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Proven Tools For Ending Drug Addiction

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Drug AddictionThat’s a saying I heard growing up. Here’s another one: If I knew then what I know now. What do we know now about drug addiction and how best to conquer it? Here’s a list of tools to use for winning a personal war against drug addiction:
1. A long talk with yourself.
You yourself can be your own worst enemy, or the best tool in the toolbox to eliminate your drug addiction. If looking in the mirror helps, do it. Tell yourself that you want and deserve personal freedom, not slavery to a destructive chemical. “Positive affirmation” is powerful.Anthony Robbins is credited with promoting a 4 step “cycle”. Potential, action, results, and belief are the 4 steps on the endless cycle:See the positive potential in a wise course to take,take action in accord with that wisdom, the inevitable great results you receive from that action create belief (faith) so that you stick with it. You owe it to you.

2. Get out of the mud.
If you want to clean up a muddy child, remove them from the mud puddle first. If the “friends” surrounding us wallow in a drug-infested pit, that’s no place to get clean. Tactfully but firmly remove yourself from that “misery loves company” crowd. They may not be terrorists, but ongoing association there will hurt you. If you struggle with questions of loyalty, see tool # 1 above.
3. A Health Food “Detox”.
No, this doesn’t mean some radical diet of pomegranates and Chia seeds only. Ever heard of fruits and vegetables? Flushing out the toxic residue in our bodies from drug abuse is both mandatory and easy. You have to eat anyhow.If you can afford less than $100.00 for the latest blender/juicer (you can, I just did) it’s money very well spent on your recovery. Fitness has alot of benefits that will aid you in your recovery and if you want to learn more go to .Unlike the expense of drug addiction, you only buy this literal tool once. Even without the kitchen gadget, cleansing our body is affordable,smart, and tasty! Find out  more on how to successfully lose weight and keep it off and finally beat addiction for good.
4. Success loves company.
The word synergy basically means 1+1=3. You can lift 100 pounds, I can lift 100 pounds, but together we can lift 300 pounds. Don’t try to heroically lift the burden of drug addiction alone. Because you’re not alone. Thousands of people defeat drug addiction everyday….within the constant company of others. It doesn’t have to be an organized group or meeting, it just has to be done. No one furthers their drug addiction while associating with a drug-free crowd.
5. Professional help.
So far the tools listed that free one from drug addiction are at the disposal of everyone, since they require only free will and an unstoppable desire for happiness. Additionally, trained professionals offer their services to fight and defeat drug addiction. This option includes hypnotherapy, counseling, rehab facilities,detoxification programs, etc.Costs vary widely, but research into all details is both free and priceless.
The Key.
Oftentimes it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. The key to ending your destructive drug addiction is you! Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from living the fulfilled life you deserve, freed from drug addiction forever!

By Carter Relyea

How To Fight Food Addiction

When we read about an addict we tend to think of some one who is a drug addict or even gambling . But a food addict is not really the first one to come to mind but this is a very serious problem that a lot of people suffer from everyday . There has been a steady increase of the obesity rate which is adding to this skyrocketing healthy care cost . People are living very unhealthy lives which is leading to so many different health conditions.

Food is necessary for growth and development of the human body . But there are some people who because of this disease they find them selfs eatting all day and all kinds of food . There foods that I love to eat and absolutely enjoy it , but those who are food addiction they need to eat when those craving comes one . Its just like any other addiction it is very serious and very real . Millions of people die for this and the many other addiction.

But there is a way that you can fight this addiction first you must know that you are not alone . There are people willing to help, just like with other addictions you must be willing to change and be open to the help and love that you will receive. Getting a nutrition and the right information that will help you make these changes in your life.  Below is a great infographic that is a great start .

how to fight food addiction

By Carter Relyea

How Do You Help An Addict?

When you have a suspicion that someone you know or love is an addict, it can be very hard on you. You might wonder, how do you help an addict? What can you do for them or do they even want you to try to help them out? It can be very hard being in the position that you are in, to know that someone you love is harming themselves but not feeling like there is anything that you can do to stop them.

