House of Freedom’s Oxygen Healing
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Drug addiction is a tough battle to fight. In order to win, we need all the help we can get! One of the latest tools available in our arsenal to help with drug rehabilitation is oxygen therapy. Our bodies need adequate oxygen to function, but when any part is injured, it requires even more oxygen to repair and survive.
The air in our environment only contains 21% of oxygen. We need a more effective way to use oxygen as a therapy. The best method is to find a way to deliver a more significant concentration of the gas produced at a higher pressure. Your lungs can take in up to 3 times the amount they could usually take in in this environment. This is why one of the most successful solutions in this situation is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) provides a spacious, pressurized oxygen chamber that delivers 100% oxygen inside the area. Compact and wonderfully functional, it’s usually found at some of the top drug rehab centers, addiction treatment facilities, physician offices and clinics.
A simple, painless, and non-invasive process, HBOT gives you a comfortable, secure, and relaxing treatment option, to get over stressful periods of drug and alcohol withdrawals.
The Science Behind the Cure
When oxygen enters the body, it is transported through various tissues and organs through our expansive network of blood vessels, using blood as a carrier. As it approaches its target destination, oxygen stimulates the release of substances like growth factors and stem cells, which can then regenerate new blood vessels and new tissues. It provides a boost of energy to tired or damaged cells. At the same time, it can significantly reduce swelling and inflammation and relieves the pain associated with tissue damage.
While it does restore healing, an oxygen-rich environment also plays a crucial role in protection.
It stimulates the body’s innate immune system so that it can fight back against harmful, damaging substances like anti-oxidants, free radicals, chemicals and toxins released from chronic substance abuse.
How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) help?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases the amount of oxygen you breathe in, which in turn delivers an increased oxygen concentration to the parts of your body that could benefit from a boost in function and faster repair and healing, which is the core of drug addiction treatment. An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote rejuvenation.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may be helpful in treating and speeding up the recovery process in the following conditions:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Sports Injuries
- Lyme Disease
- Near Drowning Episodes
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Auto-Immune Diseases
- And many others…
Why do we need oxygen therapy to recover from drug and alcohol addiction?
To boost Brain Health: Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy for brain damage after drugs and alcohol.
Did you know that despite comprising only 2% of the body, our brains consume 20% of the body’s oxygen supply?
Recent studies show that the brain requires tremendous energy to function. An excellent source for that energy comes from the chemical reactions brought about with the help of oxygen as a catalyst. If a healthy brain requires this kind of fuel to function, imagine how much an injury or damaged tissue would need so that it can repair and restore itself?
Considering the brain and organ damage that long term drug and alcohol addiction causes, it’s no wonder it has been successful at treating people recovering from substance abuse. Toxic substances, drugs including cocaine, meth, heroin, as well as many prescription medications which are often abused like benzodiazepines (valium) stimulants (Adderall), barbiturates (Ambien), can cause a sudden decrease in the blood supply in the brain, or the harmful chemicals inside them may cause direct injury to the brain tissue. This is where HBOT comes in! It can provide a higher concentration of oxygen in the body, which is then used by the brain to reduce damage and inflammation caused by chronic drug use.
To Look after the Liver: Tissue damage after long term substance abuse
After years of alcohol addiction or chronic drug use, the various organs in the body, especially the liver, can suffer significant tissue damage. For the body to repair the damage, we need a consistent oxygen flow. HBOT serves to deliver oxygen to the end organs to improve healing and regeneration.
Elimination Effects: Helping with Drug withdrawal symptoms
Studies have shown that HBOT can give relief to patients going through opiate withdrawal. This is helpful because of the number of people who need drug rehabilitation, often leave their programs mid-way because the opiate withdrawal symptoms were too much to bear.
To Take Over Toxin Triage: Using oxygen as an antidote.
Improved blood supply clears out toxins in the body faster during recovery from drug use, which can make a recovery from common drug addictions like cocaine and methamphetamine easier to accomplish.
To provide Rest for Repair: Oxygen is used to bring about Sleep.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy improves both the quality and quantity of your sleep, which helps you make better decisions and balances your emotions and stress levels. Stress and mood fluctuations are known to widely affect behaviors that cause relapses with drug and alcohol abuse. Ensuring better sleep may be an effective way to allow the body to rest to be ready to heal.
Introducing the Fortius420 – EXP
The Fortius420 – EXP is a market favorite in the range of hyperbaric oxygen therapies available today. By providing patients with surrounding air leveraged up to 3.0 ATA (29 psi) operating pressure, it releases 100% pure oxygen through its hood assembly system. Its surfaces have a resilient hybrid alloy and come with mirrored controls on the interior and exterior to make the drug addiction treatment safe for the patients and the physicians. It is designed to keep in mind various safety protocols and high industry standards to ensure that you get the most efficient care possible as you look for treatment options, whether for yourself or for a loved one who is struggling with drug rehabilitation or substance abuse.
We’re proud to be one of the first addiction treatment centers in Florida to implement this device and all its benefits into a successful addiction recovery program.
At House of Freedom, we provide a safe and compassionate environment, so that you can achieve the best version of yourself. With our panel of experts and using the latest technology available in the market, we work towards helping people overcome their struggles with drug addiction and alcohol dependence – one step at a time!