Orthomolecular and vitamin therapy for drug addiction
Orthomolecular medicine, sometimes called orthomolecular psychiatry or therapy, or mega-vitamin therapy, uses nutritional supplementation to treat symptoms and build and maintain optimum health. It is a critical component of addiction recovery treatment as it is one of the quickest and easiest ways to immediately change the way you feel.
The side-effects of drug use such as lethargy, depression, emptiness, confusion, demotivation and negativity, create cravings and drive people to relapse. High-quality nutritional supplements can immediately alleviate these symptoms and lift your mood.
Drug use depletes your internal resources and nutritional supplements are concentrated foods, they are the secret to health and happiness for anyone. If you have had extended use of the ATS (amphetamine type stimulant drugs) nutritional supplementation is necessary to regain normal physiological and emotional function, and critical if you want to feel really engaged with life again.
Drugs are a concentrated substance that deliver instant results and that functionality needs to be matched in post-drug supplementation. The products I recommend are from Modere. Many in their range are based on Chinese medicine, they are effective and, in conjunction with my other program components, will accelerate your recovery beyond belief. If you don’t take nutritional supplements you will feel as if you are living a half-life, you will battle cravings and be much more likely to relapse.
My recovery system is based on Chinese medicine. Many Modere products are also based on Chinese herbal formulas so they support the ‘chi’ factor, the key to recovery success. Here’s my list in order of importance.
- Immune Health
- Green Qi
- Muscle & Bone Nutrition
- Mexican Wild Yam
- EFA Krill
- D3 Plus
- Natural Mineral Drink
- Stress Health
Recommended addiction recovery supplements
Well-Being: Based on the legendary Emperors Formula of Chinese Medicine, it is bottled will-power and energy. Great for rebuilding confidence and the energy to engage with intensity and challenges again. It is especially important for those who were addicted to the confidence-building qualities of drugs like ice, meth, speed or cocaine.
Immune Health: A weak immune system is common post-addiction. Symptoms include bad skin, frequent illness, lethargy and fatigue. Immune Health is the most powerful product I’ve found to boost the immune system and facilitate a return to health, strength and resilience to bounce back quickly from stress and challenges.
Endurance: Exercising and building muscle is a key part of my recovery program but most ex-addicts feel too weak to exercise, they don’t feel they have the strength to lift a weight and imagine they’d collapse if they tried to run on a treadmill. Endurance is a powerful Chinese formula designed to build your stamina.
GreenQi: Drug use creates chi (energy) deficiency. To build your chi up you need as many cooked green vegetables as possible as the pure energy of the sun is stored in green leaves. But to get what you need you’d have to be munching on greens 24/7. Green Qi powder is a better alternative, it is a concentrated form of super greens.
Muscle & Bone Nutrition: Drugs exploit your body’s own resources to generate highs. In TCM these resources are stored in your bone-marrow, like a savings account, so in addiction bone marrow weakens and bone density is lost. Heroin especially creates brittle bones. Rebuild with exercise + Muscle and Bone Nutrition.
Mexican Wild Yam: Drugs create heightened and altered states by exploiting your chi, and forcing your chi to flow feely. When you quit you will have chi-deficiency and chi-stagnation. This contributes to painful muscle cramps. Mexican Wild Yam is great to help alleviate this and make everything feel in flow again.
Antioxidant: The hyper-stimulation of drugs impacts negatively on your tissues, joints and muscles, contributing to post-drug lethargy, stiffness, aches and pains. Antioxidants help return your body to fluidity and suppleness and reverse the accelerated ageing effects of drugs enabling you to start feeling and looking younger.
EFA Krill: If you are high you accept everything and go with the flow. After you quit, you are reactive and resistant to change and feel stuck, frustrated, annoyed and angry. EFA Krill supports going with the flow again, embracing change, a smooth flow of the emotions, what we call smooth-flowing ‘chi’ in Chinese medicine.
Focus: After drugs it is common to feel scattered, unable to focus and to blank out in the middle of a sentence. You feel directionless, causing irritation and frustration (a relapse- contributor). Focus supports staying with one thought, constructing sentences in sync with your ideas, and having fluent and coherent communication.
D3 Plus: After drugs you are prone to sudden uncontrollable outbursts, neediness and emotional instability. This leads to compulsive actions and impacts negatively on every part of your life. Stabilise your emotions, relapse is less likely and life will be much happier. D3 Plus is an essential supplement for emotional stability.
Natural Mineral Drink: Drugs enhance the exchange and transmission of information in your brain, you know what to say and feel fully alert. When you quit this is gone, information transmission is slow. Minerals enhance brain energy information transmission. The best mineral delivery system available is the Natural Mineral Drink.
Stress Health: Many people use drugs make them feel calm, relaxed and at peace. After quitting this is no longer artificially available and high-stress, anxiety, depression and an inability to relax arise. Stress Health gives your body what it needs to create calmness and peace. *don’t use Stress Health in conjunction with antidepressants.