The Truth About Addiction
The Journal of Addiction Research &Therapy
"The Effects of Integrative Therapies on Brain Health of Alcoholics"-June 2017.
Addiction Is A Brain Disease
The American Medical Association, The American Psychiatric Association, The American Psychological Association, The Center For Disease Control, The World Health Organization and many more agencies and groups unequivocally endorse and ascribe to this fact. They have done so for nearly 20 years.
The stark image you see above to the left is damage alcoholism caused the brain of an alcoholic patient before the start of therapy @ The Shore Recovery Counseling. Its is an example of why those bodies of professionals so strongly endorse that addiction is a brain disease. The healing you see on the right is the direct result of our use of replenishing, gentle, but highly effective Integrative Therapies for a one year period of time in a progressively reduced regimen of care beginning at 3 months of therapy.
Without this kind of healing, damage to judgement, ability to handle stress, normal sensations of pleasure from regular activities, and many other problems can persist into sobriety for years or even permanently. That is why so many people relapse using older methods like 12 step therapy developed by AA. And why so many people in AA continue to seem so emotionally unstable. It really isn't a lack of effort on their part...it is the inadequate tools at their disposal.
The Shore was founded specifically to address these problems head on and give families, victims and society greater hope for a better outcomes. Our pioneering of these techniques along with treatment centers such as Bridging The Gaps, Excel Recovery Center, The Mathews-Larson Center, EnterHealth and Passages Malibu have resulted in thousands of truly changed lives over the last 15 years.
Recently, the definitive trade journal "Addiction Professional" predicted that within 10 years more than half of all treatment centers in the United States would move away from 12 step models of care and towards Integrative Therapies.
In the meantime we will continue, along with the other fine centers listed above. to provide care for as many people as possible.
Admissions can be arranged by calling 1-972-805-3870 or clicking the button on this page.
MIchael O'Neal, LCDC ADC III
Founder-The Shore Recovery Counseling