Addiction Study Finds That Cravings Increases Likelihood of Relapse

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Bob Hirshon of Science Daily recently reported that, “Many former drug addicts find it hard to stay clean because of the powerful cravings they feel. Now, researchers have discovered exactly how such intense cravings are triggered in the brain: Just thinking about drugs or being reminded of that life may release the same brain chemical that causes a drug high in the first place.”

Just thinking about drugs or being reminded of that life may release the same brain chemical that causes a drug high in the first place.

Bob Hirshon of Science Daily Update recently reported that, “Many former drug addicts find it hard to stay clean because of the powerful cravings they feel. Now, researchers have discovered exactly how such intense cravings are triggered in the brain: Just thinking about drugs or being reminded of that life may release the same brain chemical that causes a drug high in the first place.”

The Life Cycle and Mechanics of Addiction states that the withdrawal symptoms and cravings may result from the toxins that accumulate after repeated drug use. These toxins stress many of the body’s systems, resulting in fatigue, aches, pains and unclear thinking. The addicted person has learned to medicate their mental or physical problems with drugs therefore they will continue to use drugs as a solution. The first step to handling drug cravings is to remove the craving.

At Narconon Louisiana, a New Life Detoxification Program is utilized to address these stored drug residues. The New Life Detoxification program is a combination of exercise, sauna sweat-out and nutritional supplements. It is 100% natural and is part of a holistic health approach to becoming drug-free. While being monitored by professionally trained sauna detoxification staff, the student gets rid of the drug residues and toxins in his/her body. Upon completion, the student will be free of drugs, toxins and drug residues. They will have a clear mind and will have eliminated physical cravings for drugs or alcohol.

A student’s success story after completing the New Life Detoxification Program:

"When I was doing drugs and craving drugs, I would get sick just thinking about it. I would obsess and it felt like that thought would never go away. But, now that I’ve done sauna, those cravings are gone and the obsession has been lifted. Thank you, Narconon!"

Whether or not addiction is caused by one’s environment or their choice is much debated. However, it is clear that addiction is worsened by the phenomenon of craving. Eradicating the accumulation of toxins stored in the fatty tissues is one way to ensure that craving is no longer an issue during recovery. Holistic drug rehabs often take this factor into account as part of their detox program.

The Narconon substance abuse program greatly increases the chances of successful treatment and remaining drug-free. It is also the only program in the world that provides a biophysical detoxification as part of the rehabilitation process. If you or someone you know is suffering with addiction and/or alcoholism, call 1-877-340-3602.

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