In the past people who were deeply in the Islamic religion did not drink alcohol. It was against their faith. Every Muslim was desist from alcohol lest he be ready to face the punitive laws that prohibited alcohol consumption in Muslim dominated nations-eighty lashes for men and forty lashes for women. In fact women were not supposed to be drinking. In these countries water was the sole beverage and any distilled or fermented drinks were not readily available. In public places you couldn’t find these beverages. This culture has not come to a halt and that has only made matters worse for alcohol addicts as they cannot seek professional help in the open for fear of being punished for using alcohol in the first place. It is well known fact that the Middle East and many Gulf States that are obviously Islamic nations have very strict alcohol laws. There are very many cases where people found in possession of alcohol in public places have faced very severe penalties even death sentences. Whilst things have changed over a time and alcohol is fairly easily obtained in hotels and on the black market, severe penalties are imposed on those found to be in possession of alcohol, and, worse still, if they are found intoxicated in public.
The fact that alcohol consumption is not allowed in public places has only made matters worse as it has led to an increase of drinking in private homes, where little attention is paid to the amount of alcohol consumed. Those who drink in private homes often exceed the below risk quantities making them susceptible to problem drinking. A lack of up-to-date information on safe drinking and the wide-spread presence of beverages with unregulated or contaminated alcohol content has resulted in a steady increase of Middle East residents with growing alcohol problems. Moreover, they suffer from a lack of access to local resources to help them to quit. There is therefore need for more rehab centers to spring in the Middle East to help those addicted to alcohol. Today there are some alcohol rehab centers that have begun to offer discrete, cultural sensitive support for residents from the Middle East who are struggling with alcohol addiction.
The strict laws of the Middle East countries in relation to alcohol consumption are blind to the fact that if anybody is suffering from his use of alcohol and he can’t cut down or stop drinking altogether, he has an alcohol addiction-a problem that can’t be solved by even the strictest laws on the planet earth. An addict is a victim that should not be punished but should be helped and offered support to be free from cravings for alcohol. A person with an alcohol addiction may or may not be physically dependent on alcohol. People who haven’t developed physical dependency to alcohol can still be addicted: that is, they can’t control, cut down or stop using, even when drinking alcohol is negatively impacting their life. This therefore means that you do not need to be physically dependent on alcohol to seek support in a rehab. You should begin as early as possible to reduce the effects of alcohol.
However it is good to note that most people become chained to alcohol use at the dependence stage because that is when their attempts to stop alcohol use are met by very severe withdrawal symptoms. The available Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation centers in the Middle East has helped persons from all over the region lead a clean and sober life though various treatment programs. These rehab centers in the Middle East serve people from Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Iran, and Jordan. Since most countries in the Middle East are not proactive but rather strictly reactive to alcohol addicts, these rehab centers are creating a home for the alcohol addicts giving them support that no other public institution can ever offer. Most of the rehabs are located at discreet locations and are quite luxurious attracting alcohol addicts seeking help.
To those victims of alcohol addiction and dependency seeking help, the rehabs have two options that can be used to help them win this war against unstoppable use of alcohol. The recovery and rehabilitation professionals will however guide you on the best course to take. The rehab centers will also avail you the best paraphernalia to help you stop drinking alcohol depending on the program you have chosen. There are two main choices in seeking drug and alcohol services- inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment. With inpatient treatment, you become a resident at the rehabilitation center, living and partaking in therapy on-site. The inpatient treatment has been the most effective method as the patient is kept away from the triggers that could make quitting alcohol drinking a problem. He is also available all the time and the doctors can closely monitor his progress with the treatment.
However there are situations when an addict can only be on the outpatient treatment program. It involves visiting the rehab centers for treatments sessions throughout the week for as long as the doctors have found best and prescribed. It is also effective but the victim will need to avoid the triggers by himself and it needs self-discipline.
Alcoholism is a vice that should be fought by all means that is why we at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center are committed to availing help to addicts and offering them a place to call home. We offer NER Treatment and Amino acid therapy that are the most effective approaches to addiction treatment and recovery. You call on Dr. Dalal Akoury (MD) today and begin your journey to victory against addiction.