Natural Drug Withdrawal
Drug Addiction, Withdrawal and Natural Alternatives
Drug addiction is a powerful and destructive force that rips families apart and ruins the lives of good people every day. Though the person who uses drugs suffers immensely, the people in the drug user’s life who love them often suffer just as much or more.
In order to understand drug addiction, it is important to understand what a drug is. In medical terms, a drug is any substance that when taken into the body may modify one or more of its functions. Drugs are essentially poisons, that is, any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism. The degree they are taken determines the effect: a small amount acts as a stimulant; a greater amount acts as a sedative and a larger amount acts as a poison and can kill one dead. This is true of any drug, prescription and illicit, each has a different amount at which it gives these results.
One of the most poisonous or destructive side effects that drugs have on any individual is the burning up or reduction of the nutritional stores in the body. Vitamins, minerals and amino acids are the actual fuel that the body needs to properly function and to repair itself.
Taking drugs accelerates the burning up of these nutrients and it is partially the rapid consumption and depletion of these essential nutrients that helps to create a totally artificial sense of well-being while under the influence of the drug, however eventually the effect of the drug wears off, and combined with the depletion of essential nutrients the body no longer has the basic fuels it requires to carry on normal operations. Physically the user feels tired, “hung over”, run down, out of energy and generally feels much worse than prior to taking the drug.
In time, as the person uses any drug, their body will begin to adapt to the presence of the toxic chemicals and a person’s tolerance to a drug will increase the longer they use the substance. As the addict’s physical condition worsens, they use larger amounts of the drug to handle the growing level of pain. At this stage of addiction, the individual is prone to overdose.
Alcohol and addictive drugs are basically painkillers. They mask physical or emotional pain and alter the mind’s perception of reality. They make people numb. For drugs to be attractive to a person there must first be some underlying unhappiness, sense of hopelessness, or physical pain. These negative emotions, feelings and sensations are “problems” for the person, as they don’t want to feel or experience them.
At the Natural Healing Centre we can help you regain your health and vitality.