Another One Bitten

Last week we learn of another rising Star who died from Opiate Drug Overdose.  The main Article is shown below.  The reason why we are Posting this is because just a few words written in the article below hit us in the gut.  It is more proof of the damage done by drugs.

We need to learn from situations like this and adjust our Treatment & Recovery Plan for addicts.

This guy was an up and coming rap artist.  He was only 21 years old.  He had issues with drug abuse  (Heroin).  This is a very sad story, but it is becoming very common today.  Not just with Stars, but with people from all levels of life.  No one is immune to Opiate or Opioid (Heroin or Pain Pills) addiction.  It hits anyone it wants to. 

It could be your co-worker, neighbor, family member, friend, nurse or even attorney.  Drug addiction is killing all kinds of people.

Lil Peep admitted that he suffered from drug addiction.  One statement that he made says it all.

 “I suffer from depression and some days I wake up and I’m like, F—, I wish I didn’t wake up,” he told Pitchfork. “That was part of why I moved to California; trying to get away from the place that was doing that to me, and the people I was around. I realized it was just myself – it’s a chemical imbalance in my brain.”

All drugs cause damage to your body and mind.  We are focusing on the Opium types since these are most common when it comes to overdose deaths.

Opiate drugs cause an imbalance in the brain.  Then you get depressed 24 hours a day.  The only thing that fixes the depression is another hit of Heroin or Pain Pills.  It is a vicious cycle that is extremely difficult to break.Opiate Overdose

The difficulty has to do with how long the person has been on Opiate drugs and at what dosage.  Obviously, the higher the dose and the longer you are on drugs every day, the more difficult it will be to STOP the cycle.

One major problem is MEMORY.

After you become addicted to any Opium, you learn quickly that these drugs make you feel very good.  Mentally & Physically you feel like you can conquer the world.  Who does not want to feel good.

Typically, the normal brain will release endorphins via brain chemicals like Dopamine and Serotonin.  This is what makes people feel good.  This is what gives us pleasure in life when a good event happens.  You get a pay raise or promotion and your brain will release Dopamine making feel great about it.  This is how it works.

However, when you begin to artificially replace the natural Dopamine in your brain with a strong chemical such as Heroin, you begin to imbalance your brains neuro-transmitter chemicals.

This is exactly what Lil Peep was saying above.  He is admitting that he has a chemical imbalance in his brain.  What caused this?  Heroin.

In order to re-balance your brains chemicals it takes a long, long time.  It will heal itself over time.  This is the good news.  It is not permage to the brain.

But,  how long can a person last while they are deeply depressed 24 hours a day?  Once an addict stops taking Opiate drugs they enter in to detox.  There are medicines that can help with this process, but overall it is a horrible experience.  Withdrawal itself is something you never want to go through.  It is a living hell.

After detoxing, the recovering addict is suppose to move on with their life drug-free.  This is probably what they want.  No one wants to be an opiate addict and get stuck in that horrific cycle of death.  But, it is far easier said than done.

Addicts have memories.  They remember how good it felt to take Heroin.  This drug took all of their mental or physical pain away instantly.  Therefore, while they are in recovery and feeling despair every day they can easily look back and remember what makes them feel good. 

They know with just one hit of Heroin, or a few Pain Pills they can get rid of all their depression and despair.  It becomes very hard to resist the temptation to use drugs again.  This is because everyone wants to feel good.   opiate addiction

They relapse.

Often, addicts go back to using the same dosage they were using before they detoxed.  This is the number one reason for overdose.  Their body was no longer tolerant of the drug at such a high dose.  But, they figured they would jump back in and pick up where they left off when it comes to them deciding on the dosage or number of pills.

When taking any Opiates or Opioids (Heroin or Pain Pills) the body builds up a tolerance.  The brain begins to add more opioid receptors to handle the increase of drugs.  This is not the same as other drugs.   For example, with Cocaine…the body cannot build a tolerance.  Every person has its limit.  If you take more than your body allows, you die from Cocaine overdose.

Whereas, with Heroin or Pain Pills….you can keep increasing your dose for the rest of your life and your body will accommodate.  As a matter of fact, addicts must increase their dosage in order to feel the same level of high they felt in the past.   This is the same with Opioid pain pills. 

Doctors will typically increase the patients dosage over time in order to keep providing pain relief.  This is because the body is continually becoming tolerant of each higher dose.  This is what is so dangerous.  This is what makes detoxing so difficult.

By the time you enter drug rehab, you are sky-high on Heroin.  You have been taking a massive dose every day because you built up to it.  In turn, this is what makes it so difficult to recover from.

The higher the dosage, the longer you will be depressed after detox.  The longer you have been on Heroin, the longer it will take before your brain naturally heals itself and balances out the neuro-transmitters.

However, addicts cannot wait that long.  The relapse rate is 90%.  This means that 9 out of every 10 addicts end up relapsing during their first week of rehab.  This is because they feel horribly depressed and from MEMORY, they know exactly what will make them feel better.

