15 Effective Home Remedies For Drug Addiction
There are different kinds of drugs manufactured (legally or illegally) for various uses known to mankind. While legal drugs are often pharmaceutical drugs, used for the treatment of various illnesses, illegal drugs are substances which, via inhalation, absorption or taken in any form affects the nervous system of the said individual and influences the brain of the said individual. The nature of these drugs is such that they make the user addicted to them, therefore proving to be extremely harmful for people. These drugs have the capability of altering mind functions, so a person getting addicted to them completely loses control of one and gradually falls into a pit of loneliness and self destruction…
4 Effective Natural Remedies For Treating Drug Addiction
Addiction to drugs is a global issue that affects millions of people from all different societies, cultures, and countries. The ongoing opioid epidemic has ravaged American citizens as cases of overdoses from powerful opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil have been introduced to the black market and used as a cut product in heroin to increase potency while decreasing the cost of the drug at both the dealer and street levels.
Treating Drug Addiction
There are many different treatments for drug addiction. Many drug counseling programs offer drug treatments, such as methadone treatment for heroin addicts. However, relying on drugs to solve a drug addiction alone will only result in the addict eventually relapsing.
There are other treatment programs and natural remedies that can be added to a recovery program that will improve an addict’s chances of recovering and preventing a relapse. Programs like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous use step by step programs to help their addicts recover in stages. Many addicts are unaware of the program and what are the 12 steps involved in the recovery process, however, just getting started with the program and taking the first step is the most important.
Here are four effective natural remedies that can be used alongside a treatment program to improve addicts recovery.
#1 Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV that is organically produced has a host of health benefits, one of them being the ability to reduce cravings. ACV contains live micro bacteria known as ‘the Mother’. These bacteria reduce inflammation in your GI tract and bring balance to your system. This is particularly important for addicts as the cravings to relapse can be very intense. Using ACV regularly, you can expect to stop cravings while improving metabolism and strengthening the immune system
This is a controversial compound that some may think has no place in a recovery program. However, caffeine can be used as a replacement stimulant that will reduce the impact of withdrawal from stimulant drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy. Caffeine boosts metabolism and blood flow to the brain, improving cognitive processes and clearing any urges to relapse. Caffeine should be used in small amounts as it can also have addictive properties that should be avoided.
The addict’s mind can be a self-destructive place. When cravings strike, it can seem like an uncontrollable force pushing toward a relapse. The mind is the final frontier for the addict and controlling thoughts should be the best way to ensure that relapse does not occur. Daily meditation can improve your mood and settle the mind of the addict. Using breathing to control your body’s response to a craving, coupled with strong thoughts of positive intention will allow the addict to control their craving response. For more information read our post on how to recover from drug addiction.
#4 Milk Thistle
Drug addiction tends to really take its toll on your liver. Abusing pills and alcohol has a direct impact on your liver which can lead to liver disease and possible death. Milk thistle extract is a powerful remedy that restores liver function and fights off any potential liver disease, allowing the addict to experience a better physical recovery.
Alcohol/Drug Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | David Streem, MD
Addiction Treatment Issues for Men
Certain male clients feel threatened by or uncomfortable with the help-seeking process, so clinicians in behavioral health settings can spend time initially developing rapport and establishing a connection before beginning screening and assessment. In some areas, this can be done by developing kinship: for instance, knowing a bit about where the client grew up, having a common understanding of the client’s work, or sharing an interest in a recreational pursuit. When establishing kinship, though, counselors should take care not to transcend confidentiality boundaries or appear too intrusive in questioning…
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Rising to the challenge of recovery
How we respond to both pleasure and pain is ruled by the limbic system, the part of the brain involved in motivation, emotion, learning and memory, and that’s ultimately responsible for our self-preservation. It is what helps us develop coping mechanisms, which are a means of defeating or evading physical, mental or emotional discomfort using memories of what has worked in the past.
Addiction exploits the limbic system, training the brains of young men to cope with fear, anger, or loneliness through drugs and alcohol…
Natural Recoverers Kick Addiction Without Help
A few years ago, a friend of mine decided to quit smoking. She didn’t follow any pre-set plan, like Nicotine Anonymous, or do any research. Instead, she just quit. She also took up running, and around the same time started dating someone new—someone who didn’t smoke. She’s been cigarette-free ever since.
We tend to think that stopping an addictive behavior means joining a group, seeing a therapist, going to a treatment center, or taking a medication that helps with cravings. It may come as a surprise to you—it certainly surprised me—that some people break addictions without any help.