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Less than 10% of the 40 million addicts in the U.S. are being treated for their addiction. In this episode, find out:

--Why addiction is a disease, not just a behavioral issue, because of how it changes the function of your brain and your endocrine system.

--How the U.S. has 5% of the population, but takes in 80% of all the drugs in the world (both legal and illegal).

--That insurance companies are paying for addictive opioid drugs that are proven to INCREASE pain in chronic pain sufferers. Plus, how health care costs would drop by about 25% if we were able to solve our addiction problem in America!

--The people who are at a higher risk to become addicted and the deficiencies they have in their bodies. Plus, the role of genetics in determining a person's tendency of becoming addicted...and their future descendants.

--How Ritalin and Adderall prescribed to children can dramatically increase their odds of becoming addicts in the future.

--Why Dr. Prather says we are not approaching addiction in the proper way. And why he says treating addiction with more pharmaceuticals only adds to the problem.

--The Structure-Function Health Care approach to addiction that is taken at The Prather Practice, including balancing out the brain and the hormones to treat the addiction at the root cause.

--The nutritional deficiencies in addicts that Dr. Prather says must be addressed in order to properly treat the addiction.

--Which herbals have a very strong effect in treating addiction to drugs and alcohol. And why Dr. Prather says Homeopathy is one of the most important parts of their program for treating addiction by lessening withdrawal symptoms.

--The Auriculotherapy and Acupuncture combination that is an "excellent means" for balancing the body out by increasing the patient's own natural opiate receptors, the body's natural opioid production, and an increase in the body's dopamine response.

--Why bodywork and Chiropractic are "essential" in addressing the neurological imbalances present in an addict.



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