5 Reasons Why Ayahuasca is an Effective Treatment for Addiction

If you feel like you have been bound to the self-destructive behaviors of addiction, stricken with mental issues and wondering where you went wrong, you may need to look deeper into yourself to find out what you truly want in life. People often suggest medication, therapy, and counseling as the way out of an addiction problem, but if the problem is within our psyche, we may not be able to root it out by talking to others. Instead, we have to take a dive into our own minds to understand its inner workings so that we can fix the problem at its root. For that, ayahuasca treatment may be the best way to go, and here are five reasons why:

1. It’s a Silent Treatment

You may not feel comfortable talking about your feelings and having to justify to others why you think and feel the way you feel. We shelter our true selves from the others, and that’s why it’s important that we combat the problem with our own voices. Ayahuasca therapy doesn’t involve any talking; instead, you will be taken on a trip down in your own psyche to see the problem where it lies. This way, it can facilitate a better thought process that can get rid of the demons you’re dealing with.

2. Cures Underlying Mental Issues

Addictions are usually the way some people cope with their insecurities, and they use it as an escape from reality. When you depend on something to feel better about life, it binds your mind and soul, causing depression and anxiety when you don’t have it around. Ayahuasca has been found to help you relieve these issues, and it might be just what you need

3. It has Healing Properties

Ayahuasca is, in essence, a traditional medicine. Like all medicines, it aims to heal and treat a condition, and in this case, it’s psychological issues that cause the addictive behavior.

4. Challenges Your Expectations

Once you see a problem from a different perspective, it can give you a whole new approach to how you can deal with it. It may give you a new outlook on the world itself. Having a clear mind can instill a sense of hope, dreams, aspirations, and give you the power to actively make a change. This is something that ayahuasca treatment has the potential to achieve.

5. Improves Your Health from the Inside

Ayahuasca can help to regulate your hormone secretion levels by reducing cortisol and increasing the serotonin level in your bloodstream. It relaxes the mind, which helps to reduce the sense of dependency on the harmful substances.

Final Words

Ayahuasca is not for everybody, and that’s to be expected. People have different expectations and preferences as to how they would like to be treated, and ayahuasca treatment is not something that you can just get up and do. It requires a strong will and true resolve from a person in order for it to be effective. You will have to commit to a strict diet for a week or more before the treatment can begin, and during it, you can expect a lot of physical distress from sweating, nausea, shivering, and more.

Yet, it allows you to see yourself and understand your mind from a different perspective, and that can be the culprit of the change in your behavior. The treatment still requires a lot of empirical research to back up its effectiveness, but ayahuasca has been around for centuries, if not more, and it has worked wonders for many people. If you’ve tried all of the other treatments for your addiction, maybe it’s time to give ayahuasca a go.

If you would like to experience the healing offered by ayahuasca and are looking for a retreat to participate in, contact us today! We would love to have you along with us and play a part in your healing process.