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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
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DRUG ADDICTION
(Substance Abuse)





  • Drug Addiction Description
  • Drug Addiction Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Drug Addiction Causes
  • Drug Addiction Treatment Considerations
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet & Nutrition Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplement Recommendations
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Drug Addiction Recovery Supplements & Products




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    For more detailed information contact your health care provider
    about options that may be available for your specific situation.


    DRUG ADDICTION DESCRIPTION

    In our drug-oriented society, it seems as if there is a pill available to soothe any possible discomfort. If you have a headache, you can reach into your medicine cabinet for some aspirin or acetaminophen to relieve the pain and if that is not strong enough, you can always get a prescription for more addictive narcotic pain relievers. If you are anxious, or have trouble sleeping, you can take a couple of tranquilizers. If you have trouble getting up you can take something to wake you up and give yourself a little zip to get through your day. If you are upset by work or marital problems, you can drown your sorrows in a stiff alcoholic drink or pop an antidepressant "happy pill" into your mouth in hopes that your problems will have a better outlook or at least fade away until you have to take another dose. Maybe it simply helps you to feel numb. It is not surprising, therefore, that many people have problems with drug addiction and substance abuse.

    Addiction is said to exist when the body becomes accustomed to the presence of a foreign substance that it can no longer function properly if the substance is withdrawn. This is why a person who is addicted to a drug experiences withdrawal symptoms if suddenly deprived of it. Not everyone who uses drugs, legal or illegal, becomes addicted to them. The three most commonly used drugs - alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine - are legal and freely available, but they do not pose an addiction problem to all those who take them. Not everyone who drinks becomes an alcoholic; some people smoke only on weekends or special occasions. Many people who drink coffee do not crave it all the time.

    Drug use frequently begins in adolescence. Although perceptions of alcohol and cigarette use have changed dramatically in recent years, these are still two of the most accessible drugs. Most young people who use drugs start with these, then move on to less accessible (that is, illegal) drugs such as marijuana. Many young drug users mistakenly believe that common drugs such as alcohol and marijuana are harmless. They also believe that they will never become dependent on drugs and that they can quit at any time. Unfortunately, instead of quitting, many end up turning to stronger drugs, including amphetamines, heroin, and cocaine. While the types of drugs most subject to abuse seem to vary from place to place and time to time, most experts agree that the potent form of cocaine popularly known as crack is a particular problem. It is less expensive than powdered cocaine, is easy to conceal, and offers a quick high. It is also extremely addictive, and is associated with violent and criminal behavior. Newspaper reports have cited cases in which the use of this drug has filtered down even to the elementary school level.

    Many adults become addicted to pain relievers after they have had major surgery with a long recovery period or have developed health issues requiring addictive medication and then continue to take pain relievers and other medications long after they no longer need them for a particular problem.

    Much research is focusing on the question of why some people become addicted while others do not, and scientists and nutritionists are providing some answers to the complex question of chemical dependency.





    DRUG ADDICTION FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    Signs of drug addiction can include:
    • Decreased desire to work and/or socialize.
    • Extreme drowsiness.
    • Inattentiveness.
    • Frequent mood swings.
    • Restlessness.
    • Personality changes.
    • Loss of appetite.
    • Desire to be alone.
    • Losing tempers easily.
    • May experience crying spells.
    • Slow, slurred speech.
    • The pupils of the eyes may also change (dilated or extremely contracted).

    Drug withdrawal symptoms will vary greatly depending upon the drug, but generally many people will experience these common withdrawal symptoms:
    • Headache.
    • Insomnia.
    • Sensitivity to light and sound.
    • Diarrhea.
    • Hot and cold flashes.
    • Sweating.
    • Deep depression.
    • Irritability.
    • Irrational thinking.
    • Disorientation.

    Not surprisingly, individuals who are addicted to drugs can end up centering their lives on avoiding the excruciating pain of withdrawal - that is, on assuring a continuing supply of the drug. This need to obtain the drug at all costs leads ultimately to a disintegration of normal life, including broken personal relationships, loss of employment, and even criminal behavior.

    Complicating the phenomenon of addiction is the problem of drug tolerance. With prolonged drug use, the body often ends up needing more and more of the substance to produce the desired effect and to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Some users end up increasing the dosage to the point that they die, or come close to dying, from overdose. In addition, addiction almost always has a powerful psychological as well as a physical component. In fact, with some types of drugs, addiction is entirely, or almost entirely, a matter of psychological dependence. While psychological dependence does not lead to physical withdrawal symptoms after the drug is discontinued, it does result in deep cravings that may persist long after any physical addiction has been overcome.





