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Acute addiction times in childhood

Acute addiction times

Acute addiction times in childhood if not addressed will certainly grow into adulthood

Acute addiction times in childhood: Addiction is a preventable condition

Ideally what many people may not know is that the acute addiction time in childhood. This is the time when parents have more control over their children hence it is the best time to lay strong foundations in achieving the goals of addiction recovery effectively. Many studies have since established that adolescence is the most critical time for preventing substance abuse this is because of the very obvious reason including the risk of addiction being greater than any other period in life. Having said that I am almost certain that the next question that you are likely to ask is why is this so? To explain that doctor Dalal Akoury is registering that it is because at this particular point of time when the young people’s brain is primed and ripe for taking risks which include desiring and willful experimenting with drugs and alcohol among other substances. Nonetheless, one fact that we must all take seriously is that, because the brain will still be developing during this time, it is more vulnerable to the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. Besides that experts, at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, a facility established by doctor Dalal Akoury say that because of this some teens are even at greater risk of becoming addicted to those substances because of the inclination of genetics, family history, trauma and mental health or behavioral problems.

Acute addiction times in childhood: Increased risks between the stages of life

From the above explanation, what it really means is that young people while passing through the stages of life like adolescent, will certainly be at an increased risk of addiction if they have a family history of substance abuse, childhood experiences with abuse, neglect or other trauma, mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, poor academic performance and problems with bullying in school. One point that we must all take note of is that the description outlined above are common with very many children and what that communicates is that it is important for parents to be involved in their children’s life more consistently, objectively and know them better. And remember that the pathway from substance use to addiction is not cursed on stone, prevention is possible. Remember that the good teaching and upbringing by parents, teachers or mentors can prevent or delay the onset of substance use in our children. Doctor Akoury is very categorical that irrespective of the nature of drug in question, when the right approach is taken from the beginning, then the children and teens has higher chances of remaining sober for the rest of their lives. That explains why children who attain the age 21 without indulgence in smoking, abusing alcohol or using drugs are virtually certain never to do so in the near future.

How well then do we get to know that our children are beginning to show signs of addiction to alcohol and other substances? The experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury will be very resourceful for you if only you can schedule an appointment with her today.

Acute addiction times in childhood: Addiction is a preventable condition




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Addiction prevention pretense

Addiction prevention pretense

Addiction prevention pretense is negative factor motivated by denial among drug users of all kinds

Addiction prevention pretense: The endless pain

The damage caused by cigarette smoking can’t go unnoticed in any state, community or family. Serious health problems are registered daily in our health facilities thanks to the legalized usage of the substance. The irony in all this is that despite the known dangers, our authorities are spending billions of money in trying to bring this disturbing behavior to manageable levels a problem they themselves are facilitating daily by issuing out licenses for people to trade in tobacco products. This is the greatest statement of addiction prevention hypocrisy I have ever heard. Because of this, we want to engage the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center to help us understand the addiction prevention pretense and hypocrisy when it comes to tobacco usage.

This is a global problem and America is one of the biggest victims when it comes to cigarettes addiction today. and if we are still going to be kind with a cigarette for whatever reason be it for revenue reasons or fear of loss of employment opportunities, then I can confirm to us that we are not being sincere with our efforts. Am saying this because you do not warn a child about the dangers of any poison then you serve him or her with the same poison.

Addiction prevention pretense: The derivatives found in tobacco

It is true that most people are well informed of the dangers of smoking including the serious effects it has on their health including the increased risk of contracting other serious health complications like cancer and also cause problems during pregnancy and make you more likely to suffer from a stroke or heart attack. That is why when we are making emphasis on the addiction prevention hypocrisy in handling cigarette smoking we understand the real consequences of neglecting the facts. The impact of cigarette smoking will not only be visible on the basis of the life-threatening health conditions, but also from very simple elements that you are likely to ignore. Like for instance, the byproducts found in tobacco products will deprive the skin of oxygen and vital nutrients. This deprivation can lead to a pale and uneven skin tone, meaning that when you start smoking at a tender age, changes in your skin can begin to be seen sooner than you can imagine. Remember that when you take a puff of a cigarette, in essence, you’re causing permanent damage to your skin.

