The beauty of your skin is dependent on very many things including what you feed on, the quantity of water you drink, the environment you live in, the type of chemicals you apply on it and how well you take care of it by washing among other things. When the right things are done all rounds, this organ will be more appealing, healthy and radiant. Of course everybody needs to look good all the times and because the skin is our receptionist where all visitors first report to, we must give it the good care it deserve so that our image as the whole body can also be appreciated by those who look at us. Just like in an organization if the receptionist is rude, careless and arrogant, the organization will have a very bad image and loose it customers and partners. In the same way our skin particularly the face is the focal point that everybody will come into contact with first. For this reason we must prevent it from any harm that may come its way to keep that good looking image that we all desire. To do that effectively doctor Dalal Akoury is going to help us understand some of the effects of drug addiction to the skin and what we can do to contain them.
Drugs and especially the illicit ones are never good in whichever way you look at them. The history of drug addiction is full of painful memories, anarchy and sufferings. Doctor Akoury says that if this is to be allowed into the skin, then we will have succeeded in damaging the largest organ of the body and beauty will be very expensive to revive. Experts are in consensus that drug addiction is very harmful to the wellbeing of the health of your skin. We are therefore going to relay on the vast experience of doctor Akoury in matters addiction to understand the consequences and the magnitude of being lazy your skin. That may look very strong but it is important that way because all drugs of addiction are injurious to the health of your skin. Those illicit drugs may include heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. All these and many more can take a severe toll on the health of your skin. Heroin for example is a central nervous system depressant that slows heart rate, blood circulation, respiration and metabolism
Skin popping as it is commonly known or the practice of injecting heroin under the top layer of the skin leaves distinctive round sores along the skin’s surface. These sores can easily become infected, resulting in permanent scars. For users who are anxious, restless or experiencing cravings, the scabs can become the focus of obsessive picking. Picking at the sores increases the risk of cellulitis, or the infection of the soft tissues underlying the dermis. Doctor Akoury acknowledges that skin lesions are common in heavy methamphetamine users. This central nervous system stimulant can cause a condition called delusional parasitosis, or the false believe that the user is infested with organisms that are crawling across her skin. This condition which is also known as “meth mites” or “cocaine bugs” can lead to severe self-mutilation if the user is acutely intoxicated. When you or anyone you know is experiencing things like this, timewasting can be very costly and treatment must be sought immediately. Consulting with doctor Akoury on the best treatment methods available for you should be prioritize so that more damage to the skin is prevented in good time.
Before we continues into the discussion about the effects of drug addiction to the skin, we the professionals have even a bigger responsibility in ensuring that this enemy of addiction is eliminated. Over the years doctor Dalal Akoury through AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center a facility she established primarily to help in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, has been in the front line in dealing with the menace of drug addiction not only by offering professional treatment to the addiction victims, but also equipping professionals with the requisite knowledge of dealing with this problem even as they attend to their patients. In line with that, AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, one of the leading pioneers in natural and holistic addiction treatment, will be conducting the first ever Educational, Functional and Integrative Addiction conference for doctors, counselors, nurses and addiction therapists. The conference will be held in August 23-25 at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This new frontier in addiction medicine will be conducted by the most influential group of leading visionaries specializing in the latest advances in natural and integrative addiction medicine, under the theme “The Future of Integrative Addiction”. It is a must attend conference for all professionals who really want to be on top of their career and to offer the very best of their best to their clients. The registration is currently in progress and for more information log in towww.integrativeaddiction2015.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be revisiting that shortly but in the meantime let’s get back to our point of discussion about the effects of drug addiction to the skin.
From the illustration above, heroin addiction can be very damaging to the skin. And even as we approach this it is important noting that withdrawing from heroin which is a highly addictive opiate is an intensely uncomfortable experience. Restlessness, nervousness, severe cravings and goose bumps can trigger the urge to self-mutilate. Users in withdrawal often say that they feel like they’re crawling out of their skin and in this state, skin picking may provide a momentary sense of release.
Doctor Akoury says that heroin withdrawal affects the skin in several important ways. Goose bumps, along with chills, shivering and cold sweats, occur as the brain adjusts to the absence of this powerful opioid. These bumps are caused by tiny muscles that tighten at the base of the fine hairs that cover the skin. For the user in withdrawal, compulsively rubbing or tugging at the skin may counteract the sensations of cold and restlessness.
Skin picking and self-mutilation can also help the user cope with opiate cravings. The sensations of pleasure or pain are a temporary distraction from the desire to use heroin. Ritualistic picking can provide an outlet for the intense anxiety, nervous tension and restlessness that characterize withdrawal. Nonetheless it is important to note that in all these, skin picking provides only a temporary relief from the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Once physical withdrawal symptoms begin, they can last for several days. The best way to avoid withdrawal symptoms like goose bumps, sweats and muscle pain is to enter a medically supervised detox program like AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. At a detox center, you can receive the physical and moral support you need to minimize the symptoms of withdrawal and avoid a relapse. Remember that all this drug addiction has great effects on your skin and the sooner you seek professional advice from doctor Akoury the better for your situation.