New Treatment for Opioid Addiction?

New Treatment for Opioid Addiction?


The following program contains mature subject matter viewer discretion is advised Let’s talk about how we got to this point and the progress that he’s made Well the thing that really has transformed things for Matthew has been TMS transcranial magnetic stimulation, it’s MRI strength magnetic pulses that we use to stimulate the brain And we treat one part of the brain to treat depression and it’s really helped that and it’s also helped curb the urges of his addiction got him through a difficult detox off of oxycontin which we did and then we treated a different part of his brain to treat his phantom limb pain and His phantom limb pain has gone away now this is what he tells me and so we’re an amazing point now where he’s off of pain medicine and not having pain Thanks to the TMS is this something that is more readily available now to the rest of the country well TMS is fda-approved to treat depression, but we do find other uses for it and treating phantom limb pain has been one of the new exciting Prospects for it phantom limb pain you’re having pain in the limbs that have been amputated So the problem actually isn’t with the legs the problems in the brain And we target these magnetic pulses at the part of the brain that represented his legs To calm it area down and get it working normally again So part of your recovery emotional psychological Brian first and foremost Matthew to see you Walk on that stage so proud is Is amazing it’s extremely gratifying We actually would joke about it and said you know what when you walk on stage. I want you to moonwalk Maybe the next time But one of the most poignant things that I recall is The first thing you told me was the look in your mom’s eyes when she saw you for the first time stand up and one of the great things about Matthew is this unrelenting eagerness and desire Especially what he’s been through such a life-changing event Overnight What’s really critical is to instill hope fullness because someone that? experienced such a traumatic event hopelessness, this is something you want to avoid and so one thing we do is we create opportunities where Matthew can achieve Micro victories because what that lends to is a sense of self-efficacy Which is one’s belief that he or she could be successful because self-efficacy increases motivation optimism and hopefulness Matthew was there a transformative moment That you can look back at where in that moment? Everything changed for you. There’s been so many I mean like from Being on the show which I got to say a big Thanks to the doctor show for you guys have provided me with the tools that I needed to be able to get clean and sober and that in Inspired motivation and that and the courage to go forward but I Think another big transformation was when I Got in contact with Fred Hernandez the amputee advocate you guys provided me with and when he gave me the gentlemen’s information that Turned me on to the bilateral above knee boot camp that. I think was the number one biggest Like eye opening event was being able to get to go and be with all the other bye light And it sounds to me like you made some good friends I have I’ve met some incredible people and some truly inspirational some of your lifelong friends. Yeah some friend I’m gonna be having for the rest of my life for sure well. What’s This moment was per Matthew and Matthew has created a lot of friends throughout his life throughout this journey and What about those friends Donato is my best friend ever Cameron Clapp is one of the best mentors I could have ever imagined and my buddy Clayton there on the right. He’s been my swimming buddy since Since I decided to sign up for the challenged a fleet foundation triathlon here coming up at the end of this month You

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *