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Understanding drug exploitation

Understanding drug exploitation

Understanding drug exploitation for you to take timely action

Understanding drug exploitation: Deficiencies in the brain

In our quest for understanding drug exploitation, it is important that we study some of the research findings on this topic. According to studies conducted professionally, it has been established that there are electrophysiological deficits in persons struggling with alcoholism. Like for instance, in one of the studies, it was established that the brains of those who consume more than 300 ml of alcohol daily, compared to non-alcoholics had abnormal electrical wave forms of the P300 electrical potential. Decreased amplitude of the P300 electrical potential occurs, not just on alcoholics, but also in their progeny, suggesting that electrophysiological deficits exist even before alcohol consumption in the children of people who drink alcohol. Drug-taking changes the brains magnetic and electrical patterns, increasing the electrical firing of the brains neural circuitry and the body’s nervous system to generate a high. With long term use, they act to revitalize the body, having a seriously damaging effect on the vital life force, further reinforcing the need to take the drug.

Understanding drug exploitation: Low magnetic levels

Low magnetic levels in the brain and body are caused by deficiencies of folic acid, zinc, thiamin, and other nutrients. The western meat-based diet is largely responsible. It is nutritionally inadequate in terms of antioxidant vitamins and minerals and deficient in negative magnetism. Over time, the animal product diet can create abnormal cravings for drugs which will differ in strength depending on nutrient availability and level of magnetic balance.

Biochemically speaking, on such a diet the natural opioids no longer function as they should, causing craving and eventually, with drug use and addiction. Drugs supply exhilaration as they stimulate the reward or pleasure center of the brain. They act to increase the electrical firing in the reward center releasing certain neurotransmitters which induce a sense of euphoria, elevation in mood increased arousal and motivation.

Excited by the drug use, the brains neural circuitry adapts to the chemical state. If the drug is withdrawn, brain function is impaired and pleasure is replaced by pain, inducing depression and a loss of energy and motivation. Continued drug use is reinforced, first by the physical addiction and secondly, by the strong psychological desire to avoid painful withdrawal.

Drugs serve as compensatory mechanisms for the biochemical imbalance in the brain and body, affecting mood. Alcohol, for instance, functions primarily to relax, as doe’s opium. Other drugs stimulate (caffeine) and can trigger the tension that may lead to drinking. Aggression often triggers smoking and smoking (nicotine) often reduces aggression, causing a change of mood or relaxation. That is why many smokers say they smoke to reduce nerves, when irritable, anxious or worried.

Finally, we can conclude that poor diet and the brains consequent magnetic and chemical imbalance are the primary causes of drug use and addiction confirming the point that the causes are just a stone through away. And because many have failed to identify these causes, doctor Dalal Akoury made a decision to create a medical center (AWAREmed) whose main objective is to transform each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power. And it will interest you to note that 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. That explains why you need to call her on telephone number 843 213 1480 for the commencement of your recovery process.

Understanding drug exploitation: Deficiencies in the brain

 

 

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General alcoholism effects

General alcoholism effects

General alcoholism effects is not seen on the bottle but on the content of the bottle

General alcoholism effects: Stopping substance abuse

The general alcoholism effects start in a simple, attractive and harmless way. It begins with an introductory sip which indeed is harmless initially. It then gains momentum from the influence of your friends and it is no longer a simple sip but a simple drink and because you want to fit in and be counted, you join the club of belonging. You are now accepted and you feel well placed and can be counted among your peers. However, in doing all these you have just started the journey of health problems and complications which will also start in almost the same way you got into alcohol consumption. Health complications will also start in very simple ways and as you continue drinking they graduated from one level to another.

Dear reader, alcohol consumption is not good for your health says doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. When it comes to protecting your health, the sentiment “responsible drinking’ has no value. With addictive substances, there is nothing like that. The effects of alcohol are costly and complicated that, if you are not drinking please stay that way and if you are drinking already, all is not lost. However, you need to make a quick decision and stop what you call responsible drinking and move to responsible healthy living. We appreciate that this may not be everyone’s cup of tea and therefore, you will need professional advice from the house of experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center by scheduling an appointment with doctor Akoury for the commencement of your recovery process. Meanwhile, for a better understanding, we are going to interrogate some of the effects of alcohol for a better understanding of the magnitude as follows:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Cancer
  • Effects on the lungs
  • Skin, muscle and bone disorder
  • Weight and diabetes
  • Central and Peripheral Nervous System and Mental Functioning
  • Vitamins and mineral deficiencies

General alcoholism effects: Heart disease and stroke

For the purpose of this article, we are going to narrow down on the first two (heart disease and stroke and cancer), while addressing the difference in our subsequent articles. While it may be true that when people drink moderately there is the possibility of some improvement of health by reduction of certain risk factors like increasing HDL i.e. good cholesterol levels. This is only minimal and it is subject to consuming one or two units of alcohol daily. It is important to understand that this does not in any way indicate that drinking alcohol unilaterally reduce cardiovascular risk because excessive consumption will definitely affect your health negatively. Alcohol is a toxic substance has the ability to damage the heart muscles making heart disease to be the leading cause of death among alcoholics.

