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Alternative medications for drug addiction

Alternative medications

Alternative medications for drug addiction is being embraced by many alongside the scientific medications

Alternative medications for drug addiction: Alcoholism

The economic benefits of alcohol for most nations are becoming a thorn in the flesh of like-minded people seeing the dangers associated with alcohol consumption. It is becoming difficult daily to totally convince the revenue collectors on the adverse effects of alcohol in human life. Currently, respective governments are using poor selective methods to attempt in controlling the consumption of this drug. Why am I saying this, the authorities are using taxes as a bite in controlling alcohol use. Heavy taxes are levied on this drug to discourage many from using it begging the question that “is it alright for those who can afford to pay for the heavy cost of alcohol to suffer the consequences of alcohol addiction”? Think about that, Addiction to alcohol or other drugs be it barbiturates or cocaine, is a physical and emotional dependence on that substance and the effects it produces. It involves total or partial loss of control and often causing devastating effects on all aspects of the individual’s life of the addict, including colleagues, family, health, and the society. Because of this, we want to look at how effecting alternative medications for drug addiction can be as we progress in this discussion.

It is because of this unwillingness of the authorities to put proper measures in containing alcohol abuse, that like-minded society is working round the clock to correct the damage caused by drug abuse. For example today we have many alternative therapists asserting that conventional medicine’s treatment program for addiction fails to support the body adequately as it withdraws from the once-steady presence of alcohol or other drugs. The following therapies attempt to offer that support. They are often used in combination with counseling and other support programs that address any underlying psychological causes of addiction.

Alternative medications for drug addiction: Nutritional therapy

Speaking to the experts at AWAREmed Health Center lead by doctor Dalal Akoury MD, there is no doubt that alcoholism and drug addiction causes malnutrition because when under the influence of drugs, the person loses the ability to reason well and often become weak even to eat let alone feeding healthily. An addict under the influence of the drug may sleep on an empty stomach and when this happens the toxic element in his system wreaks havoc rendering the person being malnourish. The effect of this can cause serious damage to the body and especially to the liver. Doctor Akoury agrees that nutritional therapy will help in ensuring that the addict gets proper nutrition to eliminate toxins associated with drug and alcohol abuse. The ultimate goal is to make dietary changes that will increase the proper nutrients within the addict’s body.

Noting that many addicts are often depleted of key and vital food nutrients, it is necessary that speedy effort is made to bridge the deficit and that is why supplements such as zinc and vitamin C are administered to help aid in this process, speeding up detoxification and get them balanced. Finally, in most cases, many alcoholics will be vitamin B deficient and this may require injections of this vitamin during the beginning stages of treatment. Low blood sugar and hypoglycemia will also be in shortage further requiring nutritional treatment to stabilize. In all these, you can always schedule an appointment with the experts at AWAREmed health for a more professional touch.

Alternative medications for drug addiction: Alcoholism

 

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Biochemistry addictiveness and HPA axis

Biochemistry addictiveness

Biochemistry addictiveness and HPA axis are very instrumental in solving the drug addiction problem

Biochemistry addictiveness and HPA axis: Ending alcohol abuse using alternative treatment

The door to biochemistry addictiveness opens when either the hypothalamus or one of the organs which serve the hypothalamus in accomplishing this job is injured, or if the nutrients required are not available. In any one of these conditions, the entire system will fall off the “point zero” (homeostasis) that the HPA system tries to maintain opening the door for addictive biochemistry. According to the experts at AWAREmed Health Center under the leadership of Doctor Dalal Akoury MD, we can’t change the fact that addictive biochemistry and full out alcoholism are associated with overexpression of the sympathetic nervous system; low serotonin, GABA, dopamine, endorphins and enkephalins and it is in the hypothalamus where the delicate job of balancing this network of hormones and neurotransmitters to achieve physical and mental health is supposed to be done whether it be directly from the hypothalamus or via the pituitary and adrenals under the control of the hypothalamus.

Biochemistry addictiveness and HPA axis: Differences between biochemistry and alcoholism

The only difference between addictive biochemistry and full out alcoholism is that addictive biochemistry becomes aggravated, meaning that the deficient condition within the hypothalamus, pituitary or adrenals is made more profound by the damaging effects of alcohol toxicity and the medicating effects which, while drinking, overexpress serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine which magnifies the negative impact of an already up-regulated brain chemistry. The symptoms the problem drinker experiences intensify in direct relationship to the diminishing health of the neuroendocrine system which further encourages the person to drink more thus causing further damages. This cycle progressively intensifies until intervention which discontinues and heals the damage is required to stop it.

