Neil Beck Beating Heroin

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Beating Heroin

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This book was written for heroin sufferers, their families, friends and health carers. Dr Beck uses Buprenorphine, Group Therapy and to a lesser extent Naltrexone ( as he has found that in most cases Buprenorphine is more beneficial ) and other medications where necessary. The most up to date information has been condensed into this book. To name a few, it covers topics as the "Beating Heroin" Program, the Great Buprenorphine Breakthrough, a comparison of detoxification methods, pre-existing underlying factors which can lead to heroin addiction, the commonest cause of substance abuse and addiction, depression/ anxiety/ stress/ insomnia, chemicals and chemically disturbed people, 8 case studies,  narcotic tolerance and deaths following heroin treatments, diet,  E.E.G. Biofeedback, therapy groups in the treatment of heroin addiction, Buprenorphine or Methadone Maintenance as an alternative to detoxification, practical social, psychological and general factors and a summary of the medications which are sometimes used to help beat heroin.    

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Beating Heroin is a book written by Dr Neil Beck, who treats 60 - 70 drug and alcohol patients each week, the great majority being heroin addicts. He is the owner of The Chemical Health Centre, an outpatient treatment centre for heroin and other drug sufferers. It is a book written for heroin sufferers, their families, friends and health carers. Dr Beck uses Buprenorphine and Group Therapy S.P.E.E.Q.E. detox to treat his patients. It is a far gentler, safer, more economical and less traumatic form of treatment than Rapid Detox. He also uses Naltrexone and other medications where necessary.

In Dr Beck's opinion substance abuse and addiction, are about some people having unusual/disturbed/distressing chemistry which causes these individuals suffering, and disturbed function/performance, sufficient to cause them to seek to relieve their distress, and to change their function/performance, by taking drugs.

In his book he discusses the great Buprenorphine breakthrough. Buprenorphine is a man made narcotic and is the least addictive mid strength narcotic there is. It is also a powerful antagonist (blocker) of the opioid nerve receptors. This means that it provides both moderate narcotic effect and relief, and also strongly blocks craving for and the effects of, other narcotics. Patients can be weaned off it without any difficulty or suffering, unlike methadone which is horrendously difficult and painful to get off. Addicts enthusiastically describe it as being far better than any other method of getting clean that they have tried. They are amazed at how quickly, easily and painlessly it gets them off heroin, morphine and oxycontin. Buprenorphine has been available for treating pain for twenty years in this country.

He also gives information on his clinical impression and the analysis of 121 consecutive cases which indicates that ADD is the commonest cause of substance abuse and addiction amongst his patients. However the commonest clinical conditions found amongst his patients are those of depression/ anxiety/ stress and insomnia; sometimes as the cause and sometimes as the effect of the addiction. 10% suffer from Manic Depressive (Bipolar) Disorder, with or without comorbid ADD.

The team at the Chemical Health Centre includes a psychiatrist who specializes in ADD/ADHD, a psychologist, a social worker and a nurse as well as Dr Beck. The book clearly explains how and why S.P.E.E.Q.E. detox works. It includes 8 case studies and gives a comparison of commonly used detox methods and information about Dr Beck's pioneering method of shared consultations. It also discusses chemicals and chemically disturbed people, narcotic tolerance and deaths following heroin treatments, a simple overview of how we human beings function and some of the ways in which we may malfunction. It includes a comprehensive chemical health record, an ADD diagnostic questionnaire and treatment record for adolescents and adults as well as a comprehensive bundle of strategies for beating heroin addiction. The book is an invaluable resource for anyone trying to understand their own or somebody elses addiction and how it can be treated easily, effectively, safely and economically.

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Drug addiction sufferers are continually judged by others and may be their own harshest judges. More drug addiction sufferers have thanked me for being non-judgmental than have thanked me for anything else. Addicts are usually treated like dirt and are seldom treated with respect or consideration.

Substance abuse and addiction, are about some people having unusual/disturbed/distressing chemistry which causes these individuals suffering, and disturbed function/performance, sufficient to cause them to seek to relieve their distress, and to change their function/performance, by taking drugs.

New advances have now put "light at the end of the tunnel" for heroin users. You can now be helped to beat heroin comparatively easily, if that is what you really want. PLEASE READ the Amazon.com EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK section the Great Buprenorphine Breakthrough and the case studies of some patients. It may change your life or the life of your loved one or patient. I have included the stories of some of my patients in this section as they are what this is all about.

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