Get Over Addictions, Diseases and Allergies.

The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics estimates that 165 million Americans (60%) over age 12 abuse drugs, alcohol and tobacco. We constantly have cravings for them, and can’t get enough.

Some people claim, “I don’t have a problem. It’s just a habit,” but there’s a big difference between bad habits and addictions. Habits can be summed up as a regular behavior that gets harder to give up the longer it goes on.

There are good ones, like brushing your teeth and exercising, but also bad ones that are unhealthy – especially if they’re not done in moderation. Some examples include nail biting, speeding and always being late.

Addictions are much more powerful than habits and they take over our lives. They’re a compulsive physiological need for, and use of a habit-forming substance or a behavior. Addiction is considered a clinical syndrome, and also a mental illness that results in substantial health, social and economic problems. People who are addicted to something experience different ways of thinking and have altered brain functions.

A study done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse proved that surges of dopamine, which generates euphoria in our brains, caused pleasurable but unhealthy behaviors, like taking drugs.

It leads people to repeat the behavior again and again. By continually indulging in this substance or behavior, the dopamine in the brain lessens over time. This reduces the “high” that people get from their addiction.

Having low levels of dopamine can make you less motivated and excited about things. It motivates you to seek out the substance or behavior more and more. Also, it’s linked to some mental illnesses, including depression, schizophrenia and psychosis.

If you’re an addict, then quitting your addiction can be extremely difficult. There are loads of clinics, helplines and special programs to assist people who are dealing with a variety of substance dependencies. However, achieving lasting success can be challenging because the yearning for what you’re not supposed to indulge in can frequently overtake your determination, even when you’re strong-minded.

If you relapse, then you might feel like a failure for giving in, so you may decide to surrender to your addiction. You probably need assistance to overcome it, such as hypnotherapy, rehab counseling and support groups to give you more strength, willpower and insights into what has caused your problem so that you can overcome the psychological impact. However, if you can squash your hankering for whatever substance you’re trying to control, you’ll have a much better chance to achieve success. 

I know only too well about the force of addictions because I was hooked on cannabis for 45 years, which started when I was 18-years-old and my boyfriend at the time turned me onto it.

I was a hippie in the late 1960s during the time of “flower power,” counterculture and free love. I marched on Washington for women’s rights, to stop the war in Vietnam, and impeach Nixon.

I frequently went to the Fillmore East where I got to see top performers like Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin. Then I went to Woodstock, which was an incredible experience!

While I dabbled with LSD and mushrooms, I loved smoking weed because it made me feel relaxed and instantly put me into “fantasy-land.” I had full control of my mind and body, and yet I felt soothed as it released my anxiety and tension.

After I experienced my first “rush,” I became totally addicted to marijuana. I smoked it every day from the time I woke up until I went to sleep. After a while, I stopped feeling the “buzz” when I was high because the dopamine had lessened from overuse.

However, whenever I stopped smoking pot, then I craved it again to get me back into that mind space, even though it didn’t alleviate my anxiety or stress anymore. Those benefits had disappeared long ago.

I decided that it was time to let go of my addiction. I learned about an incredible technique called NAET, which was discovered by Dr. Devi Nambudripad, who is an acupuncturist from India.

The simplest way to explain it is that the body is like a computer. When a substance, nutrient, animal dander, even energy comes in contact with us, it can set off an alarm by causing the body to block it for protection against the unknown element. This can manifest as an allergic reaction or something more severe, such as a malignant tumor or a serious disease.

Dr. Devi Nambudripad

Dr. Devi calls her healing system Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET). I drove every week to Orange County for two to three hours during one year for treatments at her clinic.

After the initial diagnosis, which used kinesiology and a computerized exam, Dr. Devi ascertained that I was highly sensitive to many nutrients, foods and other substances. She treated me for protein, and then went through vitamins and other things that I was sensitive to, such as pine and caffeine.

The sessions entail having acupuncture or chiropractic treatments for 20 minutes where the needles or acupressure points are “opened” on the meridians as the patient holds the essence of this matter in their hand.

There are labs that distill every element imaginable (including smog) into small glass vials. You can also hold the actual substance in a small glass bottle, or even write the name of it on a paper since your sub-conscious understands what it represents. Once your 20 minutes are up, you can’t come in contact with it for 25 hours after the treatment, so the body has time to “re-program.” After that, you should be healed of whatever you’re treating. You might need more than one session to remind the body that it doesn’t need to set off alarms.

I know this all seems crazy! However, while I spent most of the year having treatments for other allergies, the NAET technique helped me to get over my craving for marijuana after just two sessions .

It also helped me in many other ways. My acne disappeared and my skin looked great. I had much more energy and I slept better. My friends couldn’t believe how good I looked. Best of all, I had no cravings at all for cannabis. I could be with people who were smoking it, which was perfectly fine. I just didn’t want any.

People came to see Dr. Devi from all over the world. She built an apartment above her clinic to treat people with terminal diseases and she has published several books. Dr. Devi was in such high-demand that I spent two to three hours waiting for my treatments. During this time, I spoke with Dr. Devi’s other patients, who shared their extraordinary stories about how NAET helped them.

One woman was cured of terminal lupus, which was mainly caused by contact with certain fabrics. Another woman had such bad eczema that her entire body was covered in ugly red rashes. She was constantly in pain and felt too embarrassed to leave her home. A year later, she looked perfectly normal.

A man was smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, and he was cured of his addiction. A woman had a cocaine dependency and she got over it through NAET. Most of these people returned to treat their other maladies.

NAET also heals emotions attached to trauma induced by allergic reactions. For example, a woman almost died from a fish allergy as a child. Dr. Devi treated her for the physical impact. When she did the emotional treatment afterwards, this woman burst into tears. Her fear of dying from fish was released. From then on, she could eat fish with no problem.

You can learn more about NAET by visiting While Dr. Devi has returned to India, she has trained thousands of practitioners all over the world. Find a certified chiropractor, acupuncturist or other healer to help you by inputting your location. Also, Dr. Devi currently teaches healers remotely about how to use her technique, so you can become certified and help those with health needs in your community.