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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy In Addiction Treatment

With millions of deaths from addiction each year, more people are looking for ANY solution that can help with addiction for themselves or their loved ones. According to American Addiction centers,

  • 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017.

  • Almost 74% of adults suffering from a substance use disorder struggled with an alcohol use disorder.

  • About 38% of adults in 2017 battled an illicit drug use disorder.

  • That same year, 1 out of every 8 adults struggled with both alcohol and drug use disorders simultaneously.

  • In 2017, 8.5 million American adults suffered from both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders.

  • Drug abuse and addiction cost American society more than $740 billion annually in lost workplace productivity, healthcare expenses, and crime-related costs.

So how can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy help?

The use of illicit drugs over a period of time can have a negative impact on the chemical balance of the brain which can ultimately lead to brain damage.

According to The Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment center , long-term substance abuse and prolonged prescription medication use can damage cells in the brain, especially in the frontal lobe where strategic thinking and decision making takes place. Clinicians have reported that HBOT shows promising results in helping patients with traumatic brain injuries, since it is a therapy that can deliver oxygen to the brain in places not reachable when breathing at sea level.

A simple brain-imaging scan can show the areas of the brain that have been damaged from addiction. Those are the areas that haven’t been getting enough blood flow, thus not enough oxygen. The damaged cells are also unable to detoxify properly, which slows down the brain’s healing process.

However, this can be changed after 20-40 oxygen therapy treatments, when the blood flow in the patient’s brain increases. The improved blood flow in this areas supplies the cells with the needed nutrients they need to heal themselves. After only 10 treatments many patients report better memory, higher energy levels and an overall sense of well-being.

What kind of improvement can you expect to see?

  • Decreased swelling and inflammation

  • Helping the damaged liver, pancreas and brain heal

  • Helping the detoxification process in body & brain cells

  • Improved circulation in damaged tissues

  • Improved sleep patterns

  • Normalized enzyme systems in the organs

  • Reduced cravings

  • Regenerated tissues

  • Stimulated appetite


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Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center

3609 Oakdale Rd. STE 5

Modesto, CA. 95357

Phone: (209) 551-8888

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