If there is anything that we should all yearn for, it must be breaking the chain of alcohol and drug addiction from our lives and surrounding. This would be the noblest thing anyone can do if you attach any value to your life and health. Experts across the globe are particularly those from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center recognizes the serious impact of alcohol and drug use on crime across the globe. Besides that as professionals we also know, from decades of experience that millions of people who have been in the criminal justice system have broken the chain through long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. It is because of these reasons that we have resolve to create awareness across the globe so that together we can all participate in breaking addiction chains for a healthy society. It will also interest you to note that doctor Dalal Akoury (MD) who is also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, is a well-respected addiction veteran and through her many people have and are still continuing to recover from their hopelessness due to substance abuse. She has made a significance difference in people’s lives and therefore if you or anyone you know is struggling with any kind of addiction, then you can be part of the celebrating endless list of totally recovered clients that passed through her by calling her on telephone number 843 213 1480 to schedule for an appointment with her for the commencement of your treatment and total elimination of addiction from your life.
When we talk about drug addiction, the first thing that ring into your mind is the misuse of hard drugs like cocaine, heroin, marijuana, cigarette, alcohol and many more. In very rear cases will you find people associating drug addiction with energy drinks yet they form serious part of substances that are very addictive. Because we prioritize in breaking addiction chains for a healthy society, we are not going to relent until everything is put on the surface for everyone to take action on. It is therefore very important to appreciate that, caffeinated alcoholic beverages (CAB’s) or Alcohol energy drinks (AED’s) as they are commonly known are premixed beverages that contain not only alcohol but also include caffeine and other stimulants. They are often sold in very attractive and luring tall, narrow cans similar to non-alcoholic energy drinks, which are popular drinks among teens, in many cases they are marketed with content that carry teen-friendly names and contain a lot of sugar and flavoring. A typical can has about as much caffeine as a large cup of coffee, along with additives like guarana and ginseng that can speed up the central nervous system.
Drinking alcohol and energy drinks together has become trendy, but it can also be risky. Marketed to kids, often through all the media stations both print and electronic marketing campaigns and grassroots strategies including door to door marketing and using youth-oriented imagery and slogans doctor Akoury is raising the concern to all users that people must never be lured into believing what they see in the marking campaign. This is because the new alcohol energy drinks have high alcohol content and sometimes as high as 12% as compared with 5% for a typical can of beer. When using these drinks, what we must always put into account which is also a major concern across the board is that mixing energy drinks with alcohol can lead to wide-awake drunkenness. Under this circumstances the element of caffeine in the solution will only masks the feeling of drunkenness meaning that the user may not get drunk but this does not necessarily eliminate or decrease the actual alcohol-related impairment. As a result, you feel less drunk than you really are, which can lead to consumption of even more alcohol or engaging in risky activities like drunk driving.
The risk doesn’t actually end there and a lot more needs to be done to bring this problem to manageable levels. Doctor Akoury is registering that from the various studies conducted by various experts, it has been established that there is a lot more harm in adding caffeine to alcoholic drinks. Like for instances the Food and Drug Administration recently in 2010 sound a warning to alcoholic beverages processing companies that the caffeine added to some of their alcoholic beverages makes the products unsafe and that even lead to the withdrawal of some products from the market with some companies agreeing not to make the beverages in the future. That really communicates the seriousness of the problem of mixing these two substances. Nevertheless it is also very important to note that as things stand right now, there is still no regulation on the amount of caffeine in energy drinks, neither do we have any requirements related to the labeling of contents or possible health risks. The caffeine content in these beverages is usually not listed on the can meaning that consumers will not be able to know the concentration even as they use it.
According to the findings of Wake Forest University School of Medicine researchers were able to establish that students who mixed alcohol and energy drinks had double the risk of being hurt or injured, requiring immediate medical attention, driving with an intoxicated driver, being taken advantage of sexually, or taking advantage of another sexually. The danger is and according to one of the leading researcher, “Students whose motor skills, visual reaction times, and judgment are impaired by alcohol may not perceive that they are intoxicated as readily when they’re also ingesting a stimulant.” Finally doctor Dalal Akoury is making this passionate appeal to all the concerned parents, health officials and law-enforcement agencies that time has come when we all need to tighten our belts and put in place tighter regulations on the drinks within our levels and jurisdiction so that we can together help our societies from the bondage of addiction and all the complications that come with it. For more information about all this, you can schedule for an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today for a further one on one discussion with her and she will gladly give you an audience.