A biopsychosocial approach to addiction medicine and primary care treatment is essential in treating addiction. Medically supervised and assisted detoxing will give a person the best chance at recovery from addiction.

It is a process, one that requires commitment and courage to change.

Addiction creates complex health issues: Disorganised obsessive thinking. Constant mental and physical cravings. Compromised nutrition – sugar, fat and salt fast-food addiction, can left untreated be the cause of metabolic syndrome.

The lack of love, meaning and purpose in the immediacy of daily life causes isolation and great suffering in the human condition. It is the pain of existence that cause many people to use additively something to fix them…

People who are not addicts, ( I am married to one) understand the gravitas of addiction by this simple statement “one is too many and a thousand not enough) and he observes and maybe triggered into wanting to control me…however we both know that isa ike bring to catch the wind…

I am person longterm. My recovery tribe – the global recovery community, is in multiple of millions, however it is an individual/person-centred recovery process….moreover the language of recovery is universal – I have sat in meetings India, Paris, Rome, Istanbul, and felt deeply connected to every single person in the recovery meeting room despite our language, cultural, class, gender and age differences.

…the connection we share is of of compassion, courage and kindness… inequality does not divide us..it is without a doubt the most humbling of life experiences to be in recovery..to be of service, to compassionately helps others in need of sharing their problems in staying and or live a sober life…one day at a time…

I can often get caught up in the madness that is 21st centre urban living, however I am mindful of the constant need to unplug my “wanting machine” pause, return to NOW…and detach from this insta-world of want….

When a person is given the all clear after undergoing rigours treatments for cancer the doctor will state that their metabolic syndrome is cancer free…( vital organs) and their body is self-regulating to a higher level of optimal health.

ACCESSIBILITY: Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health is a fundamental human right, protected by international law.

Although the right to health is legally grounded, universal healthcare is not about law, policy or prohibitions.

Universal Healthcare is the right to health in the day-to-day work of health care professionals within a universally accepted framework of values.

The right to universal health does not ask governments to commit resources they do not possess to the provision of health care. It asks those who make decisions that affect people’s health – be they health professionals, private corporations or public bodies – to promote and protect health, and to understand and to justify the effects of their decisions.

By signing international human rights treaties that affirm the right to health, a state agrees to be accountable to the international community, as well as its citizens, for the fulfilment of its obligations.

The right to participate in decision-making is a guiding principle of all human rights. A human rights approach to health emphasizes that good health services can only be achieved if people participate in their design and delivery.

The involvement of peer-led lived experiences within recovery communities has been shown to increase the likelihood that the needs of the community will be met more effectively and thus contribute to achieving better health. Participation helps ensure that the health system is responsive to the particular health needs of disenfranchised addiction and mental heath groups.

You are not alone. May you find the help you need.

Posted on July 11, 2019