Before we can talk about alcohol withdrawal, one must have been into drinking for a long period of time. This is so because alcohol withdrawal is pegged on the ex poser of alcohol to the brain over a given duration that is considered long enough to cause such damages. It is important to note that alcohol withdrawal is different from withdrawal from most other drugs. This is so because alcohol withdrawal can be fatal and deadly. Ideally studies have indicated that the only drugs capable of reacting like alcohol to the point of causing death from withdrawal are the benzodiazepines. It is not like other substances heroin withdrawal for example will rarely be that fatal let alone ever killing anyone. But untreated major alcohol withdrawal can kill one person in three. The good news is that these fatalities are almost completely preventable if people are properly tapered off from their alcohol use. Therefore as it is always said that prevention is better that cure, experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of Doctor Dalal Akoury’s care are doing all that it takes to create awareness about all the mechanisms of preventing alcohol withdrawal so that we may have a healthy society we can be happy to call home. On that note, doctor Akoury is going to help us come to speed with the understanding of the levels of alcohol withdrawal as follows.
Professionally across the board globally, doctors generally recognizes the three levels of alcohol withdrawal in the following order:
Level two Mid-level Withdrawal – Minor withdrawal symptoms at a more intense level plus visual, auditory or tactile hallucinations. The patient generally is aware that the hallucinations are not real, possible seizures, racing pulse and irregular heartbeat. These symptoms may appear within 12 to 48 hours after quitting drinking.
Level three Major Withdrawal – Delirium, alcohol-induced hallucinations, patient generally cannot distinguish hallucination from reality, profuse sweating, seizures and severe blood pressure spikes, sever tremor, racing and irregular heartbeat, fever and possible death. These symptoms may appear within 48 to 72 hours after quitting drinking and peak in five days. Remember that mild or mid-level alcohol withdrawal are rarely if ever fatal unless you have a very weak heart. Major withdrawal is the most dangerous one.
Popular slang in the United States refers to the shakiness which comes with mild alcohol withdrawal as “D.T.s”. This is a rather confusing use of terminology since properly speaking “D.T.s” refers to delirium tremens which is associated with major withdrawal. Real delirium tremens is life-threatening and can kill one in every three untreated patients. The shakiness associated with minor withdrawal is not life-threatening either. Now that you know of the three levels of alcohol withdrawal and their intensity of damage they can cause your life and that of your loved ones, it would be very important to carry out a self-evaluation about yourself so that you can take percussions in good time. You may want to schedule for an appointment with doctor Akoury for her professional touch about your situation and you will not regret it all the days of your life.
As we progress in this discussion it is equally important to appreciate the effort doctor Akoury and her health facility (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) are doing in ensuring that everyone with any addiction problem is well attended to. To this effect 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 targeting professionals in addiction including doctors, counselors, nurses and addiction therapists. This is a must attend conference for all professionals and it is schedule for August 23-25 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Remember that 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”. We want to take this earliest opportunity to welcome you to this conference so that we can succeed in forming a strong team that will defeat all manner of addictions even before they come. For more information about this conference you can login to www.integrativeaddiction2015.com or send an email with all your queries to email@example.com. Or make a direct call to: 954 540 1896
As you consider making those enquiries, I want to bring you up to speed with some of the who is who in the medical profession who have confirmed their attendance and the list is quit big but let me just give you a few and they include Mitch Ghen, DO, Ph.D, Sean Devlin, DO, HMD., Sahar Swidan, Pharma D. BCPS., Kenneth Proefrock, N.M.D., William Eidelman, M.D., and Gregory G. Smith, MD.
And for those who may be interested in the exhibit spaces, the schedule has now been released and currently we have a 10x10s and table tops to be grabbed. Besides that we also have a wide range of sponsorships, including speaking engagements. And just for clarity this conference is medicine oriented and therefore companies who may want to consider attending should include: nutraceuticals, aromatherapy, bio-feedback, drug and abuse, stem cell research, detoxification, hypnotherapy, BHRT companies, rehabilitation, compounding companies, IV therapies and ozone treatment, natural weight loss, electrical simulation, massage therapy and acupuncture. And like I had said this is only to hint you up. For further details the contacts above will be very useful. However for more information about Integrative Addiction Treatment you can reach out to the following contacts.
Dalal Akoury M.D.
Tel: 843 213 1480