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Compulsive drinking effects and denial

Compulsive drinking effects

Compulsive drinking effects and denial

Compulsive drinking effects and denial: Myths about alcohol dependence

Many people have failed in dealing with their alcoholism and drug abuse problems because of the wrong information they get from their suppliers and fellow users of their substances. Because of this, the compulsive drinking effects have continually increased each passing year. As experts from AWAREmed Health center under the able leadership of its founder doctor Dalal Akoury MD, we want to highlight some of the myths that have contributed in rooting denial in the lives of addicts even when they are fully aware of the consequences involved.

I can stop drinking anytime I want toMaybe you can; more likely, you can’t. Either way, it’s just an excuse to keep drinking. The truth is, you don’t want to stop. Telling yourself you can quit makes you feel in control, despite all evidence to the contrary and no matter the damage it’s doing.

My drinking is my problem. I’m the one it hurts, so no one has the right to tell me to stopIt’s true that the decision to quit drinking is up to you. But you are deceiving yourself if you think that your drinking hurts no one else but you. Alcoholism affects everyone around you—especially the people closest to you. Your problem is their problem.

I don’t drink every day, so I can’t be an alcoholic OR I only drink wine or beer, so I can’t be an alcoholic – Alcoholism is NOT defined by what you drink, when you drink it, or even how much you drink. It’s the EFFECTS of your drinking that define a problem. If your drinking is causing problems in your home or work life, you have a drinking problem—whether you drink daily or only on the weekends, down shots of tequila or stick to wine, drink three bottles of beers a day or three bottles of whiskey.

I’m not an alcoholic because I have a job and I’m doing okay – You don’t have to be homeless and drinking out of a brown paper bag to be an alcoholic. Many alcoholics are able to hold down jobs, get through school, and provide for their families. Some are even able to excel. But just because you’re a high-functioning alcoholic doesn’t mean you’re not putting yourself or others in danger. Over time, the effects will catch up with you.

Drinking is not a “real” addiction like drug abuse – Alcohol is a drug, and alcoholism is every bit as damaging as drug addiction. Alcohol addiction causes changes in the body and brain, and long-term alcohol abuse can have devastating effects on your health, your career, and your relationships. Alcoholics go through physical withdrawal when they stop drinking, just like drug users do when they quit. All these and much more are just but hindrances which you can overcome by scheduling an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today for the commencement of your recovery process.

Compulsive drinking effects and denial: Effects of alcoholism and alcohol abuse

Finally, it is true that alcoholism and alcohol abuse can affect all aspects of your life. Long-term alcohol use can cause serious health complications, affecting virtually every organ in your body, including your brain. Problem drinking can also damage your emotional stability, finances, career, and your ability to build and sustain satisfying relationships. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can also have an impact on your family, friends and the people you work with. We will be discussing this in details progressively in our next postings which you don’t want to miss. Stay with us on the link and learn with the best.

Compulsive drinking effects and denial: Myths about alcohol dependence  



Blood alcohol content irregularities in alcohol users

Blood alcohol content

Blood alcohol content irregularities in alcohol users is applicable to all ages

Blood alcohol content irregularities in alcohol users: Alcohol affects people differently

Did you know that alcoholism consumption is now a global catastrophic problem affecting people differently with no discrimination to whom it affects? If this concerns you, join us as expert from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD in a journey of finding out how alcohol affects people differently in the current societies. Like for instance, if a woman and a man of the same weight drink the same amount of alcohol under the exact same circumstances, the woman will on the average have a much higher Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) than the man. This is because women have much less of the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase in their stomachs than men do. If the same man and woman are given an injection of alcohol instead of drinking it they will tend to have the same BAC. This is because when the alcohol is injected it bypasses the alcohol dehydrogenase in the stomach.

Older Males – As men age they tend to produce less alcohol dehydrogenase and are likely to become more intoxicated on smaller amounts of alcohol than younger men. Ironically alcohol dehydrogenase in women is not affected by age.

Menopausal Women – Apparently hormone changes which occur at menopause can cause menopausal women to become more intoxicated on smaller doses of alcohol.

People with Liver Damage – People with liver damage produce less alcohol dehydrogenase than do those with healthy livers and thus can become more intoxicated on smaller doses of alcohol a phenomenon referred to as Reverse Tolerance.

Frequent Heavy Drinkers – produce more alcohol dehydrogenase than other people thus become less intoxicated on larger quantities of alcohol. These people can metabolize up to 38 ml of alcohol per hour whereas the average person metabolizes only around 13 ml per hour.

