Still flying over the Coo Coos Nest
by Arlis Jones
Okay, so believe it or not, here is what is going on in the world of substance abuse and depression therapies. According to the National Mental Health Association there are over 100,000 patients a year undergoing Electrocunvulsive therapy or ECT. This is a therapy that’s sole purpose is to produce a grand mal seizure by way of electric charge to the patient’s brain. Apparently the clinical effect produced from body jarring volt treatment renders the patient temporarily free of depression. But is this a real long-term fix and why would people go to this extreme? The answer is no, this is absolutely not an effective therapy for depression or anything else. The side effects from ECT are absolutely debilitating for a patients long term-health. Severe memory loss and dazed hysteria occurs in 80% of patients. So what could possibly possess someone to undergo this treatment, and out of pocket no less? Most patients say it is because they feel hopeless living in the daze brought on by anti anxiety and anti depression medications that doctors are giving to them like candy. The problem seems to be that patients underlying issues are not being addressed and they are being manipulated into thinking that these cure all medications are the way to happiness. Without true life skills therapy this desperation for quick fix therapy will haunt our society. But how do we really rehabilitate someone with depression or on drugs and what does it mean to rehabilitate. By definition what does it mean to rehabilitate well it means to bring back to a former state. Does doping up a depressed person with hardcore medication, clouding their mind, really restore their ability to be happy? The fact is that these drugs end up compounding a person’s underlying problems and the person is far worse off. At Freedom Center we use a drug free approach to rehabilitation. In fact we believe and it is proven that even residual drugs left in the body can have a harmful effect on recovery. We have a portion of the program where the person goes through Sauna and Vitamin treatment in order to sweat out all of the toxins and drugs out of there bodies and bring them back to there former physical state (Rehabilitation). Once these toxins are completely expelled the student is now clear minded and is ready to learn. Now a student can cope with fixing their underlying issues. Every part of our program brings the student back to who they were before they used drugs. This all brings you back to the person you really are. The drug companies are making record profits by changing people into something they are not. These big business drug companies are nothing but white collar drug pushers, creating a culture of addiction.