    DRUG ADDICTION CAUSES

    The reasons for addiction, according to most research, lie in the brain. A group of chemicals called neurotransmitters carry the signals between neurons in the brain. One of these neurotransmitters, dopamine, plays a pivotal role in transmitting feelings of satisfaction, arousal, and reward, so that every time we experience these feelings, we have the desire to replicate them by doing, whatever it was that caused them before. This may account for the repetition inherent in addictive behavior.

    Alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines are a few of the substance that increase dopamine levels in the brain, and the more they are used, the more deeply these substances are associated with pleasure and reward, and more profound the dependency. It is also thought that people who become addicted to a substance eventually take less pleasure in things they used to enjoy.

    Positron-emission tomography (PET) brain scans of addicted people have shown that their brains show less response to other pleasurable pursuits, such as listening to their favorite music, then do the brain scams of people not involved in substance abuse.

    The pleasure elicited by whatever substance the individual is addicted to is so strong that it is difficult to eradicate, and even after years of abstinence, there are triggers that may cause the person to relapse. Research has shown that long-term drug abuse results in significant changes in brain function that persist long after an individual stops using drugs.

    People who become chemically dependent do so at different rates, and research is showing that susceptibility to addiction may be, in part, hereditary. Complicating the phenomenon of addiction is the problem of drug tolerance. Researchers have found that children who were diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are more likely than their peers to report alcohol-related problems as well as drug and tobacco addiction, later in life. This study appeared in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Youngsters with severe inattention problems were 5 times more likely than others to use an illegal drug other than alcohol or marijuana at an early age. This turned out to be a uniquely important variable even when the presence of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD) were considered. The risk factor for inattention paralleled the importance of family history as a predictor.

    With prolonged drug use, the body often ends up needing more and more of the substance to produce the desired effect and to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Some users end up increasing the dosage to the point that they die, or come close to dying, from overdose. In addition, addiction almost always has a powerful psychological as well as a physical component.





    DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS

  • There is no single treatment that will help all addicted people. Treatment will vary depending upon the drug used. Treatment needs to be tailored to fit the different needs and problems facing the individual. However, to minimize withdrawal symptoms, withdrawal from any drug should be done slowly. The dosage should be decreased gradually over a period of four weeks or longer. This task cannot be accomplished alone; most often hospitalization and/or professional help is required.

  • Most people are aware that a drug overdose can kill, but many do not realize that these poisons kill in other ways as well. Angina, heart attack, coronary artery spasms, and life-threatening damage to the heart muscle may occur with the use of cocaine and heroin. All drugs weaken the immune system in one way or another. Chronic marijuana use can reduce the immune response by as much as 40 percent by damaging and destroying white blood cells. Without a strong immune system, the body is vulnerable to all kinds of infections and degenerative diseases.

  • Buprenorphine (Buprenex), a synthetic narcotic, taken either by itself or in combination with naloxone, a drug that prevents the "high" induced by narcotics, is sometimes prescribed to people who are dependent on opiates, and this treatment has shown some success. Methadone may also be prescribed as a substitute for illegal opiates.

  • Research has found that children of alcoholics are more inclined than others to use drugs, including cocaine. These individuals are 400 times more likely to use drugs than those who do not have a family history of alcohol addiction.

  • An individual can be addicted to substances other than illegal drugs. Many are addicted to nicotine, caffeine, colas, alcohol, sugar, and even certain foods. Although these addictions may not pose as great a health risk, withdrawal may still be painful and difficult. Those who use these substances may also be more susceptible to illness and disease because these addictive substances deplete the body of needed nutrients. See Substances That Rob The Body of Nutrients below.

  • Many drug users suffer from malnutrition. Because drugs rob the body of necessary nutrients, those addicted to drugs need to take high doses of supplemental nutrients.

  • A growing problem for substance abusers in these times, especially for those who use drugs intravenously and share needles, is the threat of AIDS and hepatitis. Unfortunately, for long-term drug users, even this is not enough to deter them from continuing the habitual use of drugs.

