Pain-Alcoholism-ADHD-Stress & Brain chemicals.

The study of the brain and the neurochemicals it produces has my full attention right now.

Since my shoulder injury, the experience of  “pain” and how to manage it has come up.

If you are wondering why I mentioned alcoholism and adhd in the same breath,

it is because all of these health challenges are similar in nature. 

The understanding and information I have embarked upon has the potential

to help a very large number of people with these health challenges.

It turns out that….it is much more difficult than we “think” to:

-think positive

-stop drinking alcohol, or smoking, or pot…

– and also to stop being hyper, over-reactive, and  stressed out, 

– or to create “pain relieving chemicals” within our bodies,

when the  “neuro-chemicals in our brains are physically DEFICIENT”.  

When the neurotransmitter’s are “depleted” they do not function properly,

and  the above problems can be  a “result”. 

People who have “normal” neurotransmitter levels cannot understand how

these people feel,

 because they can’t,

they don’t have that problem!

Now I also understand that having a positive mindset,

always continueing to try your best, look for answer’s, and make improvements will help.

Yet, when you look at statistics, anyone who has quit drinking alcohol,

smoking or any drug…has usually gone upto bat, more than once!  (myself included.)

I think I quit smoking 20 times before I succeeded,

and that was because I was pregnant,

and then breastfed for a year.

This was a strong “motivation” for another’s life I had to consider, and so I perservered.

Now, along with learning about these neurotransmitter’s,

I found out about the “opiods” which help us “manage pain” within our bodies.

There is  research, development,

and scientific clinical studies on how all these neurochemicals work,

and how they “don’t work” if they’re depleted.

So my message for you to-day is this:

There is hope and help,

when it comes to the differant feelings,

behaviours and actions we have.

There are natural products used that have been tested,

and researched with clinical studies,

that can support and help all kinds of people.

I started using one of these products for my son,

who can be quite hyper, emotional, reactive and strong minded, and it helped so much.

Once I learned more about it through Dr. Terry Neher at Neurogensis,

I decided to try it for myself,

for stress, memory, and more inner calm,

and lo and behold, it WORKS.

I plan to share more information on this subject later,

but as for the piece on pain management,

here was my question to Dr. Neher yesterday…

and his reply to my request in a shorter version.

Hi Dr. Neher.  One question.   
Can I use this combo (NeuBeCalm & NeuRelieve) for pain management…in and of itself?
His  Reply:                                                                                                                                                                                                              
“Absolutely you can use it to enhance your internal pain mngmt chems. 
That is why it is used. 
The combo of the two contains all the amino acids necessary to build the “opioid” chems which is what we have to counter pain.”                                                                                                                                                                      
Isn’t this a good thing to know? 
It comes just in time for me, since pain management is what I am dealing with right now.    
If you are interested in this subject, please comment below.
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  1. says

    Interesting post. I never thought about it, but it is easy to tell others to think positive and their bodies will heal.
    Those words do flow from my mouth often. Yet, when real issues need to be addressed, positive thinking can help, but most times real cures are needed.
    Thanks for reminding me that sometimes the body needs aid to fully heal itself.

  2. says


    You are right on it! I could go on and on about this. Keep up your good work. You are doing great. People need to know this.
    You make a difference.

    Catherine Trammell

  3. says


    After reading this blog, I think I will address you as “Coach Dr.Annette”. I have just learned from you that the “feel good” endorphins are not always automatically available for everyone.
    I was also interested in the positive thinking comments . I know that it’s not easy for even a healthy person. But guess I need to be a little more understanding about this issue with people who are addicted to drugs , booze, hyperactivity , stress etc. My concern in this area, is that if people are NOT engaged in positive thinking, they usually ARE engaged in negative thinking and sending out negative energy vibrations. As you know, like begets like. Negative energy going out means negative consequences coming back in.But I understand that it’s easy to talk about and not so easy to live it.

    Interesting field you are in, Coach Annette. Reading you each time is going to be a learning experience.


  4. says

    Yes, the whole thing is fascinating.
    I am naturally a “postive thinker”, sometimes known as “an idealist”,
    so understanding “depression or negative thinking” has never been my forte.

    What I love about understanding the brain chemicals, is having more compassion
    for these people as to “why” it’s so hard to “quit” their habits.
    It’s a “chemical” struggle.

    WE still need to keep thinking positive thoughts, and,
    take care of the chemical imbalance.

    Thanks for your post.

  5. says


    You did a wonderful job of explaining that real pain exists no matter how positive someone’s thoughts may be. Though a positive mindset always provides great benefit, it will not cause pain to cease. I’ve been in the same spot you’re in and I thank you for bringing this issue and solutions to others who may be suffering.


  6. says

    Thank you for this excellent recommendation – Dr. Terry Neher at Neurogensis. So glad to hear his information and products have been helpful to you. No doubt they are helping many others, and I will definitely keep the information for future reference. RRR

  7. says

    Fascinating and necessary subject for those who wish to grow in empathy for the mental and physical suffering of others.
    My most powerful personal experience was with my daughter who was depressed, diagnosed as “bipolar” and given medications (antidepressants) to alter brain chemistry. She took these for years (along with psychotherapy) and it was, for me, like being with a stranger. The chemicals stopped her feelings (which turn out to be closely related to her personality); she seemed to just exist, slept a lot, was still disinterested in life, was late to work, lacked motivation to go beyond anything, to grow, to achieve. What could I do? Her health-care providers said she needed this medication and she believed it to be so, so I just stayed “there” with her, listened to her flat tone of voice, glad that she was alive, that she was doing all she could possible do, given the circumstances. What further could I do? I decided I could pray – so I did. After what seemed like years (and probably was), my daughter (unbeknownst to me) slowly weaned herself off of the medications (it took months, maybe more than six), and came out of her fog. Did she need the medication to take a brain “time out”? Does prayer make a difference in healing? Probably. I don’t have to be sure to be very, very glad. Thanks for bringing us up-to-speed about compassion.

  8. says


    Thank you for sharing your journey!

    As someone who has been walking the path of chronic pain (re: multiple sclerosis), and who has been specializing in neuro-psychology for the last decade, you and your readers may find great value in exploring the following empowering resources:

    Hanson,Rick & Mendius,Richard (2009). Buddha’sBrain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom @

    Young,Shinzen (2004). Break Through Pain: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Meditation Program for Transforming Chronic and Acute Pain @

    Thank you for your good work!


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