IV and Oral Vitamin Therapy in Phoenix to Restore Your Body After Addiction

IV and Oral Vitamin Therapy in Phoenix: Recovering From Damage

Repeated substance abuse can lead to several damaging effects on the body, mind, and spirit. The effects of drugs and alcohol on the body and mind are extensively leading to a long list of health consequences. However, once a person stops substance abuse, many of these issues can be reversed, and using holistic methods, like IV and oral vitamin therapy in Phoenix can speed up the healing process.

When a person stops using drugs or alcohol after extensive abuse, they may develop severely uncomfortable and at times dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Consistent substance abuse leads to the body and brain becoming dependent on the presence of these chemicals and adjusting functioning to counter those effects. When the substance is taken away, it takes time for the body to readjust itself to regulate its own natural biochemicals which causes shock to the system. Initial withdrawal symptoms can last for a week or two, however mild, lingering withdrawals can take months or even years to fully resolve.

Besides withdrawal symptoms, substance abuse can lead to numerous other health issues including:

  • Weakened immune system.
  • Lung disease.
  • Heart conditions range from arrhythmias to heart attacks and collapsed veins from injected drugs.
  • Malnutrition.
  • Nausea and abdominal pain lead to changes in appetite and weight loss.
  • Seizure, stroke, and brain damage.
  • Mental health disorders.
  • Problems with attention, memory, and decision-making.
  • Increased strain on the liver, leading to liver damage or failure.

One of the most widespread effects of substance abuse on people is mental health. Often, individuals may turn to substance abuse as a way to self-medicate mental health disorders symptoms, which only worsens them. Consistent substance abuse will alter neurotransmitter production and regulation, leading to new or worsening mental health disorders. Mental health issues persist as the brain attempts to reregulate itself. Malnutrition due to substance abuse also affects many health issues.

What Are IV and Oral Vitamin Therapy?

IV and oral vitamin therapy is a way to give high concentrations of vitamins and minerals to the body. It aims to fill nutritional gaps and ensure people get a daily allowance of unconsumed nutrients like vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.  There are two ways to deliver these vitamins to the body: oral and IV.  IV vitamin therapy delivers vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system where they may not be absorbed and either urinated or defecated out. That is not to say oral vitamin therapy is not beneficial. IV vitamin therapy may be more necessary for individuals with digestive disorders or in cases of malnourishment. The average person can greatly benefit from oral vitamin therapy, which may be personalized from bloodwork to determine which vitamins and minerals they lack.

IV vitamin therapy inserts a small intravenous catheter into a vein so these nutrients can be delivered into the body over a period of time. An added benefit is intravenous fluids which can help hydrate the body. Some vitamins can be administered as an injection into the muscle as well. Some common nutrients in IV therapy include:

  • Vitamin B Complex (Vitamin B5, B6, B12)
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • Glutathione
  • Selenium

For more information on how our addiction treatment programs can help heal drug or alcohol dependence, please give The River Source a call at 866-294-9331.

How Can IV and Oral Vitamin Therapy in Phoenix Help in Addiction Treatment?

IV and oral vitamin therapy have many benefits for addiction treatment. Substance abuse can lead to severe malnutrition due to users forgetting to eat, loss of appetite, damaging effects on the gastrointestinal system, and certain substances even inhibit the absorption and usage of vital nutrients. Through IV and oral vitamin therapy, the body can quickly replenish essential vitamins necessary to repair the damage of substance abuse than food or nutrition alone can do.

Vitamin IV and oral therapy are greatly advantageous during drug and alcohol detox in Phoenix. While medication-assisted treatment is the primary method to relieve withdrawals and cravings during detox, holistic methods such as nutrition, vitamin therapy, amino acid therapy, exercise, and infrared sauna can help the body heal and begin to regulate itself again more quickly as well. IV therapy can be especially helpful during detox while the gastrointestinal system heals and can absorb oral vitamins.

Individuals in recovery will benefit from vitamin therapy to help the body heal from addiction. Essential vitamins and minerals are necessary for the brain to produce and regulate neurotransmitters that affect mood and mental health. Restoring essential vitamins is fundamental for healing co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression. Psychotherapy and medication-assisted treatment in Phoenix are the best methods for treating mental health disorders. However, holistic treatments and methods will greatly enhance treatment and speed up healing.

Other improvements those in recovery may see from IV and oral vitamin therapy include:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved mental focus
  • Improved energy
  • Decreased drug and alcohol cravings
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Balanced blood sugar
  • Enhanced mood
  • Increased calmness and relaxation
  • Increased pleasure

What Other Naturopathic Treatments Are Available for Drug and Alcohol Addiction?

Addiction treatment programs in Phoenix that combine conventional treatment methods with naturopathic or holistic therapies often see greater success rates in their clients. Naturopathic therapies can be used throughout recovery to heal the body, mind, and spirit from the effects of addiction.

Some naturopathic treatments in Phoenix available for drug and alcohol addiction include:

  • Amino acid therapy. Malnutrition can also lead to amino acid deficiencies, which are essential to neurotransmitter production. Amino acid therapy is available through oral and IV therapy as well.
  • Massage therapy. Various forms of massage therapy, including deep tissue, can help reduce pain, improve mental health, reduce fatigue, and help in natural stress relief. Individuals in recovery often incorporate massage therapy into their relapse prevention plan.
  • Yoga and meditative therapy. Meditation teaches those in recovery healthier ways to manage triggers, stressors, and cravings. Yoga is a great way to practice mindfulness while exercising and building strength.
  • Dry infrared sauna. Infrared light produces warmth to increase blood flow and circulation, which can help the body naturally detox more easily. It also improves energy, relieves pain, and boosts the immune system.
  • Nutritional counseling. Treatment programs often incorporate nutritional counseling to help clients understand the important role that nutrition can play in long-term recovery to keep the mind and body strong.
  • Physical Fitness. Exercise is also a great tool for recovery as it teaches discipline and routine. It can help naturally release endorphins and other neurotransmitters to regulate mental health and mood.

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The River Source is a Premier Provider of IV and Oral Vitamin Therapy and Other Naturopathic Addiction Treatments

The River Source, which facilities throughout Arizona, is a top-rated holistic addiction treatment center. Clients can access a full continuum of care including medical detox, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and aftercare programs, all of which use naturopathic methods to complement traditional addiction treatment in Phoenix. We use IV and oral vitamin therapy as part of our programs to help clients heal from the effects of addiction more quickly and aid in easier detox. Clients who receive vitamin IV therapy have found a decrease in their cravings which made it easier to stop drug and alcohol use.

To learn more about our naturopathic addiction treatment program or IV and oral vitamin therapy, please call us at 866-294-9331.

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