Drug de-addiction

  • Upload
    clader

  • View
    238

  • Download
    2

Embed Size (px)

Text of Drug de-addiction

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    1/17

    Drugs de-Addiction withDrugs de-Addiction with

    HomeopathyHomeopathy

    Claudia De Rosa (PhD,Bsc)Classical Homeopath

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    2/17

    Substance AbuseSubstance Abuse AddictionAddiction

    Complete loss ofloss ofcontrolcontrol over the use of

    a substance.

    It usually begins asabuseabuse. Addiction can

    be physical,physical,psychologicalpsychologicalor bothboth.

    Obsessive thinkingObsessive thinkingabout and use of aabout and use of a

    Its the use ofillegalillegalsubstancessubstances or the

    use of a legallegalsubstance in thein the

    wrong way.wrong way.

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    3/17

    Main

    Cause

    s of

    Main

    Cause

    s of

    Addic

    tions

    are:

    Addic

    tions

    are:

    EMOTIONALEMOTIONALDISORDERSDISORDERS

    ENVIRONMEENVIRONMENTNT PHYSICAL &PHYSICAL &

    MENTALMENTAL

    ABUSEABUSELOWLOWTOLERANCE TOTOLERANCE TOFRUSTRATIONFRUSTRATION

    PASTPAST

    TRAUMASTRAUMAS

    HEREDITARYHEREDITARY

    BIOCHEMICABIOCHEMICALL

    IMBALANCESIMBALANCES

    LONELINESSLONELINESS

    ADDICTIOADDICTIONSNS

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    4/17

    Drug Action in theDrug Action in theBrainBrain

    ADDICTIONADDICTION(DISEASE)(DISEASE)

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    5/17

    ADDICTIONSADDICTIONS

    PHYSICALPHYSICAL PSYCHOLOGICALPSYCHOLOGICAL

    Psychological or

    Emotional DEPENDENCY toa substance and or to anhabit (alcohol, nicotine,internet, sex gambling,relationship)

    Physical DEPENDENCY

    to a substance(alcohol, nicotine, etc)

    Building a TOLERANCEto a substance

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    6/17

    ADDICTIONSADDICTIONSSYMPTOMSSYMPTOMSPSYCHOLOGICALPSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS:SYMPTOMS:

    useofdrugsoralcoholasawaytoforgetproblemsortorelax-DENIALDENIALwithdrawalorkeepingsecretsfromfamilyandfriends-WITHDRAWALWITHDRAWALlossofinterestinactivitiesthatusedtobe

    importantproblemswithschoolwork,suchasslippinggradesorabsencesAPATHY/APATHY/INDIFFERENCEINDIFFERENCEchangesinfriendships,suchashangingoutonlywithfriendswhousedrugsspendingalotoftimefiguringouthowto

    getdrugsstealingorsellingbelongingstobeabletoafforddrugsCRIMINALCRIMINAL ACTSACTSfailedattemptstostoptakingdrugsordrinking

    ANXIETY,ANXIETY, ANGERANGER and/orand/or DEPRESSIONDEPRESSIONmoodswin s

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    7/17

    ADDICTIONSADDICTIONSSYMPTOMSSYMPTOMS

    PHYSICALPHYSICAL SYMPTOMS:SYMPTOMS:

    changesinsleepinghabitsfeelingshakyorsickwhentryingtostopneedingtotakemoreofthesubstancetogetthesameeffectchangesineatinghabits,includingweightlossorgain

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    8/17

    The ADDICTIONThe ADDICTIONCYCLECYCLE

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    9/17

    HOMEOPATHY &ADDICTIONS

    HomeopathyHomeopathyisascientificsystemofmedicinewhichassiststhenaturaltendencyofthebodytohealitself.

    People with addictions often cannotabstain on their own. The realization

    of the underlying problem andenhancing the immune system withthe help of homeopathic remediescan give an enduring cure,physically, mentally andemotionally.

