Drugs: How People Give Them Up

Drugs: How People Give Them Up

Taking up drugs is easy.  Giving up is the hard part.  While you are on drugs and having a good time, you don’t think about quitting.  That only happens when it all starts turning bad.  As a result, giving up drugs is usually a hit and miss affair with a lot of unnecessary suffering.  The only certainty in the drug world is that every drug user will have to give up one day.  Recreational drug use is not permanent and all drug users know this.  But because we don’t understand, we have no idea how to give them up.  The different methods of giving up are as follows:
o   Using personal willpower to quit
o   Using the love and support of others
o   Dramatic lifestyle change
o   Voluntary retirement
o   Using drugs to fight drugs
The idea of using licit drugs to treat illicit drugs has been around for a long time, but from the perspective of Complimentary Health Therapies, taking one type of addictive mood altering drug to counter the effect of another type of addictive mood altering drug is not a viable long-term solution.  It’s not even particularly sensible.
The Unasked Question
Recreational drugs are a huge business and for a good reason.  Drugs can make you feel so good it is almost incomprehensible, and everything after that seems dull and lifeless.  The rest of the truth is that we don’t need drugs to feel that good.  By far and away the biggest mistake that is made upon giving up is not replacing the drugs with any other way to feel good.  If you have been using drugs daily, letting go of drugs can mean letting go of the most important thing in your life.  Drugs structure your life and make it predictable.  Stages of drug use are follows:
o   Discovery phase, the best place to make the break
o   Medicinal phase, the transition from taking drugs to feel good to taking drugs so that you don’t feel bad is so gradual that most people don’t realise that it has happened, until it has.
What to Expect
Telling someone to stop drugs does not work.  Offering them another way to get what drugs provide is a better idea.  When the day of giving up arrives it is usually because of wanting to give up the bad feelings, not because of wanting to give up the good feelings.
For drug users there is the additional complication that post-drug pain is invisible, relatively uncharted and widely misunderstood, throw into the mix that non-drug users have no idea what ex-addicts are going through and you have a recipe for isolation, despair, pain and suffering.
However pain encourages us to change so it is an opportunity for personal growth, and our physical body is the means by which this is achieved.  The better prepared you are for life after drugs, the more chance you have of staying off drugs permanently.
When you are on drugs you accept and understand the lows.  This strategy needs to be applied to the lows after quitting drugs, because even if you rest, eat well, take supplements have regular therapeutic treatment and do all the right things, hard days will still happen.  When you give up drugs you will naturally face grief, sadness and loss.  On the positive side the post-drug high starts at the baseline of depression then inclines, falls, then inclines again.  Each peak is higher than the subsequent fall and if you draw a line connecting the peaks and lows you have an average that constantly ascends.  The truly great news is that this trend can keep going.
Working with Cravings
Hard drugs are such a powerful source of fuel that you burn so brightly that you feel as though all of your desires are met.  At the same time hard drugs empty your fuel tanks.  Cravings are massive physiological and emotional urges that are focused purely on what you are missing.  Whilst they can be hard to fight against, they can also be a potent force to harness.  There is no motivation more powerful than craving.  It makes you creative and makes you find a way to get drugs.  Addicts always achieve their goals and it is cravings that drive them to do this.  Hunger draws your attention to something important that is missing.  Cravings carry the message that your body, mind and indeed soul needs nourishment.
The following video presentation is entitled, “From drugs to spirituality” and  is from Jost Sauer, pioneer in the field of REAL drug repair and recovery.
Enjoy a:)

Drugs, Mind & the Power of Consciousness

Drugs, Mind & the Power of Consciousness

Beyond substance abusing behaviour, there is a surprising world awaiting.  It is a bit like waking up.  In this video presentation the very entertaining Jim Carey speaks of “waking up”.  I love it.  Beyond drugs you will just have to get used to the idea that you are what you are.  Let free will reign supreme, let social conditioning fall by the wayside, allow the “truer” you to emerge.  And it is possible that you know something about the “truer” you through substance using behaviour.



Drugs, Jacque Fresco & the Earthling Saga

Drugs, Jacque Fresco & The Earthlings Saga

Life is always in the now

There is no other moment to it.  If in doubt ask Einstein.

