The Dopamine Diet and Nutraceutical Therapy
Most people who seek treatment for addiction have low levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine – aka the ‘happy hormone’ – in the brain. This is one of the root causes of addiction.
In response to dopamine deficiency, the person will seek substances or behaviours that will provide the brain with dopamine, albeit unnaturally and often at great risk to one’s health and well-being. The repeated, unnatural, stimulation of dopamine production through substance abuse or process addiction leads to a complete disruption in the brain’s ability to produce dopamine in a normal, healthy way.
As an addiction progresses, as they always do, dopamine levels in the brain will continue to reduce, fueling the addicted person to pursue more and more stimulation and reward via drug or alcohol consumption, often involving increasing risk.
When a person enters addiction treatment and has stopped using their drug of choice, the brain is not producing ample dopamine. This may cause the person to feel depressed, lack motivation, be moody or irritable, and have strong cravings for drugs, alcohol, sex, or other behaviours.
The Dopamine Diet is is a healthy and scientifically proven way to boost dopamine production, rid the body of the toxins, prevent relapse, and better ensure long-term recovery.
This diet features high protein, vitamin-rich foods and such as:
- Lean, organic meat and poultry
- Plenty of vegetables
- Most fruits
- Dairy products including cheese and yogurt
- Wild-caught fish
- Nuts and seeds
- Whole wheat foods such a breads and pastas
- Whole grains including spelt, quinoa, farro, buckwheat and barley
Nutraceutical Infusion Therapy
Drug and alcohol use can cause a range of negative effects on the brain and body. Nutraceuticals are specially chosen vitamins and nutrients that help to restore balance and reduce or reverse the often debilitating side effects of chronic substance use from the inside out by promoting biochemical recovery.
Miracle’s is Asia’s only provider of Addiction Nutraceutical Infusion Therapy. The infusion method allows these nutrients to be delivered in an expedited fashion, helping your to restore health and balance more quickly, and enabling you to focus completely and comfortably on your recovery.
Nutraceutical Therapy has been shown to:
- Reduce cravings
- Reduce the pain and length of methadone withdrawal
- Regulate and normalize dopamine levels and increase the number of dopamine receptors in the brain
- Resolve compulsive behaviors
- Increase the production of GABA in the brain