Dr. Lawrence Wilson, Medical Director
Current medical science clearly has demonstrated the multi-faceted components of an Addiction Disorder: the biological, psychological (behavioral), and social disturbances that contribute to its initiation and to its progression through uncontrollable compulsions, thought disorder, and self-defeating behavior. Once the “pre-Addicted” brain is exposed to mood-alteration through substance use, the brain is “hijacked” with development and reinforcement of destructive neural circuits and chemistry. Even after the extinction of withdrawal and the “need” to use in order to “feel” normal, these altered brain circuits and their chemistry remain active for upwards of 12-24 months, oftentimes resulting and explaining failure of treatment and early relapse.
With this understanding, our first priority is to “quiet” these circuits and quickly readjust brain chemistry to its normal state through use of the most up to date pharmacological protocols and therapies, thus ensuring the best chance for each patient to fully engage in the treatment process, where the “full” and “life-long” change in brain activity really occurs.