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  Beating Heroin and other Drugs of Addiction

Welcome to the Beating Heroin Website. My name is Dr. Neil Beck. I am a medical doctor. My team and I have treated many thousands of patients with addictions to illegal street drugs and/or to presciption drugs.

I decided to build this site as I feel that people with drug addictions are often misunderstood and mistreated. My hope is that this website and my book Beating Heroin will give readers a greater understanding of what is really goes on in the life/brain of an addict, and that greater understanding will lead to much better outcomes for all concerned.

The thousands of patients we have worked with were mainly addicted to:

• Opiates (heroin, morphine, oxycontin, homebake codeine)
Amphetamines (speed, ice/ crystal meth)
Benzodiazepines (benzos, valium, serapax, mogadon, rohypnol, xanax)
Cannabis (marijuana, hash)


Review of Dr Beck's book - Beating Heroin
As an addiction medicine physician for the last 15 years, I feel that his book is extremely helpful in educating on recovery from heroin addiction. I recommend it without reservation!


Joel Nathan, MD
New York, NY United States

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Knowledge and understanding are powerful tools on the road to addiction recovery and returning to a normal, happy and successful drug free life.

Addiction to drugs often leads drug addicted people to break their own moral codes and do things that they would not normally do if they were free from their addictions.

People addicted to drugs suffer a great deal and live stressful and traumatic lives. I see people living in poverty, lying, cheating, stealing, conning people, robbing banks and ending up in jail. At the very least they are living unhappy, unmanagable lives and not living up to their full potential. They create worry, stress and often times disaster for themselves, their families, partners and friends.

Almost all of the addicts we see were NeuroPsychoSocially sick or injured long before they became addicts. Some were born with Manic Depressive (Bipolar), ADD or Major Depressive genes. Others were sexually abused in childhood, or lost a parent early from divorce, a motor vehicle accident or war service. These things screw up many peoples' brains and result in mental discomforts and dysfunctions that lead to addictions.

It is as useless and unhelpful to blame an addict for suffering from drug addiction as it would be to blame a person suffering from other disorders such as Breast Cancer, Thyroid problems or Alzheimer's disease or broken bones from a motor vehicle accident which wasn't their fault. Of course if you are an addict you have to live with and beat the consequences of brain dysfunction and addiction even if you were 100% not to blame for the underlying factors that led to the problem.

Unfortunately for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol the illegal nature of many drugs and the dysfunctional behavior and changes in moral codes people addicted to drugs often seem to suffer from makes it very difficult not to play the blame game with them. Their family, friends and even complete strangers can be dramatically affected by their behavior/addiction.

I have found that there are underlying NeuroPsychoSocial conditions which, if left undiagnosed make it extremely difficult for people addicted to drugs to get off and stay off drugs.

From treating thousands of drug addicted patients I have found that the vast majority suffer from at least one, but often several of the following NeuroPsychoSocial Disorders.

The 13 COMMONEST NeuroPsychoSocial disorders and conditions we see in drug and alcohol dependant patients.

I call the first six "The Big Six" because we see them so often and they cause so much pain, dysfunction and damage. (They are listed in the approximate order of their significance and frequency.) I have devoted 46 pages of my book Beating Heroin to these disorders as I consider it vital information.

1. The Anxiety Disorders
Generalised Anxiety
Panic Attacks
Panic Disorder
Social Phobia or Social Anxiety
Specific Phobias
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

2. Major Depression

3. The Sleep Disorders

4. Manic Depressive (Bipolar) Disorder

5. ADD: The Attention Deficit Disorders

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADDD - Inattentive ADD or Attention Deficit Daydreaming Disorder)

ADOD - Overfocussed ADD or Attention Deficit Overfocussed Disorder

ADAD - Temporal Lobe ADD or Attention Deficit Aggravated Disorder

ADLD - Limbic ADD or Attention Deficit Low or Depressive Disorder

ADAD++ - Ring of Fire ADD or Attention Deficit Aggravated++ Disorder

6. The NeuroPsychoSocial Injury Disorders
Acute Stress Disorder
Adjustment Disorder
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

8. Psychosis/Schizophrenia

9. Some Neurological Disorders

10. Some Antisocial Activities of Childhood

11. Repeated Chronic Relationship Problems and Negative Social Impact Insensitivity

12. Some Sex Related Problems

13. Poor Quality of Life

People who become addicted to drugs and alcohol, from what I have seen, and especially the ones with ADD and Bipolar Disorder are often very talented and gifted people who can contribute a lot to the people around them once the get the monkey of addiction off their back and learn to manage their underlying NeuroPsychoSocial disorders.

Nearly every negative in life can be turned into a positive if you really put your mind to it, and drug and alcohol addiction is usually not an exception to that rule. It can be hard to see it when you are in the middle of the nightmare of addiction - but it is never the less what I have found to be true.

It is time for us all to get over the "taboo" topic of drug addiction and get on with first understanding and then helping people with their disease, the same as is done for other diseases.

I wish you all the best on your journey to recovery, health and happiness. I hope that this website and my book Beating Heroin will help you to get a better understanding of the nature of addiction, the underlying NeuroPsychoSocial Disorders and the path many drug addicted people have trodden so that they can be helped to a new, functional and happy life.

Dr Neil Beck MBBS




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