CARBONDALE -- A new treatment facility for those addicted to opiates and other drugs, including alcohol, has opened its doors to the public in Carbondale, offering a radical new approach to recovery.
"We looked at many models of treatment," said co-owner Kelly Halstead-Reed, "from traditional to alternative ... for solutions to help heal people from their addictions."
Co-owner Dr. Ted Morter added, "Our team has researched various treatment options for several years to put together treatments, therapies, along with counseling models that offer a solid foundation for recovery."
RecoverUS Centers is a unique combination of allopathic medicine, nutrition, psychology, licensed addiction counseling and alternative therapies designed to treat the whole person, not just the addiction.
The new RecoverUS facility will use a proprietary process they term Release-Recover-Restore. The process starts with getting the patient out of the physical addiction state by detoxifying the body using a powerful, naturally occurring coenzyme called Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) to help restore proper cellular brain function.
In conjunction with the NAD, Naltrexone, a powerful drug that keeps opioids from acting on the brain, a stringent supplement routine, and targeted nutrition. This medical treatment is combined immediately with psychotherapy, anxiety reduction technology, neurofeedback, and a unique brain/body methodology developed by Morter's father and used extensively among natural healing practitioners called Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T).
This technique works to balance the nervous, muscular, circulatory, digestive and hormonal systems of the body and provides a bridge of sorts between the conscious and subconscious areas of the brain. This helps to identify and update negative patterns.
"In looking to the source of an addiction, we have found it is rooted in both psychological and physiological responses to deeply ingrained brain patterns," Morter said. "Included in those patterns are anxiety, depression, grief, biome changes in the gut, poor nutrition and resultant health issues, the degradation of the body from prolonged exposure to the addictive drug itself, and most importantly, core beliefs not being addressed which trigger the drug use."
Halstead-Reed said the entire staff has been chosen because of its dedication to providing care to all those in need.
"Each of us have had special training and are a cohesive team to do all we can to help those with addiction and their families," she said. "The withdraw process can be an apprehension for someone who has tried on their own and experienced how sick they become. RecoverUS treatment will help them go through the symptoms comfortably to move to being drug and or alcohol free. This is a very important part of the process."
Dr. Scott Schonewolf, physician at the RecoverUS facility, adds, "You can block the receptors in the brain from getting the intended reaction or 'high' from the patient's drug of choice. This method of treatment helps patients manage withdrawal symptom period and then reduces cravings in safe and comfortable environment.
"Non-Pharmacological treatment options are also critical during the recovery process," Schonewolf said. "We have to help patients change their behaviors and sphere of influence. We provide counseling for the patient and the family and work with other facilities, both locally and in the patient's hometown, to prevent relapse after discharge from our program."
The owners of RecoverUS chose to start its first clinic in Carbondale due to strong ties to the community.
"We recognized an increasing need for recovery in Southern Illinois," Halstead-Reed said. "This area is filled with people who really care for each other and it is vitally important to this level of recovery and life restoration."
For a limited time free conference with RecoverUS, call 618 519-9444.