Overcoming addiction permanently is possible if the correct steps are taken. Many people become addicted to alcohol, medications, and other drugs because of an unknown inherent imbalance within their brain’s neurotransmitters. There are various types of imbalances, and knowing which imbalance is present is a key factor in overcoming addiction.
Overcoming addiction is a multifaceted process where detoxification is only the beginning. For a detoxification to be as quick, painless, and effective as possible, doctors and all medical staff involved must be aware of the condition of the brain’s neurotransmitters. Detoxification is all about bringing neurotransmitters back to their inherent balance.
But what if that innate balance is flawed?
That is where understanding why addiction occurs begins. If a patient is successfully detoxified, but he or she still has an innate imbalance, the patient will more than likely eventually relapse. Thus measures must be taken to find out (1) if there is an inherited imbalance and (2) how to correct it, thereby evading relapse.
Overcoming addiction begins with understanding the causes of the addiction. Learn more in Addictionologist Dr. Von Stieff’s book, Brain in Balance: Understanding the Genetics and Neurochemistry Behind Addiction and Sobriety, where he explains how his innovative methods of focusing on neurotransmitter activity makes overcoming addiction possible for any person.