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Alternative medications for drug addiction

Alternative medications

Alternative medications for drug addiction is being embraced by many alongside the scientific medications

Alternative medications for drug addiction: Alcoholism

The economic benefits of alcohol for most nations are becoming a thorn in the flesh of like-minded people seeing the dangers associated with alcohol consumption. It is becoming difficult daily to totally convince the revenue collectors on the adverse effects of alcohol in human life. Currently, respective governments are using poor selective methods to attempt in controlling the consumption of this drug. Why am I saying this, the authorities are using taxes as a bite in controlling alcohol use. Heavy taxes are levied on this drug to discourage many from using it begging the question that “is it alright for those who can afford to pay for the heavy cost of alcohol to suffer the consequences of alcohol addiction”? Think about that, Addiction to alcohol or other drugs be it barbiturates or cocaine, is a physical and emotional dependence on that substance and the effects it produces. It involves total or partial loss of control and often causing devastating effects on all aspects of the individual’s life of the addict, including colleagues, family, health, and the society. Because of this, we want to look at how effecting alternative medications for drug addiction can be as we progress in this discussion.

It is because of this unwillingness of the authorities to put proper measures in containing alcohol abuse, that like-minded society is working round the clock to correct the damage caused by drug abuse. For example today we have many alternative therapists asserting that conventional medicine’s treatment program for addiction fails to support the body adequately as it withdraws from the once-steady presence of alcohol or other drugs. The following therapies attempt to offer that support. They are often used in combination with counseling and other support programs that address any underlying psychological causes of addiction.

Alternative medications for drug addiction: Nutritional therapy

Speaking to the experts at AWAREmed Health Center lead by doctor Dalal Akoury MD, there is no doubt that alcoholism and drug addiction causes malnutrition because when under the influence of drugs, the person loses the ability to reason well and often become weak even to eat let alone feeding healthily. An addict under the influence of the drug may sleep on an empty stomach and when this happens the toxic element in his system wreaks havoc rendering the person being malnourish. The effect of this can cause serious damage to the body and especially to the liver. Doctor Akoury agrees that nutritional therapy will help in ensuring that the addict gets proper nutrition to eliminate toxins associated with drug and alcohol abuse. The ultimate goal is to make dietary changes that will increase the proper nutrients within the addict’s body.

Noting that many addicts are often depleted of key and vital food nutrients, it is necessary that speedy effort is made to bridge the deficit and that is why supplements such as zinc and vitamin C are administered to help aid in this process, speeding up detoxification and get them balanced. Finally, in most cases, many alcoholics will be vitamin B deficient and this may require injections of this vitamin during the beginning stages of treatment. Low blood sugar and hypoglycemia will also be in shortage further requiring nutritional treatment to stabilize. In all these, you can always schedule an appointment with the experts at AWAREmed health for a more professional touch.

Alternative medications for drug addiction: Alcoholism

 

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Marijuana misuse facts and myths

Marijuana misuse facts

Marijuana misuse facts and myths

Marijuana misuse facts and myths: What dealers will tell you to sell?

The known facts around marijuana and other substances of abuse are very disturbing. And the dealers will do anything to add salt to the injury this is very evident in the findings where some teens were surveyed with a view to finding out why and when they started using drugs. 55% of the respondent were categorical that it was due to pressure from their friends and that they wanted to belong and popular. These facts are known to the dealers and so they will approach you as a friend and appear very helpful with the myth that the drug will help you fit in and feel cool. All these are nothing but an invitation to make them sell at the expense of your health and life in general. They will talk good about marijuana, cocaine, heroin and all kinds of drugs. In all these doctors Dalal Akoury MD and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center advice these are all traps and you must never fall prey. You may want to seek more professional advice from the experts at this facility by calling on doctor Akoury today. But for now, let’s understand more about marijuana as a substance.

Marijuana misuse facts and myths: Cannabis

Marijuana also is known as cannabis is often rolled up in a cigarette like a form for easy use. Besides that, it can also be brewed as a tea or mixed with food or smoked through a water pipe called a bong. In the US this drug comes third among the most abused substances at 16%. Marijuana is often more potent today than it used to be. Growing techniques and selective use of seeds have produced a more powerful drug. As a result, there has been a sharp increase in the number of marijuana-related emergency room visits by young pot smokers.

