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Endless addiction complications

Endless addiction complications

Endless addiction complications are many. And the question is what are you addicted to?

Endless addiction complications: Alcohol depressive effects

In all our health problems, there must be some discerning spirit of seeking for a lasting solution. Without solutions, the problem may escalate into even much more bigger problems further complicating the initial problem that could have been dealt with easily if somebody cared to seek for help. It is because of such behaviors that cause the endless addiction complications. Therefore when the problem at hand is about multiple addiction complications and substance abuse life can be very frustrating. To remedy the situation, seeking for timely treatment for addiction complications becomes the focus of our discussion in this article. As experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury (MD) and also the founder of the facility we appreciate that sometimes treatment of multiple drugs and alcohol addiction can be too complicated for many treatment facilities to adequately manage. Ordinarily, the instinct of many is to treat the problem as two addictions instead of approaching it as a complex, interwoven, a mental disorder.

However, when you visit us, be rest assured that our team of professional medical expert together with other professional support staff in different respective professions, we will and very quickly get to the heart of the problem of our patients’ simultaneous dependency issues. Upon evaluation, we will professionally administer the correct detoxification procedure based on your individual multiple addictions. Doctor Akoury reiterates that on successfully completing the detox process is only then can we officially begin the behavioral health phase of treatment. We want to encourage you not to suffer in silence because help is available with us and treatment is guaranteed irrespective of how messy you may think your situation is, we will sort it out because that is the passion we have in delivering quality treatment to all our clients. We would be very glad to be part of your recovery and celebrate with you as you repossess your health and life back.

Endless addiction complications: No matter the justification, there is nothing good about drugs

Ideally, there is nothing good in drugs no matter the justifications. All we get from drugs is problems and problems. Alcohol consumption, for example, has serious depressive effect on it individual’s users more so when it is mixed with other substances like amphetamines. The consequences of such combinations are never good and users may experience reduced symptoms from both substances thereby causing them to continue their habit of abuse. Besides that, the combination can lead to an irregular heartbeat, spasms, headaches, kidney disease and much more. That is why working with the addiction therapists and other experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center to get help is highly recommended. Nonetheless what many people and particularly non-addicts often struggle to understand is that addiction is never about the drug of choice itself. On the surface, it would appear that alcoholism or sex addiction stemmed from an intense love of alcohol or sex. Professionally this is hardly the case. Doctor Akoury explains that addiction represents a deep and unattainable craving a mental, physical, and spiritual longing. It is however very important to appreciate that the item or behavior being craved is never the issue because the problem is the insatiable need.

Endless addiction complications: Alcohol depressive effects


Holistic treatment

Addiction treatment requirements

Addiction treatment requirements

Addiction treatment requirements include acknowledging that you have a problem and seeking help

Addiction treatment requirements: Chemical abuse and dependence

Because chemical dependence is a complex disorder, effective treatment requires interventions that address the physical health, mental health, and interpersonal relationships of the affected individual. Therefore, the addiction treatment requirements must be comprehensive to address the multiple and complex needs of addicted individuals and their families. Essential elements of comprehensive treatment for addictive disorders consist of many components, some of which should be employed for every person and some only for certain individuals. Besides, it is important that the individual’s family be engaged in part of the treatment process. And the good news is, all these components we are making reference to, are all available at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. The components may include:

  • A comprehensive evaluation of the nature of use, and strengths and needs of the individual which results in a diagnosis;
  • An individualized treatment plan which is developed with the patient and is modified as the individual progresses;
  • Clinical case management;
  • Cognitive and behavioral therapy;
  • Continuing care;
  • Detoxification and medical management of withdrawal symptoms;
  • Monitoring of continued abstinence from alcohol and other substances;
  • Pharmacological therapy, when appropriate;
  • Self-help or peer support as a complement to professional treatment.
  • Vocational and educational assistance;

Doctor Akoury reiterates that for an effective result to be realized, the evaluation, diagnosis and resulting treatment plan must be developed by qualified and experienced professionals in the addiction field and must address the multiple aspects of the disease. Although addiction treatment provider need not provide all services directly, quality care then demands that services be planned for and provided through referral linkages with other appropriately qualified providers.

