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The subconscious mind

They say that only 10% of our brains are used at one time consciously. I would say we only use 10% of our conscious brain to make decisions or concentrate on something at any one time, but the other 90% of the time things are being done for us automatically by our subconscious mind and we are just there experiencing what is happening.

let me give you an example: if I asked you to stretch out your arm and flex your wrist and lift your hand without even thinking about, it, of course, you could. Now if I asked you to give your muscles and ligaments step by step instructions to move systematically all at the same time, do you think you could do it?  Undoubtedly not.  Why? because all of this is being done on a level we can not control.

Yes, we can move our body but we can not instruct certain muscles and nerve endings to work concurrently with each other to allow us to move - they are all working on a separate level to us and are being run by our subconscious mind.  when it comes to addiction, our subconscious mind is in complete control.

Addiction is a human emotion caused by FEAR. That is what is keeping you addicted to whatever it is you are addicted to. Think of a terrorist, that provokes fear. And just like hunger and need for food and water addiction creates a hunger and need for an addictive drug.

This then opens your subconscious mind to all its fears and worries about not having that drug. Your brain is fooled into believing that you need this drug to survive and so it will do whatever it takes for you to get this drug as it is all about survival don't forget, and yes it thinks you need this to survive. 

This is your survival mechanism. It is the same with addiction if you take something that is addictive, it connects itself to the safety mechanism as it does for food and water and so the physical and mental cycle begins.

I know that you may be saying "ah yes but I can go a week or a month without my drug" and you are completely right. But what you can't get rid of is the want and need for it.  You see once you have taken an addictive drug there is a  want and need which stays with you for the rest of your life unless you change your minds blueprint that surrounds the drug.

When you first decide to take an addictive drug the choice is made by you consciously.  If you take it for a second time or third time, it means our subconscious mind is taking over and is now telling you when you have to take this drug.  you will not know this until you try to stop. 

After you take an addictive drug it causes a lot of things to happen inside of us. It puts us into "Fight or Flight Mode", a natural state our bodies go into when we are under stress.

You will find society has got it all wrong for so many years, it's not the drugs or the activity that addicts us, its simply the perpetuation of the subconscious mind wanting us to do things which then creates fear and emotions inside us when we don't do them.

when we stop taking the addictive substances this is when our bodies return to normal and we stop continually producing Cortisol. This, in turn, ends our empty insecure feeling and we find peace and tranquillity, our natural state of being.

There are so many addictive substances available on the market today such as Caffeine, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines, heroin... the list is endless. So now is a good time to ensure you know as much as possible about the substance you are addicted to.  please find the selection below.
 
I have included below in detail the chemical compositions, sources and effects of the substances I am most often asked o help with.

You see when you come to understand just how powerful your subconscious mind can be, you will realise that with the right knowledge, support and tools that I teach you-you can do it, You can finally kick the habit.

A GUIDE TO COMMON ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES:

SUGAR:
For me, this is the hardest to overcome, because if the food companies did not put sugar in, we just would not want their product.

Here are the facts:
Sugar is a carbohydrate naturally found in many foods such as fruit and vegetables, milk and honey.  Also, there are man-made Sugars. When sugar is mentioned most people think of granulated sugar used in baking, put on breakfast cereal, or in tea or coffee.

Do we need sugar:
Yes, our bodies need sugar for energy.  But we extract sugar from the food we eat and store in our bodies for future use.  It is also sent to all our cells.

Avoiding sugar is almost impossible as it is found in most foods that we consume on a daily basis.  But if we read all the ingredients in the food we purchase we can have some level of control over the amount we are consuming, so we can have some degree of control.

Is it good for us?
Sugar is absolutely fine in its "natural" form, it is the refined sugar that is "added" to food that causes a problem. Fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits, chocolate etc.  These types of food have no nutritional value and are high in calories, can lead to obesity, type 11 diabetes and heart disease.

Is sugar addictive? YES like all drugs, sugar causes a release of dopamine in the brain which gives us an immediate kick and therefore is highly addictive.  In fact, white refined sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine and more than 90% of people are addicted to it.

