All addictive substances affect several biochemicals in the brain. The brain can be directly reinforced by these chemicals. One area of the brain that may be intimately involved in the effects of psychoactive substances is the mesolimbic dopamine system. The mesolimbic dopamine system is a system that is activated by natural rewards of many kinds, such as the taste of good food and the physical pleasure that comes with sexual stimulation. The same system is activated much more intensely by the psychoactive substances that people abuse or become dependent upon, such as cocaine, the amphetamines, and heroin. The activation of this system actually disposes people to want to repeat the events that caused its activation. This occurs when a small bite of tasty food stimulates one’s appetites. It also happens when one hit of crack causes a user to want another strike.
Once a psychoactive substance activates the mesolimbic dopamine system, the brain may aim to balance this state of activation with procedures that have effects that are contrary of those of the psychoactive substance. This is called as opponent processes. These opponent processes may remain active even after a person ends taking a psychoactive substance and may cause many withdrawal symptoms.
Before an addictive substance affects the personality of the person, it affects first the biological aspect of an individual. The symptom that comes from the use of the drugs is a byproduct of the addictive drugs’ effects on the brain. This fact gives a problematic effect in terms of giving medications to stop the addiction.
When a person is diagnosed of drug addiction, the automatic response is to get him or her to go through a drug rehab treatment. Most of the time, a drug rehab treatment would use a biological way to treat the person. The biological way of treating a person is to give him biological treatments. This biological treatment would require the person to use a new drug. The effects of the addicted drug would be countered by this new drug. However, there are issues on the use of this biological treatment. The person being treated can be of tolerance from the repeated use of the new drug. This means that upon using the drug for treatment, probability are great that the individual would become addicted to the drug being used as a treatment. There would now be a never ending cycle of drug addiction.
This dilemma can be solve through letting the person go through a holistic rehab center. One can choose to go through a holistic rehab when one has qualms about the use of synthetic drug un biological treatments. A holistic rehab center can offer you different things without having to be in dilemma about a person going through an never-ending sequence of addiction.
Holistic rehab center uses traditional form of medicines. Being in harmony with nature is where a holistic rehab center focus its philosophy. This would entail a person to go through procedures such as yoga, and herbal detoxification treatment. Synthetic drugs are of zero use in these processes.
The philosophy of a holistic rehab center focuses on being one with nature.