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    SUBSTANCES THAT ROB THE BODY OF NUTRIENTS


    Different substances deplete the body of different nutrients. Use the list below to determine which supplements you may need as a result of the use of prescription or over-the-counter drugs, including alcohol and caffeine.
    SUBSTANCE
    DEPLETED NUTRIENTS
       Allopurinol (Zyloprim)    Iron
       Antacids    B Complex Vitamins
       Calcium
       Phosphate
       Vitamins A
       Vitamin D
       Antibiotics, General
       (See also Isoniazid, Penicillin
       Sulfa Drugs, & Thimethoprim)
       B Complex Vitamins
       Vitamin K
       "Friendly Intestinal Bacteria"
       Antihistamines    Vitamin C
       Aspirin    B Complex Vitamins
       Calcium
       Folic Acid; Iron; Potassium
       Vitamins A
       Vitamin C
       Barbiturates    Vitamin C
       Beta-Blockers
       (Corgard, Inderal, Lopressor, & Others)
       Choline
       Chromium
       Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5)
       Caffeine    Biotin
       Inositol
       Potassium
       Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)
       Zinc
       Carbamazenpine (Atretol, Tegretol)    Dilutes blood solution
       Chlorothiazide (Aldoclor, Diuril, & Others)    Magnesium
       Potassium
       Cimetidine (Tagamet)    Iron
       Clonidine (Catapres, Combipres)    B Complex Vitamins
       Calcium
       Corticosteroids, General (see also Prednisone)    Calcium
       Potassium
       Vitamins A
       Vitamin B-6
       Vitamin C
       Vitamin D
       Zinc
       Digitalis Preparations (Crystodigin, Digoxin, & Others)    Vitamins B-1 (Thiamin)
       Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
       Zinc
       Diuretics, General
       (See also Chlorothiazide, Spironolactone,
       Thiazide Diuretics, & Triamterene)
       Calcium
       Iodine; Magnesium
       Potassium
       Vitamins B-2 (Riboflavin)
       Vitamin C
       Zinc
       Estrogen Preparations    Folic Acid
       Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
       Ethanol
       (Ethyl Alcohol)
       B Complex Vitamins
       Magnesium
       Vitamins C
       Vitamin D
       Vitamin E
       Vitamin K
       Fluoride    Vitamin C
       Glutethimide
       (Doriden)
       Folic Acid
       Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
       Hydralazine
       (Apresazide, Apresoline, & Others)
       Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
       Indomethacin
       (Indocin)
       Iron
       Isoniazid
       (INH & Others)
       Vitamins B-3 (Niacin)
       Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
       Laxatives
       (Excluding Herbs)
       Potassium
       Vitamins A
       Vitamin K
       Lidocaine
       (Xylocaine)
       Calcium
       Potassium
       Nitrate/Nitrite Coronary Vasodilators    Niacin
       Pangamic Acid
       Selenium
       Vitamin C
       Vitamin E
       Oral Contraceptives    B Complex Vitamins
       Vitamin C
       Vitamin D
       Vitamin E
       Penicillin Preparations    Vitamin B-3 (Niacin)
       Niacinamide
       Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
       Phenobarbital Preparations    Folic Acid
       Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
       Vitamin B-12
       Vitamins D
       Vitamin K
       Phenylbutazone
       (Cotylbutazone)
       Folic Acid
       Iodine.
       Phenytoin
       (Dilantin)
       Calcium
       Folic Acid
       Vitamins B-12
       Vitamin C
       Vitamin D
       Vitamin K
       Prednisone
       (Deltasone & Others)
       Potassium
       Vitamins B-6
       Vitamin C
       Zinc
       Quinidine Preparations    Choline
       Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5)
       Potassium
       Vitamin K
       Reserpine Preparations    Phenylalanine
       Potassium
       Vitamins B-2 (Riboflavin)
       Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
       Spironolactone
       (Aldactone & Others)
       Calcium
       Folic Acid
       Sulfa Drugs    Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)
       "Friendly" Bacteria
       Synthetic Neurotransmitters    Magnesium
       Potassium
       Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
       Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
       Tobacco    Vitamins A
       Vitamin C
       Vitamin E
       Thiazide Diuretics    Magnesium
       Potassium
       Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
       Zinc
       Triamterene
       (Dyrenium)
       Calcium
       Folic Acid
       Trimethoprim
       (Bactrim, Septra & Others)
       Folic Acid





    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Burdock root and Red Clover aid in cleansing toxins from the bloodstream.

  • Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus Senticosus) helps those experiencing cocaine withdrawal. Eleuthero Ginseng root is also known as Eleuthero Root enhances physical and mental vitality and endurance. Caution: Do not use this herb if you have hypoglycemia, high-blood pressure, or a heart disorder.

  • Milk Thistle helps to detoxify the liver.

  • Kudzu (Pueraria Lobata) root is a Chinese herb that has been used for centuries as a cure for alcoholism.

  • Skullcap, also known as Blue Scullcap (Scutellaria Lateriflora) is most commonly used as a sedative and it can take the edge off anxiety and promote sleep for those who struggle with insomnia.

  • St. John's Wort is a good antidepressant and can help with withdrawal symptoms. St. John's Wort can be helpful in support of depression, menopause, cramps, and insomnia.

  • Valerian root has a calming effect. Used with the amino acid Tyrosine, it has been found to be helpful for those undergoing withdrawal from cocaine.





  • DIET & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Eat a nutrient-dense, well-balanced diet that includes vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, and nuts. Eat quality protein from vegetable sources. Increase your intake of fresh raw foods.

  • Add High-Protein Drinks to the diet.

  • Avoid heavily processed foods, all forms of sugar, and junk food. These foods are a quick source of energy, but are followed by a low feeling that may increase cravings for drugs.

  • Drink at least 2 quarts of quality water every day to keep well hydrated.

  • Fasting is beneficial for eliminating toxins from the body. Follow the instructions.

  • Amino Acid Complex that contains a balanced blend of 20 essential and non-essential amino acids used to supply needed protein for healing. Protein Nutritional Supplements are an easy way to supply a liquid protein drink into the diet.

  • GABA is a non-essential amino acid found mainly in the human brain and eyes. It is considered an inhibitory neurotransmitter, which means it regulates brain and nerve cell activity by inhibiting the number of neurons firing in the brain. GABA is referred to as the brain's natural calming agent. Acts as a relaxant and lessens cravings.

  • L-Glutamine is an important amino acid that helps brain function, as it converts quickly into glucose, the only source of energy to the brain. L-Glutamine promotes better thinking ability, and increases the amount of GABA, another amino acid that aids in proper brain function.

  • L-Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that helps to elevate positive mood and may be used in the treatment of some forms of depression. It is essential for the production of adrenalin. It is a necessary brain fuel and is used for withdrawal symptoms.

  • L-Tyrosine is used to treat insomnia, improve muscle tone, improve skin and hair pigment and depression and anxiety. L-Tyrosine should not to be used while taking prescription antidepressants or MAO inhibitors.

  • 5-HTP and St. John's Wort represents a blend of traditional medicine and recent science for stress relief and withdrawal symptoms control.

  • Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids provides antioxidant protection for many of the body's important enzyme systems and enhances the immune system. Vitamin C is used to help produce cytotoxic enzymes which they use to eliminate foreign matter. It detoxifies the system and lessens the craving for drugs. Use a buffered form such as sodium ascorbate. Buffered Vitamin C is less irritating to the stomach. White blood cells (neutrophils) utilize Vitamin C. Ester-C is a natural calcium ascorbate Vitamin C with enhanced cellular uptake and retention. Intravenous Vitamin C administration (under a health care provider's supervision) may be necessary.

  • Consider consulting a qualified acupuncturist. Acupuncture has been known to help addicts by decreasing stress, anxiety, and the craving for drugs.


  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended in this section are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under the age of 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Very Important
    Essential Fatty Acids Complex
    As directed on label. Good for reversing the effects of malnourishment common in those with substance abuse problems.

  • EFA Supplement Products
  • Garlic (Kyolic Liquid)
    With
    Vitamin B-1
    And
    Vitamin B-12
    As directed on label. Aged Garlic fights stress, protects the liver, supports the immune system.

  • Garlic Herbal Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-1 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-1
    (Thiamin)
    As directed on label. Take with Aged Garlic Extract. Helps stress and is essential for the conversion of glucose into energy.

  • Vitamin B-1 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex
    Orally, 100 mg of each major B Vitamin daily. Amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary.
    Or
    2 cc daily Vitamin B-Complex injections as prescribed by health care provider.
    Needed when under stress to rebuild the liver. Injections are most effective. If injections are not available, use sublingual or liquid forms taken orally.