This habit can cause early wrinkles, and it accelerates the overall aging of your skin. After only 10 years of smoking, it’s already possible to see the effects in the faces of young adults. Now from that explanation, you can see that such people will dig deep into their finances to correct the facial and harm caused by the smoke while at the same time bracing themselves for the major consequences of cigarette smoking like the skin cancer and other cancerous effects which are associated with this habit. We are being hypocritical in dealing with this substance usage because we can narrate vividly the dangers, we can make financial cost estimations, loss of manpower during working hours while smoking and the list is endless yet we have refused to be bold enough to classify this substance as an illegality in our laws of the land. Because that is taking longer, you can redeem yourself today by calling doctor Akoury to help you professionally on the best quitting procedures today.

Addiction prevention pretense: The endless pain



Stopping drugs indulgence

Stopping drugs indulgence

Stopping drugs indulgence is the best thing you can do for your health

Stopping drugs indulgence: Prevention guidelines

Every drug addict today will attest to the fact that they were not forced into drugs. It all begins in a very harmless way and quickly take over the health affairs of the user. That is why experts are registering that, when one is of age and is willfully able to choose substance abuse, such person is also able to choose to stop. It is true that young people are faced with a number of challenges in life. But these challenges does not justify one resulting into drugs for comfort. Those who have done so will tell you that, instead of comfort, all you get is serious discomfort.

Remember that, the decision you take about alcohol and illicit drugs will influence your health, school performance, your job, career or your relationship and freedom. The effects of alcohol and drug abuse are fatal and life threatening. Because of the serious consequences attached, it is important to note that, as an individual young or old you first owe yourself the duty of care to be responsible for your own well-being and then to others around you.  When discussing the guidelines for substance abuse prevention and especially in our young ones. Doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center register that, we must take note of these two very important factors:

  • At what age do you first use alcohol and drugs?
  • The family history of alcoholism and drug addiction.

We are going to discuss the first factor in this article and progressively handle the next in our subsequent posting.

Stopping drugs indulgence: Age of first use of alcohol and drugs

Indulgence in alcohol consumption and drugs use at the tender age when the brain is still developing and has not fully matured will definitely increase your risk of being an addict in the future for alcoholism and drugs. When you begin using drugs or consuming alcohol as early as say 15 years of age, because of the state of your brain at this time, more likely, you will increase your risk of developing alcohol abuse or dependence compared to those making their first taste of the same at the age of 21 or more. This theory has been confirmed by several types of research done of late. It, therefore, means that as parents, we have a duty of ensuring that our children are protected from all the harms of addiction in their tender ages.

Finally, stopping drugs indulgence must be the responsibility of everybody. We may not know what you are doing, but we want to inform you that because of this, doctor Akoury made a decision of creating this medical center whose primary 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. Besides that, 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. You too can benefit from this professionalism by scheduling an appointment with her on telephone number 843 213 1480 for the commencement of your treatment program.

Stopping drugs indulgence: Prevention guidelines


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Showing good example from the top on addiction

Showing good example

Showing good example from the top on addiction as away of motivating recovery and prevention

Showing good example from the top on addiction: Pooling together from all angles

In normal day to day life there will always be people in the position of leadership and subjects to be lead. These are positions that we will always have in life and there is very little we can do to avoid them. And if you think you can then you are wrong, take a look at this illustration of a family where there is the husband (male) and wife (female) and their children, in such a setup there will be some elements of leadership in different roles performed by each member of the family. That is just to explain why some people will be leaders and others will be the subject to be lead. Now any good leadership, is one where leading by example from top is always the secret to success. In this article however, we want to look at the best ways of showing good example from the top on addiction. This could be applicable everywhere including workplaces, families, learning institutions and many more.

Our focus is however going to be on taking good leadership about alcohol and drug addiction in our work places. Previously we dealt with addiction in workplaces but now we want to see how good leadership can be an effective tool for effective management of the scourge of addiction.  Experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury says that any effective health and safety performance in a work environment can only come from the top trickling down.