CAFFEINE: Here are the facts:
Caffeine is probably the most commonly used drug. Caffeine is a drug that stimulates the central nervous system i.e relieves or prevents drowsiness.  It is found naturally in many plants but our main sources of Caffeine are:
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Chocolate
  • Cola
Do we need it?
Caffeine is said to have many possible benefits which include:
  • Improved alertness
  • Improved energy Reduced risk of Parkinson's and Dementia
  • Reduced risk of liver disease
  • Reduced risk of type 11 diabetes
Is it good for us?
Many people are unaware of the many implications associated with drinking an excessive amount of caffeine.  drinking over 2-3 cups a day can cause the following:
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased sugar levels in the blood
  • Loss of essential vitamins and minerals. Caffeine causes the loss of Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, zinc, Vitamin B (especially B1) and vitamin C
  • Caffeine can reduce the ability to absorb iron and calcium
  • Caffeine is highly acidic, can cause heartburn and irritate the gastrointestinal tract.  Can cause Acid Reflux
  • Caffeine can cause diarrhoea because it relaxes the colon muscles
Is it addictive?
Yes, it is addictive. We do become dependent on it. How many people go without their tea t coffee in the morning? unlike other hard drugs, it doesn't affect you physically, mentally or economically and is therefore socially acceptable worldwide.

Nicotine:
From the first time you take a drag of your first cigarette, this is where it all starts on the ladder to addiction.

What is nicotine?
Nicotine is a yellow oily substance that is found in the plant Nicotiana Tabacum, which is more commonly known as the tobacco plant.

Do we need it? is it good for us?
No! there is nothing good about it, its a poison, previously used as a pesticide.  There are many other chemicals being added to the production of a cigarette, here are just a few:
  • Butane - used for lighter fluid
  • Ammonia - used in toilet cleaners
  • Arsenic - poison
  • Carbon Monoxide - poisonous gas
  • Cadmium - used in batteries
  • Methanol - used in rocket fuel
Most common effects of smoking:
  • Heart and Blood circulation
  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Cancer
  • Premature ageing of the skin
  • Kung disease
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • pneumonia
  • Stroke

Is Nicotine Addictive?
Yes.  Nicotine is highly addictive.  Nicotine-like most other types of drugs increase the release of dopamine in the brain that gives the "pleasurable" feeling. the nicotine reaches the brain in around 7 seconds and also leaves the body fairly quickly which is why smokers tend to smoke at regular intervals.

Alcohol:
What is alcohol? it is actually a chemical called Ethanol. Ethanol is produced by the fermentation of either grains or fruit.  Yeast breaks down the sugar producing a liquid we know as Alcohol!

People say that a little is said to reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce cholesterol and boost brain power. However, alcohol does not have any nutritional value at all. It is packed with calories because of its sugar content, which turns to fat when it enters the body.

The government suggests that 2-3 units per day are safe for women and 4-5 units per day are safe for a man. Interestingly, this figure is based on the amount of alcohol an adult body can process in an hour.

There are so many health risks associated with drinking:
  • Memory loss and dementia
  • Severe depression
  • Cancer
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Epilepsy
  • High blood pressure
  •  Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Pancreatitis
  • Suppresses the immune system making you prone to infections

Is alcohol addictive:
Yes. Like sugar and all other types of drugs, alcohol releases dopamine into the brain which gives us a feeling of high! It also releases endorphins which can reduce pain.

People drink for different reasons, to give them courage, confidence, social event, to kill pain and unwind.  however like smoking or taking cocaine, the so-called pleasure disappears when you realise that you are dependent on the drug.

Prescription Drugs and Painkillers:
What are Prescription drugs and painkillers? these are drugs prescribed by your GP for a variety of reasons.  The reason they are prescribed is that they are strong drugs. 

There are three main groups of drugs that are addictive are painkillers, depressants, and stimulants. Many of us do not realise the addictive nature of these drugs until we try to stop using them or realise we are taking more than we used to.

Painkillers are in actual fact powerful drugs that target the brain and in particular the nervous system, blocking signals so we don't feel the pain. Painkillers come from the Opiate family of drugs, called Opioids, derive from the same plant as Heroin, the Opium Poppy.

Codeine, OxyContin, Vicodin and hydrocodone are a few that you may have heard of, slowing down our system activity in the brain giving a calming feeling.

Barbiturates benzodiazepines aid sleep medication, the most common is Diazepam (valium)

Stimulants are like the opposite of depressants, rather than calming you down they speed up your brain. Amphetamines increase your alertness, energy and attention.  People with ADHD have these drugs prescribed to them along with people suffering from sleep disorders and depression.

Do we need them?
As with all drugs that are prescribed to people to treat certain illnesses, I do not doubt that many people do have improved quality of life because of these drugs, but they are also addictive.  

What are the harmful effects?
  • Painkillers
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Overdose and possible death
Depressants:
  • Slurred speech
  • Shallow breathing
  • Disorientation
  • Lack of coordination
  • Seizures if topped suddenly
  • Overdose and possible death
Stimulants:
  • Paranoia
  • Increased temperature
  • Increased Heart rate
Marijuana:

Marijuana (also known as cannabis and many more street names ) is produced from dried leaves, stem, flowers and seeds of the plant Cannabis Sativa.  Commonly smoked in a rolled-up cigarette, but can be consumed in food or brewed tea.

