Addiction adversely affects the brain. Individuals with long-term addictions have major chemical imbalances within their brains that can cause major issues. Their neurotransmitters malfunction without the proper balance of chemicals called amino acids. IV Amino acid therapy attempts to correct these imbalances using holistic methods.

What is IV Amino Acid Therapy?

iv amino acid therapy ardu recovery centerThe chemicals in the brain affect mood and personality, and their imbalances can cause disorders like depression. Today, more and more medical professionals are turning their attention to the effects of chemical imbalances in the brain and diseases.

Our amino acids regulate nearly every major function of our body in some way or another. Because of this, imbalances in the body’s amino acids can also create serious health problems.

Amino acid therapy works to normalize the amino acid levels in the body in order to promote healthy functioning. Since addiction seriously alters the chemicals in a person’s brain, this can be the cause of many symptoms during withdrawal. IV amino acid therapy can supply the necessary amino acid to the body. The goal of this therapy is to negate the side effects of imbalance and promote the natural production of the necessary chemical.

How Does Amino Acid Therapy Work?

Amino acid therapy isn’t a cure for addiction. However, it’s a proven and successful treatment option for addiction and detox therapies. IV amino acid therapy is also the best form of this treatment as orally ingested treatments often break down in the digestive system, limiting their therapeutic effects.

The IV amino acid therapy method supplies the necessary amino acids directly into the bloodstream and brain. The most common amino acids used in addiction treatment are:

  • L-glutamine
  • GABA
  • L-tyrosine
  • 5-hydroxytryptamine

Depending on the specific amino acid used, treatment can be from three to five days, and infusions can last up to eight hours. If treatment is successful, cravings can decrease after just three days of treatment. Restoring amino acid concentrations to more normal levels may allow the neurotransmitters in the brain to begin working correctly again and reduce symptoms of withdrawal.

Who Does Amino Acid Therapy Work For?

Addiction treatment services and addiction therapy services continue to evolve, and IV amino acid therapy is at the forefront of the newest techniques. Ardu Recovery Center has a successful amino acid therapy program for treating both drug and alcohol addictions. At their core, both types of addictions result in chemical imbalances.

Through careful testing and practice, we can discover the correct combination of amino acids necessary to offer you a successful treatment. IV amino acid therapy can also be a viable option for anyone suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction.

We can create a treatment regimen that will work for you and your body’s needs. Our addiction specialists will test you for your specific chemical imbalance. Of course, these imbalances can change from person-to-person. Afterward, you’ll receive a uniquely crafted mixture of the ideal amino acids necessary to treat your imbalance.

Most residents’ symptoms and cravings settle within three days of a treatment program. By combining these methods with a world-class therapy program, we allow our residents to restore their health and their control over their lives.

If you want to learn more about amino acid therapy or believe that IV amino acid therapy would work for you, please contact us. Don’t hesitate to reach out, your health and life are on the line. Contact Ardu Recovery Center at 866-869-0105 today to get started.