The End of My Addiction

The End of My Addiction

'The End of My Addiction' is both a memoir of Dr Ameisen's struggle with uncontrollable addiction and a groundbreaking call to action for research that could help millions of addicts.

Author: Olivier Ameisen

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 0749942207

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 352

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Dr Olivier Ameisen was a brilliant cardiologist and running his own successful practice when he developed a profound addiction to alcohol. Fearing for his life, he immersed himself in AA, rehab and therapy. Nothing worked. So he did the only thing he could; he took his treatment into his own hands. Searching for a cure for his deadly disease, he happened upon baclofen, a muscle relaxant that had been used safely for years as a treatment for various types of muscle spasticity, but had more recently shown promising results in studies with laboratory animals addicted to a wide variety of substances. Dr Ameisen prescribed himself the drug and experimented with increasingly higher doses until he finally reached a level high enough to leave him free of any craving for alcohol. That was more than six years ago. Baclofen, as prescribed under a doctor's care, could possibly help many addicts. But as long as the medical and research establishments ignore a cure for one of the most deadly diseases in the world, we won't be able to understand baclofen's full potential. This book is a plea for research that can rescue millions from the scourge of addiction.
Categories: Alcoholics

The End Of My Addiction

The End Of My Addiction

By completely suppressing my addiction, baclofen saved my life. I believe it can save and improve the lives of many others by completely suppressing their addictions, and I have written this book to that end. It is in effect an extended ...

Author: Olivier Ameisen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748115181

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 172

Dr Olivier Ameisen was a brilliant cardiologist and running his own successful practice when he developed a profound addiction to alcohol. Fearing for his life, he immersed himself in AA, rehab and therapy. Nothing worked. So he did the only thing he could; he took his treatment into his own hands. Searching for a cure for his deadly disease, he happened upon baclofen, a muscle relaxant that had been used safely for years as a treatment for various types of muscle spasticity, but had more recently shown promising results in studies with laboratory animals addicted to a wide variety of substances. Dr Ameisen prescribed himself the drug and experimented with increasingly higher doses until he finally reached a level high enough to leave him free of any craving for alcohol. That was more than six years ago. Baclofen, as prescribed under a doctor's care, could possibly help many addicts. But as long as the medical and research establishments ignore a cure for one of the most deadly diseases in the world, we won't be able to understand baclofen's full potential. This book is a plea for research that can rescue millions from the scourge of addiction.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The End of My Addiction

The End of My Addiction

Most of the other medical professionals in rehab at Marworth were primarily addicted to prescription painkillers like codeine and anesthetics like fentanyl , with alcohol or some other drug as their secondary addiction .

Author: Olivier Ameisen, M.D.

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

ISBN: IND:30000122540226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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What if you there were a cure for addiction--a medication that eradicates the need for a fix? This is the story of Olivier Ameisen, a brilliant physician and cardiologist who developed a profound addiction to alcohol. He broke bones with no memory of falling and nearly lost his kidneys. He gave up his flourishing practice and invested himself in Alcoholics Anonymous and, later, rehab. Nothing worked. So he took his treatment into his own hands. Searching for a cure, he discovered baclofen, a muscle relaxant that had proven effective in curing rats addicted to every substance from nicotine and alcohol to cocaine and heroin. Ameisen prescribed himself the drug and, over a two-year period, experimented with the dosage until he reached a level high enough to leave him free of any craving for alcohol. This is both a memoir of Ameisen's own struggle and a groundbreaking call to action.--From publisher description.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The End of Alcohol Addiction

The End of Alcohol Addiction

Dr. Ameisen, who died of a heart attack in July 2013, wrote a book about his experiences, published in France as Le Dernier Verre (The Last Glass in English) in 2008 and in 2009 as The End of My Addiction in English.4 The book received ...

Author: Mathis Heydtmann, MD, PhD

Publisher: Sunrise River Press

ISBN: 9781934716632

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 76

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The worldwide burden of alcoholism on affected individuals, their families, and society is enormous. People with alcohol use disorders tend to miss work, get into problems with the law, have financial difficulties, and alienate family and friends. Alcoholism also contributes to health problems such as heart disease, stroke, liver disease, brain damage, pancreatitis, and cancer as well as societal problems such as suicide, domestic violence, and accidents. Some medications help some patients with alcohol addiction, but no drug treatment has been shown to be effective in ending alcohol addiction. One drug, however, has shown promise. Baclofen, which is given for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and other spinal cord diseases, has shown promising results in the treatment of alcoholism and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Baclofen was developed in the 1960s and marketed and sold for its role in relieving muscle spasms. Other uses for the drug were not actively pursued and, because baclofen is now inexpensive to produce and no longer protected by a patent, drug companies have limited interest in performing the rigorous and expensive research required to prove its use for the treatment of alcoholism. In this book, you hear from internationally regarded doctors who have all prescribed baclofen for years for the treatment of alcohol addiction. They report on their experiences and views and discuss the results of studies on the use of baclofen to treat alcoholism. Whether you are a patient, family member, or doctor, this book will help you understand the history of baclofen’s use, current research on its use to treat alcohol use disorders, and whether it might be a viable option for your life or practice. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
Categories: Health & Fitness

