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Sleep deprivation effects

Sleep deprivation effects

Sleep deprivation health effects are real and dangerous

Sleep deprivation effects: Acute or chronic problems

Each day after a hard and torturous day we retire to bed to sleep. That is normal, but do you normally sleep well? According to the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury primarily sleep deprivation is a condition of not having enough sleep and it can either be chronic or acute. Take a moment and visualize about it if you’re feeling sleepy at work, for instance, you may be tempted to reach for a cup of coffee or maybe more and a doughnut for a quick shot of energy. Later, you may skip the gym and pick up take away food on your way home to your family because you’re tired and doesn’t have time to cook. When you finally retire on your bed, you are too wound up to sleep. This is a common routine with many people today. What they may not know is that sleep deprivation effects are serious factors in weight gain.

A good night’s sleep is one of the keys to good health and may also be a key to maintaining a healthy weight. There is mounting evidence that people who get too little sleep have a higher risk of weight gain and obesity than people who get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Given our societies increasing tendency to burn the midnight oil in our busy schedules and tight work deadlines many people are not having enough sleep. The working hours have become so inadequate to many and this result in people opting to sacrifice some of their sleep time to complete the various assignments they have. The other groups of people who do not have enough sleep are those alcohol drinkers. The majority of this group and particularly the addicts take a long hour in their drinking joint sometimes even up early morning hours, only to report back to their work stations the following day. The result of this is that very little time is left for sleeping no wonder studies have established that up to 26% of the adult is not having adequate sleep. This may have a great impact on overweight and obesity epidemic in our societies today.

Sleep deprivation effects: Good night sleep for healthy weight

In appreciating the role of adequate sleep, let us try to understand certain finding from the previous studies conducted by the experts. For decades experts have known that adults who sleep less than five a night are subjecting themselves to a higher risk of being overweight. Children who sleep for less than 10 hours a night are associated with weight gain. However, the latest study suggests that the link may be treacherous than previously thought. For instance losing just a few hours of sleep a few nights in can lead to almost immediate weight gain. This may not make sense to many that while you are working hard burning the midnight oil to give your family some extra reason to be comfortable and happy, you could be adding more problems to your body by gaining weight. If this concerns you and you need a professional solution to this, you can schedule an appointment with doctor Akoury today and you will have all your concerns addressed professionally.

Sleep deprivation effects: Acute or chronic problems


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Addiction prevention campaign

Addiction prevention campaign

Addiction prevention campaign often fails because of several reasons including relapse

Addiction prevention campaign often fails: When treatment becomes necessary

The drug addiction prevention campaign in most societies has often failed to yield the much-desired result in most cases. For several decades now this has been done across all the different media with each campaign taking a different dimension every day from legislation, religious involvement, and self-discipline. All these are professionally done in a bid to bring to order the act of irresponsibility that has been witnessed in the circles of drug consuming societies. I know of certain societies where alcohol abuse has completely killed the economic well-being of the people. Men no longer work to provide for their families and women and children are over burden with the double role of keeping the family afloat.  All these are happening because of misuse of drugs and alcohol.

Before I get deep into the discussion about locating the best addiction crisis recovery treatment, I want to ask, must we wait for the situation to reach a crisis level? And what are you doing in your big or small way to help bring this problem of addiction to a manageable level? I spoke to doctor Dalal Akoury the MD who is also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center about this great concern, and she is going to be very instrumental in shading more light for our understanding of some of the things we need to know.

Doctor Akoury says that when prevention has failed treatment should be sought for immediately. In some cases the situation could be urgent and recurring a crisis way of response, and should this be the case, then it is important to note that the best crises recovery centers should be the ones that can treat your behavioral disorder as well as your addiction. At this facility (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) we have highly trained personnel to take you through all the healing processes that will live you much healthier and free from any effects of addiction no matter the stage and all other complications that come with it. Therefore if you or someone you love has a behavioral disorder and is also suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, help is readily available upon scheduling an appointment with doctor Akoury today. Nonetheless, it is important to remember that there are many crisis addiction treatment facilities around you and throughout the country and beyond and the choice you make should be above board so that the desired result is delivered timely and to the satisfaction of your needs.

