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Moderate alcohol intake and Abuse

Moderate alcohol intake

Moderate alcohol intake and Abuse is separated by a very thin line and is often not noticed when one is crossing over to misuse

Moderate alcohol intake and Abuse: Consequences of Alcoholism

When it comes to health, there is a very thin line between moderate alcohol intake and abuse. 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.

Moderate alcohol intake and abuse: 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.

Moderate alcohol intake and abuse: Consequences of alcoholism




Drug Addiction recovery

Existing addiction recovery programs

Existing addiction recovery programs

Existing addiction recovery programs are tailored to help you regain your health professionally

Existing addiction recovery programs: The ultimate consequences

The consequences of drug and alcohol addictions are strenuous and can impact negatively on your personal relationships and make it hard to focus on your work and even in school programs. The consequences of addiction have made so many people have their health, finances and eventually their lives being turned upside down painfully. We are all aware that drug addiction is a global problem and finding the existing addiction recovery programs is a good point to start with. However knowing the root causes of individual drug abuse is also very important in the fight against drug and alcohol addiction. And that is why experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center recommends that if you’re struggling with a substance abuse issues, it is never too late to get help from a drug recovery program. You can call us today (843 213 1480) and we will help you go through this professionally.

Existing addiction recovery programs: Drug and alcohol addiction

The prevalence of this problem is very evident in most countries like for example in America, it is estimated that up to 22.5 million people age 12 and above have used illicit drugs just in the last month alone. That is according to the information gathered by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). On further analysis of these, it comes out that the figure represents 8.7% of that age group. Of those who admitted having used illicit drugs in the last month, approximately 18.1 million used marijuana, 6.1 million used psychotherapeutics, 1.4 million used cocaine, 1 million used hallucinogens, 0.6 million used inhalants and 0.3 million used heroin. In this study, alone many of the people surveyed used these drugs recreationally, but many others used them because they were struggling with addiction.

From those findings, we can now not bury our heads in the sand and pretend that everything is alright. Doctor Akoury MD and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center say that we must desire to be as preventive as possible. However in the event that drug use gets out of control, the best response is to seek treatment immediately in a reputable drug rehabilitation facility with good recovery programs. Therefore if you are worried about your drug use or that of a loved one, we can help you make the change if only you could schedule an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today.

Existing addiction recovery programs: The causes of addiction

Drug addiction can be very complicated, and it can affect brain functioning in a so many ways. Because if this variance, some people will be able to use alcohol or medications responsibly, while others are much more vulnerable to dependence. Doctor Akoury shares with us some of the factors that are likely to increase your vulnerability of having a drug or alcohol addiction:

  • The history of family members who have struggled with addiction before
  • If you went through an abusive or neglectful childhood
  • Mental health issues including depression
  • If you were introduced to the use of drugs at a relatively young age

Besides those factors listed above, it is still very important to appreciate that all kinds of people can suffer from addiction regardless of whether or not these risk factors are prevalent in their lives. That, therefore, means that those factors are only guidelines but not all will lead to drug or alcohol abuse. Making a periodic visit to your physician for a check-up and professional evaluation about your health and most importantly about your addiction risks is very necessary.

Existing addiction recovery programs: The ultimate consequences


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Alcohol composition and marijuana

Alcohol composition

Alcohol composition and marijuana are loaded with toxic elements and must not be used

Alcohol composition and marijuana: The truth about alcohol usage

Alcohol may be a golden liquid appealing to many people but its glittering image is just an invitation to treat. What looks good is just in the face value. But the real alcohol composition is loaded with toxic elements harmful to human health. Therefore, what is the true content of alcohol? Speaking to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of Doctor Dalal Akoury MD it is evident that alcohol consists of just one substance only (ethanol) while on the other hand, marijuana contains more than 400 known chemicals, including some cancer-causing substances found in tobacco smoke. Unlike cigarette smokers, marijuana smokers inhale deeply and hold the smoke as long as possible to increase the effect of the drug thereby worsening the damage to the lungs.

Alcohol is eliminated from the body in a few hours, but THC stays in the body for weeks, possibly months, depending on the length and intensity of usage. That is to say THC damages the immune system while alcohol doesn’t. And just to put one point right, we are not trying to reduce in any way the dangers of alcohol abuse, absolutely not because the fact is alcohol is equally harmful. But that said and done, it is equally important for users to know the intensity of chemicals in marijuana and that some of them causes cancer and remain in the body long after the drug is taken.

Alcohol depresses your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), lowers inhibitions and impairs judgment. Drinking large amounts can lead to a coma and even death. Mixing alcohol with medications or street drugs is extremely dangerous and can be fatal. Alcohol influences your brain and leads to a loss of coordination, slowed reflexes, distorted vision, memory lapses, and blackouts. Teenage bodies are still growing and alcohol has a greater impact on young people’s physical and mental well-being than on older people.

Alcohol composition and marijuana: Short and Long-term Effects

Finally, and according to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, feelings of warmth, flushed skin, impaired judgment, lack of coordination, slurred speech and memory and comprehension loss. Heavy drinking usually results in a serious hangover, shakiness, anxieties, headache, weakness, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. While on the other hand the unpleasant tolerance effects of alcohol that results in one developing the skills and ability to drink more. This leads to a deteriorating physical condition that can include liver damage and increases the risk of heart disease. A pregnant woman may give birth to a baby with defects that affect the baby’s heart, brain, and other major organs. A person can become dependent on alcohol. If someone suddenly stops drinking, withdrawal symptoms may set in. They range from jumpiness, sleeplessness, sweating and poor appetite to convulsions and sometimes death. Alcohol abuse can also lead to violence and conflicts in one’s personal relationships.

