The unified psycho-energetic model of all types of addictions and its unique reward mechanism.

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 Any addiction not only manifests itself in certain addictive chemicals but also, and mainly as a psychoenergetic phenomenon. (Applies also for behavioral addictions)

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."

Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher. By Simran Khurana (Updated March 18, 2017)

 Releasing traumatic non-resolved events from the past that caused the addiction is far more challenging than detoxification from the addictive substances.

The body's energetic perception regarding addictions.

  • This article presents a different approach to addiction and its reward mechanism, emphasizing strategies that will increase the chances of a successful rehab from any addiction.  Following self-healing principles, there is a close connection between addictions and the subconscious mind that often stores unresolved traumatic events. (Which we would rather forget)
  • Addicts are not unreasonable people, nor are they self-destructive. In a state of addiction, the subconscious partially paralyzes reason.
  • In childhood and adolescence, the mind is still unable to withstand mental traumas associated with experiences of rejection, abandonment, distance, jealousy, and so on. The ability of the subconscious to perceive and store unresolved traumatic events is minimal. Outbreak at these ages is often not in chronic morbidity but addictions! Curiosity and accessibility are just sub-factors.

Recommended link: The subconscious mind is the bridge that connects the mind to the body. Thus making it spiritual.

 

Common addictions.

All types of Addiction - introduction.

Link: (The Dawnrehab.com)

9 of the World’s Most Common Addictions:

  1. Tobacco addiction.
  2. Alcohol addiction.
  3. Marijuana addiction. (Drug addiction)
  4. Painkillers addiction. (Drug addiction)
  5. Cocaine addiction. (Drug addiction)
  6.  Heroin addiction. (Drug addiction) 
  7. Gambling addiction.
  8. Sex addiction.
  9. Internet addiction! 

Note: In my opinion, all four drug addictions are one category of addictions; however, I expected to find obesity on the list. 

What is the cause of addictions?

  • Although addictions are a widespread phenomenon, there is no clear explanation of what causes the phenomenon; it explains why weaning treatments are unsuccessful.

What is the definition of addiction?

  • Link: Addiction (Wikipedia) "Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences." (Partial quote)
  • Link what is addiction?: (American Psychiatric Association) "Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences." 
  • There is no uniform definition of addictions, although most definitions attribute addictions to a brain disorder.

What is the prevalence of the phenomenon of addictions?

  • Addictions are a widespread phenomenon; if we sum up the numbers, we will conclude that the total scope of all types of addictions reaches a vast percentage of a quarter to a third of the population!

What are the different types of addictions?

  • Most often, the addictions tend to be divided into 2-3 main groups. Addiction to substances such as drugs and alcohol. Or behavioral addiction such as eating, sex, games. Sometimes a third category of the disorder is also added.

What is the reward mechanism that drives addictions?

  • The reward mechanism of addiction bypasses logic and persuasion and causes damage to the addict and sometimes also to the environment, without the addict not being able to stop, even though he/she is aware of the damage! (A seemingly paradoxical situation that causes painful conflicts with the immediate environment)

 

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari. (Especially recommended for viewing)

The innovative Self-healing approach of what is an addiction.

What is addiction? 

  • Addiction is a compulsive, repetitive action that, over time, causes harm to the addict or the environment (or both) that the addict is aware of, except that he/she does not control the addiction. The reward mechanism of addiction is far more potent than any means of logic and persuasion.

Is it logical to expect a common denominator between all types of addictions?

  • All addictions must have a common denominator. (Uniform laws govern nature.)

Is addiction a disorder or a mental illness? 

  • Addiction is not a mental disorder nor a mental illness; it is an expression of unresolved mental traumas that the subconscious mind cannot contain. When the traumas break out, they create anomalies in the form of addictions. (The high rate of the population suffering from addictions implies that it is not a disease or disorder.)

The Genetic factors.

  • "Epidemiological studies estimate that genetic factors account for 40–60% of the risk factors for alcoholism." (Wikipedia) 
  • The seemingly high weight attributed to genetics as a cause of alcoholism, in my opinion, reflects a methodological problem. Children of parents, or drinking family members, suffer from home traumas more than others. This is not necessarily the result of genetics with an alcohol predisposition.
  • Heredity may have some effect, but the main explanation is environmental and social. There is no unequivocal finding that addiction is hereditary!

