Using Floatation to Treat Opiate Addiction

Kriss BrooksDrug Addiction3 Comments

Opiate addiction is an extremely dangerous form of substance abuse that is difficult to overcome. It is uniquely painful and potentially harmful in comparison to other drug addictions. When they begin withdrawal, opiate addicts experience painful symptoms, both psychological and physical. These can include panic attacks, depression, paranoia, diarrhea, vomiting, and high levels of pain. Those in withdrawal from opiates must seek treatment during their recovery because of the difficulty in abstaining and the dangers associated with withdrawal.

Treating Opiate Addiction

While opiate withdrawal is generally treated medically, many alternative therapies are also popular. Alternative therapies, rather than treating withdrawal through other drugs, offer relief of symptoms that is mental and often spiritual. Many prefer alternative therapies in drug addiction treatment because they do not want to become dependent on another substance during withdrawal. Common alternative therapies include meditation, creative visualization, breathing exercises, and yoga. Floatation is another alternative therapy that can assist in treating opiate addiction.

Why Floatation Works

The reason that floatation helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms is because it helps the body maintain internal homeostasis. This produces endorphins as well as opiates in your body to reduce pain. In a sense, floatation partially treats opiate addiction because it produces natural opiates in your body, relieving symptoms of withdrawal. Floatation also treats the extreme pain associated with opiate withdrawal. These aspects of floatation make it a great alternative treatment to pair with others, such as yoga and breathing exercises. While those relax you and improve your mental state, floatation provides a natural, physical relief from withdrawal symptoms.

Floatation helps your body to relax and produce natural chemicals because it takes pressure off of your joints and muscles. This provides you with a natural relief that improves your physical and mental state without leading to further addictions. Floatation also helps you to positively motivate yourself toward specific goals such as quitting addictive behaviors. Floatation deprives you of external stimuli, which helps you become more focused and deeply relaxed. In turn, this will motivate you toward recovery. Floatation helps to heal your body both mentally and physically from addiction.

Seek Help at Northwest Float Center

If you are suffering from opiate addiction and are searching for an alternative treatment that will truly help treat your symptoms, you should learn more about floating. At Northwest Float Center, we can answer your questions and set you up with an appointment for your first float (when we open this summer). Contact us for further information about floatation today.

3 Comments on “Using Floatation to Treat Opiate Addiction”

  1. Kyle Oren

    I love the idea of flotation opiate treatment. I know most forms of rehab can be very difficult and stressful but this seems so natural and curative. My brother has been in and out of rehab a few times and I feel like this would be something that could really improve his experience. Thanks for the info!

  2. Kelly

    My fiancé and I are opening a float center in Meredith, NH within the next month. While I’m excited about the prospects of opening a great business, I’ve felt as though this work is a natural extension of my previous work, which included working with women experiencing incarceration and others who have fallen on the trauma-addiction-incarceration spectrum. I would love to learn more about ways that we can support our business while also being of service to vulnerable populations. Would love to chat with someone about what works. Thank you!

  3. Luke Yancey

    I think floating would be beneficial for a lot of patients, but alone it may not be completely effective. I think it should be paired with counseling and other forms of treatment. I would like to do more research on how floating helps ease the symptoms of opiate withdrawal.

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