  • Vitamin B-Complex Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12
    Orally, 1,000 to 2,000 mcg daily
    Or
    1 cc daily Vitamin B-12 injections as prescribed by health care provider.
    B Vitamins are needed for energy. Injections are most effective. If injections are not available, use sublinugal or liquid forms taken orally.

  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-5
    (Pantothenic Acid)
    500 mg 3 times daily. Essential for the adrenal glands and for reducing stress.

  • Vitamin B-5 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-3
    (Niacinamide)
    500 mg 3 times daily. Important for brain function. Caution: Do not substitute Niacin for Niacinamide. Niacin shoul not be take at high doses.

  • Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products
  • Important
    Calcium
    1,500 mg daily at bedtime. Nourishes the central nervous system and helps control tremors by calming the body. Use Chelate forms.

  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Magnesium
    1,000 mg daily at bedtime. Needed for Calcium uptake.

  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • Amino Acid Complex
    As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach 1/2 hour before meals. To supply needed protein in a readily assimilable form.

  • Amino Acids Complex Supplement Products
  • Protein Supplement Products
  • Gamma Aminobutyric Acid
    (GABA)
    As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Acts as a relaxant and lessens cravings.

  • GABA Supplement Products
  • GABA Amino Acids Products
  • Glutathione
    As directed on label. Aids in detoxifying drugs to reduce their harmful effects. Good source of antioxidant properties. Also reduces the desire for drugs or alcohol.

  • Glutathione Supplement Products
  • Glutathione Antioxidant Supplement Products
  • Lithium
    Lithium Carbonate, as prescribed by health care provider.
    Lithium Orotate, as directed on label. Consult with health care provider before taking this supplement. See Lithium Article by Ray Sahelian, M.D. for more information about Lithium Orotate and studies.
    Lithium is a trace mineral that aids in relieving depression. Lithium Carbonate is available by prescription only. Holistic practitioners may recommend Lithium Orotate as an alternative to prescription Lithium. Lithium Orotate supplements are available OTC for treatment of addictions, alcoholism, depression, bipolar disease and other related conditions. The OTC works for some people and not for others.

  • Lithium Supplement Products
  • L-Glutamine
    500 mg 3 times daily. Take on an empty stomach. Take with water. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. To supply needed protein in a readily assimilable form.

    Passes the blood-brain barrier to promote healthy mental functioning. Increases levels of GABA, which has a calming effect.

  • Glutamine Supplement Products
  • L-Tyrosine
    500 mg twice daily. Take on an empty stomach. Take with water. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Tyrosine and Valerian Root take every 4 hours have given good results for cocaine withdrawal. Caution: Do not take this supplement if you are taking an MAO inhibitor drug.

  • Tyrosine Supplement Products
  • Valerian Herbal Products
  • L-Phenylalanine
    1,500 mg daily, taken upon arising. Necessary as a brain fuel. Use for withdrawal symptoms. Caution:: Do not take this supplement if you are pregnant or nursing, or suffer from panic attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, or PKU.

  • Phenylalanine Supplement Products
  • S-Adenosylmethionine
    (SAM-e)
    As directed on label. Aids in stress relief, depression, eases pain, and produces antioxidant effectsthat can improve the health of the liver. Caution: Do not use if you have manic depressive disorder or take prescription antidepressants.

  • SAM-e Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    2,000 mg every 3 hours. Detoxifies the system and lessens the craving for drugs. Use a buffered form such as sodium ascorbate. Intravenous administration (under a health care provider's supervision) may be necessary. Enhances immune function.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Zinc
    As directed on label. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Promotes a healthy immune system and protects the liver from damage.

  • Zinc Supplement Products
  • Helpful
    5-Hydrotryptophan
    (5-HTP)
    As directed on label. Aids with both stress and withdrawal symptoms.

  • 5-HTP Supplement Products
  • Multivitamin
    And
    Multimineral Complex
    As directed on label. All nutrients are needed in high amounts for healing and to recover from deficiencies. Use a high potency formula.

  • Multivitamin Supplement Products
  • Multimineral Supplement Products





  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

  • If you or a family member are or have symptoms of a drug addiction. Seek out professional care to help you overcome your addiction.

  • If you or a family member exhibit signs of a drug overdose. Seek medical assistance immediately. This could be LIFE THREATENING.

  • If you have symptoms that gets worse despite treatment. You may need to use an alternative form of treatment.