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    10/17

    HOMEOSTASIS is at the core of theHOMEOSTASIS is at the core of theAddiction CycleAddiction Cycle

    When the CRAVING phase takes place the bodys naturalresponse is to cope with the substance intake, action andreaction by activating a natural balancingresponse of

    the Immune System which is known as HOMEOSTASISHOMEOSTASIS

    HomeostasisHomeostasisistheabilityofasystemtoachievebalanceafterbeing

    influencedinsomefashion

    Itsdynamicself-regulation.

    HomeostasisHomeostasisisthephenomenonresponsiblefor

    keepingthepeaceorpermittingsystemstoachievebalanceafter

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    11/17

    HOMEOPATHICHOMEOPATHICTREATMENT OFTREATMENT OF

    ADDICTIONSADDICTIONSConstitutional homeopathic

    treatment will help address anyrelated medical, psychological,social and cognitive problems:

    Detailed ANAMNESIS of theDetailed ANAMNESIS of thecasecase

    Detailed HYSTORY of theDetailed HYSTORY of thepatientpatient

    BEHAVIOURAL / COGNITIVEBEHAVIOURAL / COGNITIVE

    evaluation and therapyevaluation and therapy

    SINGLE REMEDY prescriptionSINGLE REMEDY prescription

    Use of Vitamins and/orUse of Vitamins and/or

    Supplements, Herbology to easeSupplements, Herbology to easedeficienciesdeficiencies

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    12/17

    Case of ColinColin, 23 years of age, is a collegestudent who is bound to be involved in

    the company of boys who used to takedifferent drugs for fun sake, rather theyare addicted to one or another drug.Initially Colin resisted himself to getbound to this addiction but in peer

    pressure of his friend circle, he staredtaking Alprax 1mg daily.

    He initially started taking 10 tablets aday, which gradually increased up to 40-

    50 tablets a day. Now three years arepassed since he is practising thisschedule.

    Colin also complained of headache sincelast 18 months. Headache is bursting in

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    13/17

    Case of Colincontinues>>Colin had lost his father in early

    childhood and he had this griefsettled in his mind since then.Thirstof the patient is unquenchabletype; he use to drink lot of water butstill feels thirsty. Patient has a

    peculiar desire for salty things. Otherphysical generalities are non-specific.

    Mental GeneralsMental Generals - Patient is reservedand introvertedin nature, has a very

    small group of friends and do notopen up easily. On taking thesedrugs, he feels he is not doing theright thing but even on knowing, he isnot able to abstain himself from his

    deeds. If somebody tries to talk to

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    14/17

    On above history, the constitutionalemerges out to beNatrumNatrumMuriaticum.Muriaticum.

    Oct. 8th ,2003

    Remedy Observations

    FirstConsultation:

    Nat. Mur. LM1 to takedaily and changingdilution every week for 4weeks.Sac lac tds x 15 days

    Patient was alsogiven a counsellingsession about de-addiction andwithdrawlsymptoms

    Oct. 15th ,2003

    Patient had developed severe withdrawal symptoms as hecompletely abstained himself from taking the drug. The

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    15/17

    Nov. 16th ,2003

    Remedy Observations

    Follow up &

    Case re-taking:

    Nat. Mur. LM2 to take daily

    and changing dilution everyweek for 4 weeks.Kali Phos 12Xtds x 15 days.

    Patient was again

    given a counsellingsession aboutcessation of drugintake

    Dec. 26th ,2003

    Follow up: Nat. Mur. LM2 assumptioncontinues.

    Patient improved quitea lot. He immensely

    reduced the intake ofAlprax

    Jan. 14th,2004

    Follow up: Nat. Mur. LM2 assumptioncontinues

    Patient improved andwas not taking any

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    16/17

    March 26th ,2004

    Remedy Observations

    Follow up: No remedy repetition Patient improved withno complaints.

    June 10th ,2004

    Follow up: Follow up: No complaints.

    The patient has been follow up once ayear since and he is still attending

    psychotherapy and counsellingsections at least 2-3 times per year.

  • 8/7/2019 Drug de-addiction

    17/17