Mental health and the connection to natural levels of hormones in the body are well researched and established by the medical community. The therapists at Seacliff Recovery Center use natural hormone therapy to help clients suffering from co-occurring disorders.
Our professional and practical understanding of psychoneuroendocrinology (how hormones affect the psychological state of a person) is what makes Seacliff Recovery center a leader in effective mind-body addiction treatment. Our co-occurring disorders treatment program includes hormone evaluation and therapy.
Co-Occurring Disorders and Hormone Therapy
Someone with a co-occurring disorder, also called a co-occurring illness, has a substance abuse addiction combined with a mental health problem. Sometimes the emotional component comes first, so that drugs and alcohol are used to ease the anxiety, depression, or other psychological pain that a person is experiencing. For others, the addiction resulted in the emotional issues and changes.
Self-medication can lead to hormonal imbalances, or make them worse. Identifying hormone imbalances and gently correcting them are an important part of co-occurring disorder treatment.
Hormones are important to the natural regulation and function of the body. Hormone levels increase to provide one effect, and dip down to cause another. One of the most significant hormones related to mental health and addiction is cortisol.
Cortisol increases naturally in the body in order to get us going in the morning, or give us a burst of energy during times of acute stress. It naturally decreases in order to help us relax, reduce stress, or rest.
When cortisol in the body remains too high, and does not ebb and flow in a natural way, some of the many symptoms people can develop are:
- Feeling “wired”
- Muscle aches and weakness
- Problems with the stomach and intestines
When detox isn’t enough
Our specialists at Seacliff Recovery Center know that getting the drugs, alcohol, and toxins out of the body may not be enough to prepare someone fully for rehab. Detox is important, but when hormone levels are still out of balance in a person, they may physically and emotionally still be feeling under par, even after a successful detoxification. Successful long-term rehab from drugs and alcohol must include a positive sense of mental and physical well-being.
Seacliff Recovery’s specialized hormone therapy
Our professional medical hormone therapist evaluates and works with our clients who have a co-occurring disorder problem. Using naturally occurring hormones (as opposed to the more dangerous synthetic ones, or those made from horse urine), we help our clients correct the natural rhythms of cortisol and other hormones.
Over a period of just a week or two, our patients are naturally sleeping better, less anxious and depressed, and feeling much more at ease and energetic.
Having an increased sense of mental and physical well-being means that our clients have a more successful journey through our co-occurring disorders treatment program. Hormone level stabilization and treatment is an essential part of the co-occurring disorder treatment plan at Seacliff Recovery Center.
Seacliff Recovery is a treatment center that offers complete addiction care. We offer:
- Drug Treatment
- Alcohol Treatment
- 12-Step Program
- Holistic Treatment
- Hormone Therapy
- Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
To learn more about our hormone therapy program, please call 800.581.7274.