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Drug addiction instigation

Drug addiction instigation

Drug addiction instigation will always be there but how you address them will matter a lot in escalating or terminating the problem

Drug addiction instigation: Common Signs and Symptoms

In most cases, drug addiction instigation is irregular and gradual with the casual or social use of a drug. For some people, using the drug becomes a habit, and its use becomes more and more frequent. As time passes, you may need larger doses of the drug to get high. Soon you may need the drug just to feel good. As your drug use increases, you may find that it becomes increasingly difficult to go without the drug. Stopping may cause intense cravings and make you feel physically ill what we call withdrawal symptoms. And speaking to doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed Health Center, the following are some of the drug addiction symptoms or behaviors:

  • Feeling that you have to use the drug regularly this can be daily or even several times a day
  • Failing in your attempts to stop using the drug
  • Making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug
  • Spending money on the drug, even though you can’t afford it
  • Doing things to obtain the drug that you normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing
  • Feeling that you need the drug to deal with your problems
  • Driving or doing other risky activities when you’re under the influence of the drug
  • Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the drug

Drug addiction instigation: Identifying drug addiction in teenagers

It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish normal teenage moodiness from signs of drug use. This kind of knowledge is very important for all parents and guardians as it will help them make timely informed decisions in caring for their children. And as experts from AWAREmed health center we want to share with you some possible indications that your teenager is may be using drugs:

Problems at school – Frequently missing classes or missing school, a sudden disinterest in school or school activities, or a drop in grades may be indicators of drug use.

Physical health issues – Lack of energy and motivation may indicate your child is using certain drugs.

Neglected appearance – Teenagers are generally concerned about how they look. A lack of interest in clothing, grooming or looks may be a warning sign of drug use.

Changes in behavior – Teenagers enjoy privacy, but exaggerated efforts to bar family members from entering their rooms or knowing where they go with their friends might indicate drug use. Also, drastic changes in behavior and in relationships with family and friends may be linked to drug use.

Spending money – Sudden requests for money without a reasonable explanation for its use may be a sign of drug use. You may also discover money stolen from previously safe places at home. Items may disappear from your home because they’re being sold to support a drug habit.

Finally, the above list may not be conclusive, however, if you happen to sport any of them, it could be a serious indicator of emerging substance abuse. Remember that early treatment would help you and your teens prevent serious health complications. And that is why doctor Akoury made a decision of creating a medical center whose main objective is to transform each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power. You can reach her on telephone number 843 213 1480 for any concerns you may have in all matters relating to substance abuse.

Drug addiction instigation: Common Signs and Symptoms

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Alcohol composition and marijuana

Alcohol composition

Alcohol composition and marijuana are loaded with toxic elements and must not be used

Alcohol composition and marijuana: The truth about alcohol usage

Alcohol may be a golden liquid appealing to many people but its glittering image is just an invitation to treat. What looks good is just in the face value. But the real alcohol composition is loaded with toxic elements harmful to human health. Therefore, what is the true content of alcohol? Speaking to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of Doctor Dalal Akoury MD it is evident that alcohol consists of just one substance only (ethanol) while on the other hand, marijuana contains more than 400 known chemicals, including some cancer-causing substances found in tobacco smoke. Unlike cigarette smokers, marijuana smokers inhale deeply and hold the smoke as long as possible to increase the effect of the drug thereby worsening the damage to the lungs.

Alcohol is eliminated from the body in a few hours, but THC stays in the body for weeks, possibly months, depending on the length and intensity of usage. That is to say THC damages the immune system while alcohol doesn’t. And just to put one point right, we are not trying to reduce in any way the dangers of alcohol abuse, absolutely not because the fact is alcohol is equally harmful. But that said and done, it is equally important for users to know the intensity of chemicals in marijuana and that some of them causes cancer and remain in the body long after the drug is taken.

Alcohol depresses your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), lowers inhibitions and impairs judgment. Drinking large amounts can lead to a coma and even death. Mixing alcohol with medications or street drugs is extremely dangerous and can be fatal. Alcohol influences your brain and leads to a loss of coordination, slowed reflexes, distorted vision, memory lapses, and blackouts. Teenage bodies are still growing and alcohol has a greater impact on young people’s physical and mental well-being than on older people.

