Being in the present moment can be terrifying for many. Especially when the brain is used to artificial stimulation from substances.
Yet, mindfulness practices, such as acupuncture, can be the balm to the weary soul of an addict.
Research on mindfulness-based relapse prevention, offers hope even for addictions with the lowest recovery rates, such as opiate and crack cocaine addiction.
Modeled after mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression and mindfulness-based stress reduction, MBRP tackles the very roots of addictive behavior by targeting two of the main predictors of relapse: negative emotions and cravings.” – Huffington Post
Impulsivity and often relapse occur because of an inability to be mindful and to sit in one’s own feelings.
At Beauterre, our treatment philosophy centers on the holistic and whole person approach which begins with mindfulness.
One of the ways we do this is through ancient technique of acupuncture. Acupuncture needles are ultra-fine and are nearly painless upon insertion.
Our wellness coordinator is trained in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCM).
Each client receives group acupuncture 1x per week using the NADA protocol (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association).
This is specific to detoxification and the chemical and emotional imbalances that are inclusive in substance abuse.
The neurochemical and behavioral evidence showed that acupuncture’s role in suppressing the reinforcing effects of abused drugs takes place by modulating mesolimbic dopamine neurons.” – Medscape
Each client also receives individualized TCM whole body treatment that is more specific to their individual needs.
However, our wellness coordinator, leads with recommended points to treat generalized stress and improve immune systems due to living in a residential setting. Patients also have the opportunity to make suggestions into other areas they have concerns about as well.
Acupuncture has become a staple at many of the nation’s top treatment centers, where it’s said to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms and physical pain, cure insomnia, and even help soothe emotional problems.” – The Fix
We understand it is difficult and challenging to try something new, but at Beauterre we believe in what we do and know you will too.
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