Drug Addiction: A For-Profit Epidemic. The drug epidemic is not an addiction problem, it is a humanity problem.
November 11th, 2016 By Cortland Pfeffer & Irwin Ozborne Contributing writers for Wake Up World “Few medical schools or residency programs have an adequate required course in addiction. Most physicians fail to screen for alcohol or drug dependence during routine examinations. Peering into the open casket, I saw the lifeless body of my childhood friend. Untitled. Though you might sometimes drink to forget, for an unfortunate percentage of heavy drinkers, the drink can lead to permanent memory loss and irreversible brain damage – and since prevention is as easy as keeping vitamin levels in balance, this tragedy is heartbreakingly avoidable.
If you drink heavily, you should consider adding a thiamine supplement to your daily diet to compensate for alcohol’s deleterious effects on thiamine absorption, and to prevent the very scary consequences of serious thiamine deficiency. However, you also need to remember that though thiamine supplements reduce your risks, at a certain point, alcohol damage may compromise absorption capacity to a point where oral supplements alone won’t prevent deficiencies.
The Truth About Modern Cigarettes: What They Don’t Want You To Know. By Dr.
Michelle Kmiec Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Modern cigarettes contain a whopping 600 ingredients, which translates to over 4000 chemicals. In addition to the familiar toxic ingredients found in cigarettes like tar and nicotine, many people are surprised to learn that cigarettes contain many other highly toxic ingredients, such as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, DDT, butane, acetone, carbon monoxide, and even cadmium. Did you know that The National Institute on Drug Abuse has estimated that in the United States alone, smoking is responsible for more than 400,000 deaths per year, and that by the year 2030 tobacco related deaths worldwide are projected to be approximately 10 million?
It is no surprise that this chemical cocktail is responsible for so many deaths resulting from two of the leading killers in the United States: cardiovascular disease and cancer. Lime Juice and 8 Other Natural Ways To Quit Smoking. Alcoholrehab. Wet Brain and Alcoholism.
Vitamin C can stops drug addition naturally. (NaturalHealth365) Amazing findings related to vitamin C and natural cures for drug addiction show tremendous promise for overcoming addiction to hard drugs such as heroin.
A vitamin C deficiency seems to correlate with drug addiction, and administering vitamin C in high doses offers profound healing effects without the negative side effects associated with toxic conventional therapies. Drug addiction to heroin has made a startling increase in the U.S. in the past fifteen years. The CDC reports that between 2002 and 2013, overdose deaths from heroin almost quadrupled, with over 8,200 people dying from the drug in 2013. During this time, heroin use doubled in young adults age 18 to 25. How to Break Sugar Addiction! Sugar is as Addictive as Cocaine – Here's How You Can Kick the Habit. 30th April 2016 By Christina Lavers Contributing writer for Wake Up World “Some of the largest companies are now using brain scans to study how we react neurologically to certain foods, especially to sugar.
They’ve discovered that the brain lights up for sugar the same way it does for cocaine.” ~ Michael Moss, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us To our ancestors, sugar was a precious commodity. Until very recently sugar was seen as a harmless additive that made food more fun and appealing. Now that these kids raised on copious amounts of sugar are nearing middle age, we are witnessing a massive surge in serious chronic health issues that is leading experts to re-think sugar’s benign reputation. Sugar Addiction and the Brain This emerging view of sugar as an addictive and dangerous substance has led researchers to investigate ways to help people curb their sugar intake in the hopes of reversing this destructive trend. Donna Eden's Temporal Tap. The Legal and Illegal Drug Cultures in the USA. By Catherine J.
Frompovich Currently, there’s a huge debate about violence, especially firearms violence, in the USA, plus the restriction of gun and other self-defense weapons purchases, which I find amazingly attention-grabbing insofar as there are other causes of deaths that no one really is talking about and, seemingly, doing very little to curb. Is Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Wrong? Capital - Should you dump your smartphone for a flip-phone? The Power of Mantra - Cause/Belief: Bhava Ram at TEDxSanDiego. Addictive Behaviour Related to Low Levels of Oxytocin, the "Love and Bonding Hormone" By Christina Lavers Contributing Writer for Wake Up World The more we understand how nature works, the more we realize just how complex, intricately balanced and ingenious its systems are.
