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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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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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


Depression, addiction and nutritional supplements

Depression is a common side-effect of addiction and it contributes to relapse. People quit drugs and then instead of ‘returning to normal’ they find themselves feeling empty and depressed.

This happened to me and it brought me close to suicide. If only I’d known then what I do now about the power of nutraceuticals – of Chinese herbs and nutritional supplements. See, nutrient depletion is a major contributor to depression and addicts and alcoholics are nutrient deprived. If you are an addict, drugs create the impression that all your needs have been met. This is a major attraction of getting high.

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The Drug Recovery Diet

Food is an essential component in a successful drug recovery program, but it is usually ignored in mainstream recovery. If diet is considered at all, it is in the context of nutritional value.

But in Chinese Medicine food is medicinal and diet is about alchemy rather than isolating nutritional elements. In Chinese medicine we use ‘Fire’ to transform a substance (food) into energy (Chi).

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The extraordinary impact of LSD on the brain has been revealed by the first modern scans of people taken while they were high on the drug.

The scans revealed that the trippers drew information from many parts of their brains, rather than just the usual visual cortex, but they also discovered what parts of the brain disconnect to create what they call ‘ego dissolution’, or what we call cosmic connectedness.

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Many business people think they are alcoholics and diseased because they need to drink several bottles of alcohol every night. They can’t stop. But their lifestyle is usually to blame, not the alcohol.

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Natural therapies offer extremely effective solutions for drug recovery and repair, however, an important aspect of this work that is not often addressed is the influence of the ‘invisible worlds’ on both people who have taken recreational drugs and those who are in contact with them.

This is particularly relevant for therapists who use energetic or spiritual techniques which can open up their energy fields to ‘invasion’.

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Addiction can be an advantage. Sometimes drug and alcohol addiction is necessary to make us aware that there is a process of transformation awaiting us.

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There was an article in the newspaper recently stating that ‘retro’ drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms were back.

This is an interesting development because the psychedelic drugs are traditionally less popular than the stimulant / party drugs but they also have very different effects. The term ‘psychedelic’ is made up of psyche –  meaning ‘mind’ and delos – meaning ‘clear’, so psychedelic could be interpreted as ‘manifesting a clear mind’.

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