Treatment for Addictions

September 14th, 2015

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Addictions are such a big issue these days!

Everybody knows somebody close to them who struggles with addictions.  Addictions are something that needs to be talked about not treated as the usual hush hush. People who have addictions need our support not our rejection and made to feel what they do is shameful.  Let’s talk about it! Here is what the NCAA has to say about it:

The cost and consequences of alcoholism and drug dependence place an enormous burden on American society. As the nation’s number one health problem, addiction strains the economy, the health care system, the criminal justice system, and threatens job security, public safety, marital and family life.

Addiction crosses all societal boundaries, affects every ethnic group, both genders, and people in every tax bracket. Today, however, Americans increasingly recognize addiction as a disease — a disease that can be treated.

The scope of the problem:


Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the U.S. 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems. More than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism or problem drinking, and more than seven million children live in a household where at least one parent is dependent or has abused alcohol.

Drug Dependence

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 20 million Americans aged 12 or older used an illegal drug in the past 30 days. This estimate represents 8% percent of the population aged 12 years old or older. Additionally, the nonmedical use or abuse of prescription drugs–including painkillers, sedatives, and stimulants–is growing, with an estimated 48 million people ages 12 and older using prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons. This represents approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population.

Alcoholism and drug dependence can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Long-term use of alcohol and other drugs, both licit and illegal, can cause serious health complications affecting virtually every organ in the body, including the brain. It can also damage emotional stability, finances, career, and impact family, friends and the entire community in which an alcoholic or drug abuser lives.

Are you or someone you know affected by addiction? What can you do about it?

Did you know there are many holistic options to recovering from all types of addictions? Acupuncture is highly effective in the recovery process. There is an actual acudetox protocol that is used specifically for addictions and detoxifications. Here are some links below to see what they have discovered happens with acupuncture and addictions. Acupuncture is used is many addictions clinics around the country.

Along with acupuncture you can benefit from some help with the mind and emotions and nutrition to stabilize your recovery process even future. Healing Your Way provides highly effective therapies like acupuncture, hypnotherapy, emotional freedom technique (EFT), reiki, acupressure (SUJOK), holistic health coaching, meditation and more. Check out our list of services Our approach is holistic and highly effective. We offer a totally drug free effective option.

This year we are sponsoring David’s New Day a nonprofit dedicated to giving hope in the face of addiction. On October 10th they will be holding a 5k run and 1k walk. Come out and support them at Warminster