One aspect that we are currently gaining more insight into is the human body’s ability to produce natural chemicals and their effects on our general wellbeing. Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, a pea-sized structure located at the base of the brain. It is often referred to as a natural love chemical because it is pumped into our bodies when we experience love. Oxytocin levels are naturally increased when we feel connected. Conversely levels of this chemical are diminished by isolation or loneliness, anxiety, depression, and chronic stress. “Sometimes we spend less quality time with our partner — especially when other demands on us are pressing. Addiction and The New Activism. By Wes Annac & Loral Emery-Lamere Guest Writer for Wake Up World A new form of activism is emerging, and it isn’t coming from the younger generations who are fed up with the the system.
Quitting Smoking: How to Use Emotional Freedom Techniques. A Discussion Paper on the Use of Emotional Freedom Techniques for Quitting Smoking Quitting Smoking: How to Use Emotional Freedom Techniques Citation: Stapleton, P., Porter, B., 2013, Quitting Smoking: How to Use Emotional Freedom Techniques, International Journal of Healing and Caring, 13 (1).
Click Here for Abstract and Full Paper below. Editor’s Note: Full acknowledgment is given to the International Journal of Healing and Caring for reproduction. AbstractEmotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) have been gaining strength in the published literature as strategies to reduce arousal symptoms such as anxiety. Quitting Smoking? Try These Herbs, Tips and Incentives to Help You Succeed! 27th January 2016 By Christina Lavers Contributing Writer for Wake Up World “A cigarette is the only consumer product which, when used as directed, kills its consumer.” ~ Dr.
Gro Harlem Brundtland Since the 1950s the public has been aware of the dangers of tobacco, and yet the industry continues to thrive. In Native American culture tobacco was viewed as a sacred plant that was used in a ritual context. “Don’t let tobacco companies make the choices for you… They care about their own well-being, not yours” ~ Wayne Dyer.
19 Of The Most Addictive Foods On Earth And 17 That Aren’t. Photo credit: bigstock.com According to studies, as many as 20 percent of all Americans suffer from food addiction. You will not be surprised to find out that the percentage is higher among the obese. Those who have a food addiction are very much like drug addicts. Panel recommends FDA approve implant to treat opiate addiction. An advisory committee recommended Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve an implant designed to reduce addicts' cravings for heroin or prescription painkillers. The implant, probuphine, provides a steady dose of buprenorphine, which has been shown to ease withdrawal symptoms, decrease cravings and cut the risk of relapse. Buprenorphine is currently available only as a pill or dissolvable film that's placed under the tongue.
Although it can be life-saving, it carries major risks: some addicts sell their supplies to get money for other drugs. Probuphine's manufacturer, New Jersey-based Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, says the implant eliminates that risk. The FDA typically follows committees' advice. How to Overcome Addiction - Teal Swan. The Likely Cause Of Addiction Has Been Discovered, It Is Not What You Think. Addiction and drugs are synonymous, right? Seems logical enough… that’s the story told and understood.
But what if this deep rooted belief was questioned. Would you feel open enough to shift perspective for a moment and see another side? Oxytocin Bliss: The Super Intelligence Coded in Your Hormones. OxyContin - Time Bomb - the fifth estate. Cocaine use linked to new brain structures: Possible mechanism for drug-seeking behavior in humans identified. Mice given cocaine showed rapid growth in new brain structures associated with learning and memory, according to a research team from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco.
The findings suggest a way in which drug use may lead to drug-seeking behavior that fosters continued drug use, according to the scientists. Heroin: A Hundred-Year Habit. In 1898 a German chemical company launched a new medicine called ‘Heroin’. Russia's Afghan Addiction. How Drug Addiction Affects Emotional Intelligence. It has become common knowledge that compulsive drug seeking and consumption changes the brain’s structure and functioning. Normally, there are abnormal changes to the working memory, which negatively impacts working memory and results in poor work/academic performance and schizophrenia-related disorders. But did you know that drug addiction also has a direct impact on your emotional intelligence?