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Dr. Berg talks about opioid and heroin addictions and are they really a disease or merely a symptom. When someone is addicted to opioids or heroin or any drug, whats happening is certain neurotransmitters are creating certain effects and sensations like pleasure. This includes dopamine, GABA, serotonin, etc. In fact, the effect of some of these drugs are 10x that of food and sex. This makes it highly addictive. At first the person feels incredible, then the body starts to protect itself and resist it causing a downgrade of it’s receptors. This leads to a lack of absorption as well as lack of production of dopamine. Its the neurotransmitter depletion that creates the withdrawal symptoms and the addiction.
Certain drugs are then recommended, like methadone. This is replacing one drug for another. It is called Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Here’s the problem. It comes with a package; first of all, there are massive side effects and a new addiction of this drug. SIDE EFFECTS COULD INCLUDE:
-death (over 3300 in 2015)
Various organizations will tell you this treatment is effective, it’s successful – has a good outcome, but their definition of “good outcome” means you are off the original drug. Okay, then how are you going to get off the new drug? Are there studies that show this is effective, more beneficial that are unbias? When presented with the recommendation of a friend, family member being put on this approach – ask the following questions:
-What are the side-effects?
-How long will they be on the “Medication-Assisted Treatment”
-Where are the actual studies that prove that addictions are a brain disease. If you look at changes of brain chemistry with people with addiction, who is to say that those changes were created by the original drugs and the addiction are merely the longer effects. The problem with treating the addition is you will mask the deeper brain chemistry imbalance. Why not try natural and alternative approaches like amino acid therapy for addition. Do your research.
Here are the following amino acids that potentially could support healthy brain function:
*B1, B5, B6, B12 (nutritional yeast)
*Minerals and trace minerals
The ultimate solution is a drug free body – trying to fix a drug addition with drugs is not the greatest good for one’s body.
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The New Body Type Guides, published by KB Publishing in January 2017. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,500 healthcare professionals. He has been a past member of the Endocrinology Society, and has taught students as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
Disclaimer: Dr. Berg does not diagnose, treat or prevent any medical conditions; instead he helps people create their health to avoid health problems. He also works with their physicians, who then monitor their medications. Dr. Berg is not involved in advising alteration in medications.
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