Blood alcohol content irregularities in alcohol users: How ant-abuse works

Ant-abuse is the drug that makes people sick if they drink alcohol. The drug ant-abuse binds to the enzyme acetaldehyde dehydrogenase and prevents it from breaking down the acetaldehyde produced by the metabolism of alcohol. Since acetaldehyde is a poison, as it builds up it produces very unpleasant symptoms including facial flushing, headaches, nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations and other extreme physical unpleasantness. Large quantities of alcohol mixed with ant-abuse can lead to death.

Finally, the surface area of the human stomach is only a couple of square feet, but because the small intestine has protrusions called villi, the surface area of the small intestine is thousands and thousands of square feet. Because of this fact the small intestine is many times more efficient than the stomach at absorbing alcohol. If you want the alcohol to be absorbed into the bloodstream slowly so that your BAC will only rise slowly, your best bet is to keep the alcohol in the stomach for as long as possible. This can be done. There is a valve between the stomach and the small intestine called the pyloric valve, when it’s closed, alcohol will stay in the stomach. This valve stays closed when the stomach is full of food and that is why eating a full meal helps keep you from becoming rapidly intoxicated. And for more information on blood alcohol content irregularities, you can always call on doctor Akoury for help.

Blood alcohol content irregularities in alcohol users: Alcohol affects people differently


Career and drugs

Alcohol miss management and its consequences

Alcohol miss management

Alcohol miss management and its consequences can only be a recipe of anarchy

Alcohol miss management and its consequences: Accidents, suicide and murder

Where I come from people make fun when they are taking their cherished drink that “this is time for one for the road”. Let me make it simpler, after treacherous day of work, before you proceed home, you make a stopover for a drink with friends (one for the road). Many who have lavished this slogan have not been obedient to just taking one, but they have wined and drunk they whole pocket dry. In the process a lot of damage have taken place as a result of that slogan and today majority of deaths on our roads are facilitated by drink driving giving alcohol lead role in accidents, suicide, and crime. Does this ring a bell in your mind? It does to me and that brings me to my focus of this discussion ‘alcohol mismanagement and its consequences.” From our point of view as experts from AWAREMED Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD, a season like this (x-mass festivities) year in year out registers the most death on our roads globally. Take a look at some of the effects of alcohol;

  • Alcohol plays a major role in more than half of all automobile fatalities across the globe.
  • Alcohol-related automobile accidents are the leading causes of death in young people.
  • When it comes to alcohol we do not have favorable limits for safe drinking because two drinks can impair the ability to drive and even one drink may double the risk of injury, and more than four drinks increase the risk by 11 times therefore the only safe way is not drinking at all.
  • Alcoholism is the primary diagnosis in a quarter of all people who commit suicide.
  • Alcohol is implicated in over half of all murder cases, with this ratio of one to one you can only desire to stop drinking.

Even before we bring it close to your door step the facts above are enough to motivate you to seek for professional help from the experts at AWAREmed Health with doctor Akoury today. Don’t put your life on the line with peer slogan, one for the road because it could be one for the grave.

Alcohol miss management and its consequences: Domestic violence

If you have been to the alcoholic residence, you may have notice the elusiveness of peace and poor or no communication, conflicts and suspicion. The members of such households are not independent and expressive than non-alcoholic households or even recovering alcoholic parents. Domestic violence is a common consequence of alcohol abuse.

Effect on Women – women often are the victims of domestic violence, they incur serious injuries from their male partners who are abusing alcohol

Effect on Children – alcoholism in parents also increases the risk for violent behavior and abuse toward children. Children of alcoholic parents tend to do worse academically than others, have a higher incidence of depression, anxiety, and stress and lower self-esteem than their peers. In addition to their own inherited risk for later alcoholism, many children of alcoholics have serious coping problems that may last their entire life. Adult children of alcoholic parents are at higher risk for divorce and for psychiatric symptoms.

Alcohol miss management and its consequences: Accidents, suicide and murder






Crossing red line with alcohol abuse and misuse

Crossing red line

Crossing red line with alcohol abuse and misuse will kill if timely action is not taken

Crossing red line with alcohol abuse and misuse: Other consequences of alcohol addiction

When it comes to health, there is a very thin line between moderation in drinking and addiction. What that entails is simple and straight that anyone using alcohol is on the highway and crossing red line is just a matter of time. You may be drinking today say in moderation but your generation is a collection of people struggling with alcoholism which puts you in a risky position of following suit. Like for instance, in the recent studies, it has been established some significant relationship between genetic factors in alcohol and nicotine addiction relationship which may explain partially why alcoholics are often smokers. Alcohol consumption combine with smoking can be life threatening some studies have indicated that people who are alcohol-dependent and also smoke at the same time are more likely to die of smoking-related illnesses than alcohol-related conditions. Besides that doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center reiterates that abuse of other drugs is also a common among alcoholics further complication the already difficult situation. That is why to be on the safe side of life, you need to free yourself of all kinds of substance abuse. This may not be easy but with the professionalism at AWAREmed health, you struggle will be addressed expeditiously. All you need to do is to schedule an appointment with doctor Akoury now.

