January 29th 2016 - A New Approach for Unintended Drug Abuse: Part of the Missing Link
After watching a recent show on CNN “Inside Utah’s Struggle with Drug Abuse” by Lisa Ling, in October, 2014, we learned that prescription pill addiction is epidemic in Utah. According to many reports on the subject, pill addiction and addiction in general is widespread throughout most communities. In the U.S. alone, thousands of families are impacted everyday, facing life and death decisions about how to respond regarding their addicted family members and how best to care for them. We are creating a center where families can find answers and learn about their personal psychology that triggers the events in their lives that they seem to have no control over. This program is based on Psychology- Kinesiology (PSYCH-K) and Body Code and Emotion Code. These modalities address your subconscious, emotional programming. Changing your subconscious programming and releasing trapped emotions, in our opinion, may be helpful to prepare you if you choose to enter an intensive rehab experience. A recent HBO documentary, Heroin: Cape Cod, USA which aired in January, 2016, interviewed addicts and their parents who were making constant references to their broken psychology. They could not manage their past emotional experiences, and they felt that the only way forward for them was to self-medicate and numb their emotions with drugs.
Part of the missing link is identifying and releasing many of the trapped emotions and negative beliefs that a person collects, usually from accidents and also from emotional upsets in childhood and adolescence. These are the trapped emotions leading up to the addiction that need to be released. These trapped emotions and beliefs may become a constant irritant, a source of shame and self-blame, to sometimes be suppressed by medications and other drugs. They see no solution or way out from these powerful emotions. They believe, usually with unfortunate results, that their only escape is to unintentionally abuse drugs.
Despite efforts to fight the opiate epidemic, drug overdoses reached an all time high in 2014, according to the CDC. Deaths from overdoses of prescription drugs and heroin continue to be the leading cause of unintentional death of Americans. In the year 2014, 47,055 people died from drug overdoses. That is 1.5 times the number of people killed in car crashes. Opioids are involved in 61% of all drug overdose deaths. Since the year 2000 opioid drug overdose deaths have cost the lives of half a million people in the US.
Detox centers are finding police officers, lawyers, nurses, clergy, people from all walks of life, who came from some of the best neighborhoods, looking for help for opiate and heroin addiction. Their common story: “We used to take pills, but now we inject heroin.”
Although the USA constitutes 4.6% of the world population, Americans use 80% of the world’s opioids. An 80 mg.- OxyContin pill- a dose common on the street- costs $32.00 - $40.00 in the mid-2000’s. By 2009, in some areas of the country, the going rate for the pills doubled to $80.00. At the peak of one’s addiction, when tolerance levels go through the roof and are difficult to satiate, opiate addicts can burn through 6 or 7 80-mg pills a day. In the late 2000’s, that meant spending up to $500.00 a day to feed their habit. Consequently, many have turned to the far cheaper and available alternative…heroin. This addiction can tear families and communities apart, hurting many more people than just the actual addicts. This approach is designed to help the whole family, whose members have been emotionally damaged by this experience. Many people struggle with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety. Addicts find that once they are no longer using drugs, strong emotions and regrets over the past can often become completely overwhelming. The program of PSYCH-K and Body Code addresses this very important issue. By addressing what we refer to as trapped emotions and negative beliefs, we can steer a person away from relapsing.
Our lives are running on our subconscious programs 95% of our day. (and our conscious minds a mere 5%) Many of these beliefs and programs were learned in the early years of childhood, as we observed the environment around us and how it all made sense to us. Since we are in a hypnagogic state (a state of semi-hypnosis) up until the age of 6 or 7, we have no filters with which to understand our experiences which give us perspective, and we take everything we experience at face value. We are exposed to all kinds of programming happening all around us in our immediate environment. The “good” programming continues to serve us throughout our lives, but other programming causes feelings of powerlessness and victimization, causing self-sabotaging behaviors and negative thinking patterns that can often lead to addictions and addictive behaviors and ill health. Realize that these early programs are not even your own. These programs have been imprinted from the environment around you.
Although we are not a drug rehab center, the plan that we offer does not focus completely on sobriety, but focuses on your personal psychology. We would like to help create a retreat center of about 100 places with housing for about the same amount of staff. The retreat model that we like, to date, is based on Highlands Resort in Carmel, California. Similar to Air BnB, spouses and friends and parents are welcome to accompany you. It is likely that a spouse or relative, or another close relationship, also has trapped emotions and enabling behaviors that are needing to be identified and released.
This process works with changing the deep subconscious programs that are often the cause of your continuing addiction. During your stay with us, you have complete freedom to come and go as you like. We realize that people’s lives are complex, and that families need flexibility. When you experience a relapse or a craving, you have access to a facilitator who works with your underlying beliefs and emotions that are surfacing. This process enables you to face the strong emotions that you have long buried and are too painful to look at, which, in turn, may fuel your addiction.
Our focus is on the individual, with one-on-one sessions available on a daily basis with no formal set program.Addiction can happen to anyone, nearly always through no fault of their own. Together, we create an approach that is in alignment with your particular needs and goals and based on your psychology. We assist you in resetting your subconscious instincts and the mental impulses that are driving your tendency toward addiction. There is a modern culture of perfection that seems to indirectly lead some to addictive behavior. Pills lessen this anxiety, but soon these drugs can become an obsession. You can change your programming about your need to be perfect…..that you are okay just as you are, and that you love yourself unconditionally.
The subconscious mind is the brain’s Super Computer. vs. the conscious mind, which is the equivalent of a mini-processor. The subconscious mind is where deep and lasting changes can take place. Our tools serve to steer your judgement away from self blame, shame, abandonment, worthlessness, etc. It is first imperative that you do not blame yourself, that you are not ashamed that you have let people down, including yourself. These negative, buried emotions are referred to as trapped emotions. People unwittingly carry these emotional signals, and releasing them is all part of your healing process. As an addiction grows, the more trapped emotions you might accumulate, leading to more negative self-talk, which can lead to more addiction to shut off the ever present anxiety, followed by a gradual retreat from your family and friends and even from society itself. Releasing this anxiety by releasing trapped emotions, many of which you collected as a child, is a pathway back to living a normal, balanced life.
Another reference point is the emotional signature that addiction leaves on the immediate family. A parent may have an addiction, and the emotional shock that is endured by the children and the spouse can be extreme. Our approach looks for answers, solutions and care for these emotional emergencies endured by the immediate family. Commonly found trapped emotions in these cases can be: shock, shame, abandonment, worthlessness, depression, despair, anxiety, betrayal, vulnerability, etc. Trapped emotions that are addressed and released can help the mind heal and the immune system to strengthen. The goal with relationships between the spouses and their children is to reach a state of equilibrium, forgiveness and healing. Past experience has shown us that focusing on the subconscious programming can be the fastest, most gentle and most thorough modality in accomplishing your goals of reaching a state of inner peace and well-being for yourself and for your family.
“The Biology of Belief” by Dr. Bruce Lipton
“Spontaneous Evolution” by Dr. Bruce Lipton
“The Missing Peace / Piece in Your Life” by Rob Williams
“The Emotion Code” by Dr. Bradley Nelson
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Santa Cruz, Carmel, Ma, CA 95061