Addiction prevention campaign often fails: Behavioral disorders

The phrase behavioral disorders a collection of several meanings ranging from mental health issues including anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, and personality disorders. In many cases, these disorders may start during childhood, and they may last through teenage years and into adulthood. Experts say that living with a behavioral disorder can make one’s regular life very difficult and unbearable. Therefore, many people who are struggling with behavioral disorders may be tempted to turn to doing the wrong things to cope like taking drugs and alcohol. According to numbers compiled by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, people who suffer from behavioral disorders, as well as addiction, face life expectancies that are approximately 35 years lower than average. With the right help, however, there is hope. It is possible to get help for these issues from a crisis rehab facility. In order to increase your chances of a successful recovery, you should try to select the very best inpatient recovery center. The right center will be able to meet all of your needs, as they treat both your addiction and behavioral disorder.

Addiction prevention campaign often fails: When treatment becomes necessary



Suicide connections with drug

Suicide connections

Suicide connections with drug addiction is very evident in an intoxicated brain

Suicide connections with drug addiction: Addiction’s hidden risks

Each person has his or her own peculiar reasons of being live attached to many set objectives they want to accomplish in life. These objectives are either set to us by people around us or our own desired goals but the bottom line is that we have them. We may not be able to achieve these objectives if we are not sober in our minds and to be sober we must choose to stay away from all kind of drugs and drug-related activities or influences. We must make all efforts to ensure that our neighborhood is safe and free from any kind of substance abuse. Our children must be brought up morally sound and any element of depression avoided. Doing this should be a collective responsibility to everyone because the consequences of drugs are fatal with suicide connections with drug addiction being one of them. From the expert’s point of view at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of Doctor Dalal Akoury MD, anyone who cares about an addict will have several concerns including:

  • The fear of getting serious accident and other body injuries
  • The fear of losing a loved one
  • The fear of drug overdose
  • The fear of committing suicide

These are weighty concerns but for the purpose of this article, we will dwell more on the suicide as a consequence emanating from drug abuse. Suicide is a known risk for those suffering from mental health problems. You must take keen attention on depression and other mood disorders because these are the primary indicators of risk factors for suicide. Besides this alcohol drug abuse are also influential in triggering suicide. As a matter of fact, studies have established that alcoholism is a strong indicator even without being depressed and those suffering from drug use disorders are said to be about six times likely to commit suicide than the population not using drugs.

Suicide connections with drug addiction: When hope runs out

Have you ever wondered why suicide is the tragic fate of so many people struggling with addiction? There are a few possible explanations which may include:

  • When under the influence of drugs or alcohol, people may lose inhibitions and take risks they would not do when sober.
  • Many people abuse drugs or alcohol in an attempt to relieve the symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions.
  • The rate of major depression is two to four times higher among addicts than the general population.

Although drugs may seem to help in the short term, they exacerbate problems over time. When attempting to stop using drugs, people may feel overwhelmed by the return of painful emotions that they had been medicating with drugs. They may also be clear-headed enough to carry out suicidal thoughts and plans. Transitions, such as entering or leaving treatment, relapse, and death, divorce or other major life changes, can be especially vulnerable times.

Abusing drugs, especially depressants like alcohol or sedatives, can also trigger symptoms of depression, increasing the risk of suicide. As the consequences of addiction pile up, from legal problems and damaged relationships to financial ruin and job loss, individuals may lose all hope that things can get better and for some, the feeling of impossibilities may take center stage where victims only see two possible ways of relief i.e. getting back into drugs used or death. We understand why and we want to help. Speak to us today and let’s help you recover professionally.

Suicide connections with drug addiction: Addiction’s hidden risks



drug addiction treatment

Drug addiction barriers and cancer

Drug addiction barriers

Drug addiction barriers and cancer can only be corrected when victims overcome denial

Drug addiction barriers and cancer: Alcohol use and alcoholism

In my quest to address the problem of drug addiction barriers, it is becoming a trend that every time this topic of addiction is mention very really will it go without touching on alcohol consumption. Experts across the globe including doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center agrees that alcohol is the most addictive and abused drug and one that causes most of the health problems we go through today. Having said that I want to put emphasis on this by repeating this point that most people understand that heavy alcohol drinking can cause health problems, however, what many people may not know is that alcohol consumption can raise their cancer risk. Several cancers are as a result of drinking alcohol and this is what is going to form the basis of discussion in this article. If you want to be enlightened about the effects of alcohol and cancer, then keep on the link and read on for much educative and informative experience. And if you’re struggling with alcoholism, grab this opportunity and schedule an appointment with doctor Akoury now for the commencement of your recovery process that will leave you free from all the implications of alcohol abuse.