Here are a few suggestions that will hopefully give you the encouragement and help that you need to get them through this time, and to potentially help them through their addiction.
The first thing that you are going to want to do, before you go ahead and confront them or anything like that, is to make sure that you know the signs of the problem. You’ll want to make sure that they truly are addicted, that they are really in need of help, before you talk to them and alienate them. If you see that all of the signs are there, then it is time for you to get into action and to get ready to offer your help to them.
Try talking to the addict and letting them know that you are there for them. If they push you away, don’t be surprised. This may take some time. Keep being there for them and showing them that they can come to you at any time. But, if they choose to keep pushing you away it may be time for you to do an intervention. Enlist some help from other family members or friends and get together to talk to the addict, letting them know that they can’t keep going on like this. Let them know how much you care and how you would love to help them if they would give you the chance.
If they agree to getting help, then it is time for you to go ahead and find a treatment facility. Research which one will be the best to meet their needs and then set it up. The treatment facility will offer great help to the addict and you won’t have to worry about doing things yourself any longer. They know how to deal with these kinds of cases and it is the best place for an addict to recover.
Don’t get your hopes up that everything will be perfect by the time that the one you love comes out of treatment, but do realize that this is only the beginning. There may be relapses and hard times ahead. There is for many addicts. But with you supporting them and being their friend through this time it will make their recovery much easier, and it will make them much less likely to relapse. Be there for them whenever they need you and just be a friend to them. You might not be able to save them from everything, but sometimes just being a friend and loving on them is all that you can do.


By Carter Relyea

What Are The Effects of Drug Abuse

effects of drug abuse and addictionThe effects of drug abuse is centered around its chemical addiction. Drugs have different chemical compositions that affects the body in different ways, which is why, even prescription drugs can become an addiction. Many different drugs can change a person’s body and brain, which alters their behavior, sometimes permanently. The effects of drug abuse, targets the brain’s system, by triggering excess amounts of dopamine, which controls our emotions, motivations, pleasure feelings, and thought processes. When drugs enter the brain, they make a change within our lives, often in a harmful or end of life ways.

Doctors believe that the main causes of a person becoming addicted to drugs, include genetics, influenced by DNA traits, as well as the environment. Also, all types of drugs triggers the dopamine parts of the brain, but, after you have taken the drug for a period of time, the feel good parts of your brain, continually craves it. Of course, then you begin to need more of the drug to get and keep that good feeling experience. Soon, your brain and body must have the drug to feel, what you believe to be normal, and if you don’t get it, then you feel sick and crave its effects.

The CDC and the U.S. Department of Health, have reported that drug abuse causes more deaths, illnesses, and disabilities than any other health condition. The affects of drug abuse is damaging to the human body because it affects nearly every organ within the human body. Many effects of drug abuse, can cause the following:

• heart disease, especially when drugs are injected because it causes veins and blood vessels to collapse quickly;
• causes the liver to overwork, thus becoming damaged and to fail;
• weakens the body’s immune system making people open to infections, diseases, and illnesses;
• makes you feel like crap, with nauseousness, vomiting, and abdominal pain;
• causes mental confusion, memory problems, which will impact a person’s everyday life;
• changes your appetite and compulsive cravings.

Additional effects of drug abuse involves personality problems:
• paranoia;• aggressiveness;• impulsiveness;• lack of self-control;• hallucinations; and• impaired judgment.

Drug abuse can cause many personal problems:
• arrests and jail;• driving accidents;• child abuse, neglect;• relationship troubles;• trouble at school, work, and loss of a job or career;• financial problems; and• fighting and violence in and outside the home.

The social effect of drug abuse, can include:
• drug addicts begin to isolate themselves, which only leads to depression and anxiety;• lack of motivation, goals, except to take the next hit, and lack of ambition;• feelings of anger and resentment toward people around them;

• harmful changes in eating and sleeping;• inability to deal with personal problems• the need to experiment with different drugs.

Drug abuse is an illness and a disease that can hurt family, friends, and all loved ones around you. Drug abuse can hurt all parts of the body and can cause health problems that may or may not go away. The effects of drug abuse will drastically change a person’s life in a very short time period, where a person begins to physically and mentally become dependent on their drug of choice.


By Carter Relyea