Enzymes for Addiction Recovery?

October 21, 2011 — 6 Comments

When I think of enzymes I think of my yogurt sitting in the fridge teeming with tiny little life forms that have a positive impact in my gut when I eat them. I also think of that household cleaning stuff called Kids and Pets that uses enzymes to remove stains and odors, especially those nasty ones caused by kids and pets as the name describes. These tiny organisms may hold the key to new treatment in addiction recovery.

Can Enzymes Take The Edge Off Addiction?

As reported in Dr. Buttar’s blog, there is research that indicates that enzymes could be used to take the edge off addiction. These enzymes can seriously reduce the intensity of the reward mechanism people experience when using drugs.

In a world full of medications that are scary to take and some which are even more scary to get off of, enzymes may hold the key to something more natural and less abrasive and destructive to our systems. My built in caution sign is still flashing in the back of my mind because, obviously, any treatment developed would directly target the brain, and that is no trivial matter.

Are There Other “Natural” Things To Take?

Have you used anything considered “natural” to help you stay in recovery? What was it and what results did you get? Please share and post a comment below!

6 responses to Enzymes for Addiction Recovery?

  1. When I was a “serious” drinker, I used to have a saying to myself, “drunk by 9…
    I”d get up at 0700, having passed out by 2100 the night before, and start hitting a 5 litre box of wine. By about 9am, I was feeling pretty good. I”d do my work from home, then at around 1500, I”d need to go get another box. It would take a while to walk to the store, needing to sit down a few times along the way. In the store, if challenged by a clerk, I would tell them I had Sciatica in my leg.
    The walk back home clutching another box was tough.
    I had to force myself to eat something, very little, and by 2100 I was ready to sleep.
    Next day, same thing.
    Having been through rehab twice now, I’ve conquered this deadly habit.
    One guy in rehab described his morning feeling as “Getting Normal, I need to get normal”. I knew what he meant.
    I also needed it to calm the shakes.

    I still drink, but not like that, and I’ve switched to cider.
    Good luck.

  2. I just stumbled upon your comment and I applauded it. If more people would come forward and share how they kicked addictions, perhaps those who are stuck in addiction beleiveing it’s “Too hard” or it’s “not possible” might give it a go. I call it letting someone borrow your evidence until they can make their own. Bravo… enjoy that cider! ENJOY!

  3. I just stumbled upon your comment and I applauded it. If more people would come forward and share how they kicked addictions, perhaps those who are stuck in addiction beleiveing it’s “Too hard” or it’s “not possible” might give it a go. I call it letting someone borrow your evidence until they can make their own. Bravo… enjoy that cider! ENJOY!

  4. I don’t think there is a medical ‘cure’ for alcoholism and/or addiction. I was an active addict and I now have 8 years clean and sober. There are underlying issues that cause an individual to use (aside from the mental/physical addiction). If the non-biological causes are not addressed then I think recovery is impossible. Maybe an enzyme will allow a person to not be physically addicted to a drug temporarily, but genuine happiness and fulfillment will never be provided by a medication. Maybe I am wrong. I see alcohol/drugs merely as a symptom of deeper problems. Those deeper problems need to be addressed…not covered with a band aid. I got sober with the help of a sober living called New Life House. Check out their website if you are looking for help. http://www.newlifehouse.com

  5. I like what Eddie said. For me, it’s not really important what “miracle drug” they’ve come up with, now. The thing is, it’s not going to solve my primary problem, which is between my EARS. As the Divinely inspired Big Book says, “our problem, we think, centers in our mind.” Nothing that can keep me from picking up a drink or a drug is gonna conquer the demons that made it necessary for me to find a refuge from my own mind, in the first place. Addiction is simply a SYMPTOM of a much deeper issue, as Eddie said. Those scientists would e better looking for a cure for stupidity. Oops, did I say that ou tloud? ;)

  6. I like where you are going with this. I think we need to be pushing for a more natural way to cure or help addiction.

    I can’t help but get the impression that big pharmaceutical companies have too much to gain from the pills they sell treating addicts with new addictions. It saddens me in a way that people care more about money than solutions.

    There are probably many different enzymes, drugs, plants, or methods that we should be looking into scientifically but we aren’t because of this reason or that and hopefully we will start to change our mentality on addiction and how to prevent and treat it.

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