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Using acupuncture treatment

Using acupuncture treatment

Using acupuncture treatment therapy for all kinds of substance abuse solutions

Using acupuncture treatment therapy: Leaving nothing to chance in addiction treatment

The issues relating to addiction are becoming complicated every day. Using acupuncture treatment therapy which is an ancient technique originally from Chinese Medicine is essential. And because of its effectiveness, we are using it in our (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) treatment programs to primarily help individuals function at their highest levels as possible. Several years ago in 1974, an extensive research was conducted in the United States about the use of acupuncture treatment therapy for substance abuse patients. And in each of the studies conducted, it was established are reaffirmed that acupuncture treatment therapy is very effective thereby establishing it as the treatment of choice for detoxification in many states.

Using acupuncture treatment therapy: Benefits of acupuncture

Because of its established effectiveness, its benefits are numerous but for the purpose of this article the following are some of the frequently noted ones:

  • Greater sense of confidence
  • Less hostility
  • Mental and physical stability
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Reduced cravings
  • Reduction or elimination of medication

Using acupuncture treatment therapy: Types of Acupuncture

The acupuncture program at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center uses two specific types of acupuncture—“Auricular” (also known as “Ear” or “Detox”) and “Full-Body” acupuncture. The medical provider orders either type of acupuncture when clinically appropriate.

The “Auricular” (“Ear” or “Detox”) – this acupuncture is a standardized treatment using five points in each ear. These points focus on relieving anxiety, cravings, insomnia, and headaches, and help the liver and kidneys to flush toxins from the body. “Auricular” acupuncture is administered by registered nurses trained in “Ear” or “Detox” acupuncture.

The “Full-Body” acupuncture – this actually involves a Chinese medical exam and diagnosis. In this exam, pulses are palpated at nine places on each wrist; the tongue is examined for color, size, coating, and shape; and the spirit and will are assessed for their strength. From this collection of data, Chinese Medicine can reflect the origin and the level at which imbalances have been created. Acupuncture is then used to correct these imbalances. For most people, who are used to getting laboratory tests and numeric results, this process is very educational. Many clients have never made the connection between lifestyle and health, between emotional cycles and seasons, or between the health of their spirit and their energy level. The “Full-Body” acupuncture most often consists of 10-15 needles, chosen from over 500 classic acupuncture points on the body. Each treatment is individualized, and no two treatments are the same. The “Full-Body” acupuncture is administered by a Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

In linking the remarkable, short-term effectiveness of acupuncture with counseling and other therapies, AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center has added an invaluable component to a program dedicated to long-term results. That means that we are doing all that is humanly possible to ensure that all patients are happy at the end of the therapy. We would, therefore, request you to schedule an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today if you are going through any form of difficulties in any kind of addictions.

Using acupuncture treatment therapy: Leaving nothing to chance in addiction treatment

 

 

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Avoiding polysubstance abuse

Avoiding polysubstance abuse

Avoiding polysubstance abuse is action in positive direction

Avoiding 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 avoiding 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 speedball 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.

Avoiding 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 a 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 the 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.

Avoiding polysubstance abuse: Drug addiction

 

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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

 

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Stopping alcohol drinking

Stopping alcohol drinking

Stopping alcohol drinking temptation can be difficult but with professional help, it is made easier

Stopping alcohol drinking temptation: Common health conditions

You must have been told that a little alcohol is good for your digestion and that it is better to take this substance responsible or moderately. I have equally been told the same. But wait a moment, are there consequences of doing so? Why then are we warned in every advertisement that alcohol consumption is harmful to your health? This is what we want to address in this article even as we seek for ways of stopping alcohol drinking for a better health. According to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD. It all begins with understanding the effects of alcohol addiction before taking actions of defeating the problem.

Effects on the Lungs

Pneumonia – Over time, chronic alcoholism can cause severe reductions in white blood cells, which increase the risk for community-acquired pneumonia i.e. pneumonia acquired outside of hospitals or nursing homes. When patients are inebriated they are also at risk for aspiration of mucus from the airways, causing pneumonia. Patients who abuse alcoholism have a greater risk for developing severe pneumonia. It is therefore advisable that patients with alcohol dependence receive an annual pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination and so when you start seeing signs like high fever, cough and stabbing chest pains you must consult with your doctor immediately.

Skin, Muscle, and Bone Disorders

Severe alcoholism is associated with osteoporosis i.e. loss of bone density, muscular deterioration, skin sores, and itching. Women often seem to face a higher risk than men for damage to muscles, including muscles of the heart, from the toxic effects of alcohol.

Stopping alcohol drinking temptation: Reproduction and Fetal Development

Sexual Function and Fertility – Alcoholism increases levels of the female hormone estrogen and reduces levels of the male hormone testosterone, factors that possibly contribute to erectile dysfunction and enlarged breasts in men, and infertility in women. Such changes may also be responsible for the higher risks for absent periods and abnormal uterine bleeding in women with alcoholism.

Drinking during Pregnancy and Effects on the Infant – there is no safe drinking when it comes to pregnant mothers. That which you call moderate amounts of alcohol is more than enough to cause damaging effects on the development of the fetus in several ways like low birth weight and an increased risk of miscarriage. High amounts can cause fetal alcohol syndrome a condition that can cause mental and growth retardation. Although there is no specific amount of alcohol intake, the risk of developing the syndrome is increased depending on the time of alcohol exposure during pregnancy, a pattern of drinking (four or more drinks per occasion), and how often alcohol consumption occurs.

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Moderate alcohol consumption may help protect the hearts of adults with type 2 diabetes. Heavy drinking, however, is associated with obesity, which is a risk factor for this form of diabetes. In addition, alcohol can cause hypoglycemia, a drop in blood sugar, which is especially dangerous for people with diabetes who are taking insulin. Intoxicated diabetics may not be able to recognize symptoms of hypoglycemia. The list is endless and we are still going to address the two below in our next article so keep reading and be the first to know. But in the meantime, if you have any concern over this discussion, you can call doctor Akoury for more professional input.

  • Central and Peripheral Nervous System and Mental Functioning
  • Vitamins and mineral deficiencies

Stopping alcohol drinking temptation: Common health conditions

 

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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

 

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