  • If you have any unexpected or unusual symptoms. Some people may have sensitivity, allergies, or other health conditions which would prevent them from using certain medications, herbs, or other treatments. Some medications used in people with drug addictions may produce side effects.

  • HELPFUL ONLINE LINKS

    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    FindTreatment.samhsa.gov: Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
    12Step.org: For Sobriety, Strength & Serenity
    12 Step Program & Other Recovery Related Links
    Official Links to 12 Step Recovery Groups
    DrugAddiction.com: Treating Addictions & Alcoholism
    Principles of Drug Addiction Treatments: Research Based Guide
    Web of Addictions: Fact Sheets & Links
    Therapy Manuals for Drug Addiction
    National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (NCADD)
    NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals

    MOONDRAGON'S RELATED LINKS

    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Alcoholism & Women
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Alcoholism
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Smoking & Women
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Smoking Cessation & Weight Gain
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Smoking Cessation & Weight Gain
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Smoking Cessation & Weight Gain - The Facts (Page 2)
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Smoking VS Weight Gain
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Therapeutic Liquids
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Pain Control Methods
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Fasting





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    DRUG ADDICTION & SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS


    Information and supplements to help with health recovery following drug addition and substance abuse, a condition that exists when a person overuese drugs or other substances.

  • Amino Acids Complex Products
  • Bach Flower Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Blood Cleanse Supplement Products
  • Burdock Herbal Products
  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Colon Cleanse Supplement Products
  • EFA Supplement Products
  • 5-HTP Supplement Products
  • Garlic Herbal Products
  • GABA Supplement Products
  • Glutamine Supplement Products
  • Glutathione Supplement Products
  • Immune Supplement Products
  • Kudzu Herbal Products
  • Lithium Supplement Products
  • Liver Supplement Products
  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • Mental Clarity Supplement Products
  • Milk Thistle Herbal Products
  • Mood Supplement Products
  • Multimineral Supplement Products

  • Multivitamin Supplement Products
  • Natural Calm Supplement Products
  • Nerves Supplement Products
  • Pain Relief Supplement Products
  • Phenylalanine Supplement Products
  • Protein Supplement Products
  • Red Clover Herbal Products
  • Relax-Sleep Supplement Products
  • SAM-e Supplement Products
  • Scullkap Herbal Products
  • Siberian Eleuthero Herbal Products
  • St. John's Wort Herbal Products
  • Tyrosine Supplement Products
  • Valerian Herbal Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex Products
  • Vitamin B-1 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products
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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
    Caraway Oil
    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
    Catnip Oil
    Cedarwood Oil
    Chamomile Oil
    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
    Pine-Long Leaf Oil
    Pine-Needle Oil
    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Rose Oil
    Rosewood Oil
    Sage Oil
    Sandalwood Oil
    Savory Oil
    Spearmint Oil
    Spikenard Oil
    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
    Verbena Oil
    Vetiver Oil
    Violet Oil
    White-Camphor Oil
    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
    Aromatherapy
    Healing Baths For Colds
    Aromatherapy
    Herbal Cleansers
    Using Essential Oils


    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Almond, Sweet Oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil
    Argan Oil
    Arnica Oil
    Avocado Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Black Cumin Oil
    Black Currant Oil
    Black Seed Oil
    Borage Seed Oil
    Calendula Oil
    Camelina Oil
    Castor Oil
    Coconut Oil
    Comfrey Oil
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Flaxseed Oil
    Grapeseed Oil
    Hazelnut Oil
    Hemp Seed Oil
    Jojoba Oil
    Kukui Nut Oil
    Macadamia Nut Oil
    Meadowfoam Seed Oil
    Mullein Oil
    Neem Oil
    Olive Oil
    Palm Oil
    Plantain Oil
    Plum Kernel Oil
    Poke Root Oil
    Pomegranate Seed Oil
    Pumpkin Seed Oil
    Rosehip Seed Oil
    Safflower Oil
    Sea Buckthorn Oil
    Sesame Seed Oil
    Shea Nut Oil
    Soybean Oil
    St. Johns Wort Oil
    Sunflower Oil
    Tamanu Oil
    Vitamin E Oil
    Wheat Germ Oil





    HELPFUL RELATED MOONDRAGON NUTRITION BASICS LINKS

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  • NUTRITION BASICS ARTICLES

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  • RELATED MOONDRAGON HEALTH LINKS & INFORMATION

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index
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