Alcoholism is a tragic and potentially fatal disease. It frequently comes on gradually, by slowly eroding a person’s health as they drink more and more often. Identifying that one has a problem with alcohol is merely the first step in a long but ultimately rewarding recovery. Two major factors in a stable and successful rehabilitation are the health of the patient’s body and the health of the patient’s mind. IV therapy like the kind practiced by Sun Health Center is a useful and life-changing part of the alcohol rehab and recovery process.
Vitamins For The Body
Vitamins are important for many of the body’s natural processes, like healing wounds even at the cellular level, strengthening the immune system, converting food into energy, and many other things. Making sure you’re taking your vitamins is not just friendly advice from your doctor–it can make all the difference in a successful recovery from alcohol.
With IV therapy, vitamins can be administered intravenously via a regulated drip. This allows the body to absorb them directly, with instant results. There is no pill, drink, or dosage that can be delivered faster than IV vitamin therapy, helping the body’s natural recovery process in powerful ways.
The Damage Caused by Alcohol
Metabolizing, or digesting, alcohol requires nutrients. Those nutrients are rapidly depleted in an alcoholic, as the alcohol intake increases but the replacement of those vital chemicals does not keep up. This continuous deficit of vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins like B-12, can do enormous damage.
Not only do the vitamin levels of an alcoholic suffer, but there are few parts of the body that aren’t negatively affected in some way by alcohol abuse. One of the organs that often gets overlooked is also one of the most difficult to treat: the brain.
Healing the Mind With IV Ketamine Therapy
IV Ketamine is a cutting-edge therapy for treatment-resistant depression and other mental health conditions like alcohol dependence. Research continues in the various mechanisms by which ketamine relieves depression, anxiety, alcohol addiction, and others. The current scientific consensus is that ketamine binds to NMDA receptors in the brain. This binding action increases the amount of glutamate (a neurotransmitter) in the brain, triggering a neurochemical sequence that ultimately can affect mood, thought patterns, even perceptions of pain.
Sun Health Center did not invent the use of ketamine to assist in recovery and rehabilitation from alcohol–it’s an FDA-approved method with years of proven effectiveness. It’s available only by doctor’s prescription, and even then only following an in-depth psychiatric assessment.
Do IV Fluids Help Detox?
One of the most powerful uses for IV vitamin therapy at Sun Health Center is to help ease the symptoms of early withdrawal from drug and alcohol addiction. One of the major reasons that people struggle in the early stages of addiction recovery is the painful symptoms of withdrawal. Intravenous vitamin therapy can ease some of those symptoms through hydration and balancing the body’s electrolytes.
Furthermore, vitamin therapy can be used to improve energy and overall mood while simultaneously reducing fatigue. These feelings of increased vigor can reduce cravings and aid in recovery.
Call or email us today to book a free consultation and find out how our IV vitamin therapy can improve your life today.
This article has been medically reviewed by our staff at Sun Health Medical Center in Deerfield Beach, Florida.