Rhodiola rosea, a Chinese herb, which has been studied to help in reducing stress, increases two brain transmitters, serotonin and dopamine levels. It is just one example of how herbal medicine can contribute to the treatment of addictions.
Prayer and meditation are the most natural substitutes for the ecstasy of addictive substances, without the side effects or the costs. Forgiving yourself is also one of the most powerful tools in moving forward in our lives.
If you have problems with addictions you need to monitor your body’s health. This includes liver function, vitamin status and general health screens. You can find more information on these tests at www.SaveOnLabs.com.
Even if you do drink, smoke or use drugs, take care of your body. Make it as strong and healthy as you can.
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI):
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
Al-Anon & Alateen
For information on Drug testing go to: http://www.saveonlabs.com/categories/Drug-Screening/
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