Alcohol Use on the Rise in the United Arabs Emirates

The use of alcohol has been on the rise in the United Arabs Emirates. The United Arabs Emirates being a country dominated by Islamic religion which prohibits alcohol consumption this is being quite ironical. The laws that regulate the use of alcohol in the united Arabs emirates are very strict and people have lost their lives as a result of using alcohol and other drugs due to these strict laws. The residents of the united Arabs emirates lose their lives through drugs in two ways. Firstly whenever a person is found drunk in public places he faces very hefty fines and even jail terms with very unfair punishments. Capital punishment which is viewed by many nations as quite unfair to drug offenders is quite tolerated in the Arab states. Capital punishment that involves execution of people found to be using drugs is common and many addicts have had their heads separated from the rest of their bodies by a single strike with a sword. This is mostly done in public places to scare those who might think of engaging in alcohol and other drugs use either as traders or users. The other way through which addicts lose their lives is; they do not have places that they can seek help to quit using alcohol and drugs that they are using. In the United Arabs emirates there are not enough rehabilitations centers, in fact it is only in the recent past that the country put up a national rehabilitation center at Abu Dhabi.

Alcohol Addiction

In spite of the strict rules that regulate the use of alcohol in the United Arabs Emirates the number of residents battling alcohol abuse is on the rise. In fact it is said that in the United Arabs Emirates boozy brunches and binge drinking have become the order of the day. The problems associated with binge drinking has been crippling the economy of UAE given that alcoholism as affected the professional class just as much as the local Emiratis are affected and this has also rendered civil servants and other professionals incapable of serving the citizens of UAE effectively. To save the population and help solve problems associated with alcohol addiction the concerned authorities have been occupied trying to avail rehab services to those affected by this epidemic especially the expatriate. The authorities seem more committed to fighting this social ill as they are now offering this needed help to all affected individuals irrespective of their nationality as opposed to helping only Emiratis only as was done in the past.

Disease Burden on Individuals and Society

The ground-breaking treatment plans follow a National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) report this year titled Disease Burden on Individuals and Society. It says 5.3 per cent of the total deaths in the UAE are due to alcohol use or illicit drugs, coupled with an expected “considerable proportion of hidden users”.

Another research report done by a research firm known as Euromonitor in 2010 showed that alcohol consumption in the UAE has increased by an alarming 30 per cent in the past five years. At the same time, instances of alcohol abuse have also sky rocketed. The frequency of Alcoholic Anonymous Arabia (AA Arabia) meetings which address the issue has registered a staggering 700 per cent increase, from three per week back in the early ’90s to 25 per week today.

Neuro Endocrine Restoration could help UAE Alcohol Addicts

Neuro Endocrine Restoration (NER) is critical in treatment of addicts. It is one of the best ways of fighting addiction. What happens when a person is addicted to a substance is that the substance of abuse that he uses damages the brain by changing its biochemistry creating an imbalance in the brain and the entire endocrine system. This means that any effective treatment must restore the state of the neurotransmitters as was before addiction. The neuro endocrine restoration is the best at doing this since it cost effective, natural and takes a shorter time.

College drinkingIn our bodies there are neurotransmitters that help us feel good and at harmony with our surrounding. There are also other neurotransmitters that are responsible for low feelings. The brain needs all these neurotransmitters to work normally. In a normal person’s case the balance between these two neurotransmitters is achieved naturally but in case of an addict this balance ceases to exist as long term use of drugs and alcohol affects the neurotransmitters. The use of NER in addiction treatment aims at helping the patient to evade the use of the drugs since without restoring the neurotransmitters, anytime an addict will attempt to stop using the drug of abuse his brain will trigger reactions of danger leading to release of adrenaline and endorphins, in such instance the addict will be forced to use the drug to restore calm and this explains why most addicts fail when they try to stop using drugs without restoring the damaged neurotransmitters.

Intravenous amino acids and the NER are natural approaches to treating addicts that have so far bore juicy fruits. They are affordable, effective and are free from withdrawal symptoms that many people suffer after going through addiction treatment with pharmaceutical medicines. We at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center are committed to availing help to addicts and offering them a place to call home. We advocate for natural healing to all kinds of addiction. In case you are struggling with addiction just call on Dr. Dalal Akoury (MD) at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for help.

Alcohol Use on the Rise in the United Arabs Emirates