The pituitary gland is located below the hypothalamus and is directly connected to it via nerve and circulatory pathways. The hypothalamus regulates the function of the pituitary gland which in turn controls hormonal secretions of all other glands; however, specific to alcoholism we are concerned with the function of the adrenals and the secretion of cortisol which is under control of ACTH (adrenocorticotrophin) secreted by the pituitary, and epinephrine and norepinephrine which is also released by the adrenals due to a rise in CRH and/or signals from the sympathetic nervous system.  In the case of cortisol release, when the hypothalamus registers low blood sugar it will send CRH (corticotrophin releasing hormone) to the pituitary which then releases ACTH which will cause cortisol to be secreted from the adrenals.  This chain of events will also cause the release of epinephrine and to a lesser degree norepinephrine.  Prolonged increased levels of epinephrine will block insulin receptors which lead to insulin resistance and lowered serotonin, endorphin, enkephalin and GABA levels which impair HPA functions and increases compulsive/addictive behavior.

The adrenals sit on top of the kidneys and are directly controlled by the pituitary gland. The adrenals are comprised of two sections; one is the medulla which is the inner core and the second is the adrenal cortex which is the outer layer. The medulla relates to the sympathetic nervous system and produces the catecholamine’s epinephrine and norepinephrine. The adrenal cortex produces sex hormones, aldosterone, and what we’re most concerned with cortisol.

Although it is hard to imagine because they are docked on our kidneys, adrenal health is fundamental to our mental health. Proper levels of cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine are crucial to our mental well-being so the concentrated focus needs to be applied to their health when healing addictive biochemistry and alcoholism. As you consider breaking way from addictive biochemistry and alcoholism, you can always consult with doctor Dalal Akoury an expert in this discipline for over two decades and has been helping many get their life back globally by emphasizing on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE.

Biochemistry addictiveness and HPA axis: Ending alcohol abuse using alternative treatment

 

 

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Alcoholism treatment complexity

Alcoholism treatment complexity

Alcoholism treatment complexity is the only remedy for this problem

Alcoholism treatment complexity: Treatment approaches for drug addiction

When we make references to the alcoholism treatment complexity, three things comes to mind. The significance of denial, relapse and withdrawal symptoms will be areas of concern. And to understand these concerns, we are going to seek the intervention of the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of Doctor Dalal Akoury MD a respected addiction expert globally to give some insight of why the complexity of alcohol and drug addiction treatment in our societies today. As we progress into the discussion, it will interest you to note that doctor Dalal Akoury formulated this facility primarily to make a difference in the lives of those individuals who are almost losing hope in ever living their life as normal as it should be because of the bondage of alcohol and drug addiction. Therefore even as you continue reading this article, we want to prevail upon you to take the first step of reclaiming your life back by scheduling an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today and together with her team of experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, they will gladly attend to your individual problems professionally and with a lot of dignity and confidentiality.

Alcoholism treatment complexity: Denial

Denial always comes first because it is one huge obstacle to face before you can even purport to have a client to treat in your clinic says doctor Akoury. This is often very challenging in the sense that the victims themselves are not so sure of the problem they are struggling with. At this time they are always home and dry living in the cocoon of their addiction with little or no precautionary measures being taken to remedy the situation. Many at times it takes the efforts of people around them to bring to the surface their addiction problem but even as this is always the norm, many of the relatives and family members sometimes also live in denial and so fail to face the problem head on. This is often necessitated by the fact that they are afraid of what others will say about their loved ones and family in general. So in an effort to protecting the reputation or image of the individual and the family, they keep quite hoping that this will soon go away and that life will be back to normalcy without outsiders noticing. This consideration is one of the reasons as to why there is the complexity of alcohol and drug addiction treatment in our societies today says doctor Akoury.

While this is happening doctor Akoury is registering that it is very important to take note that drug addiction is a complex illness characterized by intense and, at times, uncontrollable drug craving, along with compulsive drug seeking and use that persist even in the face of devastating consequences. While the path to drug addiction begins with the voluntary act of taking drugs, over time a person’s ability to choose not to do so becomes compromised, and seeking and consuming the drug becomes compulsive. This behavior results largely from the effects of prolonged drug exposure on brain functioning. Addiction is a brain disease that affects multiple brain circuits, including those involved in reward and motivation, learning and memory, and inhibitory control over behavior.