One of the most important facts about marijuana is that when ones begin usage, it’s tolerance builds up, and by and by the user is likely to graduate into using more stronger drugs to achieve the same high. When the effects start to wear off, the person may turn to more potent drugs to rid themselves of the unwanted conditions that prompted them to take marijuana in the first place. The truth is that marijuana only masks the problem for a time while the user is high and when the “high” fades off, the problem, returns more intensely than before prompting the user to turn to stronger drugs since marijuana no longer “works.”

Marijuana misuse facts and myths: Long and short-term effects

Like any other drug, marijuana has both short and long-term effects on its users. Loss of coordination and distortions in the sense of time, vision and hearing, sleepiness, reddening of the eyes, increased appetite and relaxed muscles. Heart rate can speed up. In fact, in the first hour of smoking marijuana, a user’s risk of a heart attack could increase fivefold. School performance is reduced through impaired memory and lessened ability to solve problems. Long-term use can cause psychotic symptoms. It can also damage the lungs and the heart, worsen the symptoms of bronchitis and cause coughing and wheezing. It may reduce the body’s ability to fight lung infections and illness.

Marijuana misuse facts and myths: What dealers will tell you to sell?

 

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Crack cocaine administration

Crack cocaine administration

Crack cocaine administration into the body in whichever way will have serious health complications to any user

Crack cocaine administration: Power in the powder

Is there any difference between cocaine and crack cocaine? For a better understanding, it is important to know the mode of crack cocaine administration and cocaine drugs into the body. Because of that, we want to focus on the topic “understanding cocaine and crack cocaine” progressively. This is not going to be the first time we are doing this, but it is still important that people get to know the dangers of using cocaine and other drugs as well. Ordinarily, cocaine can be taken orally by snorting it through the nose, injected with a syringe or in the case of crack, through inhalation of the fumes from heating it. The terms used to describe ingestion include chewing, snorting, mainlining which is the injection into a large vein and smoking. By definition, the word cocaine refers to the drug in a powder form and a crystal form (crack). It is made from the coca plant and, next to methamphetamine, creates the greatest psychological dependence of any drug.

Short-term Effects

Cocaine causes a short-lived intense high that is immediately followed by the opposite—intense feelings of depression and edginess and a craving for more of the drug. People who use it often don’t eat or sleep properly. They can experience greatly increased heart rate, muscle spasms, and convulsions. The drug can make people feel paranoid, angry, hostile and anxious, even when they aren’t high.

Long-term Effects

In addition to those effects already mentioned, cocaine can cause irritability, mood disturbances, restlessness, paranoia, and auditory (hearing) hallucinations. Tolerance to the drug develops so that more is needed to produce the same “high.”

Coming down from the drug causes severe depression, which becomes deeper and deeper after each use. This can get so severe that a person will do almost anything to get the drug—even commit murder. And if he or she can’t get cocaine, the depression can get so intense it can drive the addict to suicide.

Crack cocaine administration: Crystal meth & methamphetamine effects

Crystal meth and meth are inhaled, smoked or injected. Low doses are in pill form. This is a form of methamphetamine that resembles small fragments of glass or shiny blue-white rocks. Their street names may include ice, crystal, glass among many other names. It is a highly powerful and addictive man-made stimulant that causes aggression and violent or psychotic behavior. Many users report getting hooked (addicted) from the first time they use it. It is one of the hardest drugs to treat and any form of preventing its usage nonetheless you can always consult with doctor Akoury in the case of any concern about these drugs.

Short and long-term effects

Negative effects can include disturbed sleep patterns, hyperactivity, and nausea, delusions of power, increased aggressiveness and irritability. Can cause decreased hunger and bring on weight loss. In higher doses has a greater “rush,” followed by increased agitation and sometimes violence? Other effects can include insomnia, confusion, hallucinations, anxiety, and paranoia. Can cause convulsions leading to death. Increased heart rate and blood pressure, damage to blood vessels in the brain, leading to strokes or irregular heartbeat and cardiovascular (involving the heart and blood vessels) collapse or death. Can cause liver, kidney and lung damage. Users may suffer brain damage, including memory impairment and an increasing inability to grasp abstract thoughts. Those who recover are usually subject to memory gaps and extreme mood swings.

