To lessen cravings, urges and compulsive thoughts that drive addiction, there are 3 things you need to know:
Addictions are hard to break free from
Most addictions cannot be wished or willed away because they occupy a part of the brain that is concerned with survival, addictions become a part of life just as eating and sleeping.
To understand this clearly, there are basically two parts of our brain: The neocortex and the limbic system. The neocortex (more particularly, the prefrontal cortex) is a higher functioning part of the brain which is rational, logical and understands consequences. (This region of the brain sits on top of the limbic system).
The limbic system is a primitive brain and it has no ability to delay gratification. In a sense, it is pleasure-oriented and selfish. It is concerned with seeking pleasure and escaping pain. There are no values or morals that are associated with this part of the brain. The limbic system is a region in which they do not exist.
Addiction directly activates the survival parts of the brain (the limbic system, commonly referred to as the “reward” system). This is the same system that helped our ancestors to survive because they were rewarded for eating, sleeping and reproducing (sex). However, today we have ready to access rewards in the form of pornography, drugs, alcohol, and tobacco that have no survival value and in some cases may even kill you.
The most common recovery programs for addiction are scientifically proven NOT to work
Using the common acute model of treatment goes against all scientific research and data.
Once an addict has moved through the required steps in a treatment program, they are congratulated and released. This problem is becoming recognized on a national level. As a result of graduating, the addict thinks he is “cured” and often falls back into the same destructive behaviors. This is why there is such a high recidivism rate and why researchers call addiction a “chronic relapsing disease.”
Research indicates that relapse is generally not caused by physical cravings as once thought, but by emotional states. This means that telling an addict that all the days, weeks, months or even years didn’t mean a thing because he slipped, feeds the very emotions that led him to slip in the first place! Relapses are generally emotionally driven, stress is a major cause.
Another particular problem with major recovery centers is something called cross-addictions. You may find in some treatment groups, alcoholics smoke a lot, recovering narcotic addicts are drinking a lot and that even gambling chips are used to count days of sobriety. The limbic system (part of the brain) doesn’t mind if you go to a program as long as “it” gets the needed boost of dopamine it needs. Remember all addictions are chemical addictions inside the brain. Neuroscience labels addiction a “common neural currency” because, regardless of the addiction, it is still a chemical addiction. Gambling, sex, alcohol, smoking, caffeine all activate this “reward” system.
– “The human brain is extremely malleable. It is possible to rewire your brain out of destructive habit loops… And science confirms this.”
The Most effective techniques are things that ANYONE and EVERYONE can do
Using certain addiction management techniques shows to have the greatest success. For example, using certain nutrients in an addicts diet restores depleted neurotransmitter activity and showed a 92% success rate. Another method, has shown to produce dramatic results within 10 days!
“Most people don’t even know about these techniques because you can’t make money off of it. (click here to watch the video)””
“These data-driven and research-based practices can be done anywhere and in the comfort of your own home when your cravings hit”
Despite what you may have or may not have been told about addiction, the evidence speaks for itself. The most common recovery methods are often the least successful leading to such a high recidivism rate and actually making matters worse.
Just click the video below by A. Scott Roberts (Rehabilitation Counseling, MS) and get started right now (Window opens up on a larger screen so you don’t miss anything).
These are easy and simple methods that you can start doing right away on your own time. Start noticing your cravings, urges and intrusive thoughts weaken within 10 days.
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So please watch the entire video to avoid getting in that same old addiction trap. It is time to get out of your destructive habit loops”
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