Well­ness Arti­cles

Chi­ro­prac­tic helps in treat­ment of addicts

From the March 29, 2001 issue of the Miami Her­ald comes a story of how chi­ro­prac­tic care is help­ing those in a Miami drug addic­tion pro­gram. The story starts by explain­ing that patients in a res­i­den­tial drug-​addiction pro­gram who received chi­ro­prac­tic care designed to realign their ver­te­brae com­pleted the treat­ment pro­gram at a remark­able 100 per­cent rate.

Ninety-​eight patients at Miami’s Exo­dus drug-​treatment pro­gram par­tic­i­pated in the study that was fea­tured in a Jour­nal of Nature mag­a­zine called “Mol­e­c­u­lar Psy­chi­a­try”. The study also reported that the patients involved in the study at the treat­ment cen­tre who received chi­ro­prac­tic care made fewer vis­its to a nurses’ sta­tion and showed sig­nif­i­cant decreases in anxiety.

Dr. Jay Holder, med­ical direc­tor of the Exo­dus pro­gram and the chi­ro­prac­tor who con­ducted the study said, “Com­plet­ing a 28– to 30-​day pro­gram greatly enhances an addict’s chances of stay­ing clean, but nation­ally only 72 per­cent of par­tic­i­pants make it all the way through such pro­grams.” Holder went on to say, “This cor­rec­tion of what chi­ro­prac­tors call sub­lux­a­tion results in a sense of well-​being that allows patients to ben­e­fit more thor­oughly from the group ther­apy and med­ical care of addic­tion treat­ment.” “Chi­ro­prac­tic does not treat addic­tion — it does not treat any dis­ease,” Holder said. “We’re allow­ing those things that treat addic­tion to be embraced more thoroughly.”

The par­tic­i­pants were divided into three groups. One group got the reg­u­lar régime of addic­tion care. The sec­ond group got “sham” adjust­ments, while the third group got actual chi­ro­prac­tic adjust­ments to cor­rect sub­lux­a­tions. The group with the reg­u­lar care and the sham chi­ro­prac­tic had a com­ple­tion rate in the pro­gram of only 74% and 56%. The group that received the chi­ro­prac­tic care to cor­rect sub­lux­a­tions showed a com­ple­tion rate of 100%. The impli­ca­tions of com­ple­tion of a drug treat­ment pro­gram are very impor­tant to pre­vent­ing addicts from return­ing to drugs.

Ran­dom Article

In the Octo­ber 8, 2002 issue of the online mag­a­zine “The Bea­con Jour­nal” at Ohio​.com, appears a story with the sim­ple head­line, “Adjusting

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