BALANCE your GABA & GLUTAMINE Lessons From the HAM Program, By Dr Olga Andrei RECOVERY EXPERT
What I Have Learned in the HAM Program and the High Gain Project By Dr OLGA ANDREI
the second is the Morgue experience,
the High Gain Project SANTA Monica , and finally the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in WESTWOOD .
I have learned form all of them on how alcoholism must be viewed from all of these vantage points, as we all seek to find a solution to the terrible societal problems caused by the excessive use of alcohol and other drugs. I first thought the Hospital experience was excellent, as we were exposed to the brain bio-chemistry of neuro-transmitters as Glutamine and Gaba.
I especially appreciated Dennis Kenmore’s interesting explanation on how power and control drives us to do the wrong things in life, especially when we should DRIVE Sober, and have a meaningful life. The High Gain Project is a bootcamp in acknowleging the damages of drugs and alcohol in the human body, via interactive discussions and media. The 100 + Alcoholic Anonymous meeting creates a non-alcoholic social group where all addicts share their experiences in trying to stay sober. The AA people are in a sense wrong to encourage any consumption of alcohol at all. They are teaching us that we are forever alcoholics.
I personally consider myself an alcoholic in long term recovery, which is not the same thing the fellowship is talking about. In this programs I have learned how to be responsible for my actions, be of service and be dependable. I also have a daily blog on the national Movement against alcohol and drugs on http://olgalazin.wordpress.com a Blog dedicated to eradicate this societal problem. In Conclusion, drawing from these four vantage points, I can clearly see a fith path, or approach, based on preventive nutrition. Rationality does not exist for the alcoholic, as one thimble of alcoholic drink can twist the alcoholic’s brain. No program alone can solve this problem, but 4 or five approaches put together would really help us solve this long term mental health disease. I think that alcohol is a chemical neurotransmitter, and it should be banned. Olga Andrei