Monday, December 3, 2007

A CD For Beating Marijuana Addiction

Hypnosis is valuable for a lot of things. It's not some kind of hocus pocus magic or anything, it's a useful tool that follows the way that our minds think and helps us to make our thinking better, more positive.

Hypnosis helps us to create better habits in the way we think. It can also help us to alleviate bad thinking patterns and even get rid of them.

Addictions are also diseases of the mind which affect our thinking processes, so it just makes sense that Hypnosis is useful when we are trying to change from bad thinking patterns that get us in trouble - and on to healthy thinking, which provides us with better health and reasonable ways to cope with life.

Now, there are a lot of people who will say that marijuana is NOT a physically addictive substance and that our bodies don't come to rely on the THC substance in the same way as Cocaine addicts or Alcohol addicts have their bodies physically addicted to cocaine or alcohol.

Read above again if you missed the part about addictions being diseases which affect the MIND!

ANYTHING that causes differences in mood and significant differences in the thinking process is a substance that can be addictive. If the mood changes and thinking changes and one gets used to these changes, coming to rely on those feelings, ways of thinking, and those mooods...then one is an addict.

Here is a product available to help beat marijuana addiction through the use of hypnosis. Change your thinking, change your life!

Hypnosis Vol. 19 Beating Marijuana Addiction CD (Rick Collingwood)

Help For Quitting Nicotine

Re-create who you are and turn yourself into a NON-SMOKER. If quitting smoking has been too difficult for you and you've tried time and time again without successfully quitting the habit, try a new set of tactics!

Hypnosis for Non-Smoking

Hypnosis for Non-Smoking

This is a simple, step-by-step program of hypnotic suggestion and imagery you can use to recreate yourself as a non-smoker...

Let this Hypnosis program help you to stop smoking!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Need To Contact Me?

If you need to get in touch with me, look me up at YUWIE. I'm at the Yuwie Social Site often - just log in and look for ' teeray '

Send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Library of Research Articles

If you're looking for more material about Addictions and Recovery, don't overlook the Hazelden Virtual Research Library .

You'll find a database 'search' function and everything over at the Hazelden site.

Databases include:

* Project CORK
* Medical library via PubMed and NCBI
* NCADI - 'Prevline'

Check out these sites. Don't forget to bookmark them. They'll come in handy when you're in a hurry to look up important topics and information about addictions and recovery.

The Hazelden library also has some materials in audio form.

For quick info and stats, find the 'Surveys Intl' and 'Surveys US' links.

From the Hazelden pages, you'll also find access to the Butler Center For Research!

Hopefully, by using these links, you'll be able to find almost anything you're looking for in the way of addiction and recovery information.

Stay well - take care!!

Have a clean and wonderful day.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Narconon Concept of Drug Addiction

Causes of Drug Addiction - Topic Treated Seriously by Narconon

Narconon is a secular rehabilitation program that specializes in treating the causes of drug addiction along with the addiction itself. Narconon is based on the beliefs and writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and looks at the causes of drug addiction from an addict’s perspective so it can effectively treat the drug addiction.

The treatment does not use any drugs of any type to ease the pain of withdrawal and provides drug rehabilitation, education, and prevention services. Much of Narconon’s programs are presented in school classrooms using materials developed by the Narconon professionals. The materials are meant to supplement the school’s existing drug prevention program.

Proponents of the Narconon program claim a 70 percent success rate with combating drug addiction compared to a 30 percent rate in other rehabilitation programs. Hubbard created the program after doing extensive research and studies on drug addiction causes and how to combat the disease effectively without the use of drugs.

The premise of the Narconon model states that addicts can resume normal, healthy, productive lives when they work with the skills they are given in the program. The program can be administered out-patient or at an in-patient Narconon sanctioned facility.

Generally, the Narconon program takes four to six months to work effectively. Participants are said to be going “back to school” to become re-educated on drugs, the dangers of drug, drug addiction, and drug recovery. All of this is done without the benefit of pharmaceutical help.

Like the Scientology religion, Narconon has its opponents who say that the information that is presented isn’t always scientifically sound even if the program claims it is. They say that Narconon skews information so that it supports their conclusions and doesn’t give the whole picture. Some see that as a form of brain washing and thus write off Narconon as a scam.

