Results of MHF Protocols to Manage Addiction & Recovery
The graphs below represent the average weekly results of dopamine & serotonin levels in urinalysis testing of 66 individuals involved in a holistic/nutritional based addiction recovery program over a four week period.
Addiction substances included but were not limited to; amphetamines, alcohol, and or opiates. Urinary levels are expressed as a ratio of dopamine to creatinine (ug/g CRT), or serotonin (HIAA) to creatinine (mg/g). For this study, normal dopamine ranges were considered to be 400 to 1100 and normal serotonin ranges were considered to be 20-80.
The individuals were classified as being compliant (75%-100%) or noncompliant (less than 25%) with a specific nutritional supplement and amino acid protocol designed to increase the natural production of dopamine and serotonin. The protocol was used in conjunction with psychological medications when indicated and was offered to every individual in the facility.
Urine samples were collected once each week at the same time of the day and sent to the lab within the allotted time frames. Each individual was evaluated weekly to record progress, tolerance and level of compliance.
The graphs that follow illustrate the effectiveness of the protocol when comparing the compliant group to the noncompliant group. Correlation was noted clinically with 85% of the individuals in the compliant group experiencing 70% faster reduction in symptoms of withdrawal such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, inability to focus and fatigue.
In addition, the need for pharmaceutical medications typically administered to address those conditions was decreased by more than 70% in the compliant group and often 100% for many individuals.
It was also noted that symptom reduction was not just limited to withdrawal and recovery as many individuals with pre-existing or chronic, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia exhibited dramatic improvement in those conditions. While this is not a formal or peer reviewed study, the data does illustrate the effectiveness of this particular protocol in this setting.