Pioneering Neuroscience in Drug Treatment
Neuroscience experts at House of Freedom know that optimal health is only possible when the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems are in balance. Imbalances in these systems occur as a result of exposure to psychological or physical challenges. Underlying stressors such as mental stress, poor diet, unhealthy lifestyles, infections, environmental toxins, and/or general immune system regulation will alter the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems, which then leads to drug rehab patients’ symptoms and conditions. As most of you know, people who engage in a lifestyle that involves substance abuse tend to have many of these stressors, therefore it is likely that they will have symptoms and conditions as a result of an imbalance in their nervous, endocrine, and/or immune systems. That is why House of Freedom not only addresses the drug treatment patient’s symptoms but it also works to identify and treat root cause disturbances in order to restore and balance these systems resulting in better patient outcomes.
Finding the root cause is usually a challenging task given that most addiction patients can express their symptoms but not the root cause of the symptom. Why? Because usually patients do not know what is causing them the discomfort but are able to express what the discomfort is. This is why House of Freedom uses neurotransmitter testing in order to find the root cause of patient expressed symptoms.
Drug Rehabilitation Center Diagnostic Accuracy
You may ask yourself, what are neurotransmitters and how can this give us an idea of the root cause? Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that facilitate communication between neurons. This has an effect on every cell, tissue, and organ within the body. When neurotransmitters levels are out of balance this communication is altered and a wide variety of clinical symptoms can result. Effects can be both physical and emotional, and affect an addiction patient’s mental performance, mood, energy level, and physiological responses. The nervous system plays such an integral role in the body that neurological imbalances underlie many of the most common symptoms and conditions seen today.
Neurotransmitter testing may be helpful in finding the root causes of the following symptoms:
- Low Mood
- Sleep Difficulties
- Adrenal Depletion
- Mental performance, including issues with memory, attention, and ability to concentrate
- Changes in appetite or sudden weight loss/gain
- Inability to enjoy favorite activities
Neurotransmitter testing may be helpful in improving patient care and loyalty through:
- Diagnostic Accuracy
- Targeted Interventions
- Whole-System Approach
- Measurable Patient Results
What is the Nervous System?
The nervous system, comprised of the brain, the spinal cord, and nerve tissues distributed throughout the body, is considered one of the most complex systems in existence. Serving primarily as a “master control center,” the nervous system regulates the function of all other bodily systems. In higher functioning organisms, the nervous system performs complex processes including though, memory, and emotions.
What is the Endocrine System?
The endocrine system is the system of glands, each of which secretes different types of hormones directly into the bloodstream to maintain homeostasis. The endocrine system is an information signal system like the nervous system.
What is the Immune System?
The immune system is a system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. It does this by a diverse array of specialized immune cells that work in concert to respond rapidly to eliminate foreign microorganisms such as bacteria and parasites, as well as virus-infected cells and tumors. It also works to eliminate heavy metals and other toxins. The immune system and its reactions consist of a finely tuned, complex interplay between various cell types and soluble mediators secreted by these cells.