General alcoholism effects: Cancer

Alcohol abuse and dependence may increase the risk for certain type of cancers like mouth, throat, esophageal, gastrointestinal, liver, and colorectal, cancers. When it comes to some of these risks there are no safe limits and the dangers are realistic even with very minimal consumption having adverse effects on breast cancer. It is important that alcohol consumption is avoided in totality for the attainment of good health.

General alcoholism effects: Stopping substance abuse

 

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Legal high drugs threats

Legal high drugs

Legal high drugs threats are no different from the illicit ones

Legal high drugs threats: Drug addiction

The threat of addiction is not new to us because in many ways we find ourselves being addicted to several things. There are so many elements of addiction that we are associated with and we are not even sure if we are addicted to them. When the word addiction is mention we often think straight to hard drugs and other known social activities that are addictive in nature. This feeling is very much in order because those are also some elements we can be addicted to. Nonetheless, according to the experts at AWAREmed health and wellness resource center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD. What many may not know is that we can be addicted even to some legal drugs which are not necessarily illegal. This is what we want to interrogate with the help of doctor Akoury. Known as a collection of drugs which are sold legally and which mimic the effects of illegal drugs such as cannabis, ecstasy, and cocaine. Some of these drugs may include herbal smoking mixtures, diet pills (ephedrine), herbal ecstasy and mephedrone. We can also include GHB, BZP (benzylpiperazine) poppers such as amyl nitrite and caffeine drinks/pills.

This is kinds of substances with the same effects as an illegal drug but can be bought legally, and openly. They are not regulated by the Misuse of Drugs Act although changes have been, or are being made to control these substances. Many of these drugs are naturally occurring substances but the most recent one -mephedrone, has been synthetically produced in laboratories.

Legal high drugs threats: Appearance and method of use

They take different looks in the market with some being are herbal solutions which can be mixed with tobacco and smoked normally while others like mephedrone come in as a white powder or in tablets or capsules forms. Poppers such as amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite are inhaled while others like ephedrine are found in over the counter medicines or pills used for weight control.

They can be taken be taken in several ways that are: orally, smoked, inhaled, added to drinks or injected through this last method of consumption is very rare.

Legal high drugs threats: The street names

Like any other drugs legal high drugs also have their street nouns. Many of these substances have ‘trade names’ that is to say their brand names for marketing purposes, for example, the herbal smoking mixture or solution is known as ‘Spice’. Other names may include:

  • Meow (mephedrone)
  • Herbal Viagra
  • Eclipse (herbal ecstasy)
  • Cloud 9 (herbal ecstasy/ephedrine)
  • Liquid gold (poppers)

Finally, these drugs are often used by young people and particularly the youth, clubbers and festival goers. You realize that this describes teens who are still being cared for by their parents. Meaning that as parents and guardians, we have a bigger responsibility in laying good foundations to our children. And as professionals, we understand that some of these things are only easy on paper and not in practice. Even though that may be logical, it does not absolve us from taking responsibility. You can schedule an appointment with the experts at AWAREmed health center to help you understand more about legal high drugs threats in our societies today.

 Legal high drugs threats: Drug addiction

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Contain addiction triggers and cravings

Contain addiction triggers

Contain addiction triggers and cravings will only be possible when you willingly give it up and let it go

Contain addiction triggers and cravings: Recovering with dignity

While getting sober from drugs is an important first step, it’s only the beginning of the recovery process. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted. During this time, drug cravings can be intense. Doctor Dalal Akoury MD a veteran addiction expert and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center advices that you can support your continued sobriety by making a conscious effort to avoid people, places, and situations that trigger the urge to use. This is only way among many you can use to contain addiction triggers and cravings. Besides, that, you can also opt for the following:

Make a break from old drug friends. Don’t make the mistake of hanging out with old friends who are still doing drugs. Surround yourself with people who support your sobriety, not those who tempt you to slip back into old, destructive habits.

Avoid bars and clubs, even if you don’t have a problem with alcohol. Drinking lowers inhibitions and impairs judgment, which can easily lead to relapse. Drugs are often readily available and the temptation to use can be overpowering. Also avoid any other environments and situations that you associate with drug use.