The chemical (delta - 9- tetrahydrocannabinol ) is what gives us the "buzz".  when smoked the chemical enters our bloodstream from the lungs and will reach the brain and other organs.  When THC hits the brain and connects with receptors on nerve cells this will, in turn, give us pleasure or high feelings.

Is it good for us:

Out of all the drugs marijuana is probably the one that is claimed to have many positive effects, namely:
  • Feeling of relaxation
  • Reduced eye pressure
  • Reduces pain
  • Reduces nausea and vomiting
  • Stimulates appetite
these positive effects have instigated discussions and studies on the use of marijuana to treat people with the following diseases/illness:
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Huntington's diseaseParkinson disease
  • insomnia
On the flip side: regular use of marijuana has been linked with the following:
  • Fertility - low sperm count
  • Respiratory problems
  • Low immune system
  • Emotional problems
  • Increased risk of developing Schizophrenia
Cocaine and Crack Cocaine:

What is Cocaine? derived from the plant called coca bush. Basically, the leaves of the plant are picked and crushed with a mixture of acid and water. The fluid is extracted and further mixed with ingredients such as lime and petrol to make rough granules of cocaine.

This is then taken to a laboratory for further processing, where it is purified to make cocaine hydrochloride that roughly is 90% pure. It is packed to dealers and bicarbonate of soda or talc its added before it is sold on the streets.

When you take cocaine as a stimulant you experience increased confidence, your alert, chatty, and generally on top of the world.

What is Crack Cocaine?
Crack is also cocaine but has been mixed with ammonia or baking soda solution and is then heated to remove all the hydrochloride salt. The cocaine is then known as rock crystal, which is heated and the vapour is inhaled.

Is it good for us:
Cocaine was used many years ago for medicines, it was added to tonics and elixirs for people who felt ill. Cocaine was also used as an ingredient in Coca-Cola. Surgeons were also known to use cocaine as a way of blocking pain prior to the invention of anaesthetic. Obviously nowadays cocaine is recognised as highly addictive which far outweighs any medicinal properties, it may have and is now illegal.

What are the harmful effects:
The euphoria that comes with taking cocaine is very short lived. Once the buzz has gone, you immediately crash down and are left with the complete opposite feeling. People have a tendency to suffer depression, anxiety, anger and many other destructive feelings. Short term issues after taking the drug can be:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased heart rate, BP, and body temperature
  • Contracted blood vessels
  • Increased rate of breathing
  • Dilated pupils
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Nausea
  • Hyperstimulation
  • Bizarre, erratic, sometimes violent behaviour
  • Intense euphoria
  • Paranoia
  • Intense drug craving
  • Panic and psychosis
  • Convulsions, seizure and sudden death from high doses

Further long-term effects of using the drug can be: 
  • Permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain
  • High BP
  • Liver, Kidney and lung damage
  • Respiratory failure if smoked
  • Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
  • Malnutrition, weight loss and severe tooth decay
  • Hallucinations
  • Irritability
  • Delirium or psychosis
Heroin:

This drug is highly addictive and destroys peoples lives and the lives of people around them.

What is Heroin? Made from morphine which is extracted from the seed of opium poppy plants. Heroin comes in two forms.  The first is either a white or brown powder and is usually cut with things like sugar, starch or powdered milk. This type of Heroin is a more pure form and can be snorted or smoked. 

The other form of Heroin looks like a black tar due to the way it is processed and leaves behind many impurities and this is the form that is injected.

Is it good for us? There is no benefit whatsoever to anyone taking this drug because it is so highly addictive and whilst it is quite obviously not good for us in any shape or form, it is interesting that heroin is still prescribed today as a strong painkiller in the form of diamorphine.

What are the harmful side effects?
There are a few common short-term harmful effects associated with heroin which are:
  • Slowed breathing
  • Clouded mental functioning
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sedation, drowsiness
  • Hypothermia
  • Coma or death (due to overdose)
The longer-term effects of using this drug can include:
  •  Bad teeth and inflammation of the gums
  • Cold sweats
  • Itching
  • Pus-filled spots on face
  • A weakening of the immune system
  • Respiratory illness
  • Muscular weakness
  • Reduced sexual capacity, including impotence in men
  • Loss of memory
  • Infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • AIDS
  • HepatitsLoss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • collapsed veins

IS HEROIN ADDICTIVE? YES HIGHLY ADDICTIVE AND I DONT FEEL I NEED TO SAY ANYMORE.

I work and support clients who come to me for help with their addiction.  If you decide to contact me for help be prepared to play your part in my programme. You can be free from any addiction, and get your life back we need to start a dialogue with your subconscious mind and start fighting and winning the battle within today.  CALL FOR ACTION NOW! 07598707624