Holistic Treatment of the Adrenal Gland with Cortisol Replacement

Orange County Sober Living
Intervention, Sober Living & Expert Treatment Referrals 
Holistic treatment of the adrenal gland with cortisol replacement may take the place of psychotropic medication in many cases. Cortisol is know to improve stabilization in the treatment of addiction, alcoholism, stress and depression, weight loss, and helps to slow aging. You can see Dr Schuder MD with the help of "Wits Inn Recovery" an expert treatment referral source. Love and respect Intervention is our specialty.

Wits Inn Recovery offers Sober living in Orange County California & can give you an expert referral for addiction and alcoholism treatment or rapid detox.

Wits Inn Intervention works with dual diagnosis, PTSD, ADD, ADHD, ADD, OCD, as they relate to drug use, alcohol use.

Wits Inn Recovery will find you a treatment center or clinician that is different than what you had in the past!

We will walk you through your insurance coverage, or cash budget to get the treatment you need, and want, that fits how much you can spend.

ABSTRACT: In patients of all ages, many disorders labeled as psychiatric may actually
be due to hormonal insufficiencies. For example, cortisol deficiency is rarely
taken into account in a medical or psychiatric work-up, so persons with mild
to moderate cortisol insufficiency are for the most part relegated to receiving a
psychiatric diagnosis when, in fact, the same disorder is represented. However,
the symptoms of cortisol insufficiency appear to closely parallel such psychiatric
disorders as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addictions. There has
been some question of whether substance abuse causes a hypocortisolemic state.
In reviewing the literature and obtaining detailed histories of addicted patients,
it appears that childhood trauma, also known as “early life stress” (ELS), instead
may elicit a hypocortisolemic state. This leads some to self-medicate with an addictive
substance to quell the pain of a cortisol insufficiency, both physical and
emotional. In fact, the literature supports the concept that addictive substances
increase cortisol in predisposed patients. Patients with a variety of psychiatric
disorders including addictions were found to have signs and symptoms of mild or
moderate hypocortisolemia. Generally, an appropriate comprehensive examination
supported a diagnosis of cortisol insuffiency. For the most part, these patients
were succesfully treated with physiologic doses of bio-equivalent
hydrocortisone, along with replacement of any other deficient hormone. By correcting
underlying hormonal insufficiencies, many patients improved, with some
patients having a total reversal of psychiatric symptoms. It is therefore reasonable
to evaluate and treat hormonal insufficiencies with hormones prior to using
psychotropic medication.

Could cortisol insuffiency be what is making you relapse over and over, When you
want to stay sober? Could you ever get off of your psych meds and be OK, maybe even beter than ever.

Dr. Suzie Schuder MD Psychiatrist was a guess on my radio show "At Your Wits End"
click this link to hear the interview. http://www.beachcitiesradio.com/on-air/thursday/at-your-wits-end

Drug Alcohol Intervention Center


Helping People Accept Help

Family Intervention - How It Works

Sometimes It Is the Only Choice Left

Helping Save Your Loved One’s Life

“Why can’t he/she just stop drinking or taking drugs?” This is the question that family members and loved ones can’t find an answer to of care and concern, our special intervention techniques can get your loved one out of the dark and into recovery.

If drugs or alcohol have hijacked the life of someone you love, Intervention gets them into treatment. Loriann Witte and Wits End Intervention are about recovery. A division of Wits Inn Recovery.
Is Intervention Necessary?

If family members or loved ones wait until the individual is ready to quit drinking or taking drugs, they’ll likely be waiting until it’s too late. A professional intervention can be extremely helpful in breaking through the defenses of denial. Interventions typically involve friends, family members and a professional interventionist in a non-judgmental form of confrontation that invites the addict or alcoholic to seek treatment. Typically, interventions stand a better chance of being successful if conducted by people the individual knows and trusts. The person being confronted may feel cornered and get angry or defensive. An interventionist serves as a mediator, guiding communication between loved ones and the individual concerned.
Preparing for the Intervention

Prior to the intervention, those involved in the intervention generally meet to role play possible scenarios. It’s important to have an idea of what to do in any given situation and determine possible consequences. You cannot force someone to get sober but you can make it uncomfortable if he or she refuses treatment. For example, if the addict is living at home the family may say they are no longer welcome to stay unless they agree to get help. The right coaching in any given scenario can greatly increase chances of getting the individual into treatment. Motivation to get sober doesn’t always come with an intervention – it may not come until the person is safely away in alcohol and drug treatment.
The Right Time for Intervention

The right time for an intervention is as soon as possible. If your loved one refuses to get help in spite of continued begging, pleading and negative consequences, it’s likely the right time to bring in a professional. You have the option to consult with a treatment professional about intervention services at Wits End Intervention under the direction of Loriann Witte to determine if it’s the right course of action for you. Professional assistance in Family intervention is often the key to stop the addiction cycle now and begin a process of recovery.


Family and loved one maybe 'Enabling Addictive Behaviors' without knowing it. The interventionist helps the family and loved ones as well as freeing the drug addict or alcoholic from the trauma they are experiencing in active addiction. Intervention is a rescue.

Family members and friends all too often try to protect the addict from his or her own behavior, padding the consequences that could occur as a result. It’s typical for those who interact with the addict on a regular basis to exhibit enabling or co-dependent behaviors, such as calling in to school or work for the loved one because they are too sick to get out of bed. It is vital that family and friends heed the advice of professionals in order to prevent this type of rescuing that makes it easier for the addict to continue his or her behavior. The individual needs to experience the full effect of his or her behavior.
Our Intervention Method Works

Wits Inn Recovery offers professional intervention services, state-licensed detox facilities and individualized drug and alcohol treatment programs for 30, 60, 90 days and 6 month residential treatment. If you are considering the possibility of an intervention on your loved one, don’t wait until it’s too late. 