Alcohol composition and marijuana: Short and Long-term Effects

Finally, and according to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, feelings of warmth, flushed skin, impaired judgment, lack of coordination, slurred speech and memory and comprehension loss. Heavy drinking usually results in a serious hangover, shakiness, anxieties, headache, weakness, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. While on the other hand the unpleasant tolerance effects of alcohol that results in one developing the skills and ability to drink more. This leads to a deteriorating physical condition that can include liver damage and increases the risk of heart disease. A pregnant woman may give birth to a baby with defects that affect the baby’s heart, brain, and other major organs. A person can become dependent on alcohol. If someone suddenly stops drinking, withdrawal symptoms may set in. They range from jumpiness, sleeplessness, sweating and poor appetite to convulsions and sometimes death. Alcohol abuse can also lead to violence and conflicts in one’s personal relationships.

Alcohol composition and marijuana: The truth about alcohol usage

 

 

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Emotional health problems

Drug addiction suicidal nature

Drug addiction suicidal

Drug addiction suicidal nature is a realistic factor and it won’t be an accident if an addict take his/her life along the process

Drug addiction suicidal nature: Consequences of substance abuse

Life is full of choices and that is its beauty. Everyone is given the freedom to choose from the plenty that life can offer without duress. This freedom of choice is, however, being abused. Though people chose to abuse the freedom bestowed on them, one abuse caught my heart, soul body, and mind. I am talking about the choice of substance abuse. We are living at a time when the freedom of mingling and socialization coupled with modernization and human right takes the center stage. The authorities who have been given the responsibility of caring and protecting their citizens have also let their subjects down by legalizing some of the most addictive and dangerous drugs including alcohol and cigarette. Despite the knowledge of drug addiction suicidal nature, these drugs are dominating both print and electronic media advertisement space. While hospitals and rehabilitation centers are full beyond capacity, traders in these substances are laughing all the way to the bank.

To be honest with you, it always not very easy to hear that a breweries firm or a tobacco manufacturing plant and their chain of distributors have posted a loss in any given financial year. Theirs is ever profit and annual growth from the previous performance year in year out. Now what surprises me is that do we really understand the painful suicidal nature of drug addiction? Let us seek for some answers from the house of experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury who is one of the veteran addiction experts with several decades of professional experience in this discipline.

Drug addiction suicidal nature: Fears of drug addiction

The good news about drug addiction is that it is a treatable condition and no matter the duration one has been addicted or the magnitude of the quantity one uses daily, treatment is possible. The problem with drugs is that, is distort the voice of reason and changes all the concentration towards drug use such that even when you had put some recovery targets, realizing such dreams and goals fades away as all focus in turn to the drug of choice. Therefore to be sober we must all desire to stay away from all kind of drugs and drug-related activities or influences. We must make efforts to ensure that our neighborhood is safe and free from any kind of substance abuse.

Our children must be brought up to the highest standards of moral soundness and any element of depression must be brought to manageable levels if we cannot avoid them. As professionals from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, we recommend that doing this should be a collective responsibility to everyone because the consequences of drugs are fatal and suicidal. Therefore if you are out there and you are accessible to this article, we want to appeal to you because doing something about drug addiction starts with you then to others. We must be our brother’s keepers at all times meaning that anyone who cares about an addict will have several concerns including some of the following:

  • The fear of addicts getting into serious accident and other body injuries
  • The fear of losing a loved one due to the associated health complications
  • The fear of drug overdose and subsequent loss of consciousness
  • The fear of committing suicide

With those fears and much more, you can talk to us today at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center so that together we can kick out this scourge from our lives.

Drug addiction suicidal nature: Consequences of substance abuse

 

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Avoiding drinking temptation

Ending alcohol abuse using alternative treatment

Ending alcohol abuse

Ending alcohol abuse using alternative treatment to avoid stocking more chemicals in the body system

Ending alcohol abuse using alternative treatment: The HPA Axis

Consumption of alcohol is a problem which has kept the global society thinking. There are two different schools of thoughts depending on the interest represented. The interest of health and that of generating revenue, and for the purpose of this article we will focus on the interest of health and the possible solutions that come with ending alcohol abuse. Several types of research have been done and conclusions made. One of the finds was that the “home” of alcoholism resides in the HPA (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) axis of the neuroendocrine system, to this effect scientists have developed extremely sophisticated tests which monitor the performance of this axis under various conditions by measuring:

  • Dopamine
  • Serotonin, GABA
  • Glutamate
  • Epinephrine (adrenaline)
  • Norepinephrine (noradrenaline)
  • Cortisol
  • DHEA

Professionally, doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed Health Center reiterates that these are known neurotransmitters and two key hormones which define either the health of the neuroendocrine system or its state and depth of illness. To better understand the root of this phenomenon we will go into it a little more in detail regarding genetic addictive biochemistry and active addiction and how they affect the HPA axis. But in the meantime, you can direct all your alcoholism concerns to the experts at AWAREmed health for a timely treatment action.

