Okay... Im actually a pretty smart person. Not a genius but intelligent enough. Thing is.... even though I dont abuse any drugs or alcohol, or well.....ANYTHING including caffeine or nicotine anymore.... I have done A LOT of that in the past. Ive eaten probably over 500 esctasy pills, drank every day for a long time, etc.- and Ive realized that even after i stopped all this stuff (i havent done esctasy for over two or three years now....) that I can read and understand just fine. I can read fast and understand context of just about everything and it's not that im saying im STUPID but im not really too sharp anymore...espiecially speaking. see, i never USED to have ANY of these problems... i stutter sometimes now, and sometimes i have to talk really slow so i DONT stutter, i dont often have much to say... kinda lethargic, ya know?.... i forget things a lot.... constantly have to write things down to remember. I just feel like i have lost A LOT of brain cells and i didnt even really realize it til i stopped doing the things that were making me lose them. SOOOOO (and thanks for reading this far)..... here are my questions.... first- how much of brain damage is (or you think is) permanent or how much is temporary? how much of the brain cells do you get back? and also, are there any NATURAL supplements or anything that WORK that can have a person regain their mental capacity/clarity and strength? thanks.