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Why medical detox is necessary to addicts

Detoxification process before treatment

Detoxification process before treatment

Detoxification process before treatment with the professionals

Detoxification process before treatment: Drug addiction recovery plan

One will always be considered to be addicted to alcohol or other substances if the individual has an accumulation of toxic elements in their body systems. And for the body to regain its optimum capacities in discharging the various functions of the body such toxic must be removed. The detoxification process is essential just before the commencement of treatment. We now want to focus on detoxification and to understand its importance before the administration of any addiction treatment. When one is addicted to drugs or alcohol or both, the body develops a physical dependence on the substance which then results in chemical changes that occur within the brain. Experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury (MD) and founder of the same facility reports that, due to these physical and chemical changes that occur as a result of substance abuse, any attempts to terminate consumption by sudden or progressive quitting either through the cold turkey way or otherwise in many instances do often fails and the consequences of such failures can tantamount to significant health risks for the addict and to their loved ones.

Therefore in order to eliminate or minimize the physical and psychological symptoms that can occur during the withdrawal process in a safe manner, doctor Akoury recommends that it is very important that medical detox is considered as an essential cornerstone of the recovery game plan. Professionally this service is available at the home of addiction solutions (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) and upon scheduling an appointment with the experts at this facility, you will have your case evaluated professionally and the most appropriate treatment administered to you for the most desired result.

Detoxification process before treatment: How medical detox came to the front?

History has it that the importance of detox in regards to the recovery process from addiction came to the forefront and was first administered in the 1970’s with the emergence of the medical model. Previously and before this time (the 1970’s), the patterns and behaviors associated with addiction were commonly dealt with as a criminal offense and people who were struggling with such kinds of addiction were considered to be of weak character a factor that was very discriminative and unfair to both the patient and their loved ones. During that time the practice was that individual addicts were often arrested and held in places like “drunk tanks” and other similar holding places of confinement where they were taken through the withdrawals without any form of medical supervision.

Nonetheless, and progressively as reality and sense sunk to the society of what addiction really is, the voice of reason begun to take shape and the societies on a voluntary basis begun embracing and adopting more humane and constructive ways in dealing with individuals who were struggling with all manner of substance abuse issues. And it is at this point that the methods of detoxification started to evolve and therefore we can now begin to discuss authoritatively the purpose of detox and its importance before any addiction treatment. With that background we want now to invite you in our next article for this informative discussion, in the meantime, you can schedule an appointment with experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Akoury for all the concerns you may have.

Detoxification process before treatment: Drug addiction recovery plan

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Drug addiction hindrances for Recovery

Drug addiction hindrances

Drug addiction hindrances for Recovery are the major challenges in total healing from drug abuse

Drug addiction hindrances for Recovery: Overcoming denial

The problems relating to substance abuse are ruining many people’s lives. This coupled with drug addiction hindrances during recovery, is not very good thing. According to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, we must do all it takes to eliminate these obstacles to treatment. Drug addicts will tell you that, the most challenging and toughest step toward recovery is that of decision making to change. This may be so, but don’t let it bring you down. Many people have gone through such but the most important part of it is that change is never easy and committing to sobriety involves changing many things, including:

  • Changing stress management strategies
  • Careful choice of friends.
  • Being careful with what you do in your free time
  • Taking full control of your feelings, how you think about yourself

In doing all these, remember that recovering from addiction is a long process, one that requires time, commitment, motivation, and support. And even as you consider your situation, the following tips can help you make the decision.

Drug addiction hindrances for recovery: Thinking about change

  • Keep track of your drug use, including when and how much you use. This will give you a better sense of the role the addiction is playing in your life.
  • List the pros and cons of quitting, as well as the costs and benefits of continuing your drug abuse.
  • Consider the things that are important to you, such as your spouse, children, career, and health. How does your drug use affect those things?
  • Talk it over with someone you trust. Ask the person how he or she feels about your drug use.
  • Ask yourself if there’s anything preventing you from changing. What are some things that could help you make the change?

The paramount steps to succeeding in addiction recovery

Having made a decision to seek help, you must remain focus on your objectives. The following will be very helpful to you in keeping to the goals.

