Information and facts on Drug Addiction

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In the world today, it appears there is a pill for anything and everything. If you have a headache, you can use some  aspirin or acetaminophen for pain relief. If you are anxious or cannot sleep, you can take a some tranquilizers. If you are upset by work, marital problems, or kid problems, you can drown your sorrows in the drug alcohol. And of course there is cocaine, ecstacy, marijuana, heroin, and other drugs. Not very surprising, that many people have trouble with drug addiction Addiction exists when the body becomes so used to the presence of a foreign substance that it can no longer function properly when the substance is taken away. That is why a person addicted to a drug experiences withdrawal symptoms when the drug is removed. Drug withdrawal symptoms include: headache, sweating, insomnia, sensitivity to light or noise, diarrhea, hot or cold flashes, bad depression, irritability or mood swings, irrational thinking, disorientation, and stress. Persons who are addicted to drugs often focus on avoiding the pain of withdrawal symptoms, and thus the drug becomes the main issue in their life. This need to have the drug not matter what the cost leads to a breakdown of normal life, including damaged personal relationships, loss of employment, and can lead to criminal behavior.

Often a colon / intestinal cleansing may be helpful to clean out the drugs and associated toxins. Adding to the problem of addiction is another problem knwon as drug tolerance. With continued drug use, the body  starts to need more and more of the drug for the person to feel good and avoid the withdrawal symptoms. Many drug users increase the dosage too much and they die, or come very near to death, from the overdose. Drug addiction has both a powerful physical psychological as well as psychological components. In fact, with many kinds of drugs, addiction is mainly a problem with the psychological dependence upon the drug. While psychological dependence does not normally cause physical withdrawal symptoms after the person quits using the drug, it can result in deep cravings or desires that may last long after the physical addiction has already been beaten.

Most people know that drug overdose can kill, however many people do not know drugs are poisons or toxins that can kill you in other ways like: Angina, Heart attack, coronary and cardiovascular disease, severe damage to heart muscle, and damage to the immune system sometimes destroying 40% of the white blood cells. The weakening of the immune system makes the person more vulnerable to infection and other disease. An increasing threat of AIDS exists for drug addicts that use needles to deliver the drug.

Drug use often starts in childhood or teenage years. However, alcohol and smoking cigarettes are still two of the most widely accessible and legal drugs. Most young people using drugs start with one of these, then move into using less accessible or illegal drugs such as marijuana and ecstacy. Many young drug users think that common drugs such as alcohol and marijuana are pretty much harmless. They also believe that they can quit at any time without any problem. However, instead of quitting, many of them may turn to use stronger more powerful drugs. Drug usage also has a tendency to negatively impact the nutritional processing in the human body. Also, many people using drugs have a very poor diet. So enhanced nutrition can be a great benefit and may also help them to feel better about themselves and have more self esteem. The supplements and other changes on this webpage can help cleanse, heal, and give the body nutrients to recover from drug addiction and may also ease the withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Multi-vitamin & Mineral 
10 Nutrients are needed for general health and especially for those people with a drug problem. It should contain all of the vitamins especially vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin B5, and the minerals calcium and magnesium. The nutrients in a daily supplement are needed for good general health and well being.
B vitamin complex 10 the B vitamins are very important for the proper function of your brain and nervous system. Supplements with natural vitamin B can help with drug addiction, stress, and depression.
vitamin B12 10 helps with energy
Pantothenic acid 10 vitamin B5 aids with stress and the adrenal function
Niacin 10 vitamin B3 reqired for brain function
Omega fatty acids 10 aids in healing the effects of malnourishment for people with substance abuse problems
Red Clover 10 herb that helps detoxify the body and cleansing drug toxins from the bloodstream
Dandelion  10 herb that works well combined with red clover for detoxification
Calcium 9 this mineral nourishes the central nervous system and works with magnesium to help calm the body.
Magnesium 9 has a calming effect upon the body. It aids healing of the nervous system for people dealing with drug addiction
Glutathione 9 helps with the desireand craving for drugs and it also aids with detoxifying drugs to reduce harmful effects  
vitamin C 9 detoxifies the body and helps to lessen the craving for drugs
Bioflavonoids 9 works with vitamin C
Zinc 9 mineral that promotes healthy immune system and protects the liver
Ginseng 9 can help with drug withdrawal symptoms especially for cocaine 


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else

All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.