How We Help
Dr. Brent Lawlis, Chief Clinical Officer at Alleviant, says it’s important to understand “there are certain people who are genetically predisposed to addiction – it’s a brain disease, not a character flaw or lack of discipline. But on average it takes around seven relapses – a significant time – to maintain sobriety. That’s part of the illness and it is important for family members and doctors to remember relapse can either last a weekend or over a long period.”
“Motivational interviewing is a strategy where we focus on the wins in life and what the patient was doing during sobriety, ” Lawlis said, “whether that’s exercise, meetings, church, social activities, or traveling. One thing that helps is peer-to-peer accountability. Opening up peers and being vulnerable helps remove shame and guilt and puts people in a better place to forgive themselves.”
In our therapy, we combine holistic and integrative medicine, which allows us to provide you with a unique treatment plan based upon your genetics, nutritional status, and biochemical assay. This approach addresses the fundamental source of addiction and restores your natural state of balance and peace.