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Imagine being able to relieve the ensnared anguish of victims of substance abuse.  You would if you could wouldn’t you? Until recently addictions have been categorised and judged as a personal failing, but now evidence is re-educating health professionals and the community to view addictions in a new light, as a disease.

AddictionologyDr Jay Holder of the Holder Research Institute in Miami has led the way for close to 30 years with his research and educational programs at the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders, training and certifying professionals to work as Addictionologists. Holder, who is a Certified Addictionologist and Chiropractor directing two chiropractic clinics and two addiction recovery facilities, has invented medical devices, formulas, published research and run educational programs in the US, Israel, the UK and Australia expounding his innovative approaches.

Chronic addicts are up against the statistical odds for completing a typical treatment program of 30 days. The US national retention average rate is 72%, which means out of 100 people in treatment, 28 will quit and those who finish the program stand an 85% chance of staying drug-free for 5 years. However Holder’s work has achieved a retention rate of up to 96% and even 100% when Chiropractic care was added to the therapeutic mix. So if you can get more people to finish the program, you come as close as possible to curing them, although Holder calls it “securing an ongoing recovery”, from their addictions.

Holder defines addiction as “compulsive use of mood altering substances and/or behaviours in spite of negative consequences” which encompasses drugs, gambling, work, food and sex, and includes most of the compulsive disorders including ADHD. In a typical case where the client is very sick, depressed, displaying psychotic behaviour, relapsing and strung out on alcohol and/or cocaine, using psychiatric mood-altering drugs, and having tried counseling and Alcoholics Anonymous, Holder proposes a remarkable variety of modalities for the solution.

Jay HolderDr Nick Hodgson, a Chiropractor in private practice who coordinates Dr Holder’s training programs in Australia, is the first practitioner in Australia to offer the treatment models researched by Dr Holder. The program begins with a thorough interview and cutting edge non-invasive assessments, then using a unique diagnostic and chiropractic treatment called Torque Release Technique, which Holder is the co-developer of; Dr Hodgson determines which of the spine’s vertebrae are causing spinal cord disturbance, as every addicted person will have a subluxated spine with at least one or more vertebrae malfunctioning. Using Dr Holder’s adjustment invention, the Integrator, requiring a minimum of force and pressure, he makes a few adjustments.

NeutriceuticalsNext, Dr Hodgson uses a range of amino acids, precursors to or building blocks for proteins, normally found in foods and taken daily as oral supplements. These can include 5-Hydoxytryptophan, L-Phenylaline, D-Phenylalinine, l-Glutamine and L-Tyrosine.  The amino acids are necessary precursors for the brain reward cascade chemicals, or neurotransmitters, known through the work of Holder’s colleague, Kenneth Blum, PhD of the University of Texas Health Science Centre, that are chronically deficient in the addicted person. Blum determined that specific combinations of amino acids could help to balance and restore the linear sequence of brain chemicals in the brain reward cascade function.

AuriculotherapyUsing new information about the energetics of the ear, Auriculotherapy, Dr Holder has further refined the five ear points described in Classical Chinese medicine identifying three completely new points for all addiction treatments. These are related to the four cranial nerves that have nerve endings throughout the ear. However, again Holder uses an innovative technique that does not require needles called a StimPlus Pro 103F, which is a small handheld probe that delivers specific frequencies in micro-current to specific ear points for 30-60 seconds per point. This is a highly efficient and specific therapy, and helps release the pleasure-producing brain chemicals, endorphins, more quickly and more thoroughly than needle treatment when clients need an energy boost to lift depression, cut drug cravings, increase relaxation and improve compliance.

According to Blum and Holder there are two key factors causing addictions the first of which is a genetic flaw called “the A1 allele of the D2 dopamine receptor” found in 69% of severe alcoholics. The second cause, according to Holder’s research, is that an estimated 90% of babies born through a difficult or assisted delivery arrive with a spinal subluxation, and if the infant has the genetic defect as well, then the chances of becoming an addicted adult are very high. The connection between a subluxated spine and addictions is linked to the sequence of chemical changes in your brain, which if released in the right sequence make you feel good, but if the sequence is interfered with, may prompt the search for mood-altering substances to make you feel good.

Cracking Addictions “We now have a bold new approach to treating addictions that has a very high success rate and is highly cost-effective. It works so well because it removes the interference, the subluxation, to the brain reward cascade and allows you to feel good about yourself,” Dr Hodgson says. Counseling, twelve step groups and a spiritual focus are also fundamental elements of any treatment program. Chiropractic care, used in conjunction with the other modalities is offering the community and health professionals a drug-free addiction recovery program and a new understanding of addictions as a disease. It is a program that can successfully treat addicted pregnant mothers; take account of a person’s body and soul; give hope to those in the grip of addictions, be they in the workplace or in jail; claim an exceptional retention rate, and give help to communities that must pay for and deal with the consequences of addictions.

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Torque Release Technique (TRT) is the first Chiropractic Technique to be created through a rigorous scientific research and development process. TRT aims to improve health and wellbeing by improving Nervous System function via specific Adjustment of Primary Subluxations. TRT is an extremely gentle chiropractic method and has been published in major Medical and Chiropractic Journals and featured on the Discovery Health Channel.

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2005 Victorian Chiropractor of The Year, Australasian TRT Training Provider, Fellow Holder Research Institute.

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