Alcoholism treatment complexity: Treatment approaches for drug addiction

 

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Fetal Alcohol Effects and complications

Fetal Alcohol Effects

Fetal Alcohol Effects are real and must never be taken for granted

Fetal Alcohol Effects: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

When we are expecting our bundles of joy we often choose to do the right thing in order to bring forth a healthy baby. Mothers who have nursed pregnancy before will agree with me about this and they will also acknowledge that the whole process is not easy. Any mistake done can cause serious consequences both for the baby and the mother. One element that we must avoid by all standards is alcohol and drugs. Alcohol and pregnancy have nothing in common if anything bringing these two together will only result in anarchy and sorrows. And before we get there, we want to share with your some of the alcohol fetal effects on pregnancy which is professionally referred to us Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE). The purpose of this writing is to inform you of the other side of alcohol and not to scare you in all way. Doctor Dalal Akoury is an addiction veteran of several decades and she is going to professionally help us bring this discussion to perspective.

Fetal Alcohol Effects: Being exposed to alcohol

Even as we get into this discussion, doctor Akoury is registering that it is important to note that Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is actually an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual if he or she is exposed to alcohol. These effects are never friendly and collectively or individually they may include physical, mental, behavioral, or learning disabilities. If not addressed in good time they can have a very long life implication to the victims. Remember that there are no boundaries when it comes to alcohol consumption. Like for instance, prenatal exposure to alcohol may cause disabilities that range from mild to severe. This is very important for all of us, take note that says doctor Dalal Akoury (MD) and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center it doesn’t matter what kind of alcoholic beverage you use “whether it is a wine cooler, a glass of wine or a bottle of beer, any kind or amount of alcohol that a pregnant mother consumes is also being consumed by her unborn baby.”

The best cure is prevention and FASD are 100 percent preventable if a pregnant woman abstains from alcohol. We appreciate that alcohol like any other substance is very addictive and may not be easy to abstain from, but what is important is that it is not impossible. What you see as a serious obstacle is achievable with the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury. All you need to do is to call her on telephone number 843 213 1480 to schedule an appointment with her and she will be glad to help you go through that obstacle in confidence, humane and professionally.

Fetal Alcohol Effects: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

 

 

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Predominant women alcoholism

Predominant women alcoholism

Predominant women alcoholism. This is threatening the fight against addiction since many women pass this habit to their unborn children even while still in the womb. It’s now time to quit.

Predominant women alcoholism: Addiction health consequences

As the weaker party, women are very vulnerable in many ways. They are the biggest risk bearers when it comes to substance abuse. There is no doubt that women who abuse or use excessive alcohol are more disadvantageous than men who consume the same units. We spoke to doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, about the predominant women alcoholism alongside the prevailing health consequences and for sure there is no good news. All the facts are clearly indicating real life threats. According to doctor Akoury alcohol abuse in women affects very sensitive organs in the body and if immediate treatment is not sought, life could be lost. It is also important to appreciate that whereas alcohol doesn’t discriminate in its addictive nature, it hits hard on women. Therefore the following are some of the prevailing health consequences that come with alcoholism in women and must be addressed adequately.

Predominant women alcoholism: Liver disease

Irrespective of the quantity of alcohol consumed, the risk of contracting liver diseases is very high. Notably, they are likely to contract all alcoholic liver diseases including hepatitis which is a chronic disease and an inflammation of the liver. With conditions like this (alcoholism) women can easily die out of liver cirrhosis which is also a chronic condition that progressively destroys the liver’s ability to aid in the digestion and detoxification processes.

Predominant women alcoholism: Brain health

In relation to the male gender, women are at a disadvantage than men in contracting or suffer from alcohol-induced brain health complications including the sudden loss of mental function and the reduction of the size of the brain. According to doctor Akoury, the brain is very sensitive and anything affecting the brain needs to be addressed immediately. Your health can not be your wealth with all these threats arising out of brain malfunctions. It is, therefore, important that if this description suits your condition or that of anyone you know. You want to consider scheduling an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury for immediate and professional remedial action.

Other health risks associated with women alcohol abuse prevailing health consequences

Finally, life teaches us to learn from others and therefore the need to make certain comparisons as we seek for good approaches in dealing with all the matters affecting women alcohol abuse prevailing health consequences. When we look at the two gender you will notice that in relation to women who drink in moderation or don’t drink completely, those drinking heavily also have an increased risk of suffering from the following health conditions:

  • Falls and hip fractures
  • High blood pressure and heart disease
  • Infertility and miscarriages
  • Osteoporosis (a thinning of the bones)
  • Premature menopause

Because of all these complications, we must take our health seriously by doing what is right including contacting doctor Akoury and her team of experts on telephone number 843 213 1480 for further assistance.

Predominant women alcoholism: Addiction health consequences

 

 

 

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