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Is Drug Addiction Driven By Brain Cells That Control Hunger

There’s new research that is looking into whether or not the same function in the brain that triggers hunger and overeating may also drive drug addiction. This new research, performed at the Yale School of Medicine, motivated researchers to try what they called “genetic approaches” to reducing the interest in cocaine among mice. Researchers tried altering the genetic makeup of the mice by transferring genes from another species into the mice. They were trying to determine if they could manipulate the mouse’s interest in either food, novel items or activities or cocaine.

Did they prove whether or not drug addiction is driven by brain cells that control hunger? All the research showed was that in mice, not humans, when a mouse is less interested in food, they are more interested in cocaine or novelty. And these were mice in which the genetic material had been artificially changed around.

Is This Research Useful

It is useful if it means that the results of drug rehabilitation programs can be more reliable, more long-lasting for humans. But this research is very far from proving anything of the type.  Other research is being done to find a vaccine that makes cocaine ineffective. In this research, some people are being injected with a molecule composed of inactivated cholera toxins combined with a breakdown product of cocaine. In the Yale School of Medicine research using mice, researchers were interfering with nerve cell signals by knocking them out with diphtheria toxins. So far, these researches have accomplished no improvement of drug rehabilitation results.

When there is a rehab as effective as the Narconon long-term rehab program then there is no need to inject either mice or people with diphtheria or cholera toxins. When a person uses the Narconon program to recover from addiction, there is no reason to inject a person with anything. There are no drugs used as part of treatment. Only generous doses of nutritional supplements and plenty of one-on-one work with a recovering addict.

Why Nutrition Is Used At A Narconon Drug Addiction Rehab

When a person comes into one of more than forty Narconon centers after years or even decades of being addicted, they are normally in terrible physical condition. Bottles of alcohol, baggies of heroin, lines of cocaine or crushed prescription drugs all create toxic loads that the body has to deal with. And a person addicted to any of these substances usually does not take good care of himself (or herself). A person on stimulants may stay up for days, a heroin or opiate addict may skip meals, a person smoking marijuana may only eat junk food. An addicted person’s body is normally run down and depleted. As drugs are withdrawn when they get to rehab, all the aches and pains they would normally feel the aches and pains they cannot perceive because of the constant consumption of drugs or alcohol begin to show up. The person’s real mood also shows up, no longer covered up by drugs or alcohol. A person starting rehabilitation can sink into a depression simply because of the losses and pain, depletion of the body and aches and pains that are now able to be felt.

This is a major reason that a Narconon drug addiction rehab gives each person generous doses of vitamins and minerals as soon as they arrive. These vitamins begin to soak into the body, alleviating aches and muscle pain and lifting the person’s mood. Continuous attention by the staff to keep the person moving and busy and assisted in every way possible also keep the mood positive.

This is only the beginning of the long-term, holistic Narconon drug addiction recovery program. Every phase of this program is as carefully thought out to add up to lasting sobriety.

Don’t wait for researchers to modify the genetics of mice to find out what makes them less interested in cocaine. Find help for a loved one now. Find out about the whole Narconon program now by calling 1-800-775-8750.

Source:  http://in.news.yahoo.com/neurons-controlling-hunger-drive-drug-addiction-study-055111728.html

Narconon Warns that Teen Deaths Related to Prescription Drug Abuse Skyrocket

In April 2012, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released some startling statistics on the number of teens being lost to prescription drug abuse. Between the years 2000 and 2009, the number of children losing their lives to poisoning went up 90%. The CDC stated that the major reason for this increase is the growing abuse of prescription drugs by teens.

It’s doubtful that parents perceive that teen deaths related to prescription drug abuse skyrocket. They may only see that their child died, or perhaps they were lucky and their child was simply rushed to an emergency room for an overdose but survived. Or maybe they got the young person into a rehabilitation center in time to prevent these dire circumstances.

Despite Advanced Protections Of Children U.S. Rate Of Child Deaths Is High

It could be argued that the US has far more protections of their children than most other countries. There are multitudes of laws in place to protect children or create safe communities. Despite this, the US has a rate of child injury death’s including drug poisonings far greater than many other countries. For example, the US rate of 8.65 children’s injury deaths per 100,000 people is more than four times that of Sweden and nearly twice that of Canada.

Among American states, the worst rates are seen in South Carolina, Alaska, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Wyoming, South Dakota and Mississippi. [Ref: http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/ChildInjury/infographic-text.html, http://www.cdc.gov/injury/about/focus-rx.html]

Teens Acquire Prescription Drugs Most Often From Medicine Chests

The primary way that teens acquire prescription drugs to abuse is by stealing them from their own home or the home of someone else. Even a guest who has a pill bottle in her purse could have some pills stolen by a teen with a craving for drugs. Addictive medications, particularly pain pills, must be protected from theft by storing pill bottles in a locked medicine chest. While this is inconvenient, any visitor to the home could steal just enough pills that the shortage might not be noticed. When teen deaths related to prescription drugs skyrocket, then changes need to occur.

At Narconon Drug Addiction To Pain Medication Can Be Overcome

A person who becomes trapped in addiction does not have to feel like their formerly happy life is gone forever. They can recover their personal integrity again and learn how to live sober. And it does not have to be a grim struggle to overcome an assault of daily cravings.

For Narconon, drug addiction responds to a long-term holistic program that deals with the three main components that trap a person in addiction: guilt, cravings and depression. It has been found in forty-five years of helping addicts recover their sobriety that guilt, cravings and depression can be lifted and eliminated. There do not need to be further drugs administered to cover up these problems and give a person a weak apparency of an enjoyable life.

Cravings can be addressed with the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, a thorough detox that flushes out residues from drug use that become stored in fatty tissues. The presence of these residues has been shown to contribute to the triggering of cravings. Those finishing this detox talk about how much lower their cravings are. Some people even say they are gone.

Guilt is lifted by helping a person understand how personal integrity is lost and how it can be restored again, then guiding them through that process. As guilt is replaced by relief, it is common for those in this phase of recovery to talk about the weight that is lifted from them.

Depression can be lightened for some people by boosting their physical condition with nutritional supplements. It is well known that drugs and toxic exposures cause the body to burn up nutrients, so administering generous doses of nutrition help lift the mood. Then as a person works through repairing relationships that were damaged in the past and recovering self-esteem, depression related to addiction usually needs no further treatment.

Learn more about Narconon drug addiction treatment as the problem does not have to destroy the life of someone you love. Call today for further information: 1-800-775-8750.