For Starters - Fatigue, Irritability, and Anxiety
Do you cherish a pot of coffee? Do you punctuate your day with a soda, which combines a sugar blast with a caffeine fix? You are not alone, and you may have discovered that caffeine shoots your blood sugar up like a rocket, giving you a temporary blast of energy. It is not unusual to find clients recovering from chemical addictions caught in this cycle.
Addictive substances make great demands on the body; they destroy essential nutrients, cause genetic damage, diminish mental stability, and accelerated aging. Labeling someone an addict, alcoholic, or “emotionally impaired” and talking about their behavior is useless; prescribing new drugs to change a behavior only creates new, often more severe, problems over time. The answer is to stabilize the brain and repair the damage addictive substances do. The answer is mega-nutrient therapy.
The Problem With Benzodiazepines
In the treatment of alcoholism and addictions, anxiety is often a coexisting problem. Left untreated, chances for relapse are high. Awareness of this problem has led many dual diagnosis treatment centers to prescribe anti-anxiety pills (i.e., the benzodiazepines) to help ease the tension of anxious clients.
Alcoholism is a serious matter. In his summation in federal court years ago, Judge Miles Lord called it the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. This grim statistic and the devastating effects alcohol has both physically and psychologically motivates many to seek help from the treatment industry. But does treatment really help, or can the consequences of going to treatment actually make things worse?
According to Stedman’s American Heritage Medical Dictionary, addiction refers to “a habitual psychological and physiological dependence on a substance or practice beyond one’s voluntary control.” A person caught in an alcohol addiction or drug addiction knows too well how good intentions to staying clean and sober fail to materialize when a craving takes hold.