To disregard this theory and attempt to say the person had unresolved childhood issues is a slippery slope. If the person had never visited the doctor, they would have never been exposed to opioids and thus addiction and given the unresolved childhood issues never would have impacted their life. So to hold the ACE theory true in absolute, would be to say that opioid use brings out unresolved childhood issues after living 65 years of very high social functioning and that giving the person buprenorphine will help reverse the neurological damage created by the opioids.
In sum, one drug that activates opioid receptors creates neurological damage yet another drug that attaches to opioid receptors fixes the problem, of course with the proper therapy. Pingback: My End Game attunedself. Prescription of Suboxone and group therapy is an excellent short-term solution for some people, but most folks, especially the younger generation, resist this form of treatment and for good reason: it is a life sentence and never-ending contract with Big Pharma. And why should they opt for Suboxone, when they can detox with Ibogaine in just a hour long session?
In fact, these medicines have been researched internationally and there is plenty of scientific data available that shows exceptional, unparalleled benefits on the brain, as well as cognitive-emotional functions. Simple google them and check publications on PubMed.
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Addiction doc says: It’s not the drugs. It’s the ACEs…adverse childhood experiences.
We worked with middle-class families from US and sons of political leaders from Europe, we bridge indigenous medicine tradition of Mexico and Amazon with integrative medicine, as well as yoga, nutrition and T-Group process as group therapy much more effective than step!!! But I also believe that to be in integrity with this profession and to really respond to this dramatic moment of epidemic, at the very least this article must mention the existing practice and research in the area of psychoactive-assisted recovery.
Otherwise it is just as misleading as the very stigma of addiction that the concept of ACS is attempting to overcome. Questions: Ayou a recovered alcoholic or addict yourself? How long have you been prescribing your combination drug-therapies? Less than 10 years? Longitudinal studies conducted? What is your rate of recitivism for your program? Are there side effects to the drugs you use?
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For some people, the idea of an ayahuasca circle is frightening, intimidating, or simply contrary to their culture and upbringing. A titrated dose of MDMA ecstasy or LSD in a controlled setting with an experienced professional counselor can be a lot less stressful for those folks, and just as effective per current research status. Scientists are now working on erasing traumatic memories, I can see how this science will play a large part in curing addicts.
Grew up with an effed up childhood, mother tried to commit suicide and I found her at age 11 along with many other things.
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Growing up and even now never drank, did drugs, smoked no promiscuity but food was my comfort. As she said I picked a profession that reflected my childhood, running from one emergency to the next. Hello, can you let me know where I can find help groups and a doctor in Georgia?
Thank you so much for offering hope and compassion. I have longgggg believed the chronic self ill prescribed medicating is a result of trauma and no healthy or soft place for individuals to get the inner healing tools they NEED!! Nature vs Nurture and self worth is lost in trauma….
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I think this is absolutely fantastic.. Nice to know there is a movement that truely addresses the needs of these patients, with dignity. Because some ER doctor prescribed suboxone to one of my brothers years ago, they are both now every bit as controlled by and addicted to it as they ever were any street drug. Sorry to hear about your brothers. I know from personal experience.
Suboxone treatment is medication-assisted therapy, not purely medication therapy chemotherapy. Individuals who are working with a Suboxone provider are usually required to attend weekly counseling sessions, have a treatment plan for active recovery, and should be discussing a taper with their prescribing physician.
Of course, it is up to your brothers to actually show up and lean into these services in order for them to be successful, and thus the recovering individual has a bigger responsibility for their own recovery than anyone else. This article was like a kick in the chest. My son is 30 years old, and has abused every drug out there, and has been in and out of prison since he was I have known for years that divorce and several other issues affected him deeply.
He needs you. I would like to get him in to help as soon as he gets out. We live in Northeast Arkansas. Can you direct us to the proper help? Thank you so much. Hi Dr. Sumrok, Please let me direct your attention to my book written in called The Craving Brain. Ronald Ruden MD. I moved to El Dorado County, California recently which seems to have many more people by my own observation and by some professional input from others with addiction issues.
I am filled with joy and hope for these people……..
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We are just like you!!!!! We all are not jobless losers, bad parents,and careless spouses!!!!! The world has been short changed by writing us off!!!!!! So much pain,and shame has been handed out to great people simply because they are sick!!!!!!! I know no other illness where people get treated like criminals rite off the bat!!!!!
It hurts very bad…… after all….. Nobody wants to be different!!!! Thank god for you!!!! I read through this whole article. It appears to be spot on, I have a child that is addicted to heroin and has overdosed and almost died. He is now currently incarcerated, for the next two years due to his overdose. He was an athlete, very popular intelligent, well spoken and handsome, still is.
His father walked away when he was young, I remarried sometime later and subsequently, his step father walked away as well. He started to run with a tough crowd strangely enough, none of these kids had a father in their life. I honestly believe this is do to trauma in his life, he suffers from severe anxiety and was also diagnosed with ADHD. These people have no idea what these kids go through being incarcerated. Why is it that my son is hurting so deeply, does not having a farther in the picture or two fathers walk out of his life play a part in this?
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Would love to train in this area! Getting my masters in addiction counseling will be looking for pre- practicum site for intern!! I was a surgical unit nurse in a hospital where it was given to post-op patients. They should signs of addiction within 24 hours. Getting them off it, just a few days post op so we could discharge them, was difficult; they became hostile, uncooperative, complained about everything, etc.
If you are given people Bupe all you are doing is substituting one narcotic addiction for another. I have a family going back generations whose addictive personalities have provided lives that survived, but Looking through the eyes of a care worker, lives that could have been without so many of the tears and pain.
Could I at 61 still learn and teach others some of these tools? Hi, Sharon: Absolutely you can still learn and teach others! Even at 91!
Swamiji has a really good track record of healing Rituralized Compulsive Comfort Seeking. Great, great article. My ACE is about 4, but I have a high resilience score. I have never abused drugs or alcohol, nor even tried marijuana, and became a pharmacist LOL. BUT my body sure remembered. I now have RA and MS. Is there any data supporting autoimmune diseases to high ACE scores? And if psychotherapy etc can help decrease the risk?
Stress from ACE can negatively affect gut bacteria which can lead to all sorts of chronic illnesses.
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