DRUG FREE HOW TO--successfully--GET OFF DRUGS. First a few facts: Addiction to drugs is caused by the drugs and (mainly) drug metabolites that remain in the body - in body fat and nerve tissue -for months and years to come. Drug use causes imbalances in neurotransmitters (those chemicals in the brain that are important for normal functioning); for example, cocaine and amphetamine abuse cause depletion of serotonin (important for sleep, associated with depression). Therefore falling asleep (especially with long-term amphetamine use) becomes impossible. Drug abuse usually leads to malnutrition, and malnutrition is a key factor in immune suppression. After the drug-induced high, there follow the "lows" with mood changes, depression, etc. There is a difference between use and abuse, as there is a difference between a drinker and an alcoholic. The same as incarceration of alcoholics did nothing to deter alcohol use, incarceration of drug abusers does nothing to deter future drug use; when back on the streets they are back to using. Drug abuse is a disease, must be classified as a disease, and treated as such. Today's drug rehab programs have an average success rate of only about 15%. When drug rehab programs are combined with the FASE detox method, success rates climb to 60 to 70%. Ref.: Scientific papers presented at The International Conference on chemical contamination and human detoxification.. To effectively get off drugs: a) Make drug rehab centers "closed door" for at least four weeks. b) Use the LIVER AND BLOOD detox method to eliminate drug metabolites from the body that cause the craving for drugs and that suppress immune functions. LIVER AND BLOOD method includes niacin, antioxidants, and SEED oils, taken about one hour before exercise- and/or sauna-induced SWEATING. c) Use natural antidepressants like St. Johns Wort OR CHAMOMILE during the day. d) Eat some turkey meat (contains tryptophan), and use melatonin and the amino acid tryptophan (500 to 1,000 mg), or 5-HTP (100 to 200 mg) before bed-time to induce serotonin production in the brain, therefore inducing sleep. e) Improve overall nutrition with a strong supplementation program. f) Enhance and re-activate immune functions via cytokine stimulation: This could include any or all of the following: Echinacea, selenium, phycotene, Immune-Excel (colostrum extract), Thymic protein A, possibly others. g) Educate people about risks associated with drug abuse. For example, on the basis of the drug-abuse-AIDS-connection mentioned above, we designed a Sherlok Holmes poster: "It's elementary, stupid: Do drugs -magnify your risk of AIDS." For a free copy of this poster send s.a.s. 9x12 envelope (double postage) to: Academy, 218 Ave. B, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Support programs like DARE.