Friday, September 10, 2010

Endorphins Rock

Researchers have found that animals get much more social when they take naltrexone. Dogs wag their tails more and monkeys groomed each other more.

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Naltrexone is what we use at The Coleman Institute after our patients have gone through an Accelerated Opiate or Alcohol Detox.

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Naltrexone blocks the effect of opioids in the brain, which feels bad. No one wants low opioids—why else would people become drug addicts?

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But it’s not just drugs that raise the opiods in the brain, so does social contact.

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Think about this when you’re considering Life After Detox. The success rate for our clients skyrockets when they complete a detox and immediately immerse themselves into intensive therapy, be it intensive outpatient or a month long in patient program or committing to 90 meetings in 90 days.

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Not only are people about the whole process of addiction, they are also surrounded by caring people, which raises the endorphin levels in their brains.

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Endorphins Rock.

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It takes a while to build them back up after artificially slamming the brain with heroin or oxycontin or other drugs.

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Get started now.

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Call us with your questions. We love what we do and we’re good at it.

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Joan Shepherd, NP

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