Seeing vitamin C discussed with an addiction treatment center might seem bizarre, but at Health Recovery Center the use of vitamin C in the treatment of addictions is the cornerstone of their 35 year-old program. Dr Joan Mathews-Larson (founder of the first orthomolecular program for alcoholism) is a pioneer in applying the wondrous virtues of vitamin C for alcoholism and drug addiction treatment. She calls it the most important vitamin of them all, and when you learn more about it, it’s difficult to disagree.
"I Don't Need Religion, Thank You.” Is what I hear from many HRC clients when I inquire about spiritual needs. I tell them that spirituality is not necessarily religious belief. It is an awareness of a center within that sustains us and gives us the strength to conquer our insecurities.
Before delving too deep into this question, it’s always a good idea to check motivation. I mean if you’re court ordered to get treatment as a condition to get your driver’s license back, and you have no desire to stop drinking, you’ll want the cheapest most convenient program you can find. On the other hand, if you recognize that you’ve lost control of your life, your alcohol/drug use has led to alienation of family, loss of job and failing health, and you’re motivated by a need to repair the damage alcohol has fostered, then you have a serious matter that deserves some thought. You’ll want to invest in an alcohol rehab program that works.