God Carried Me through My Addiction

God Carried Me through My Addiction

With my irrational thinking, which my addiction made me think was rational, my mindset was, I will show them, ... I was nearing the end of my assignment, still attending rehab, saying the things that I knew the staff wanted to hear—not ...

Author: Carl Powell

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781638858843

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 82

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Chemical addictions not only affect the life of the addicted one, but it has been said that a person's addiction affect the lives of at least fourteen more people. This can easily be seen when we look at the addicted one having parents, children, siblings, cousins, bosses, coworkers, and friends. All love and care for the addicted person in their lives can easily become an enabler to the addicted because of the love for them. In more cases than not, the person attempting to help starts suffering from codependency if they don't get help and education on chemical addictions. Addictions not only affect lives but destroy them because addictions produce a sinful lifestyle that separates the suffering from God. The Bible and the twelve steps to recovery are the solutions for the addicted and the codependent.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Manage My Addiction

Manage My Addiction

What I Wish I'd Learned in School about Substance Use Disorder and Addiction Recovery Kenneth Martz ... As we near the end of this book, our relationship will change. It has been a pleasure to join you in this journey.

Author: Kenneth Martz

Publisher: Kenneth Martz

ISBN: 9781736613115

Category: Self-Help

Page: 151

View: 924

The author blends theory and practice in direct, useful, and inviting ways. Inspiring quotations and takeaway messages abound. The format engages readers who eagerly anticipate "next steps." Dr. Sandra Rasmussen: Author of Ready, Set, Go! Addiction Management for People in Recovery Today, millions of Americans are facing an epidemic of addiction. Alcohol, opiates, stimulants, and gambling have become common, with as many as one in four families searching for a way to recover their lives. These patterns include other behavioral issues, including screen time, sexual behaviors, compulsive eating, and shopping. As we search to numb or solve our internal experience with addictive behavior patterns, the impacts can worsen, adding depression, anxiety, health, or even legal concerns. With decades of experience, Dr. Martz helps guide the reader to understand the process of addiction and make a change. In this book you will find: • How the brain tricks us and how to take control of it •The stages of addiction and implications of each • Understanding our "Why" and how to use it • The five key approaches to make lasting change in our insight, vision, emotions, beliefs, and values • Special sections on trauma, goal-setting, and cross-addictions •Guidance on how to find a counselor that’s a good fit for you If you want to stay the same, this book is not for you. If you are ready for something more, read on. Start now to change your life. Page up and Order Now
Categories: Self-Help

Wrongly Diagnosed Unmasking the Alcoholism Drug Addiction Plot and the Twelve Step Deception

Wrongly Diagnosed   Unmasking the Alcoholism Drug Addiction Plot and the Twelve Step Deception

(Narcotics Anonymous) because I was a heroin addict, but it didn't work for me. ... All I need is to get three days clean, and I can walk away from my addiction. ... I just knew that this was the final end to my addiction to heroin.

Author: Csc John E Johnson Ras

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781609570033

Category:

Page: 256

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Wrongly Diagnosed exposes the true source and nature of addiction that has been hidden, denied, and disbelieved. It provides correct information as it relates to God and recovery using the Word of God. It reveals the misrepresentation of God in the twelve-step program and exposes the deception of its concept of spirituality and a higher power. Wrongly Diagnosed is an unflinching look at the true nature of addiction. Pastor Johnson gives the reader an inside look at this national tragedy and the path he has found to healing. This book is the work of a refreshingly honest and engaging writer who repays the time you invest in him with substantial hope. Sharilyn Grayson, Freelance Editor As a co-dependent, and mother of four children married to a cocaine addict, I found this book to be extremely enlightening into the issues and struggles of an addict. It is insightful, informative and an honest look at what an addict goes through during and after their addiction. Monica Grier Wrongly Diagnosed is biblically sound with information that helps to identify our true source of power to be free from addiction, which is Christ. It has revealed to us, the strategies of Satan's counterfeit behavior. The masking and delusional practice of lies and deception orchestrated by our adversary the devil. Pastor Maria Salas, Joshua & Caleb Ministry. Bell Garden, CA John Johnson is an ordained pastor, a Certified Alcohol and Drug counselor RAS, CSC. He was the Co-founder and Director of the Wings of Healing Alcohol and Drug ministry at Greater Bethany Community Church in Los Angeles, CA 1991 to 1999. Freed from $300-$400 a day heroin and cocaine habit. In 19 Years of recovery, he has never had one day of withdrawals, cravings or a desire for drugs.
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JESUS IS BETTER THAN PORN How I Confessed my Addiction to My Wife and Found a New Life

JESUS IS BETTER THAN PORN  How I Confessed my Addiction to My Wife and Found a New Life

Quit. Smoking. Joseph Frascella, director of the division of clinical neuroscience at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) wrote in Time Magazine: "Addictions are repetitive behaviors in the face of negative consequences, ...