Be up front about your history of drug use when seeking medical treatment. If you need a medical or dental procedure done, be up front about your history and find a provider who will work with you in either prescribing alternatives or the absolute minimum medication necessary. You should never feel ashamed or humiliated about previous drug use or be denied medication for pain; if that happens, find another provider.

Use caution with prescription drugs. Stay away from prescription drugs with the potential for abuse or use only when necessary and with extreme caution. Drugs with a high abuse potential include painkillers, sleeping pills, and anti-anxiety medication.

Contain addiction triggers and cravings: Coping with drug cravings

Sometimes craving cannot be avoided, and it is necessary to find coping ways like:

Get involved in some distracting activity. Reading, a hobby, going to a movie, exercising (jogging, biking) are good examples of distracting activities. Once you get interested in something else, you’ll find the urges go away. Another effective response to a drug craving is eating (be careful of what you eat, as eating junk will only add stress and inches to your waistline).

Talk it through. Talk to friends or family members about craving when it occurs. Talking about cravings and urges can be very helpful in pinpointing the source of the craving. Also, talking about craving often helps to discharge and relieve the feeling and will help restore honesty in your relationship. Craving is nothing to feel bad about.

Urge surf. Many people try to cope with their urges by gritting their teeth and toughing it out. But some are just too strong to ignore. When this happens, it can be useful to stay with the urge until it passes. This technique is called urge surfing. Imagine yourself as a surfer who will ride the wave of your drug craving, staying on top of it until it crests, breaks, and turns into less powerful, foamy surf.

Challenge and change your thoughts. When experiencing a craving, many people have a tendency to remember only the positive effects of the drug and forget the negative consequences. You may find it helpful to remind yourself that you really won’t feel better if you use and that you stand to lose a lot. Sometimes it is helpful to have these benefits and consequences documented. This way you will be kept on the positive track of recovery and always remember to keep consulting with the experts at AWAREmed health center from time to time.

Contain addiction triggers and cravings: Recovering with dignity

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Drug addiction tolerance during holidays

Drug addiction tolerance

Drug addiction tolerance during holidays can be very devastating in the long run

Drug addiction tolerance during holidays: The biggest cause of injuries

Drug addiction tolerance is not just a social problem but it comes with lots of health implications. According to the experts at AWAREmed health center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD, alcohol and drugs are the biggest enemies of health. In fact of all the substances abused alcohol has been singled out as one of the biggest contributors to causes of unintentional injuries, like those resulting from car accidents. This is because it impairs and influences judgment and may place persons at higher risk of getting injured which can even result in death. Studies have also found that alcohol is more harmful than many illegal drugs, including marijuana, ecstasy, GHB and even amphetamines. According to British Columbia studies in 2005, there were 25,194 alcohol-related injuries and illnesses that resulted in hospitalization, compared with 4,817 related to illicit drug use (Toast the season, 2007). Researchers have found that on New Year’s Eve students drink 10 more alcoholic drinks than non-alcoholic drinks something which is causing the authority great concern, further complicating our quest of having a healthy generation in the years to come. Now even as we progress with this discussion, we have established that drug addiction tolerance, particularly during the holidays, is a great threat. And on that point let us interrogate some of the illegalities that take place at the entertainment joint that has a serious influence on our young people and their drug addiction habits.

Drug addiction tolerance during holidays: Illegalities at the entertainment joints

When young people visit social festivities such as those held at bars, parties or nights-clubs they tend to compete for recognition and find themselves falling to peer pressure. For instance, the youth often involve the use of date rape drugs. It’s important that young people especially women need to be aware of these drugs. For better understanding, a date rape drug is any drug that is used for the purpose of getting someone intoxicated, usually by slipping the drug into the unsuspecting victim’s drink. When the victim drinks the contaminated drink she looses the vital senses to the point where forced or non-consensual sexual assault can take place more easily or with little resistance. Some of the well-known date rape drugs include Rohypnol, GHB, and ecstasy. These drugs have no color, taste or smell making the very convenient to their users to drug their unsuspecting victims who will not be able to tell if they are being drugged.

There are a lot we need to be careful about if we want to raise a strong character generation in our communities. Doing this needs a collective approach. The authorities will do their part, but you and I have to do something. In that spirit of finding lasting solutions, doctor Dalal Akoury MD, made a decision of creating a medical center whose main objective is to transform each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power. It will further interest you to note that, 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. Therefore, if you are struggling with any kind of addiction, we have s solution for you. All you need to do is to call us on telephone number 843 213 1480 and we will gladly take your problems and frustrations as our own and address it professionally.

Drug addiction tolerance during holidays: The biggest cause of injuries

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