Addiction treatment requirements: Education and awareness of addiction treatment

The process of treatment begins with educating the individual and his or her family about the disease of addiction and assuring that each individual recognizes the signs and symptoms of the disease in his or her own life. Motivational enhancement may be the first step since many patients may not accept that their addiction is not normal. Teaching the individual to both recognize the triggers of relapse and use preventive responses to these triggers is critical during the treatment process. The outcome of appropriate, comprehensive treatment should strive toward helping the persons receiving services to accomplish the following:

  • Develop and sustain a social support network that will foster and reinforce ongoing recovery.
  • Develop the capacity or potential to practice normal life activities with responsibility;
  • Learn and practice the mechanisms, attitudes, skills and behaviors necessary to sustain the positive effects of treatment;
  • Recognize the personal signs, symptoms, circumstances, and triggers of relapse and know how to respond;
  • Understand the physical impact of chemicals and the implications of addiction on brain functioning;
  • Understand the relevant issues associated with the disease as it affects their lives and the lives of those around them;

Finally, with all these teachings done the individual patient must always keep in close touch with their physicians during and after the treatment process. Therefore if you are considering this worthy course and you are at the crossroad not knowing who to turn to for professional help, doctor Dalal Akoury’s office is ever open for you and you can schedule an appointment with her so that you can have all your concerns professionally addressed.

Addiction treatment requirements: Chemical abuse and dependence




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Reducing stigma and shame of addiction

Reducing stigma

Reducing stigma and shame of addiction paves way for patients seeking for treatment and support to face the future with confidence

Reducing stigma and shame of addiction: Addiction is a disease of free will

Over the last few decades of my practice as a medical professional I have come a cross so many patients from across the globe with different disturbing health conditions coming to my office for treatment which we have gladly offered to them to a resounding positive feedback. We have made it a routine in our facility (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) to give our very best to all our clients irrespective of their limitations because we believe in offering lasting solutions to all health complications that we can professionally handle. This has made us to move from strength to strength over the years. However one problem of drug addiction keeps recurring owing to the nature of its effects to people differently. This one story disturbs me the most because it came to my attention several years after I was first introduced to the couple. That story is going to form part of our discussion in this article even as we focus on reducing stigma and shame of addiction both internally and externally.

But before we get there we want to assure all people reading this article now that drug addiction is a real medical problem and the sooner we deal with it the better. It is very painful seeing people losing hope and giving up on treatment because they keep relapsing every time they are about to have a break through. We are taking seriously the issue of relapse so that we can be on the front lane in defeating the beast of addiction. Therefore if you or anyone you know is struggling with any kind of addiction, our doors are always open at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury to help you recover from it professionally and with a lot of dignity. So don’t keep in hiding come up and purpose to regaining your life back with us professionally.

Reducing stigma and shame of addiction: Stop the humiliation and disgrace

Back to the story, three decades ago a couple visited my office with an addiction problem. The man who was alcoholic was in company of his wife to seek for help. Before we could even start the session, they excused themselves shortly and I felt that they were consulting on something before the session. I was surprised several minutes and hours later that my client vanished never to return. Several years later one of my student narrated this story to me and I was astonished. The student said “when I was five or six years old, my maternal grandfather died of what I was told was complications of heart disease.” She believed that because that is what she was told. It was not until several years later, after she had graduated from a medical school in psychiatry, and had secured a job for a very long time using neuroimaging to study the addicted brain, that she learned the real reason for the death of her grandfather. One day her mother gave her the revelation that shocked her life. This was coming when her mother was sick and almost breathing her last, “I need to tell you something I have never spoken to you about.” She disclosed to her that her grandfather had been an alcoholic, and that he took his own life in his distress at not being able to control his strong urges to drink.

“Oh Jesus I almost lost my grip.” Her mother had out of fear of stigma and shame kept the real reason for her grandfather’s death a secret from her that long. What surprised her is that even though she knew that in her whole professional life was devoted to trying to understand what drugs do to the brain, and that she had heard her speak of addiction as a disease of the brain, still she was not going to tell her the whole truth.” So she wondered how she had miscommunication, and how she had not made her realize that it was not a taboo to speak about addiction and that there should be no shame in it. This really troubled her and so she came to confide in me. stop stigmatizing patients and lets support them get better.

Reducing stigma and shame of addiction: Addiction is a disease of free will