  • Remind yourself of the reasons you want to change.
  • Think about your past attempts at quitting, if any. What worked? What didn’t?
  • Set specific, measurable goals, such as a quit date or limits on your drug use.
  • Remove reminders of your addiction from your home and workplace. That is to say, things which are most likely to trigger the old addiction practices.
  • Be very free and share with your friends and family that you’re quitting and ask for their support.

Finally, even as you take cognizance of all these, it is important to appreciate that drug addiction is not just a one-time treatment plan. This can go for a very long time and with several challenges along the way. Remember this is not to scare you, but to prepare you adequately for the assignment ahead of you. The good news in all this is that you can always overcome all those obstacles when you follow instructions from the professionals at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. And that will be made possible if only you can call doctor Akoury today on telephone number 843 213 1480 now.

Drug addiction hindrances for Recovery: Overcoming denial






Addiction alternative treatment

Addiction alternative treatment

Addiction alternative treatment is essential and all inclusive.

Addiction alternative treatment: Accrued benefits

A state under the captivity of drug addiction cannot develop effectively. When the human resource which contributes over 20% of the nation’s productivity is ailing, life becomes difficult and the sooner that is addressed the better for such state. The loss will be evident in many areas including propagation of violence, theft, and erosion of peace of mind, family depression and fatigue, lose jobs and source of livelihood, emotional torcher for children due to parents’ separation; child neglect the list is endless. This is surely a serious threat to our social fabric. We have been made prisoners in our own homes and villages because of substance abuse. Therefore, we must choose to change this explains doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. The formation of this facility is primarily to make a difference in people’s lives by focusing on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through the realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE. Her ways of administering treatment are all inclusive being mindful about addiction alternative treatment.

Speaking of addiction alternative treatment, doctor Akoury is going to take us through biochemical restoration and nutrition, yoga and exercise as some of the known alternative treatment models for drug addiction currently. If it is fine with you, allow me to ask for your indulgence of staying on the link to be more educated on the best options you have when it comes to alternatives to treatment for substance abuse. Remember that is important and you can schedule an appointment with her for further professional input about all your concerns.

Addiction alternative treatment: Physical activities

Daily exercise, even in small doses, can boost mood what most recovering addicts need in the absence of their substances of abuse. Starting an exercise regimen can help fill the void of using, lending a sense of purpose and offering a substitute, but natural, high. Doctor Akoury says that generally speaking exercise, whether aerobic or otherwise, has well-known health benefits, including improvements in the function of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and endocrine systems. Physical exercise has many cognitive benefits that can specifically help recovering addicts. For one, it leads to increased neurotransmitter levels, improved oxygen, and nutrient delivery, and increased neurogenesis in the hippocampus. It can have a positive effect on learning and memory. Executive control processes—working memory, multitasking, and planning is more positively affected in comparison to other regions of the brain.

For your own good, this must never be ignored. Many people are spending huge bill in medications on what could easily be sorted out by a simple exercise. This may sound little for many but it is tested and proven to be a better way of dealing with some of these drug addiction complications. We want to help you get back on your feet and become even more productive than you were before. All you need to do is to let us know of your needs and we will address them professionally.

Addiction alternative treatment: Accrued benefits

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Female gender alcoholism

Female gender alcoholism

Female gender alcoholism must stop. Women are more vulnerable to drugs and alcohol and preventing usage is the best

Female gender alcoholism: Drug addiction and social stigma

Alcohol consumption has been associated with men in most cases. Women were not in the beginning so much into alcohol and any who was using alcohol was seen as a taboo in many communities. That was then but currently, a lot has changed and women are today are using this substance freely. Because of this female gender alcoholism has increased over time. And as a result of this, a lot of stigmatization and discrimination has taken root among alcohol users.  Stigma can be very demeaning and causes loss of self-esteem. This can be avoided if all factors leading to alcoholism are addressed appropriately and in good time. If therefore you are drinking, stigma or no stigma, alcohol consumption is a health hazard and the sooner a remedial action is taken the better. You can always consult with experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury and she will be able to effectively and professionally help you go through your recovery program.

