Drug-Abuse
Helping patients together

Helping patients together overcome addiction for better health

Helping patients together overcome addiction: Collective responsibility

If you are driving on the road the rule is you are the only sober person and the rest are drunk, insane and careless. What it means is that when you are on the steering wheel, you ore everyone around you whether pedestrians, other motorist or animals the duty of care. In the same way, when it comes to drug abuse, it should all concerns us because the impact of the problem knows no boundary. We are all affected in one way or another and that is why we want to focus on helping patients together to overcome their addiction. Speaking to Doctor Dalal Akoury MD who is a veteran addiction expert and has impacted positively on the lives of many people globally.

In her desire to reach many, she founded AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center where she has dedicated most of her life in helping addiction patients overcome their habits by transforming each and every individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering them into finding their own inner healing power. In her practice doctor, Akoury’s focuses on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms making her one in a million that you can always rely on for all your addiction concerns.

For a better understanding, doctor Akoury is going to share with us some of the things you can or not do to help your loved one from their struggle with addiction. Professionally we will be wrong to say that helping a friend or family member who is struggling with alcohol or drugs is a simple thing. This will be misleading because the truth is that it can be heartbreakingly painful demoralizing and tiring. However, with determination and persistence help from the loved ones, it can be remarkably rewarding. Nonetheless, the process at times can seem to be so overwhelming that many may choose to go for the easiest way of ignoring it, pretending that nothing is wrong and hope it just goes away. These are possible ways of solace that one may opt for. However if one goes this root, however by denying it or minimizing it, in the long run, there will be more damaging to you, other family members, and the person you are concerned about. The consequences can be very painful and therefore it is only reasonable that action is taken now without any further delays. In the spirit of being concern about someone, the following questions can be helpful for you to take action now:

Helping patients together overcome addiction: Some things you don’t want to do

Don’t preach: in other words don’t lecture, threaten, bribe, preach or demoralize.

Don’t be a martyr: Avoid emotional appeals that may only increase feelings of guilt and the compulsion to drink or use other drugs.

Don’t cover up, by either lying or making excuses for them and their behavior.

Don’t assume their responsibilities: Taking over their responsibilities protects them from the consequences of their behavior.

Don’t argue when using: When they are using alcohol or drugs, they can’t have a rational conversation.

Don’t feel guilty or responsible for their behavior, it’s not your fault.

Don’t join them: Don’t try to keep up with them by drinking or using.

Helping patients together overcome addiction: Collective responsibility

 

 

 

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