This September is 23rd National Recovery Month announced by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). U.S. citizens shall highly think of it as an opportunity to bring the expectations into force. The talk has to come in light because drug abuse is killing away not just home makers, musicians, actors, politicians, military men but also someone from any profession and of any age.
U.S. government has recently stated that American Taxpayers cost up to $484 billions each passing year due to the drug abuse of any kind. Literally, 23 millions of Americans are suffering from some kind of addiction. What makes it worst is the fact that highest number of users of illicit drugs belongs to 18-25 years of age. If that’s not concerning you then remember, at least 100 people die each day due to drug overdose.
“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.” – Russell Brand
As it’s quoted, there are usually 95% of addicts who thinks they don’t need medical intervention. The battle actually begins with – Realization. Here, the family and close friends come to play their role. Everyone is unique in their approach to deal with the patient but every attempt is worth to save the life of your loved one.
Robert Downey Jr. is inspirational as a fighter who suffered from the young age drug abuse and severely got into troubles caused by it. In one of his interviews he quoted, “Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest thing.”
The list goes on with some of the magnificent people under the effect of addiction like Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Monroe, Heath Ledger, Lindsay Lohan and many more. Adding to the list, Chester Bennington, lead voice of Linkin Park, gave up his life due to drug overdose and depression. You see, it’s impossible to ignore the horror of drug abuse.
The family and friends of an addict need not to do anything extra ordinary but something easy but for longest time. Your special one needs you. They won’t ever confess to it that easily. You need to keep a hawk’s eye on them. This life is one chance; after all, nobody has a restart button. HELP them get their life back.
What goes inside the body reflects back. It is necessary to cleanse body, refill it with healthy fuel and eat to avert from giving in to the urges. Check out the nutritional food to keep your mind and body away from the toxins :
Collard greens, kale, spinach, romaine lettuce and more give back the nutrients like folate, iron, vitamin B and C into the blood. Usually, the deficiency is caused by alcohol as it makes the absorption of nutrients difficult.
Milk thistle is a great way to deal with hangover. This European herb’s extract is known to stimulate healthy production of liver and gall bladder fluids and also support kidney functions. You must consume milk thistle before consuming alcohol or marijuana.
Well, alcohol is known for dehydration. Dehydration causes fatigue and slower brain activities. To avoid all complications, gulp down lots of water and flush out toxins faster.
Grapefruits, blackberries, strawberries, carrot, sweet potato and more can keep you away from falling prey to the urge of drug. Fruits enhances your cognitive thinking which makes you to take better decision.
Green tea, hibiscus tea, ginger tea and other herbal teas send antioxidants in your body to detoxify your blood. Herbal teas also calms your anxious nerves when the ‘need to have it’ occurs.
Fish, Salmon, olives, avocados, flaxseeds, chia and nuts are rich in essential oils. Omega 3 fatty acid supplies relaxation and cuts down the cravings. Also, you are less susceptible to fall into depression.
You need energy and fiber to up scale your daily performance. During the detoxification routine, you are likely to feel tired or disinterested in maximum things which ultimately mess up your digestive tract. Make sure you are having fiber to ease down the side effects of detox treatment.
Citric fruits have reputation for detoxifying powers. It flushes out the toxins and reduces the accumulation as well. Drink a glass of warm water with squeezed lemon in it.
Garlic strengthens the liver functions. It is magical to see how, two cloves of garlic each day will improve the working of your digestive tract and liver. Also, 2-3 % of undigested alcohol is sweated out from skin.
Seaweed actually prevents the remains of drugs from getting absorbed by the body. Adding seaweed in daily diet will ensure, the patient is not affected by the drug even if it is ingested.
“Your NOW may seem to be darker than YESTERDAY, but your TOMORROW can be lit by one decision that you make TODAY.”
Help your dear ones to fight the battle from their demons and make them fall in love with their life once again.