Underlying Biochemical Causes of Addictive Behavior and Mental Health Disorders:
– Reward Deficiency Syndrome
– Imbalanced or depleted neurotransmitter systems
– Protein malnutrition due to limited intake or deficient digestion
– Insufficient intake or absorption of nutrient cofactors required for neurotransmitter formation
– Methylation and other genetic variances
– Essential Fatty Acid deficiencies including gamma linoleic acid (GLA)
– Food allergies and intolerances especially to gluten and casein
– Hormone imbalances
– Reproductive (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone)
– Heavy metal toxicity, inflammation and biotoxin illness (Lyme disease or Black Mold)
– Chronic pain
– Chronic Infections
The Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition and Alliance for Addiction Solutionsbelieve that addictions are driven by imbalances in the brain. A stable, well-functioning and well-nourished brain is required for clients to effectively address the emotional, psychological, social and spiritual issues which impact their lives and which need to be worked through for a successful recovery. We have found that if the above biochemical issues are not identified and resolved, even the most highly motivated client in the most aggressive program will likely not maintain or even achieve sobriety and will definitely not achieve a high quality of life in the recovery process. By educating clients and giving them the biochemical tools to identify and address these issues, we empower clients for life.
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*Seven Weeks to Sobriety by Joan Mathews Larson and End Your Addiction Now by Dr. Charles Gant are classics in the field and will transform your understanding of addictive and mental health disorders.