If we could eliminate the memory of past drug taking, we would eliminate relapses.  But, this is not feasible that we know of.  Perhaps more research could be done to figure out how to block those memories.

To my knowledge, rehab centers are NOT focusing on the addicts Memory of how to handle it.  They certainly are NOT focusing on the addicts brain chemical imbalance, but they should be.Opiate Overdose

The best way to recover is to address the imbalance in the brain.  When you stop taking Heroin, your brain just does not start producing Dopamine again at normal levels. 

It might not be producing any Dopamine because it has become use to receiving the artificial “dopamine” known as Opium.  This includes all Opiates (heroin & morphine) and Opioids (OxyContin, Fentanyl, Vicodin).

The good news is that you can speed up the balancing of your brains good chemicals.  You do not have to wait for your brain to naturally heal itself.

Just like Lipotor can lower your cholesterol, there are natural supplements  (Vitamins & Minerals) that can help to increase the production of Dopamine & Serotonin in the brain.  they act as pre-cursers.  If you take the right supplements, you can jump-start the healing of your brains neuro-transmitters.

This is a proven way to fight off depression and despair while recovering from Opiate Drug Addiction.  It works.  First, you need to take a test to help determine which of the brain chemicals you are most depleted of.  Find out exactly how to do this in our other Post.  It is not hard.  

It is a  simple question and answer ‘test’ created by a Doctor who has studied the brain his entire life.  His name is Doctor Braverman and the test is appropriately called “The Braverman Test”.  Click below to begin this process.

SEE:     Brain Chemicals

Once you know which chemicals you are low on, you can take specific supplements that will help to replenish those neuro-transmitter chemicals.  This will help to decrease depression. 

This will ultimately get the brain back in balance and help the addict feel normal again.   As if they had never used Opiates.  Once normal again, there is no need to relapse.

© Jonathan Weiner

“Lil Peep, the New York rapper who mixed guitar-driven emo and rap production on mixtapes that gained millions of plays on SoundCloud, died Wednesday night at age 21. A representative for the rapper confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, but said that the cause of death was undetermined.

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Lil Peep, the rising New York rapper who blended emo with hip-hop in songs that racked up millions of views online, has died at age 21. “I am shocked and heartbroken,” said Sarah Sennett – the CEO of First Access Entertainment, a management and publishing company that partnered with Lil Peep last year – in a statement. “I do not believe Peep wanted to die, this is so tragic. He had big goals and dreams for the future which he had shared with me, his team, his family and his friends. He was highly intelligent, hugely creative, massively charismatic, gentle and charming. He had huge ambition and his career was flourishing.”

“I’ve been expecting this call for a year,” the rapper’s manager Chase Ortega tweeted. “Mother f—.”

Born Gustav Åhr on November 1st, 1996 in Long Island, New York and raised in Long Beach, Åhr dropped out of high school and completed his GED through computer courses before moving to Los Angeles. “I moved out here straight out of high school thinking I was going to pay rent with this SoundCloud rap career I had going on,” Lil Peep told Pitchfork in 2016. “But it turned out I couldn’t really do that yet. So I had to go back [to Long Island].” He soon returned to the West Coast and recorded some of his best-known material in his apartment in L.A.

He released his debut, Lil Peep Part One, through Bandcamp in December of 2015: The project mixed languorous guitars, bracing, often bleak lyrics – “I got a feeling that I’m not gonna be here for next year,” he sang on “The Way I See Things” – and trap drums. Åhr continued to refine this sound on a series of releases; the latest, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1., arrived in August.

Peep was hailed as a young artist reviving emo for a hip-hop age. Åhr described his sound as “a whole new thing.” “It’s good for the emo genre as a whole and all the fans and all the people who ever liked it, because it’s going to keep it relevant,” he added. “It’s just adapting to the new sounds that people want to listen to when they hop in the car and s—.”

Even as he accumulated millions of streams across platforms, Åhr admitted that he struggled with drug use and suicidal thoughts. “I suffer from depression and some days I wake up and I’m like, F—, I wish I didn’t wake up,” he told Pitchfork. “That was part of why I moved to California; trying to get away from the place that was doing that to me, and the people I was around. I realized it was just myself – it’s a chemical imbalance in my brain.”

As news of his death spread, rockers, producers and rappers remembered Lil Peep on Twitter. “Lil Peep forever,” wrote Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz. “Peep had so much more to do, man; he was constantly inspiring me,” Diplo added. Chart-topper Post Malone posted a photo with Peep and added, “In the short time that I knew you, you were a great friend to me and a great person. Your music changed the world and it’ll never be the same.”

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2 thoughts on “ANOTHER ONE BIT

  1. It is sad all these people, especially artists and celebritys are overdosing to death. Very sad since they had so much going for them. Bigger you are the harder the fall.

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