Monday, 8 August 2016
How To Rid Yourself Of Drug Addiction: Final Part:
THE TRAINING ROUTE
THE WAY TO HAPPINESS.
Any addict who has just finished an assisted drug free withdrawal, as described in Part ONE of this post series, although no longer taking drugs or suffering from severe cold turkey effects, will normally feel a little shaken, and so may need to be stabilised in the “here and now” with a few locational training routines, something which takes a matter of hours rather than days.
Then the next two training steps are designed to ensure that his or her PREVIOUS DRUG USE HISTORY, in both body and mind terms, will no longer provide a basis for a return to drug usage.
Drug trips and cold turkey experiences both impinge on an addict's body and mind to a greater or lesser degree, and leave lasting problems which need handling.
Drug metabolites and toxic drug residues are stored or lodged in the fatty tissues of the body, and, under circumstances such as heavy physical work, intensive exercise, hot weather or other sweat generating activity (which can cause a breakdown of body fat) can be released back into the bloodstream and restimulate a demand for the drug, causing an unexpected and otherwise inexplicable 'trip' or 'high'.
To avoid this, it is therefore necessary to ensure that all these metabolites and toxic residues are discharged from the body under controlled sweating circumstances in a sauna, which action is supplemented by carefully measured vitamin and mineral dosages to combat any risk of that discharge creating circumstances where the body might again be prompted to alter its metabolism towards demand for more drugs.
After the addict has thus purged his or her body of all such metabolites and residues (quite incidentally including other stored poisons such as fertilisers, insecticides, hormones, weed-killers / herbicides and other agricultural, industrial and cleaning chemicals, etc.) a similar flushing out from the mind of irrational computations and weird decisions based on drug demands or drugged reactions is essential, to avoid such irrationalities influencing future decision making.
Like all recovery training, this step is done with another student “twin” or training partner both of which alternate as “Coach” and “Student”. i.e. the Coach learns what is required and then applies it with the Student who, when completed, then becomes the Coach, learns what is required and then helps his or her “twin” to also complete that step.
You will recognise that, at this point, the recovering addict (or Student) is not only comfortably no longer using any addictive substance, but that additionally he / she is now protected against a return to drug usage generated by both physical, mental and emotional demand factors which are part of his or her own personal addiction history.
The next steps therefore include learning to protect him or her self against FACTORS IN HIS OR HER PRESENT TIME & FUTURE ENVIRONMENT, especially including suppressive individuals in that environment, as well as lifestyle agreements he or she might earlier have made, and which they are now able to start recognising can contribute to a relapse into further drug usage - if they don't change those agreements.
Amongst other “return home” preparations covering lessons in communication and perception, morals, ethics, personal values and integrity, how to change conditions and other Graduation requirements, this includes training the Student to certainty on the sane and healthy living precepts contained in the famous booklet: “The Way To Happiness”, written by L. Ron Hubbard, and of which millions of copies have been distributed by government bodies and police forces around the world and in numerous languages.
Because Students are fully trained and have successfully, over a three month period, applied his or her training to themselves, as well as to their twins, their level of conviction and certainty is high enough to render them increasingly “self-determined” in their attitude to drugs, addiction and life in general,
In fact, 50 years of practice show that a Student who abstains for 12 months is extremely unlikely to use drugs ever again. (Even an addict who has completed the first few of the above training steps can often thereafter comfortably abstain.)
Recovery is not about temporary “relief”. It is about lasting relaxed abstinence. It is not the “dry drunk” reformed alcoholic who continuously yearns for a drink, or the recently rehabilitated “one day at a time” ex-addict who has to continuously grit his teeth, bolster his resolve and walk on the other side of the road whenever he sees a former friend who is still using, or to avoid a pusher he once bought from.
No . . . . True recovery is about relaxed abstinence – the same condition as before the individual first used – and is defined by effective recovery training programmes as follows:
Any truly workable method of drug recovery training or rehabilitation must start with an UNAMBIGUOUS expression of an effective result, and successful rehabs hold that the only logical and compassionate goal for rehabilitation is ‘lifelong comfortable abstinence’, and practical experience has shown the best working definition to be:
A FULLY EMPLOYABLE FORMER ADDICT OR USER WHO:
i) since commencing a self-help ‘training for recovery’ programme has NOT used his or her original addictive substance(s) for a period provably of not less than six to twelve months, (depending on the drug(s) used and the period of usage),
ii) who remains fully convinced that (s)he will comfortably abstain for life,
iii) who has not replaced such earlier usage with another addictive substance, (e.g. methadone, alcohol or Subutex, etc.),
iv) who is now taking responsibility for his or her own life and family,
v) who no longer needs or wants further rehabilitative support, and,
vi) who is now also taking responsibility for, and is contributing to, his or her community.
It makes sense for any providers of self-help addiction recovery training and rehabilitation to have a goal for the programme they are offering. If they don’t have a target to aim at, how can they ever know that they and their patient / client are winning and making progress.
Without a lasting abstinence goal, WHAT CAN POSSIBLY BE THE PURPOSE for spending time, money and effort on a rehab’s particular “treatment” or “counselling”?
SO, when seeking an effective recovery programme, it makes sense to always ask for and insist upon a clear expression – preferably in writing – of the intended purpose and goal of any particular programme.
Obviously, because cases differ, not every patient will attain that goal, but if the executives of a rehab organisation under consideration do not claim or cannot prove that at least half and up to three-quarters of their patients attain such an expressly stated valuable goal, is there any sense in signing a contract which offers results weighted in favour of failure rather than success?
In fact the acid test of any rehabilitation centre's ability to deliver lasting abstinence is to enquire if they are prepared to, AT LEAST IN PART, accept remuneration on a “Payment by Results” basis – medically tested against at least six months of relaxed abstinence from the date of commencement of their programme.
Around the world in 49 countries there are approaching one hundred residential self-help addiction recovery training centres (including prison units), and the number of such centres has increased practically every year since 1966.
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