Drug addiction barriers and cancer: Types of cancer linked to alcohol use

As discussed alcohol is a known cause of different kinds of cancers. Such cancers include:

  • Mouth
  • Throat (pharynx)
  • Voice box (larynx)
  • Esophagus
  • Liver
  • Colon and rectum
  • Breast

Besides the above alcohol may also increase the risk of cancer of the pancreas and for each of these cancers, the risk increases with the amount of alcohol consumed.

Cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, and esophagus

Alcohol consumption is no doubt contributes the highest risk of these cancers. Drinking and smoking combine raises the risk of these cancers much more than the effects of either drinking or smoking alone. This might be because alcohol has the ability to act as a solvent, helping harmful chemicals in tobacco to get inside the cells that line the digestive tract. Alcohol may also slow down these cells’ ability to repair damage to their DNA caused by chemicals in tobacco.

Liver cancer

Research has proved that long-term alcohol use has been linked to an increased risk of liver cancer. Regular, heavy alcohol use can damage the liver, leading to inflammation. This, in turn, might raise the risk of liver cancer.

Colon and rectal cancer

Alcohol use has been linked with a higher risk of cancers of the colon and rectum. The evidence for such a link is generally stronger in men than in women, although studies have found the link in both sexes.

Breast cancer

Even a few drinks a week is linked with an increased risk of breast cancer in women. This risk may be especially high in women who do not get enough folate (a B vitamin) in their diet or through supplements. Alcohol can affect estrogen levels in the body, which may explain some of the increased risk. Drinking less alcohol may be an important way for many women to lower their risk of breast cancer.

Drug addiction barriers and cancer: Alcohol use and alcoholism



Youthfulness addiction prevention

Youthfulness addiction prevention

Youthfulness addiction prevention must be done wholesomely in all addiction networks

Youthfulness addiction prevention: The right action time is now

During the growth and development of young people, both good and bad things do happen. Some of the challenges are genetically incline and can be avoided. We also have some challenges which are environmentally inclined. Irrespective of how they come, the truth is, they have some level of significance on how they affect your life, health and well-being. In all these situations, we have the potential of making a difference on how they are going to impact on us by encouraging youthfulness addiction prevention to alcohol and drugs. Like for instance the decision you make as a young person can ruin your life if they’re wrong decisions like using alcohol and drugs. Such decisions will not only impact negatively in your health, school performance, relationships but also in your job or career, or your freedom as you grow up. Not to be too dramatic but these are life and death decisions and we only want to help you find working ways of preventing youthfulness addiction to be safe from the scourge of addiction.

Youthfulness addiction prevention: Making healthy health decisions timely

This article is targeting the youthful generation who can still make good decisions about their health today and for the future. For better understanding, we spoke to doctor Dalal Akoury a renowned addiction expert of several decades with a resounding success in her work. Doctor Akoury founded a health facility known as AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center with the primary objective of transforming people’s lives professionally by creating awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power.

This is the place to be if you or any of your loved ones is lost into drugs. Why this recommendation? It will interest you to note that in her years of service to the societies globally, doctor Akoury’s practice focuses on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms. You can therefore schedule for an appointment with her any time of the day by calling her on telephone number 843 213 1480 so that you can share one on one with her about all your concerns. And remember that as a young person you are responsible for your own safety and that means that what you are going to do in relation to your choices about alcohol and drugs will either make or break your life today and in the future.

Now as we progress into the discussion we are going to be reviewing some of the prevention tips we are outlining for you in this article. There are actually two important points to be aware of even as we progress into the discussion:

  • Age when first use of alcohol and drugs took place
  • The family history of alcoholism or drug addiction

Youthfulness addiction prevention: The right action time is now