Only one moment exists.  This moment.

All else is just a projection of the mind.

Therefore tommorrow never comes, because it does not belong to reality.  Only today is coming.  And today keeps on coming.  Just can’t seem to stop those today’s coming.  For example I am writing this to you today.  You may well read it tomorrow.  But I will never know, because I am most truthfully living today.

Tommoz is our dream.  And we need our dreams because we are not rooted, partially or otherwise, in real reality.  Why, when reality is available, do we dream of tommoz’s?  If we cannot not be here, then dreams help us be there.  Because we “have to be somewhere”.  It is like saying, “I am not be here, but I am going to be there”, and this helps me to rest and relax.  With this loop rolling, I now find a future is needed.  Tomorrow, I love you tomorrow.

Trees don’t dream

They don’t need too

They are now


They are singing now

Not tomorrow

Except for human kind, nobody else is preparing for tomorrow.  Who else would care for it?  But we do.  A beautiful dream for the future is needed because we do not live primarily in the now.  And then of course there are drugs and alcohol.  The corrupt connector’s that let us know a “now” is available.  God bless drugs and peace be upon them.

The mores desires and wants we acquire and accumulate, the more tomorrow’s will be needed to see them fulfilled.  Many desires, many tomorrows.  The more ambitions we have, the more future will be required.

Why? Really you just can’t live in tomorrow.  It is a dream and we go on giving our energy to the dream.  Alternately we could live today and the tomorrow will take care of itself. Which is easy for tomorrow to do, as it does not really exist anywhere except in our imaginations, collective or otherwise.  Living today implies that none of us need ever worry about tomorrow, ever again.

For the basic of human needs, this day has more than enough.  All life is now.

Which is where Jacques Fresco, today’s awesome Earthling fits in.   Basic human needs do not need tomorrows.  They are always taken care of today, because they have to be.  Air, food, shelter.  There would be nothing of poverty in this world, if humankind remained true to needs.  Under this situation, everyone would have more than enough.  The Earth has plenty.  The sky is not poor.  The rivers are flowing and rich.  The oceans are vast.  Life is abundant with tremendous adventures and treasures.  Not a single tree remains thirsty.  Everything about us is more than what is needed.  Life is affluent.  Possibly even luxurious, as long as you stick to needs.

And then there is desire…

Please enjoy the video material you will find via the link to this wonderful man and his articulated desires for a better tomorrow, today.  This fellow is the real deal.


How to Follow Natural Law for Drug Repair & Recovery

Follow the spider in “web weaving 101”.  Whilst watching contemplate the following;




Long term successful drug repair and recovery is obtained simply through dogged determination and cycles of repetitive meaningful behaviour. Exactly like the spider, constructing a web of limitless functionality.

Through this simple principle you may design or manipulate your thinking to construct a life you would prefer to lead.  Know that it is the choices we make that construct our lives, choices over the passing of of time create cycles and all is lending itself to your personal evolution.  This is how transformational intelligence works.  Spider is natures best weaver of thread, learn from spider and you may become the best creator of your life.

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Drugs & Surviving Progress

Drug useage is an excellent barometer for observing levels of social distress.  The more out of balance and socially distressed the community, the higher the rates of drug use reported.  From Ice Age hunter/killer, game playing opportunists to the post modern stress disorder soaked cities we are now living in.  It has been a big cycle.

The following presentation is one of the best of its kind I have watched.  The evolution of our species in the context of all life on a shared planet.  If you have ever felt like blaming society, you are right.  Burdened by it, we are.  Documentary’s like this one show perhaps where to more correctly attune ones imagination, if we are to “survive progress”.  Humanity can be seen as a species reflective of the evolutionary nature of a phenomena known as transformational intelligence.  Nature is taking a monumental chance on making apes smarter.  Perhaps we can do better by Mother.

From a personal perspective it stands to reason that the more you know about about what you are and where you are, the less ignorance you will be operating with.  Think Neo in the Matrix movies.  And ironically ignorance is one of the easiest things in the world to fix.  Get connected, become even more aware and learn (or un-learn if you prefer).

Enjoy the viewing.

Also you can visit the film-makers site if you wish; http://survivingprogress.com/

Better and better