Can We Change the Current Landscape of All Addictive Behaviors by Adopting a Personalized
Genetic Guided Approach to Help Epigenetically Induce Dopamine Homeostasis at the Brain
Kenneth Blum1-7* and Rajendra D Badgaiyan8,9
1Department of Nutrigenomics, Geneus Health, LLC, San Antonio, TX, USA
2Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
3Western University Health Science Centers, Graduate College, Pompano, CA, USA
4Institute of Psychology, Eotvos Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
5Department of Psychiatry, Wright University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, USA
6The Kenneth Blum Behavioral and Neurogenetic Institute, (Division of Ivitalize Inc), Austin, TX, USA
7Division of Nutrigenomics, Victory Nutrition International, LLC, Lederoch, PA, USA
8Department of Psychiatry, South Texas Veteran Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital and Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
9Department of Psychiatry, MT. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY., USA
*Corresponding Author: Kenneth Blum, Department of Nutrigenomics, Geneus Health, LLC, San Antonio, TX, USA.
July 28, 2021; Published: August 19, 2021
Currently planet earth is in deep trouble housing not only the Covid pandemic with new strains like delta and epsilon and many people not willing to get vaccinated thereby spreading the virus globally, but our drug and non-drug addiction pandemic as well. Nora Volkow director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimated that opioid induced overdoses increased to 30 - 40 percent post COVID. In fact, in 2020, 93,000 people died from narcotic overdoses. In the face of the current Opioid crisis in America killing close to 1,000,000 people since 2004, and even more when we consider tobacco smoking, we are hereby proposing a novel approach to assist in at least attenuating these unwanted premature deaths. The current approach is failing, and other alternative approaches should at least be tested .
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