Why, on average, in most places in the world, more men suffer from alcoholism and over-smoking than women?

  • There are several theories, most are sociological and social, that reflect different expectations between women and men. The differences between men and women are not explained by genetics. Female hormones probably have a strong emotional and maternal effect, especially on women of childbearing age. The large gaps between women and men only reinforce the assertion that addiction is not only a physical and physiological phenomenon but a mental-spiritual one.

Does accessibility to the cause of addiction make a significant contribution to addiction?

  • Accessibility makes it easy to create a first-time user experience. In childhood and adolescence, it has a powerful effect, but accessibility alone is not the cause of addiction; there must be a real motive and need for the addiction itself, in the explicit knowledge that it is harmful.
  • Children of smokers and drinkers are more exposed, but the explanation is more profound than the question of accessibility. Other children also often have the option of obtaining alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. The potential mental trauma on average in the homes of alcoholics is higher.

Is addiction a quantitative definition? 

  • The definitions of being an addict are not quantitative, but mainly of the degree of ability to demonstrate restraint over time. Simultaneously, to diagnose addictions, threshold indices have sometimes been set that may suggest addiction. (Such as BMI for obese people.)

The explanation of the Self-healing approach to all Addictions.

  • All addictions allow the body to improve the energy flow in the specific blocked energetic center/s. (At the expense of damage to many organs and systems.)

The reward mechanism of addictions is not only chemical but primarily an energetic tool for conserving the critical life-force energy needed for survival.

  • Any addiction not only manifests itself in certain chemicals but also, and mainly as a psycho-energetic phenomenon. Releasing traumatic non-resolved issues from the past that caused the addiction is far more complicated than detoxification from the addictive substances.
  • Rehab from any addiction should, therefore, eliminate the primary factor that created the need for addiction. (That is, to open the respective life-force energy blockages.)

Why don't addicts respond to persuasion?

  • Addicts are not unreasonable people, nor are they self-destructive. In a state of addiction, the subconscious partially paralyzes reason, and thus, persuasion is not a useful tool for healing addiction.

The implementation of the Kübler-Ross model regarding all severe harmful addictions.

Link: Kübler-Ross model – Explains the behavior of personal loss.

The five stages of the Kubler-Ross model are Denial, Anger, Bargaining (Only applicable in life-threatening situations.) Depression, Acceptance. 

Addicts who have been suffering for many years, unsurprisingly, pass through these four stages of the behavioral grief model, known as the Kubler-Ross model. (Similar to chronic patients.)

  • Initially, the Kübler-Ross model was only concerned with the stages of death and dying. Kübler Ross's model was later expanded to include any form of personal loss. There is no doubt in my mind that being a long-term alcoholic has properties of grief and loss.
  • From my experience, what prevents making lifestyle changes is often: Denial, Anger, and Depression.
  • Reaching acceptance as fast as possible is essential for elevating the spirit and gaining needed energy. It is necessary not to suppress the problem; addiction withdrawal requires determination, perseverance, and strong willpower.
  • Real hope would give anyone the strength to undertake all the accompanying suffering and pain involved in the withdrawal process.

Why do many withdrawal programs fail in the long run?

  • Standard psychological therapies cannot penetrate the conscious mind and therefore are not useful tools for treating addictions.
  • The main difficulty in most rehab programs stems from the need to release from the subconscious mind the specific traumatic non-resolved event that caused the energy blockages, which created the need for addictions. Cleansing the body of the addictive toxins is relatively easy compared to the energy part that does not get any attention, mainly because Western culture does not acknowledge the existence of life-force energy.

 

The health, social and economic harms of addictions are enormous. Without analyzing the causes of addictions, no wonder there is still a methodological difficulty in treating addictions.

 

Routine psychological treatments are often unable to penetrate the subconscious.

Recommended link: The subconscious mind is the bridge that connects the mind to the body. Thus making it spiritual.

What techniques can penetrate the subconscious mind?

I usually advise chronic patients to consider these tools. (Except for psycho-chemical drugs)

  • Hypnotic therapies. (Licensed and authorized only) 
  • Profound meditation. (Or similar techniques such as Yoga or Tai Chi.) 
    • Most people (especially in the West) cannot reach meditation at the levels required to penetrate the subconscious mind. 
    • It is not surprising that people travel to ashrams in India, where they manage to break free from the past's anxieties and gain mental and physical liberation.
    • All martial arts make use of meditation tools for mental and physical empowerment. But this is an action that requires a lot of practice.
  • Support groups. (Provided there is a deep connection between the group members and the facilitator)
  • Psychochemical drugs. (Do not use without a doctor's prescription) Most often involve side effects.

Techniques that can treat the symptoms of energetic blockages without penetrating the subconscious mind.

  • Acupuncture does not penetrate the conscious mind but can release energetic blockages caused by unresolved traumatic events.
  • Energetic flushing. (The technique is only available in certain places around the world.)
  • The placebo effect. 
 

The (unconventional) perception of the human body as a dual, physical, and energetic entity is essential to rehabbing addiction.

Link: Self-Healing Medicine – Main principles & guidelines.

The (unconventional) perception of the human body as a dual, physical, and energetic entity is essential to achieving full obesity recovery.

  • "To live is to have Qi in every part of your body.” To die is to be a body without Qi. For the health to be maintained, there must be a balance of Qi."

What are the characteristics of all addictions? 

  • All addictions allow the body to improve the energy flow in the specific blocked energetic center/s. (At the expense of damage to many organs and systems.) Rehab from addiction should, therefore, eliminate the primary factor that created the need for addiction. (That is, to open the life-force energy blockages.)
  • Chemical rehab from neuro psychotic and other chemicals is the relatively easy part. The incredibly challenging part is the release of the life-force energy blockages.

How do we analyze the blocked energy centers? (We need the energy center chart with the respective emotions involved.) 

The seven human Chakras (Energy Centers) and organs they represent, with respective influential emotions. (The emotional settings I brought are slightly broader.)

General & Introduction -  The concept of energy centers. (Chakras)

Only Traumatic Non-resolved mental & spiritual events from our past may block the life-force energy. (Traumatic resolved mental & spiritual events do not block the energy centers.) 

  • These principles come from traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda) and Chinese medicine, balancing the body. Western medicine completely ignores the human body's energetic being and misses an opportunity for a deep understanding of many unexplained phenomena.
  • When we talk about stress and anxiety as a major cause of obesity, it is necessary to deepen and label the traumatic emotions involved to release them consciously.

 

How to diagnose the types of trauma relevant to specific addictions through the use of energy centers. (Chakras)

The rehab process requires the removal of the traumatic event from the subconscious. (patient cooperation is needed) Therefore, it is advisable to try to target the traumatic events and allow for their effective detection. Since I have individually reviewed three common addictions, I will illustrate how to locate the trauma source for another addiction - gambling.

 

The analysis refers to gambling addicts and not to those who visit the casino occasionally!

Energetic analysis of gambling addiction.

  • Gambling activity activates the eyes, brain, and other senses. The required association in terms of energy channels (chakras) is chakra 6.
  • The emotional blockage attributed to center six should be related to awareness. (Center 6 - the third eye chakra) In greater detail: Intuition, a sense of purpose, the direction in life. 
  • Gambling addicts from an economic background of scarcity may also develop an energy block in the base chakra number 1. Relevant emotions are trust, a sense of belonging, money, and financial security.

What can be learned from this very simplistic analysis?

  • A gambling addict's characteristics are all characteristics of an adult, who may be disappointed with a career, job satisfaction, marriage, or inability to meet their expectations. (Gamblers are brilliant people)
  • Indeed most compulsive gamblers are not children or adolescents! Although online access to gambling exists.
  • Gambling is often illegal for young people under a certain age, but the main explanation is not accessibility!

Why is it important to know to which energy center the addiction is related?

  • Because it is necessary to locate the unresolved traumatic events, and the search itself can be exhausting. It is best to start the search during the relevant period in life.

Only a few individuals can penetrate their subconscious mind, so most need the help of experts.

 

Self-healing withdrawal methodology for a successful rehab from any addiction.

The events that caused the addiction in the first place are usually buried deep in the subconscious, which stores unwanted memories, sometimes from the very distant past.

  • The subconscious mind is part of the mental defense mechanism. Extracting events into the conscious realm allows them to be released. (No need to forget.) The best withdrawal program should integrate Body, Mind& Spirit altogether. 

 

Critical - Mental & Spiritual. (The two leading techniques can be combined.)

Link: Mental and Spiritual Empowerment.

Releasing traumatic non-resolved events from the past - Through Self-psychoanalysis.

  • Yoga and meditation at very high levels. (Challenging)
  • Support groups sometimes have a meditative effect through katharsis. (Depends on the facilitator and group participants.)
    • Success in releasing traumas from the subconscious through support groups requires openness and courage to penetrate the most protected and difficult places. The action of catharsis (liberation of the mind) is an action on the subconscious.

Releasing traumatic non-resolved events from the past -  Through experts.

  • Hypnotists (qualified) can usually pinpoint the source of the initial addiction and treat the problem so that the chances of returning to drinking alcohol are much lower.

Acupuncture is a partial replacement that releases the physical distress - without touching the subconscious.

  • Acupuncture manages to cope ultimately differently, without poking around, but by opening the blocked meridians that affect the life-force energy causing the alcohol addiction.

 

Desirable - Social and communicative. (It is advisable to combine social & mental-energetic activities.)

All activities that combine company and communication are desirable.

  • Social activity of any kind is especially recommended. Detachment and remoteness may create isolation and depression.
  • Loners - Finding a meaningful relationship with a love and sex partner can change a lot! (Communication, love, and pleasure at the same time.)
    • A deep emotional relationship charges life-force energy and helps recovery.

 

Physical and pharmaceutical.

  • Pharmacotherapy is appropriate for difficult situations and only for short periods. Alcohol & drug addicts often live with the injured liver. Every drug we take undergoes liver decomposition and burdensome activity. It may also replace one addiction in another.

The active substance MDMA in Ecstasy drug. (Not yet approved for use.)

  • MDMA may help with additional supportive care in releasing traumatic events. Studies have shown an effect on three brain neurotransmitters. Reactions to the MDMA drug were increased pleasure, a reduction in the sense of fear, love, and acceptance of the environment, a decrease in criticism, and an increase in emotional openness.
  • MDMA treatment may be beneficial (if approved for use) not as a stand-alone treatment but as part of a supportive process for an alcohol acute addiction.
  • I have to point out that I am usually against using drugs; this is an unusual case where a drug may treat the cause rather than the symptom. (MDMA is currently not approved for use.)

 

If you ask, which is the best strategy for alcohol withdrawal?

In addition to the physical rehab, a combination of the mental-energetic and social part at the same time is most desirable.

  • It is essential to emphasize that the treatment of alcohol addiction by chemical and pharmaceutical means without psycho-energetic and complementary social action has a low chance of success.
  • For those who have already had previous alcohol withdrawal failures, I recommend contacting a qualified hypnosis specialist. It is essential to know that rehab is a process that combines body, mind, and spirit altogether.

     

 Addiction rehab often requires a major lifestyle change. Family and friends love & support is essential.

  • The patient needs encouragement, trust, and logistical assistance involved in a dramatic lifestyle change. Without love, support, and understanding of the difficulty, the chances of success are much lower.
  • The immediate environment should see success as a shared project for everyone. Success is a group result.
  • Looking at the rehab patient as a loser - is wrong. 

 

Undoubtedly, the assistance of the spouse, family, and friends of weaning involves a significant sacrifice.

  • Without the love and support of the spouse, friends, and family, it is challenging to succeed in the weaning process. The rehab should be carried out to be accessible for regular visits.
  • The most appropriate place to manage the detox process is that it radiates affinity, warmth, and love.  (The house is sometimes emotionally charged and therefore unsuitable.)

 

Weaning treatment at rehab centers has its advantages but also disadvantages.

Engagement, support, and love for the spouse, family, and friends during the health farm's care are critical to success. The role of the therapist team to harness everyone into the process!

Advantages.

  • A quiet and calm environment with no temptations and no alcohol available.
  • Supportive professional staff.
  • Other patients in a similar state that generate empathy.

Disadvantages.

  • It may mark the rehab patient as a social and economic burden.
  • There is a danger where the rehab patient feels lonely and abandoned by family and friends and deals alone!

 

Addicts often need social rehabilitation, love & support, in some cases, even health rehabilitation.

The various addictions' rehabilitation processes are not uniform because the social and health damages they create are entirely different from each other.

I reviewed three common addictions extensively. The links are attached:

In my opinion, the detoxification process is much more challenging than physical rehabilitation.

 

Summary, conclusions, and recommendations. 

This article presents a different approach to addiction and its reward mechanism, emphasizing strategies that will increase the chances of a successful rehab from any addiction.

The explanation of the Self-healing approach to all Addictions.

  • All addictions allow the body to improve the energy flow in the specific blocked energetic center/s. (At the expense of damage to many organs and systems.)

The reward mechanism of addictions is not only chemical but primarily an energetic tool for conserving the critical life-force energy needed for survival.

  • Any addiction not only manifests itself in certain chemicals but also, and mainly as a psycho-energetic phenomenon. Releasing traumatic non-resolved issues from the past that caused the addiction is far more complicated than detoxification from the addictive substances.
  • Rehab from any addiction should, therefore, eliminate the primary factor that created the need for addiction. (That is, to open the respective life-force energy blockages.)

Why don't addicts respond to persuasion?

  • Addicts are not unreasonable people, nor are they self-destructive. In a state of addiction, the subconscious partially paralyzes reason, and thus, persuasion is not a useful tool for healing addiction.

The implementation of the Kübler-Ross model regarding all severe harmful addictions.

Link: Kübler-Ross model – Explains the behavior of personal loss.

The five stages of the Kubler-Ross model are Denial, Anger, Bargaining (Only applicable in life-threatening situations.) Depression, Acceptance. 

  • Addicts who have been suffering for many years, unsurprisingly, pass through these four stages of the behavioral grief model, known as the Kubler-Ross model. (Similar to chronic patients.)
  • Initially, the Kübler-Ross model was only concerned with the stages of death and dying. Kübler Ross's model was later expanded to include any form of personal loss. There is no doubt in my mind that being a long-term alcoholic has properties of grief and loss.
  • From my experience, what prevents making lifestyle changes is often: Denial, Anger, and Depression.
  • Reaching acceptance as fast as possible is essential for elevating the spirit and gaining needed energy. It is necessary not to suppress the problem; addiction withdrawal requires determination, perseverance, and strong willpower.
  • Real hope would give anyone the strength to undertake all the accompanying suffering and pain involved in the withdrawal process.

Why do many withdrawal programs fail in the long run?

  • Standard psychological therapies cannot penetrate the conscious mind and therefore are not useful tools for treating addictions.
  • The main difficulty in most rehab programs stems from the need to release from the subconscious mind the specific traumatic non-resolved event that caused the energy blockages, which created the need for addictions. Cleansing the body of the addictive toxins is relatively easy compared to the energy part that does not get any attention, mainly because Western culture does not acknowledge the existence of life-force energy.

The events that caused the addiction in the first place are usually buried deep in the subconscious, which stores unwanted memories, sometimes from the very distant past.

  • The subconscious mind is part of the mental defense mechanism. Extracting events into the conscious realm allows them to be released. (No need to forget.) The best withdrawal program should integrate Body, Mind& Spirit altogether. 

Self-healing is like “Performing miracles.” Every human being has this capability. It just needs to be revealed.

Link: Summary & Initial Preparations - How to get started with self-healing functional medicine natural therapies?

  • Following the principles & guidelines of self-healing medicine will cure the entire body mentally and physically.
  • The main drawback of self-healing is the need for changes in lifestyle & habits. The transformation is enormous in every aspect.
  • After symptoms improve, it is essential to continue with the proper controlled lifestyle and diet.

 

It may be almost impossible for some, but it can be done! May God be with you.

Whoever escapes their addiction will also be able to recover healthily and socially. It takes perseverance, willpower, and great determination to succeed, but the result is personal empowerment and dramatic change for the better in every possible aspect. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts. 

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