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11 Ways to Prevent a Drug Relapse

How to Prevent a Drug Relapse

Why people relapse

There are multiple causes for relapse. Common ones include stress, anxiety, anger, loneliness, boredom, purposelessness, the memories of great drug-highs triggered by people or places, and unrecognized triggers that can instantaneously over-rule the conscious mind and the intent to not do drugs. Read more

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Nutritional Supplements for Successful Drug or Alcohol Rehabilitation

High powered nutritional supplementation is absolutely critical for successful drug or alcohol rehabilitation. Drug use consumes your internal ‘fuel’ (jing). This is why you feel lethargy, depression, emptiness, lack of motivation, pessimism and emotionally reactivity. High-powered supplements immediately alleviate these symptoms and lift your mood.

You Should Become a Drug Therapist

Everything about taking drugs is initially incredibly positive, otherwise no one would do it, but afterwards everything is negative. All the media on drugs is negative. Its all about the drug problem or drugs and crime, drugs and addiction, drugs and death. Every single patient with a drug history comes in to see me looking glum and grim. They think they will never be happy again, they think they are diseased, addicted and have wasted years of their life.

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Drugs, Death and Rebirth – a Post Drug Story

I had a client recently, a manager of a chain of hairdressing salons, who had been a heavy recreational speed user for a number of years.

He had gone eight weeks without drugs and was working hard and using positive thinking techniques to get him through.

Things had been manageable but then he hit a terrible day.

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Ten Things You Got Right On Drugs

I don’t like the word ‘sobriety’, it sounds dull and lifeless. If that’s all you have to look forward to its no wonder people relapse. I reckon we should use ‘extraordinary’ as the state we want to achieve after quitting drugs or alcohol. I don’t like the use of ‘clean’ – meaning being off drugs – either. Saying you are ‘clean’ suggests that what you did before was unclean, but this is yet another outdated concept. You may have had some profound life-altering experiences on drugs and this is an asset if you use those experiences as a template for something you want to achieve again without drugs.

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Ecstasy Drugs Interpreted Using TCM

Ecstasy (MDMA) is an unusual drug.

Its chemical structure bears similarities to both the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline.

Ecstasy is sometimes categorised as an entactogen — which means ‘touching within’ and, like all the other recreational drugs, it was developed for therapeutic use.

It is a drug that provides insight and empathy and it was used covertly as a psychotherapeutic drug for several decades. It was reputedly highly successful in marriage and relationship counselling.

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Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushroom is the term popularly used to describe the mushrooms that have an hallucinogenic effect when consumed. Sometimes people shorten the term to “shrooms”.

According to Western research the principal psychoactive component of these mushrooms is psilocybin and the effects include significant visual, auditory and perceptual alterations.

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Avoid cacao in the post drug diet

Cacao is not recommended for ex-drug users

Cacao is a popular ‘superfood’.

It is one of those substances which have higher levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals or other health-boosting, anti-ageing, or disease-fighting properties.

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How to deal with emotional triggers

Emotional triggers is the theme of the week, as it’s a major issue for drug users.

Emotional trigger people are the ones that do and say stuff that gets into your head which then drives you crazy. You go over and over what they said or did and argue and fight back with them endlessly, but all in your head.

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Marijuana Effects: Magic or Madness

Just like millions of other people, my drug-taking journey began with marijuana.

I immediately loved it because it allowed me to experience the magic of non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Marijuana changed my life and there is no doubt in my mind that it has been responsible for a major shift in Western consciousness. But marijuana effects also contributed to the development of severe paranoia and lethargy in me which ultimately drove me to hard drugs and speed addiction. Read more