Female gender alcoholism: The fading social stigma escalating addiction

Like I had indicated that because of the women alcohol addiction and how it was being stigmatized in the past, women were not so much into drinking. During this period a lot of drug and alcohol abuse related complications were not so common with the female gender. Men were the biggest casualties but this is now changing. Because of fading stigma young women are now binge drinking hence the increase of health complications that come with alcohol abuse. This has further been established by the research findings according to the data from a survey of some 18000 college students across the US. From this study, it was established that one in every three female students are seriously into binge drinking. In other words, they are consuming four or more drinks in a row and in very quick succession. These are not very good statistics especially considering the serious prevalence of alcohol addiction in our societies today. In that same study, it was also established that between the years1993-2001, the rate of binge drinking female students was more than doubled. From the study, it was further frustrating that even though male students were more dependent on alcohol, it was surprising that more than half of the women students were actually abusing alcohol.

Finally, doctor Akoury registers that these trends are very disturbing, given that binge drinking not only carries health risks for both men and women but also increases the chance of unwanted and unplanned sexual activity. Because of this women risk becoming pregnant and both genders risk contracting a sexually transmitted infection STI. All these can be avoided if we chose to have sobriety and not come close to the bottle. How can you do that? Take a moment and talk to doctor Dalal Akoury today and you will be free from alcoholism in a record time.

Female gender alcoholism: Drug addiction and social stigma




Holistic treatment

Educating drug users effectively

Educating drug users

Educating drug users effectively on the modalities of keeping their brain healthy by quitting drug use

Educating drug users effectively: Alcohol and drug addicts

Being quite while drugs and alcohol are ruining our societies is not an option. We all have a duty of educating drug users to ensure that drug use is brought to manageable levels. Good health is the most valuable gift we can ever have and we can’t afford losing it to drugs and misuse of alcohol. Therefore, the duty of impacting addiction knowledge to both users and nonusers must be prioritized. That’s why doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center is advocating all people to be more empowered in addition literacy at the Integrative Advanced Medicine Institute (IAM Institute) where healthcare givers are trained to equip them wholesomely for the liberation of our societies from this scourge.

We appreciate that addiction being what it is, taking that bold decision may not be very easy for many people since addiction is something many would not want to associate with. But the most important thing is that we lend a helping hand to drug addicts and all alcoholics. Doctor Dalal Akoury MD and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center are acknowledging that one common trait of many drug addicts and alcoholics are problems interacting with others in social situations. This is known as a lack of social skills. Sometimes this difficulty is what leads an individual to addiction in the first place. If this describes you, we want to invite you to enroll with IAM Institute for your enrichment and empowerment to make a difference. We’re aware that some people have been addicted to substances for such a long time that it has affected their social development. Therefore if anyone is lacking social skills, then that calls for social skills training.

When opting for social skills training for an alcoholic or drug addict then these are some of the things that you must be ready to take the following into consideration: you must be ready to learn how to interact with friends, family members and even colleagues at work. You must also know how to interact in social situations especially when drugs and alcohol will be served or present and finally you must take a firm stand in declining any offer to use drug and alcohol, in other words, you must be well armed with the refusal skills. That is to say when you say NO it must remain that way irrespective of the prevailing circumstances. Such training is offered at IAM Institute with doctor Akoury and her team of experts. Remember that social skills training is closely associated with behavior therapy to remove unwanted behaviors and replace them with desirable behaviors. It must be noted that for the desired result, social skills training may not be very effective on its own but when combined with other cognitive behavioral therapy treatments, its effectiveness can be realized.

Educating drug users effectively: Interpersonal relationships and substance abuse

Social skills training can teach drug and alcohol addicts how to relate with coworkers, friends, and family in a variety of social settings. Clients will learn such skills as Listening as well as talking; that is, two-way communication, empathy, understanding unspoken clues such as body language and assertiveness, and how not to be taken advantage of. These are essential and are only possible when users are well equipped with all the addiction knowledge they need to have.

Educating drug users effectively: Alcohol and drug addicts