Opponents also say that the educational materials given to schools don’t take into account developmental abilities of the students they are trying to reach. The materials for elementary schools are basically the same as the materials for high schools. The materials are more scientific without providing explanations or definitions for presenters to help children with their comprehension of what is being presented.

The causes of drug addiction are wide and varied and Narconon claims to address them fully through their program. Even if their information isn’t as accurate as some would hope, they do have a certain amount of success with those who go through their classes.

Because the causes of drug addiction are far-reaching, perhaps Narconon is an answer for those who need it.

Feed Shark

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Bringing a Comment Up Front

I'm just bringing a comment up front because sometimes people don't see the comments area or don't have time to go check out comments.

"" NattyCAt said...
Here's a website you may find useful. is a site for friends, families, and those who suffer from various addictions. ""

Thanks for commenting, NattyCat!

Here's the 'About' page for that site:

And some interesting 'Self-Tests,' including 'sexual addiction,' 'gambling,' 'food addiction,' and 'tobacco' :

I browsed around this site. It's a pretty interesting site. There are over 40 pages of articles (links to about 5 articles per page), so this is a site definitely worth checking out.

Thanks again, NattyCat!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Addiction Not Just Antisocial Behavior

Not long ago, most people thought that Alcoholism and Addiction was just quirky, Antisocial behavior that the addict just refused to address and control. It was thought that the addict brought on all his or her own worst consequences.

Today we have better information and can realize that addiction is much more complicated than just someone not dealing with their behaviors. It involves sickness of emotions, impaired psychological make up, spiritual unsteadiness and also physical/chemical imbalances in the body.

Though an addict, at some point has to come to terms and start owning the behaviors of addiction and admit that they are causing many of the harmful and unpleasant consequences in life, there are certain things that an addict doesn't have complete control over.

An addict can start to even up factors in a life that is out of control by by HALTING substance intake and immediately starting to deal with the other imbalances that are out of control. Though some of an addict's behaviors might appear (and are) antisocial, there are a number of things that the addict will have to work on in order to gain control of their life again. These won't be strictly 'behavioral' details. Patterns of thinking and old, erroneous attitudes have to change as well.

Dealing with so many variables is often overwhelming for newly recovering addicts or freshly 'clean' persons. Just because the addict puts the drugs down doesn't ensure that life will return to normal right away. It takes time to make changes and often, 'patience' is hard to come by, but perserverence and the development of patience is very important in recovery.

The immediate surrounding friends and family of an addict who has finally stopped 'using,' will often expect (as does the addict) that life will be magically better because the booze and drugs have been taken away, removed from the addict. This 'instant better life' rarely happens. Instead, it's important to realize that the friends and family who support the addict's decision to 'clean up' will most likely need some support from somewhere, themselves. They'll have to relearn how to communicate with the recovering person, just as the recovering addict will have to learn how to communicate without being under the influence of drugs. Perhaps nobody has spoken to the addict for a very long time without the addict under the influence of drugs.

Groups like Al-Anon and AlaTeen can help when there is confusion in the family. These groups also offer an alternative source of help for when families are reactive toward each other. There are Al-Anon and AlaTeen members who understand the discomforts and stresses of going through the rebuilding process that occurs when an addict effects the lives of family members. If brothers, sisters, friends, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, granparents, and children would like to go elsewhere with their difficulties and spare some burden on their family members, Al-Anon and AlaTeen are good alternative choices for support.

Often families do feel like they're placing a burden atop another family members' shoulders. Rebuilding lives is hard work and not without glitches along the way. Often, families who are in the rebuilding stage don't understand why they still have conflicts after the booze and drugs have left the home. They may wonder, "Why am I not happy - why is everything still such a struggle?" They may think, "This is what I wanted (the substances out of the home) but I still do not feel better or like life is normal!" In worrying about these thoughts, attitudes and feelings, family members might feel like something is wrong with them because they don't feel like life is improving any. They shouldn't worry - THIS IS QUITE NORMAL and a way to alleviate more worrying - or more worrying about how other family members are doing with all the new changes - is to gain support outside of the family group.

Here's an Al-Anon/AlaTeen link that has more information: