Originally posted by BO XIAN
reply to post by Tecumte
FWIW . . .
1. I'd find out all I coudl about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and either teach it to my daughter or get her to a PROVEN excellent therapist of that
2. She CAN learn to overcome such and fight such tenaciously and effectively with lasting results and live above it. I know from personal experience
as well as a therapist.
3. If you are at all open to Christianity . . . I'd seek out discerning perceptive prophetically gifted folks who are BALANCED AND BIBLICAL and not
wild-haired . . . with a good reputation all around . . . usually an individual or group--better a small group of 2-3 or so called to such . . . who
would take a good family history . . . and discern if there's some spirits of depression following the family line down . . . as very often is the
case. And would then deal with it accordingly. Most Pentecostal/Charismatic churches should know of such a group but ask them lots of questions to
insure a balanced and potent group with a good reputation.
Prayers for you and your family. Dreadful about your mother etc.
Thanks Bo, for the prayers, I believe perhaps there IS power in prayer and meditation and they seem to be something one should have in their medicine
bag at all times.
Also I understand, as you mentioned how helpful a good mindset and view is when overcoming many problems. That's true and good advice. But what you
didn't comment on, and what was really the bulk of my post was about human bio-chemistry and how rebalancing it really is crucial to healing an
addict or even those who suffer cravings. The lack of responses touching on this seems to indicate how many people still are not aware of this
absolutely critical component and IMO that is why (a main reason) there is such a revolving door in and out of our wards and prisons and massive
Again I'll just add what is likely obvious, at the core level addicts are not so much addicted to the drug itself as they are the transmitters they
help release/create/raise like dopamine, serotonin, acetocholine, epinephrine, nor-epinephren etc. This may not seem inportant at first glance but
logic might tell us, that if these transmitters could be created and rebalanced and maintained though other means, one wouldn't need illegal or even
synthethic (legal) drugs to do the job. (think millions of kids addicted to Ritalin etc. and being set up for a life of future drug addiction)
But the core point I was making is that the raw materials needed for making these many times are completely missing in hard core alcoholics and
chronic hard drug users, from either years of neglect, possibly genetic factors as the article alludes too, chemical imbalances form birth, receptors
blocked/non-fucntioning from toxic overload etc. etc., one can do all of the cognitive therapy in the world to someone who isn't *physically* able
to manufacture/utilize these raw materials and manufacture the needed quanity's of NT's and it's going to be like telling a severely autistic child
to stop banging their head or someone with Terret's to just knock it off and be quiet. Generally not gonna happen.
Also I'll just add, if people REALLy want to do the best for their kids keep them largely OFF the sugar drug. When you start realizing that sugars
and their toxic UNnatural counterparts work on NTs like illegal drugs do, you may start figuring out, sugar is as much a gateway as alcohol and more
so for some of us. How much sense does this make: Let your children get all pumped up and bouncing off the walls on several mountain dews and a couple
of bowls of Captain Crunch and wonder why the school nurse is now recommedning your child be put on Ritalin. I have known of this happening and it IMO
is setting up people to become addicts.
I'll mention more later, but first would like to hear others weigh in on what they have found is essential in the physical building/rebuilding
process (and yes I'm aware of the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects as well, but I'd like to hear more on the topic of my post).