Those with addictive personalities can find themselves getting hooked on almost anything, which explains why this nasty disease has become a global issue that affects millions and millions of people each year. It’s a chronic disease that affects the brain and behavior, whether it be caused by alcohol or drugs, tobacco or anything else.
Thankfully, there are a plethora of traditional treatments available to anyone suffering from addiction. There’s going ‘cold turkey’, embracing the twelve steps program, heading to a Christian detox and rehab center, cognitive behavioral therapy, antidepressants and even ways of replacing certain addictions with other substances.
But what about natural remedies for drug addiction?
Well, to delve into this unknown area a little more, we’ve been taking a closer look at these solutions and, we’ll tell you what, some of them are incredibly impressive. Although these natural remedies will hopefully lessen your addiction symptoms, the best thing to do is to attend a drug and alcohol rehab center where you will receive professional help.
- Magic Of Meditation
Scientific studies have shown meditation s able to drastically reduce the physiological and psychological triggers of drug addiction. This is because meditation promotes mindfulness so that you can channel positive energy into your thoughts and prevent negative experiences and stress from making your relapse.
- Secrets Of Skullcap
For those that haven’t heard of this herb before, skullcap is a medicinal herb that has long been used to treat a plethora of nervous conditions, from epilepsy to insomnia, anxiety to withdrawals, especially from barbiturates and tranquilizers. It is not by any means a cure for drug addiction. Not at all. But it will make the transition less painful.
- Mysterious Milk Thistle
Another incredible herb, milk thistle has often be used as a natural remedy for liver problems, things like cirrhosis, jaundice, hepatitis, and gallbladder disorders. It is also a herb that has been used to help the liver recover from drink and drug addictions, which is so important because most substances travel through the blood, which is filtered by your liver.
- Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar
This special type of vinegar has a lot of health benefits, but none more amazing than its ability to reduce cigarette cravings, as well as other drugs. While scientific research is still in its infancy on this front, there is no denying that chemical makeup of apple cider vinegar has an ability to improve the body’s immune system as well, which is hugely critical in the recovery of any and all kinds of addiction.
- Clever Caffeine
A lot of people would classify caffeine as a drug, and we would have to agree (we can’t operate without our morning dose of the stuff). However, caffeine isn’t all bad because it also has an extraordinary ability to stave off addictive substances, especially alcohol and cocaine. This is because the sudden rush of energy tricks the body into thinking it is getting the same rush it is used to from drugs, meaning the withdrawal symptoms don’t feel as severe. Of course, with caffeine being a drug of sorts, it does make it one you can get addicted to, so just use with caution and then quit this too.