Controversial Treatment For Alcoholism: LSD vs. Traditional Methods

Released on: March 21, 2012, 3:35 am
Industry: Healthcare

NEW YORK, -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Last week, the website published a controversial analysis of studies conducted between the 1960's and 1970's which suggests that LSD may help those who battle alcoholism by reducing or eliminating their need to drink alcohol altogether.

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology reviewed a total of six different studies involving LSD for alcoholism treatment. They found that nearly 60 percent of patients showed a marked improvement compared to thirty-eight percent of the control group. Not only that, they discovered those who were treated with LSD were less likely to relapse.

“Within the addiction field, there have always been various types of drugs and medications used to treat either substance abuse or alcoholism,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “Unfortunately, some of those drugs have spawned additional issues in the life of an addicted individual. That's why caution must be urged and additional studies must be done. The last thing one wants to do is recover from one addiction, only to have problems arise from untested medications treatment used. We firmly believe in a holistic approach to alcoholism and substance abuse treatment. Our research and experience shows that treating each aspect of an individual yields far greater long-term sobriety success than the hope of a magic pill. Addiction treatment is a journey that must be undertaken for the long-term; there is no quick fix.”

If the life of a family member has become unmanageable due to alcohol abuse or drug abuse, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you gently, yet effectively, approach them in a loving, caring way through our professional intervention services. Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center has an outstanding success rate through its evidence based treatment and holistic drug rehab program. In addition, its comprehensive professional intervention services can help make the transition easier for an addict and his/her families to enter into rehab treatment.

In addition, Mountainside offers a comprehensive family care program that will give you the tools necessary to rebuild the bonds of your family to what they once were. Their unique individualized recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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