Prescription drugs can be just as addictive as illegal drugs. For example, hydrocodone, a prescription opiate, is synthetic heroin. It’s indistinguishable from any other heroine as far as your brain and body is concerned.
Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks said the biggest mistake she ever made was giving in to her friends and going to see a psychiatrist. He prescribed the anti-anxiety drug Klonopin, and, according to Nicks, the next eight years of her life were destroyed.
Today, prescription drugs cause more deaths and premature deaths than illegal drugs.
The body’s reaction to the removal of a substance it has become dependent upon is called withdrawal. Withdrawal causes craving for more of the substance being removed. The period of time when the body is trying to overcome its addiction is called detoxification (detox).
Every time a person uses addictive drugs, residual amounts are stored in the body’s fatty tissues. When the body metabolizes that tissue, the stored toxins are released into the bloodstream, stimulating the craving to use drugs and alcohol again. A holistic detoxification program removes the drug and alcohol residue stored in body tissues to put an end to the cravings.
Leeches have a unique ability to tunnel into the blood and lymph system and detoxify.
Our bodies hold about 5 quarts of blood that travel through some 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Impurities and pollutants in the blood find their way into all blood cells, tissues and organs of the body as the blood circulates.
Our bodies hold about 1 ½ quarts of lymph fluid. The lymphatic system is often called the body’s garbage can because it carries away the waste that the cells cast off – cancer cells, nitrogenous wastes, trapped protein, fatty globules, pathogenic bacteria, infectious viruses, foreign substances, heavy metals, and other assorted matter.
Medicinal leeches act as a disposable syringe, tunneling into both the blood and the lymph systems. This prompts the body to release stored residues. Typically, what a person discharges over the next 12-36 hours is 30 percent blood, and 70 percent toxins.
Typically, people using hirudotherapy for drug or alcohol detox will tell us they know it is powerfully effective because the fluid they discharged after the first, and sometimes again after the second session, left no doubt that the leeches had accessed stored toxins more quickly than other methods they had tried.
As the residues decrease, the cravings decrease.