Living with a mental health challenge and living with someone with a mental health challenge can be stressful at best. I have had both experiences, having had an alcoholic father and brother. Life was hellish, to say the least. My response was to collapse into the abyss of depression, anxiety, and psychosis. In my quest for wholeness, I have come across yet another venue for recovery. It’s called brain reintegration. I believe there is great hope for addiction and mental health issues in this healing modality.
There is a lot of discussion online around the brain’s involvement in moral and health issues. I call alcoholism a sin-sickness problem because it creates physiological, emotional, and mental health challenges for alcoholics and families. New evidence points to a relationship between the activity in the brain and the presence of addictions and mental illnesses. The question is – “Did my brain make me do it?” Given my experience with obsessive compulsive disorder, dissociative disorder, and psychosis, I point to the efficacy of my treatments relative to relief. After just eight sessions, I’ve watched three obsessive compulsive behaviors vanish with minimal effort on my part. I had been dealing with this for over fifty years. I have experienced hope for addiction and mental health issues.
Having had this experience, I can now commiserate with my father and brother and have come to the point of true forgiveness. Both of them tried numerous times to quit drinking, managing to do so only with the threat of death. What if they had this type of treatment early on? It’s possible they may have been able to quit much earlier and with much more ease. A lot of family pain could have been avoided. It is in their memory that I pass this information along. They too could have experienced hope for recovery from addiction and mental health issues.
Brain reintegration may also help with the extreme mood swings. Both my father and brother had explosive tempers. This alone can create abnormal brain waves in family members, especially young children. Thank God for hope of recovery from addiction and mental health issues in the forms of medication, vitamin therapies, and brain reintegration.
Apparently, hyperactivity in certain areas of the brain can precipitate addictions, depression, brain fog, and even psychosis.
I’ve written earlier articles on making healthy choices. While this is necessary, I believe that brain healing may make it easier to make those healthy choices. With brain reintegration, hope for recovery from addiction and mental health issues may rise exponentially.
Statistics bear this out. In the state of Texas, for example, there has been an 85% success rate in managing addictions in state run prison systems. Eighty five percent of those who have undergone treatments have not returned to addictive behaviors. Think about the relief this brings to individuals, families, and communities.