Drug Remedies

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Drug Remedies that Cure Addiction

Drug addiction is a serious problem throughout the world, and it can be devastating not only for the addicted individual but also for friends and family. Fortunately, there are many resources that can help people through their addiction and steer them in the right direction towards living a clean, healthy life. Some of these remedies even include the use of natural drugs. These are generally substances that are not addictive or harmful in nature, and they are administered carefully through a heavily monitored program to ensure that abuse or overdose does not take place. In fact, many of these remedies draw from psychedelic substances to help patients overcome addiction.

Psilocybin Treatment

Psilocybin, which is the chemical found in “magic mushrooms,” has recently been on the radar in the medical community for its health benefits. This may come as a surprise, as magic mushrooms have had an overall negative image in society over the years. TV and movies often show mushroom abuse as something that results in bad trips and crazy, erratic behavior. It doesn’t help that mushrooms have been categorized as illicit, addictive substances by the DEA and law enforcement.

Still, psilocybin, the hallucinogenic substance in mushrooms, could help to treat addiction, as well as other psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety, which often go hand in hand with addiction. There is still much research to be done, but research and controlled experiments have shown that test subjects have come away from a psilocybin treatment with an improved attitude and increased sense of purpose.

Psilocybin treatment is still something that doctors and scientists are studying in depth. It would not be advisable to simply obtain magic mushrooms and think one can immediately cure his or her addiction problems. It should be done in a controlled, legal setting after psychiatric evaluation. Negative side effects of the hallucinogen could include paranoia, anxiety, and disassociation. Still, there have been many positive experiences that suggest that the drug could have a healthy impact on the parts of the brain that are often associated with addiction.

Skullcap

Skullcap is a natural herb that affects the central nervous system. It is often used to help alleviate the symptoms of drug withdrawal in the first few days of quitting. Many people are given skullcap to cure their insomnia, headaches, depression, and nausea that come with quitting a certain substance. It isn’t a cure for addiction, but it can be a powerful supplemental substance to help ease into the process.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is an herb whose usage dates back to ancient Chinese medicine. Generally, it is taken as an extract or a supplement, and it has many health benefits. One such benefit is helping to treat addiction and alleviate the symptoms that come with withdrawal. It is believed that because gingko improves overall brain function and well-being, that it can help people work up the will power required to quit the substance or substances that they are addicted to. It can also help to reduce generalized anxiety, which can often be a trigger for addicts to fall back into drug usage. While it isn’t a cure-all for addiction, it is a powerful supplement that may be beneficial when used in conjunction with a quality treatment program.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are a vital nutrient that are found in foods such as fatty fish like salmon and tuna as well as walnuts, canola oil, and brussels sprouts. You can also purchase omega-3 or fish oil tablets that be taken in addition to your diet. Many addicts suffer from a poor diet, and they begin to only feel good, or normal, when they are under the influence of a particular substance. By supplementing with omega 3s, these people can start to naturally healthy again, reducing the need for a “fix” to get back to normal. Drug and alcohol abuse affect the entire body as well as the brain, and omega 3s help to restore function and health by reducing inflammation and improving blood flow to the brain. This allows for a clearer train of thought and an improved ability to fight cravings.


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