Month: October 2017

We are a Cocaine Nation.

Sadly, as one of the most dangerous drugs known to man, Cocaine is common place and ‘normal’ in many walks of life here now. For some it is as habitual as having a coffee break, for others it is the stuff of nightmares as they try to stop alone.

Cocaine creates a huge psychological dependence as it stimulates key pleasure centers within the brain resulting in euphoria but a tolerance to it starts quickly resulting in needing more to achieve the same result. Once an addiction has started it has proven almost impossible to become free of it without help.

It’s hard to break free of that world. It’s hard to break free of the suppliers as you block their number and they call you from different ones just as your resolve is crumbling and it’s hard to break free from being surrounded by others doing the same. But just because everyone else is doing it does that make it right for you? I have worked successfully many times with men and women that are addicted to Cocaine and combinations with other drugs. I know it’s entirely possible to learn to love the life you have in a natural way and see how powerful you are, what you can achieve, and enjoy the buzz of life without drugs.

We are not sheep. We are all amazing individuals that, when we are our own authentic selves, are connected to who we are and how we fit into this beautiful planet we all share. If you take drugs then you are separated from yourself. You are conforming to a culture that includes death and despair. You are losing your uniqueness and you are searching for the very thing that you are destroying: You. You are literally filling your self; mind body and spirit with deadly toxins, and watching the amount escalate, as you lose your way. Moving from one drama to the next until the day you lose yourself completely or you decide to be you, be you, be you.

The people that come to me to give up Cocaine have reached a stage where they hate the way its ruined them, their lives, their jobs and relationships. They hate the way it makes them let people down and let themselves down. They hate the side effects and depression. They hate the way they desperately want to stop but can’t. They tell me that they don’t get any positives from being on it but they still cant stop no matter how much they want to. They are losing so much and gaining nothing.

On my programme we work together to break the links to Cocaine addiction. I use all of my skills and expertise to change the mindset that started it, to break the addiction. I build self love, self trust and self belief, I build confidence to be authentic, I illuminate the harm; mentally, emotionally and physically and I illuminate the good that can come out of leaving Cocaine in the past. Over the duration of the programme profound changes occur and the light, that was once just a tiny spark in the darkness, starts to spread through every part of their lives. Breaking the Links to addiction is 100% possible if we work together to bring you home to you and a bigger, better, balanced way of life. I walk with you all the way.

So if you feel that your use of Cocaine and maybe other substances is now an addiction then I’m right here on the end of the phone to help you to find a richness in life free from addiction. If you don’t think you have a problem then listen to the people that love you the most….what are they saying? Denial isn’t helping you to get well and turn your life around. Denial will only hold you down.

 

 

Anabolic Steroids: Body or Mind?

If you use them then you know what they do; they build muscle mass and decrease fat while improving athletic performance. They mimic the effects of the male hormone testosterone. They can be injected into muscle, taken in tablet form or applied as creams or gels onto the skin.

If you use them then you will know that you can avoid some of the side effects by ‘Cycling’; using for a while then stopping before starting again. You can ‘Stack’ them so that you get different effects from different drugs. Then you can also do ‘Pyramiding’ when you take an increasing dose over 6 to 12 weeks with a combination and stop and start. And you can time their use perfectly so they are out of your system in time if you are going to get tested.

If you are not really careful with your timings and dosage then regularly taking them can lead to potentially dangerous medical conditions. I’m sure you have researched the risk of high blood pressure or heart attacks, liver tumours, mood swings and manic behaviour. You may block out of your mind the fact that you might become violent or aggressive to those around you.

If you’re a man you are turning a blind eye to the possibility that Anabolic Steroids can reduce your sperm count, causing infertility, shrunken testicles, cause an inability to gain an erection, and come with an increased risk of Prostate Cancer.

If you’re a woman you are over looking the risk of a deeper voice, excessive hair growth on your face and body, lack of breast tissue and the possible fertility problems that can be caused.

And then there’s the fact that they are addictive, whether you are being ‘clever’ with them or not, they are addictive. Doctors advise people, that are taking them for medical reasons, to come off them gradually to help with the withdrawal symptoms of depression and apathy, feelings of anxiety, difficulty concentrating, poor sleep, feelings of paranoia, possible anorexia, lack of sex drive, extreme fatigue, pain in the joints of your body and terrible headaches.

Once a plateau has been reached in a natural, 100% human effort way, the desire to impress gets stronger and the drug of choice helps build that muscle and rewards the dedication that is necessary to progress and maybe compete. From talking to my Addiction clients that use these drugs I understand that the  aim is to have more than Nature gave them and to have real power and muscle to show for the special diets and the hours and hours of work put in at the gym or on the track etc.

It is a sign of our image conscious times that it is now more and more common for people that are not confident in some way to want to enhance their looks, figures, physiques, faces to choose to have plastic surgery or Botox or fillers or drugs that make them thinner.  A body builder will see satisfaction in their appearance as muscle. They want to be bigger in a muscular way to feel happy with themselves both physically and emotionally their drug of choice if they want to go down that root is one that increases size via muscle mass.

When it comes to self image and the perception of one’s outward body image, often this is distorted, a misconception of how we look. Yet the real issue is not what we look like but how we feel about being us. People that are happy in their true authenticity are contented and confident in how they look regardless of what their outward image is, they are happy in their own skin.

We can create a psychological addiction to gaining the attention and admiration of others. The ‘Selfies’ culture is a perfect example of the craving for validation and praise.  With Anabolic Steroids the desire to improve self image and body image motivates changes in behaviour which can lead to a use of the drugs to sustain the positive praise and attention that is now craved psychologically.

We are always what we believe we are. For some the desire to excel, impress and gain praise and positive attention from others drives them to take measures that others would never consider. The deep seated need for admiration is born of a lack of self love and self belief and that need can create addiction, addiction to feel desired, envied, looked up to. An addiction to what, in their eyes, makes that possible: Anabolic Steroids.