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How to keep your resolution to quit drugs

How to keep your resolution to quit drugs

Do you want to quit some habit or addiction but can’t because you’re always feeling demotivated and lethargic? Movement is the answer. Start moving and you will build motivation and willpower.

The best time to do this is first thing in the morning, as soon as you wake up. It’s also the hardest time because our emotions are closest to the surface when we wake-up.

The secret is to stay out of your head and immediately get into physical movement. Especially if it’s a drug addiction you want to quit, because excessive drug use seriously increases negativity and lethargy.

A lot of relapses are triggered in the morning because people lie in bed trapped in negativity and depression. Don’t let this be your trigger for relapse – get up and into exercise, it will change your life.

Six things to do to help break drug addiction:

  • Never lie in bed and think when you wake up. This is critical. Don’t stress about the day ahead, or re-live the dramas and stresses of the day before, these no longer exist.
  • Drink some water and stretch, breathe, do yoga or tai chi, go to the gym, go for a walk, ride or swim, initially it doesn’t matter what it is you just need to move.
  • Next get a routine in place, make it a new habit to get up at a certain time to exercise every day.
  • Try ‘tapping’ as soon as you wake. Here’s my video showing ‘tapping’ an easy technique to help get your energy moving https://vimeo.com/201213413
  • Get remedial massage or acupuncture. These treatments get chi flowing so you immediately feel more motivated and optimistic.
  • Take high-quality nutritional supplements, these will give you a boost of energy and make it easier to move. Nutrient saturation improves organ function and alleviates lots of symptoms so motivation improves.
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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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Supplements for drug and 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.

How to become an addiction 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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