People struggling with Addiction Substances need more than just medication and behavior talks in an over-crowded group therapy setting, or worse counseling sessions that you get nothing “meaningful" out of! Thousands of people who are not addicted to ANY substances, but experience an un-diagnosed nutrient deficiency and suffer with extreme depression (if nutrients are not corrected) sometimes for years. Biochemistry of the brain runs via nutrients and co-factors that must be in place at the right amount every single time a brain cell is created. You have the potential to recover but you must work with a provider who can teach you how to integrate food and detoxification biochemistry into a mediation assisted program along with expert counseling! Using technology such as your cell phone can bring this program right to your kitchen table!
Use of heroin by American teenagers is beginning to show disturbing increases in national and statewide surveys. According to data from the 1997 National Institute on Drug Abuse monograph Monitoring The Future, heroin use by American high school 12th graders was 100% higher than it was from 1990 to 1996.
In 1997, there was a further increase to 2.1%. Studies about addiction disorders have proven extreme nutritional deficiencies on drug abusers such as weight loss and dietary patterns changes. Additional support for an increase in heroin use in the United States comes from analysis of recent survey data from California, Texas, and Maryland. Heroin imported from Colombia and from Mexico is now cheaper and of high potency, permitting novices to start with nasal administration of the drug. Most American adolescents now initiate heroin use by snorting it; however, frequent use of heroin by any route rapidly leads to tolerance and intense drug craving.
During withdrawal from heroin, nicotine, marijuana, and cocaine, weight gain or loss occurs which is caused by major changes in food intake selection. Nutrition is related with conditions and diseases, such as diabetes which decreases sensitivity to dependence on morphine and vitamin D deficiency that slows down morphine dependency as well as protein deprivation which generates preferential fat intake with low cocaine use. Changes in specific nutrient status can lead to barriers in withdrawal from the opiate addiction. The intake of opiates and their dependence can cause significant damage to health, increase mortality and morbidity and make a poor quality of life. Methamphetamine can cause severe dental problems, known as meth mouth. Nutritional status also plays important role in the process of recovery and survival of an individual, such as in HIV infection which endangers nutritional status and may produce malnutrition.
Opioids can lead to the symptoms of dizziness, mental clouding, mood changes and loss of fine motor skills. Opiate addiction is now becoming a worldwide problem as 13-22 million people are afflicted and Asia encompasses more than half of that. In a limited number of European countries, the prevalence is now close to that of the United States. Opiate abuse and accidental mortality is rising in the U.S. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has estimated that almost 74% of all version drug overdose moralities in the U.S in 2008 occurred by consumption of opiate sedative drugs. Furthermore 22.6 million Americans aged 12 or older are illegitimate drug users reported from 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The frequent opiates consumption influences several neurotransmitter activity and neuropeptide systems in brain circuits which causes mood, behavior and other activities regulation.
One of the safest and efficient treatments of heroin abuse and dependence is Buprenorphine which is authorized to use by licensed doctors. Advancement in scientific approaches has unveiled that there is a correlation between health and diet for various genders, ages and ecological conditions. The daily essential nutrients which are necessary for the human body to grow and maintain normal function of life are namely carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water. Studies have reported poor diets with overweight and obesity among people in recovery from opiates addiction. In most of the opiate addicts, serious nutritional deficiencies of key proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals exist which disrupt their ability to digest carbohydrates efficiently. Physical and biochemical changes that occur from drug and alcohol use also cause nutritional deficiencies.
What Do I Do Next?
Please contact us today to schedule a consultation and see if Coastal Carolinas Integrated Medicine Tele-Addiction Healthcare Team is the fit for you! As part of your healthcare program we will teach you nutritional strategies that re-build the brain cells and improve mood, memory and frustration levels. Many of the mood disorders and triggers can be alleviated working with a counselor who is a nutritional and metabolic expert. Once your nutritional status is corrected, we will begin to work on GUT repair and recovery. It is in the gut where all of your brain neuro-transmitters are made and then transported to the brain.
Call today and let’s see how far we can get bringing you back to life and really experience maybe for the first time; HEALTH, HEALING & HAPPINESS!
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Dr. Carly Willeford
1 in 25 adults has a serious mental illness in a given year. That adds up to 10.4 million people, or 4.2% of U.S. adults 18 or older.