting risk states of drug use relapse by reducing anxiety and stress related to drug cues and mediating anti-depressant activity. In addition to that, CBD has an impact on the brain circuitry that is responsible for drug craving and seeking behaviors triggered by drug-related context and stress.
Each patient will receive a brain map upon admission to the program. Brain mapping is a process that creates a layout of the brain, detailing the areas that are responsible for certain actions. This process helps clinicians see which areas of the brain need special attention so they can better tailor their treatment.
We utilize genetic testing for patients who are currently on, or have received certain medications in the past, such as medications for anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. This simple mouth swab helps clinicians understand how the DNA of a patient will respond to the medications used in the treatment of addiction to drugs. This provides a roadmap of how the patient’s body responds to the medications to help streamline the treatment regimen.