Alcohol composition and marijuana: The truth about alcohol usage



Adrenal Exhaustion Female sex addiction

Identifying women alcoholism risk factors

Identifying women alcoholism

Identifying women alcoholism risk factors promptly for the commencement of treatment

Identifying women alcoholism risk factors: The vulnerability of women to drugs

There is no doubt that women are more vulnerable than men when it comes to alcohol and drug addiction. There are several reasons why this is so and we will be engaging the expert opinions of doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center to help us in identifying women alcoholism risks for prompt action to be taken. From her several decades of working with women and in particular those struggling with addiction, doctor Akoury registers that women alcohol risk factors reveal certain key points worth noting. Like for instance:

  • Women are more vulnerable than men to alcohol’s effects, even with just minimal units of alcohol consumption.
  • These effects become even worse with substantial drinking in the sense that it can lead to increased risk of health complications including breast cancer, liver disease, and brain damage.
  • Even though women are also able to recover effectively like men from alcohol dependence, they will in most cases have difficulties in gaining access to treatment

Identifying women alcoholism risk factors: Why women take alcohol

Women in many different cultures enjoy drinking alcohol for a variety of reasons which may include the following:

  • To celebrate a special occasion
  • To help them feel more sociable
  • To simply relax with family and friends

Even though many women are able to drink responsibly, alcohol consumption comes with certain health complications that are unique to all women. The uniqueness of women alcohol risk factors is further compounded by the fact that, despite the fact that men are more likely to drink more alcohol than women and even develop problems because of their drinking, women are much more vulnerable to alcohol’s harmful effects. That means that they are less privileged and needs help as soon as possible. Doctor Dalal Akoury and her team of experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, will be of great help you if only you can make a point of reaching out to them by calling on telephone number 843 213 1480 to have a one on one discussion with doctor Akoury.

Identifying women alcoholism risk factors: Alcohol-related diseases

The other serious factor with women is that they often develop alcohol-related diseases alongside other drinking consequences much faster than men do. Under the influence of alcohol, whether it is done in smaller cumulative units or not, women stand a greater risk of not only abusing alcohol but also in other substances in order to self-medicate emerging problems like stress, depression, coping with emotional difficulties and anxiety.

Finally, doctor Akoury says that women who drink above the set limits (above 7 drinks weekly) stand to suffer or are at greater risk of home and car accidents, traumatic injuries, stroke, suicide, and hypertension. These conditions are not very good and therefore treatment must be sought immediately.

Identifying women alcoholism risk factors: The vulnerability of women to drugs







Alcoholism treatment journey

Alcoholism treatment journey

Alcoholism treatment journey that ends only when real positive change is experienced

Alcoholism treatment journey: Appropriate treatment time for alcoholism

Alcohol is in the public domain to be the most abused drug in the world and at the same time, it’s also the most celebrated drug used freely during marry making in social events. Being addictive as it is, we want to explore through the alcoholism successful treatment journey in the current societies. For us to have a meaningful alcoholism treatment journey we must first have a good plan, we must also involve the services of the professionals in addiction matters. Therefore, we are going to be talking to doctor Dalal Akoury MD a veteran addiction expert who is also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, a facility she founded in order to offer her best in helping and restoring hope to the people lost in substance abuse. To start us off, doctor Akoury registers that the primary objective of alcohol addiction treatment is and must always be a lifelong commitment to abstinence from the use of alcohol. She adds that this is achievable with good health, a strong support system, and motivation. Professionally she says that the problem of alcoholism in many cases can go undiagnosed despite being the most frequently used drug worldwide. Even though as things stand right now there is no known cause of alcohol abuse or alcoholism, studies have established that how much you drink can influence your chances of becoming dependent. Nonetheless, there are many brief and easy to use screening methods, designed to diagnose the problem of drinking and alcoholism, and the good news is that they can be self-administered by a patient at the convenience of their homes.

Besides that one of the biggest challenges that are faced with the treatment of alcoholism is that of patient’s denial. Many users are never willing to acknowledge that they have this problem. That problem notwithstanding it is important to appreciate that treatment for alcoholism typically can only begin when the alcoholic accepts that the problem exists, and is motivated to stop drinking. The moment acceptance has been granted, then treatment can commence in the following three levels: detoxification, rehabilitation and maintenance of sobriety with each providing an integral step in the process of successfully quitting the use and abuse of alcohol. We at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury are always ready and in the very good professional mood to help you go through this worthy process of addiction treatment. Therefore if you or anyone you know is struggling with any form of addiction, not necessarily alcoholism, you can call us today and schedule for an appointment with us and we will gladly help you to see the successful recovery of your addiction problem.

Alcoholism treatment journey: Significance of alcohol addiction medical treatment

Drinking alcohol is never good for anyone’s health. Remember that even though alcohol consumption is legally allowed, it is important to know that drinking too much, whether binge drinking or chronic, can take a serious toll on your health. To be honest with you says doctor Akoury, essentially alcohol is not good and in fact, it is poisonous, meaning that taking it repeatedly will eventually affect every major organ in your body. It is characterized by the increased risk of developing disabling long-term health conditions including diabetes, obesity, liver disease, heart disease, dementia and some forms of cancer. Remember that alcohol abuse is not only damaging to the body and brain, it can traumatize psychological stability causing depression and is one of the leading risk factors for suicide. Alcohol abuse is the principal lifestyle-related cause of disease and death, motor vehicle fatalities, and injury. Despite the profound effect alcohol abuse has on the individual and society, the most dangerous consequence is chemical dependence. Seeking medical treatment for alcoholism is absolutely necessary because once physically addicted to alcohol; there is a risk of life-threatening side effects such as seizures, delirium, high blood pressure, sudden fever and debilitating dehydration.

Alcoholism treatment journey: Appropriate treatment time for alcoholism