Addiction almost always includes a deep sense of shame about one’s inability to overcome the dependency. A sense of helplessness and emptiness accompanies obsessive or compulsive seeking of respite by using mind-altering substances to feel good or to cope with unwanted feelings.
At MindWhale, we don’t blame the addict for their addiction. We know that addiction, at its root, is NOT a deficit in willpower or any other virtue, but rather a person’s innocent attempt to get their needs met in the only way they know how. Often, addiction is a direct result of brain chemistry imbalances that leave a person unable to feel balanced, calm, or connected without self medicating. Addiction is simply an attempt to balance brain chemistry through brain-altering substances.
In addition, harmful substances drain the brain of vital nutrients, making it even harder to stop the addiction, which then leads to a vicious cycle that is hard to break free from.
Improving your brain health is absolutely essential to addressing addiction and recovering as quickly and as permanently as possible.
With specialized brain chemistry testing and targeted brain support, those struggling with addictions can have dramatically improved recovery rates and a return to functional, happy living.
If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction, let them know about MindWhale. We can assess your situation and make a road map for improved brain health and faster, more complete recovery.
Biochemical Roots of Addiction
Addiction involves imbalanced neurotransmitter levels and suboptimal brain health and/or function. It often occurs with in conjunction with anxiety, depression, and stress, which are also inextricably tied to brain and body chemistry.
There are ways to balance brain chemistry naturally in addicted individuals, resulting in less compulsive and impulsive use of mind-altering substances, more satisfaction in everyday life, sustained sobriety, and a happier, more balanced mood. Following are a few of the factors we assess at MindWhale:
- Neurotransmitter imbalance (especially dopamine and GABA)
- Improper omega–3/omega–6 fatty acid levels or ratio
- Poor methylation status
- Zinc or other mineral deficiencies
- Toxin exposure such as lead, mercury, and/or arsenic
- Brain and body damage or inflammation
- Poor diet or exercise
- Other nutrient deficiencies
- and more
All of the above imbalances can be easily tested and addressed for improved brain function leading to better mood and faster recovery. Contact us today for an assessment.
How We Assess and Help People with Addiction
At MindWhale, we test for imbalances that affect the brain’s ability to create neurotransmitters for positive mood. Through specialized questionnaires and biomedical testing, we look for nutrient imbalances, genetics, and other factors that interfere with normal brain and neurotransmitter function. Then we develop a plan to naturally address your particular needs so you can recover faster and more fully.
After identifying any hidden causes of neurotransmitter and/or nutrient imbalances, we improve your brain health with supplements and functional lifestyle education so you can have a happy, healthy, substance-free brain.
You can look forward to freedom, greater happiness and productivity, and a spectacular life.
We don’t diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, including addiction. We help your brain get healthy so it can heal itself.