We can help answer any question you may have about scheduling an intervention. 

After intervention we can offer you or your loved one an expert referral for treatment so you can start living!

Clients who enter treatment following intervention have been proven to be just as successful as those who enter voluntarily. Our method has been successful in motivating individuals into treatment 98% of the time.
Sobriety is about living and loving life!!! CALL NOW. 




Loriann Witte, Wits End Intervention
1-949-292-2000

Treatment Facility Locator Service Adults/teens


Wits Inn Recovery is a  Substance abuse treatment facility locator service. As a treatment referral information source Wits Inn can find you durg rehab, alcoholism treatment centers, drug and alcohol facts, drug interventions and rapid detox settings.  Looking for an Orange County Sober Living or a California drug rehab Wits Inn can find the drug or alcohol rehab to meet your clinical needs your luxury-rehabor low-cost-sober-living or rehab wants and work with your cash budget or using-insurance-drug-rehab call Wits Inn Recovery 949-292-2000
Wits Inn Recovery works with one of the most experiences adolescent treatment centers in the country which has over 30 years of experience dealing with teenage addiction. All of the rehab facilities we work with for adults offer supportive and respectful environments.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.  949-292-2000 
We are happy to answer all of your questions.

Drug Alcohol Detox Support


Detox Doesn't Mean You Have to Suffer

Initial withdrawal from drugs or alcohol can be physically distressing, painful and even dangerous. Without appropriate care, withdrawal symptoms can include increased blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, severe muscle cramping and seizures.


Alcohol Detox & Drug Detox

Certain types of drugs require a detox. Alcohol detox generally includes monitoring vital signs, doctor consultation and prescribed medication to ease withdrawal symptoms. Examples of drugs that require detox include: Alcohol, benzodiazepines (i.e., Valium, Xanax) and opiate-based drugs including heroin and prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, etc.

Other drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana do not require detox. However, as with any drug dependent upon amount and frequency of use there remains the significant potential for psychological dependence and given this, a period of stabilization followed up by a recovery program is advisable for long-term success.

Alcohol detox


Alcohol poses one of the most dangerous forms of withdrawal. An abrupt cessation of alcohol (going “cold turkey”) will result in withdrawal symptoms within hours and the time necessary for complete alcohol detox can range from 3 to 14 days. Alcohol detox can result in a variety of physical and/or psychological symptoms. Mild withdrawal symptoms include headaches, nausea, vomiting, perspiration, restlessness, agitation, loss of appetite and insomnia. More severe symptoms may disrupt the autonomic system, resulting in seizures (convulsions), visual or auditory hallucinations and the DTs (Delirium Tremens). It is estimated that 1 in 4 patients are at a high risk for a withdrawal seizure if medications are not administered during the detox phase. For this reason, alcohol detox frequently involves doctor prescribed medication that have similar effects to alcohol are given to reduce the risk of seizure. These medications generally include certain benzodiazepines and anticonvulsant medication that are prescribed in tapering amounts until the body is physically stabilized and the threat of seizure removed. Professional advice should always be sought in alcohol detox and consultation with a doctor during alcohol detox is generally necessary.

Specific Types of Drug Detox


Benzodiazepine Detox

Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Klonapin) are classified as depressants, tranquilizers or sedatives as they slow down central nervous system activity, Benzodiazepines can become addictive within a short period of time and are one of the most dangerous drugs to detox from due to the high risk of seizure.
Opiate Detox

Opiates such as heroin, methadone and prescription painkillers generally require a detox depending upon quantity and frequency of usage. Dramatically reducing or stopping opiate-based drugs after prolonged and/or heavy use frequently results in a very difficult withdrawal. While there are many types of detox options available, supervised detox is highly recommended for safe withdrawal.
Meth detox

Methamphetamines can either be snorted, smoked, or injected bringing a powerful adrenaline rush, excitement, exhilaration and euphoria. Meth has been described as an intense and nearly instant addiction. Detoxification from methamphetamines does not require supervision; however, the cravings can be intense. For this reason, a cutting-edge technique known as Neruo-Transmitter Restoration Therapy (NTR) has been introduced as an effective way to reduce and potentially eliminate the often intense cravings. NTR is a naturally-occurring amino acid solution delivered intravenously that bathes the brain in nutrients, easing withdrawal symptoms and cravings and restoring a natural alertness within days instead of the weeks or months it can take under normal detoxification procedures. Meth addicts who find the crash off of methamphetamines to be much less harsh with the application of NTR.

At Wits Inn Recovery, we’re concerned for your health and well being at all stages of the recovery process. We refer to state-licensed, social model drug & alcohol detox with a holistic emphasis. Our entire focus is to stabilize and minimize the physical discomfort of withdrawal so your experience is as painless as possible.

Wits Inn Recovery Offers Expert Detox Referrals for:
  • Rapid pain free medical detox
  • Cutting edge medications for detox 
  • Medication to comfort stomach discomfort, muscles aches, sleeplessness, and other withdrawal symptoms. 
  • All detox is facilitated by a medical doctor and we have two psychiatrists available if needed.
We suggest holistic services because they speed up the detox process and help to keep you relaxed.  Detox is about the healing of mind and body, and a holistic approach helps the addict cleanse their bodies and relax so they can begin to heal their minds.  Among many other things, we suggest you try:
  • Detox Massage
  • Chi Kung Qigong Detox Massage
  • Yoga massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Organic Vitamin Filled Juices
  • Brain wave music
  • Artful environment
Sober Living in Orange County California