Crack cocaine administration: Power in the powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defeating cigarette smoke

Smokeless tobacco hazards

Smokeless tobacco hazards

Smokeless tobacco hazards are also as dangerous as the normal cigarette

tobacco hazards: The dangers are the same to direct smoking

Comparing the different modes of administration of tobacco into the body does not make it friendlier to human health. Whether you smoke or chew or dip snuff, it is still tobacco and not something else. Both are loaded with nicotine which is highly addictive and health hazardous. As a matter of fact, smokeless tobacco hazards are real and risky to human health in all dimensions. Chewing or dipping are equally risky and are commonly associated with complications like cancer of the mouth, tooth roots decay, weak gums including white patches/red sores in the mouth which are likely to be cancerous in the long run. According to doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, smokeless tobacco dangers are even worse than the normal cigarette smoking.

It is therefore important that timely action is taken to redeem the situation before it escalates into something more dangerous. The establishment of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center is to primarily make a difference in the lives of people, particularly those struggling with substance abuse including cigarette smoking as well as smokeless tobacco. With this establishment, smokeless tobacco dangers shouldn’t be a problem to you. We have a team of addiction experts under the leadership of Doctor Dalal Akoury who has been in this discipline for more than two decades now offering real-time solutions to substance abuse patients globally. She is currently practicing in Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 and can easily be reached on Telephone number 843 213 1480 for a one on one consultation.

Smokeless tobacco hazards: Other health problems associated with smokeless tobacco

Leukoplakia in the mouth. This is mostly affecting that part of the mouth where the chew or dip normally rest. If you are wondering, leukoplakia is a gray/white patch in the mouth of smokeless tobacco users. This condition can become cancerous if not corrected in good time. Even though these scores as they are commonly known are painless, they can easily cause cancer if not treated. The best treatment for leukoplakia is to stop using tobacco.

Tobacco also causes bad breath, stained teeth, and weak gum tissues. Regular use of tobacco increases the infections associated with gum diseases, cavities, scratching, bad breath and even loss of bones around the teeth. The danger of this is not any one cup of tea as it can cause the patient to lose all their teeth.

These, therefore, are not health condition to be given room to thrive in anyone’s life. Because nicotine is that addictive, people struggling with tobacco use whether smokeless or otherwise needs an immediate medical solution. That is why doctor Dalal Akoury and her team of experts are ever available waiting for you to schedule an appointment with them. Help is only a phone call away and the sooner you make that decision the better for you and your loved ones.

Smokeless tobacco hazards: The dangers are the same to direct smoking

 

 

Marijuana medicinal hypothesis

Marijuana addiction alertness

Marijuana addiction alertness

Marijuana addiction alertness is essential in ensuring that timely precautions are taken

Marijuana addiction alertness: Cannabis sativa solution

A lot of information can be misleading, especially those statements about illicit drugs. Once illicit, it can only be bad and nothing less. Forget about the persuasion from users. The truth is that once illicit it is bad and nothing can be good about it. Looking at the way drugs ruin families, societies and even nations, I cannot just sit and pretend that things will normalize with time without doing something. And that is the reason why doctor Dalal Akoury MD a renowned addiction expert of several decades made a very passionate decision to create a medical center (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) whose main objective is to transform each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to finding their own inner healing power and exercising it for total recovery about all kinds of addictions. And as we explore on all kinds of addiction, we want to narrow down on the marijuana addiction alertness, awareness and treatment.

Professionally, it will interest you to note that Dr. Akoury’s practice primarily focuses on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms. And now with such a professional onboard we can proceed to sharing with you what you need to know about marijuana so that you can separate between myths and facts. In the meantime, if you have any concerns that you need clarification from the expert then you can call doctor Akoury on telephone number 843 213 1480 and she will gladly address your concerns professionally.

Marijuana addiction alertness: The hemp plant

Now back to the discussion, marijuana is derived from the hemp plant, cannabis sativa and it is a dry, shredded green and brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves. Marijuana is one of the most commonly used and abused illicit drug globally with the U.S being one of the highly rated in is abuse. This substance is loaded with over 400 different chemicals with the main one being that which brings alteration to the mind known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The level of THC content in marijuana after cultivation can range from less than 1% to more than 30% and has been increasing dramatically, making marijuana increasingly potent and more addictive. This therefore defeats the myth that marijuana is harmless because the fact is and according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), in 2010 there were over 572,000 marijuana-involved admissions to hospital emergency rooms. This is not a small thing that you can easily wish away, and in the same report it was also established that during the same timeframe, an estimated 11,406 emergency department visits involved a synthetic cannabinoid product, sometimes referred to as “synthetic marijuana” and commonly known by street names like “Spice” or “K2”. That can only mean that this is a very dangerous drug and this awareness is timely.

Marijuana addiction alertness: Cannabis sativa solution