Treatment As Usual

I’ve been witnessing it for years-                                   door

  • The revolving door of rehab- most clients return
  • Treatment as usual, also known as cookie cutter treatment ppilsl
  • Cross addiction by facility doctor or psychiatrist- clients are being given prescriptions such as Tegretal, Lithium, Klonopin, Zyprexa and Riperdal, in sometimes unnecessarily large amounts, on going.
  • The 30 day set up- not enough time leaving relapse inevitable, sometimes with a hefty price tag, with some facilities charging from $15,000 to $60,00 for just one month.                                                                  square1
  • The grueling task of starting over from square one after a relapse.


Loosing an addiction takes time, big changes, life style leaps and, tons and tons of ongoing support. It is a healing and it is a process. I am in the thick of this world of addiction, and of it’s network. I know the ins and outs of many facilities because my husband either worked there as a tech/counselor, or my daughter was a client there (often more than once), heroin being her drug of choice. I am well aware of what they do and how they do it, and just what I might do differently, if given the reins.

In a perfect world, there would be a perfect rehab…

  • Astrology and numerology- Numerology and astrology are indispensable assessment toolszodiac and will be utilized as a part of intake and assessment.Through these modalities we are given clues to traits and tenancies, and maybe even some very specific information about a person’s past, such as “may have had a alcoholic mother” or “sister may have had a secret marriage”, and are excellent tools in making client assessments, cutting out hours or days or maybe even weeks of exploration between counselor and client.
  •  Psychologist/Homeopaths- We would have one of these on board. Many professionals are starting to understand the curative effects of homeopathy, and a psychologist who can select remedies is golden. Homeopathy is ideal for emotional imbalances, and matching the right remedy with the client could cut out a great deal of time as well as substantially cut down on the amount of cognitive work needed, as well as cutting out or cutting down the need for prescription drugs. If there is a condition, there is a homeopathic remedy to balance it- there are remedies excellent for cravings of all sorts, as well as mental and emotional disturbances, from depression to schizophrenia. Let me also mention- if you are brave and ready to travel outside your comfort zone, you may dowse for an appropriate remedy.
  •  Color therapy-We can dowse for the color that will most heal the client’s addiction greenand make sure there are bed sheets and flowers and t shirts available to the client in this color, or you can simply go with the color of the client’s astrological sign. I am a Capricorn and my color is dark green or dark blue.
  • A daily group called ‘natural healing’ will introduce dowsing, homeopathy, Sai Sanjeevini patterns, Bach flower remedies, radionics, and an array of other modalities, to empower clients to chose, and make, their own remedies and manage their own healings. Oh, and treatment plans will now be called ‘game changers’ and will managed by the client.
  • Sai Sanjeevini- a myriad of patterns- everything from thought management, to addiction, to vaccine antidote. Each client will participate in making up a sample mega remedy, and then learn how to charge up their morning coffee, juice, or whatever, with divine healing prayers.
  • Juicing and Yoga- a daily morning ‘ritual’ brings the clients together-each juicingclient can contribute a recipe and it’s health benefits, and make it for the group, followed by yoga, which can be done by even the least athletic of us. Body, mind, and soul will be addressed in this unique program.
  •  We would also teach the health practices of morning oil pulling (swishing), as well as taking a teaspoon of honey and cinnamon twice daily. Keeping the body fit for those who have compromised their immune systems is paramount.
  • Brainstorming- the group uses this technique to design a local benevolent project, and execute it- a wonderful healing exercise.
  •  We have no format that includes the negative affirmation of announcing that last-ritesyou are an addict before you address the group. Remember Dr. Martinez’s story about the priest who gave the wrong man his last rites…the man died in 15 minutes. The power of the word is mighty, and as you say you are, is how you will surely be. Our psycho social model does not embrace addiction as a non-recoverable disease.

I could continue all day, with new and interesting ways to approach the addict and deal with addiction, because what the professional addictionologists and practitioners offer out there, essentially, does not work for the masses of addicts in recovery. Is there one, even just one rehab that’s made the paradigm shift?par

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