Ending alcohol abuse using alternative treatment: The hypothalamus

The endocrine system is the network of glands in the body comprised of the hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, adrenals, thyroid, parathyroid and the sex glands; ovaries and testes. These glands secrete hormones throughout the body to each and every organ via the blood which is received by their complimentary receptors. Hormones are “messengers” which carry messages coded by our DNA with the intention of keeping an organ regulated and healthy, essentially functioning as it should.  A hormone’s message will stimulate, suppress or maintain the functional cell or tissue activity of the organ it is received by.

The hypothalamus is the centerpiece of the endocrine system and is located in the middle of the base of the brain. The purpose of the hypothalamus is to establish and maintain homeostasis; balance within the body. It regulates all the functions of the autonomic system of breathing, heart rate, etc… but also hunger, thirst, sexual drive, sleep urination and metabolism which includes blood sugar control.

Although technically hypothalamus is part of the endocrine system it is really central to both the endocrine and nervous system; in fact, it is in the hypothalamus that these two extremely complex systems of the body intersect. As the Master Accountant, the hypothalamus performs checks and balances and responds to chemical messages of deficient or excess by sending various hormones and neurotransmitters to “adjust” to the requirements of your internal and/or external environments to maintain status quo. The hypothalamus is able to do this because it houses receptor sites for both hormones from the endocrine system and neurotransmitters from the nervous system and it utilizes the information it receives from those sites to do its job of not only controlling the entire endocrine system, including having a profound influence on the liver, heart, and kidneys, but establishing healthy brain chemistry and nervous system performance by correcting neurotransmitter imbalances by either slowing production of what is in excess, ingesting or degrading them faster, or in cases of deficiency, producing and releasing them as required.

Ending alcohol abuse using alternative treatment: The HPA Axis

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Adderall Abuse

Adderall Abuse: For A.D.H.D. or Misuse?

Adderall Abuse

Adderall Abuse

Adderall Abuse For A.D.H.D. or Misuse?

Adderall abuse and or misuse usually occur as a result of treatment of A.D.H.D. Adderall is habit forming and causes dependance…This why prescribed medicines like Adderall are so dangerous. People assume that since a physician suggests it, or since it is useful to some, that it presents no threats to others.
A teen is addicted to adderall after abusing it to studyIt is true that medicines like Adderall have actually drastically boosted the academic lives of some kids and even adults correctly identified with conditions like A.D.H.D. Nevertheless, because of the severe focus and performance it gives, it has ended up being a preferred drug among teenagers and young adults that use it as a study aid..  Adderall abuse is a celebration medicine, and weight-loss drug. What most people aren’t knowledgeable about is that medicines like Adderall are extremely habit forming and could have detrimental psychological adverse effects even for those who do need them. It is is alarming to read the NY times article noting that virtually every month 14 million prescriptions of Adderall  are written by physicians for A.D.H.D for Americans between the ages of 20 to 39 in 2011 (up from 5.6 million in 2007).

Adderall Abuse can happen so easy

Some of it may be due to the current boost in recognition of adult A.D.H.D., but it could also be from a surge in teenagers and young adults faking symptoms to get prescriptions. (NYTimes: “Issues Concerning A.D.H.D. Practices and Amphetamine Obsession”).

Some sign of Adderall Abuse.

  • Panic attacks or uneasyness.
  • Uncontrollable shaking  and tremors of a part of the body.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Paranoia.

Prescription drugs like Adderall are very hazardous. Adderall is highly habit forming  and could have significant emotional side impacts for those that do not need them. That is why it is important to raise Awareness about Adderall Abuse.

Adderall Abuse For A.D.H.D. or Misuse?

Dr. Dalal Akoury

At AWAREmed Dr. Dalal Akoury employes an Novel natural Adderall Rehab program that is safe  and focus on Spirit, Mind, Body restoration. This NeuroEndocrine Restoration (NER) uses a Natural  blend of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and co-factors. This formula begins to repair the damage done to the brain as a result of chronic use of adder all.

The NER protocol is designed to restore Neurotransmitters and cell metabolism and it is administered intravenously and orally over a 10-day period.

 

Adderall Abuse: For A.D.H.D. or Misuse?

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