Crossing red line with alcohol abuse and misuse: Liver disorders

Alcoholic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis – Alcohol is absorbed in the small intestine and passes directly into the liver, where it becomes the preferred energy source thereby endangering the functions of the liver where alcohol is converted to toxic chemicals like acetaldehyde, which trigger the production of immune factors called cytokines when these appears in large amounts they can cause inflammation and tissue injury. Even moderate alcohol intake can produce pain in the upper right quarter of the abdomen — a possible symptom of liver involvement. In many cases, such symptoms may be an indication of fatty liver or alcohol hepatitis, which are reversible liver conditions. Many alcohol consumers often drink on an empty stomach this increases the risk for liver damage.

Hepatitis B and C – People with alcoholism may have lifestyles that put them at higher risk for hepatitis B and C. Chronic forms of viral hepatitis pose risks for cirrhosis and liver cancer, and alcoholism significantly increases these risks. People with alcoholism should be immunized against hepatitis B. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. the dangers of not having a vaccine can only mean that if you are alcoholic then more health problems. You can recover from all these by visiting AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. This facility was founded by doctor Dalal Akoury who is respected for her commitment in eradicating addiction and other related health complications. She has been in this profession for several decades administering treatment efficiently and naturally by focusing on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE. The unity of these elements will be the much needed breakthrough for your addiction problem.

Crossing red line with alcohol abuse and misuse: Other consequences of alcohol addiction




over the counter drug abuse

Fighting polysubstance abuse

Fighting polysubstance abuse

Fighting polysubstance abuse to live a better healthier lifestyle

Fighting polysubstance abuse: Drug addiction

We are living in a world where people want to explore all things even those that are dangerous to their lives. Take for example drugs, there are substances which are not just harmful to one’s life but are life threatening and fatal. You wonder why someone would want to take this kind of adventure. I am trying to confuse you but I am simply introducing the topic of fighting polysubstance abuse defined as the use of more than three groups of addictive substances over a period of one year. When this happens, pain is registered in the whole family. According to doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, when a person indulges in acts of abusing several substances within a short period of time in an attempt to enhance the effect of a single drug to create a more intense high, death is not far away. You can however, redeem yourself by seeking for treatment at this facility before it is too late. And as you consider that, the following are some combination drug users have “patterned”:

  • Alcoholics who for example use will cocaine only after they’ve reached a certain state of intoxication meaning that they don’t overuse.
  • Addicts who speed ball that is to say that they are mixing cocaine and heroin for intravenous use and other combinations.
  • There is another polysubstance subgroup, consisting mostly of adults already addicted to alcohol. After an injury or surgery, they were placed on opiate medications and developed a pain syndrome over time. They then mixed substances or switched to opiates as their drug of choice.

Fighting polysubstance abuse: Polysubstance abuse among different populations

Adult polysubstance abuse, according to literature, is associated with other mental health conditions. Homelessness, personality disorders, and psychiatric disorders such as major depression, psychosis, and bipolar disorder are common. The overlap of polysubstance dependence and psychiatric problems points to a lot of self-medication. Typically, among multiple substance users, individuals used alcohol or marijuana at an early age and then added other substances without quitting their original substances.

  • Among young people, polysubstance abuse is often the norm, and not the exception. The most commonly abused polysubstance by adolescents are marijuana, alcohol, and heroin. Other drugs used include MDMA (ecstasy), dextromethorphan, multiple forms of opiates, cocaine, hallucinogens, and inhalants.
  • One treatment facility said that 33 percent of the adolescents currently in treatment had polysubstance addiction.
  • The elderly are another population that clearly has a problem with polysubstance abuse.
  • Older people have more medical conditions that often require prescriptions. Over time with debilitating illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease the tendency to over medicate (taking more of a drug, more often, forgetting when and if medication was already taken) increases the likelihood of polysubstance abuse. Combined with alcohol, the results can be devastating, even fatal.
  • Elderly women tend to keep their substance abuse and chemical dependency secret. Alcoholism occurs later in women’s lives, perhaps due to problems associated with divorce or separation. Women who are over 55 have less tolerance for alcohol and are therefore more prone to addiction. They are also less likely than men to seek treatment and also use prescribed psychoactive drugs.

Fighting polysubstance abuse: Drug addiction