Author: Hugh Houston

Publisher: Hugh Houston

ISBN: 9781797641416

Category: Self-Help

Page: 122

View: 133

You can break free from porn and find a new life. Apply practical strategies and escape the hamster wheel of compulsive pornography use. Get the inspiration, motivation and information you have been looking for as you begin your journey to the LIGHT. Honest, hard-hitting, helpful and hopeful! This story of one man's courageous battle against lust and pornography shows how a Christian (even a pastor) can be trapped in the darkness, feeling isolated and afraid to ask for help. Yet Hugh’s story of heartbreak, humility and trusting in Christ shows how God offers new life. When Hugh finally confessed his secret double life to his wife of 30 years, it almost destroyed her. Yet out of this terrible pain, the Lord brought forgiveness and healing. Their marriage today is stronger than ever! This can be your story too! There is HOPE for anyone enslaved by sin, because Jesus came to set the captives free. Learn how to fight lies with the truth. See how you can take control of your thoughts and your mind. Begin using your own personal “Battle Plan” today. Practice intentional living. Your life can be different. God has already provided you with everything you need for your new life. Use the discussion questions at the end of each chapter with your group. A Certified Partner Coach wrote: “During the past 17 years, I’ve read countless books on the topic of secretive sexual behaviors. Few offer as much humble-yet-helpful wisdom as this book by lifelong missionary, Hugh Houston.” Get your copy today. Jesus is so much better than porn!
Categories: Self-Help

Natural Rest for Addiction

Natural Rest for Addiction

over twenty years, I lived in addiction. My addiction progressed from smoking marijuana as a teenager to drinking lots of alcohol and using many drugs, including methamphetamine, opiates, cocaine, and LSD later in life. Near the end of ...

Author: Scott Kiloby

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781626258884

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 498

Freedom from addiction is available in the one place that’s the most difficult for an addict to be—the present moment. In Natural Rest for Addiction, non-duality teacher and addiction specialist Scott Kiloby offers his Natural Rest program for finding recovery from substance abuse—and addictions of all kinds—through the mindful practice of Resting Presence. If you struggle with alcoholism, drug dependency, or some other form of addiction, you know all too well the urges and cravings that drive your habit. Addiction tells you that something is wrong, that you need something outside of yourself to make you well, something to fill the sense of deficiency you carry inside. These feelings are often tied to deep emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, or pain held in the body that has never fully been acknowledged. But what if you could learn to relax into awareness and accept the difficult thoughts, emotions, and sensations that make you feel like you need to do something—anything—to change your experience? This book will guide you, step by step, into the natural, open, peaceful awareness that is available to you at all times. Using the mindfulness-based Natural Rest program for recovery, you’ll learn how to tap into this present-moment awareness throughout the day, relieving yourself of worries about the future or past by allowing your thoughts and feelings to come and go as they are, without grasping at or trying to control them. You’ll also learn about the Living Inquiries, a process of self-inquiry developed by Scott Kiloby to target the beliefs, trauma, compulsions, and triggers that keep you trapped in the cycle of suffering and seeking. At the heart of addiction is a constant, desperate desire to alter what you’re feeling, to escape from the here and now, to find relief. With Natural Rest for Addiction, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the complex issues that underlie addictive behavior and learn how to find peace, freedom, and well-being in the present, one moment at a time.
Categories: Self-Help

Addiction

Addiction

I am here for my ` coke ' ( cocaine ) addiction . I never believed I could end up addicted to anything . I always had it my way . Addicts were weak people , peo- ple who could not handle things . I could always handle things .

Author: Irving A. Cohen

Publisher: Health Press

ISBN: 0929173104

Category: Self-Help

Page: 236

View: 509

Billions of dollars have been expended on educating the public about the dangers of drug and alochol addiction. Despite these massive expenditures, the powerful vortex of addiction continues. Why? Irving Cohen, MD looks at the profile of the addict, the nature of addiction, the pharmacologic nature of the drugs, and explains the roller coaster syndrome that can trap innocent people. Addiction: The High-Low Trap offers a unique perspecive for both the addict and society on how to approach this problem.
Categories: Self-Help