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Amino Acid Therapy – What is it?

May 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Neurotransmitter Restoration (NTR) is the restoration and re-balancing of normal neurotransmission in the brain through IV amino acids and is one way to overcome a drug addiction. Thousands of people have successfully used this program to beat their addiction.

Drugs, whether prescription drugs (pain pills, antidepressants, stimulants, or benzodiazepines such as Ativan, Valium, Xanax, or Klonopin), alcohol, tobacco, or street drugs (methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, LSD, PCP and others) have something in common: they all overstimulate certain neurotransmitter receptors (nerves) in the brain. This is how they bring about their effects, but it is also how they cause lasting damage that leads to deeper addiction and the inability to handle the stresses of normal life.

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Does Drug Abuse Cause Mental Disorders, or Vice Versa?

April 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Drug abuse and brain disorders often co-exist. In some cases, mental diseases may precede addiction; in other cases, drug abuse may trigger or exacerbate mental disorders, particularly in individuals with specific vulnerabilities.

What are the medical consequences of drug addiction?

Individuals who suffer from addiction often have one or more accompanying medical issues, including lung and cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and mental disorders. Imaging scans, chest x-rays, and blood tests show the damaging effects of drug abuse throughout the body. For example, tests show that smoking causes cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, blood, lungs, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix. In addition, some drugs of abuse, such as inhalants, are toxic to nerve cells and may damage or destroy them either in the brain or the peripheral nervous system.

What harmful consequences to others result from drug addiction?

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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a federal agency that is part of the National Institutes of Health, issued 13 principles of effective treatment for drug addiction in 1999. These principles call for the treatment of the whole person:

1. No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals.

2. Treatment needs to be readily available.

3. Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use.

4. An individual’s treatment and services plan must be assessed continually and modified as necessary to ensure that the plan meets the person’s changing needs.

5. Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness.

6. Individual or group counseling and other behavioral therapies are critical components of effective treatment for addiction.

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Drug Addiction Signs

April 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Symptoms of drug addiction usually include the following:

  • Mood swings
  • Irrational behavior
  • Puffy or red eyes
  • Dilated pupils
  • Irregular breathing
  • Runny nose
  • Trembling hands
  • Poor eating habits

If you or a loved one is experiencing these drug symptoms, get help as soon as possible.  One of the first actions you can take is improving your diet. Just by improving your nutrition, you can start to balance the body chemistry. It is recommended that you eat mostly alkaline foods.  More details will be stated in upcoming reports.

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Street Drug Addiction

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Street drugs refers to illegal drugs that people buy on the “street” from friends or dealers.

Drugs with the greatest addictive potential are: narcotics, including morphine, opium, heroin, and methadone; depressants such as barbiturates, and sedatives; stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines; hallucinogenic drugs; and marijuana.

Marijuana is one of the most drugs in the world.

We will be taking a look at each of these drugs and offering possible solutions for recovery.

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