An organization where there is the board of directors as the top decision making organ, it is always very important that members of the board have both collective and individual responsibility for health and safety as one of the pillars of the organizations’ policy. When it comes to alcohol and substance abuse, directors and boards need to examine their own behaviors, both individually and collectively, against the guidance given and, where they see that they fall short of the standards set by them as policy makers, then they must held themselves accountable to change what they do to become more effective leaders in health and safety matters. This is the only way through which they can be good implementers of the policies they formulate and that explain why they should always be seen to be leading by example from the top on addiction and any other matters of policy.

Showing good example from the top on addiction: Why directors and board members need to act

The question as to why the senior officers of any organization should and must always be on top of everything in terms of offering good leadership is one that many leaders often want to ignore by hiding under the umbrella of delegation. I agree that delegation is one of the leadership and management strategies, but it is important to note that the person delegating is responsible for any failures that may occur. Therefore the policy makers bear the greatest load in ensuring that all the health and safety policies are observed to the latter. And even as you choose to lead by showing good examples, it is equally important that on matters addiction, you should also lead by being the first in scheduling for an appointment with doctor Akoury for help.

Showing good example from the top on addiction: Pooling together from all angles



Youthful addiction prevention action time is now

Youthful addiction prevention

Youthful addiction prevention action time is now and physical activities are very good preventive actions

Youthful addiction prevention action time is now: Facts for consideration

Youthful addiction prevention is the best way of ensuring that the scourge of addiction do not spread from one generation to another. Ordinarily there are two important points to be aware of in the youthful addiction prevention as follows:

  • Age when first use of alcohol and drugs took place
  • The family history of alcoholism or drug addiction

Youthful addiction prevention action time is now: Age when first use of alcohol and drugs

Early introduction to alcohol and drugs before the brain is fully developed increases your risk for future addiction. Young people who indulge into drinking alcohol before age 15 are five times more likely to develop alcohol abuse or dependence than people who first used alcohol at age 21 or older. So age is a key factor in drug addiction and that is why we must all pool together so that we can all defeat this problem of addiction completely.

Youthful addiction prevention action time is now: Family history of alcoholism or drug addiction

Whether a person decides to use alcohol or drugs is a choice, influenced by their environment, peers, family or availability, the fact is once a person uses alcohol or drugs, the risk of developing alcoholism or drug dependence is largely influenced by genetics. Alcoholism and drug dependence are not moral issues nor driven by choice or lack of willpower. Plain and simple, some people’s bodies respond to the effects of alcohol and drugs differently. If you have a family history of alcoholism or addiction, you are four times more likely to develop a problem. So then, as a young person, what can you do to protect yourself and reduce the risk of alcohol and drug problems? The following are some guidelines to consider:

Be bold enough to say No: Sometimes, our fear of negative reaction from our friends, or others we don’t even know, keeps us from doing what we know is right. Real simple, it may seem like “everyone is doing it,” but they are not. Don’t let someone else make your decisions for you. If someone is pressuring you to do something that’s not right for you, you have the right to say no, the right not to give a reason why, and the right to just walk away.

While connecting with friends ensure that you avoid negative peer pressure: Pay attention to who you are hanging out with. If you are hanging out with a group in which the majority of kids are drinking alcohol or using drugs to get high, you may want to think about making some new friends. You may be headed toward an alcohol and drug problem if you continue to hang around others who routinely drink alcohol, smoke marijuana, abuse prescription drugs or use illegal drugs. You don’t have to go along to get along.

Make connections with your parents or other adults: As you grow up, having people you can rely on about life’s challenges and your decisions about alcohol and drugs is very important. The opportunity to benefit from someone else’s life experiences can help put things in perspective and remember that life is enjoyable but that doesn’t mean you add alcohol or drugs in the menu. These substances can change who you are, limit your potential and complicate your life.

Get educated about alcohol and drugs: the kind of myths and misconceptions that are floating around among your friends and on the internet can be misleading. Your ability to make the right decisions includes getting educated by the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center and finally shares what you are learning with your friends and your family.

Youthful addiction prevention action time is now: Facts for consideration