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Detecting intoxication in life

Detecting intoxication

Detecting intoxication in life is important in arriving at the best treatment solution

Detecting intoxication in life: Self-Testing

Am I an alcoholic? This is a very good question tailored towards preventing, treating and detecting intoxication presence in one’s life. It is by asking such question and getting the right responses that will help in finding a permanent solution to the scourge of alcoholism. Speaking to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD, it is evident that sometimes it can be hard to draw the line between safe alcohol use and alcohol abuse or dependence. Professionally doctor Akoury registers that there are several ways of detecting alcoholism presence in life. She suggests that you can carry out a self-testing method to ascertain whether you are alcoholic or not. Professionally, you may have a problem with alcohol if you answer “yes” to some of the following questions:

  • Do you need to drink a lot more for you to feel the effects of alcohol?
  • Do you suffer guilty about your drinking?
  • Do you become short-tempered or violent when you’re drinking?
  • Do you have problems at school or work because of drinking?
  • Do you think it might be better if you cut back on your drinking?

Depending on how you respond to the above, a yes answer could point to the direction of alcoholism. Besides the self-testing, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence also offers more comprehensive self-tests which can help you assess whether you have a problem with alcohol. Away from the test doctor Akoury advice that you can also consult with your physician in very many ways for a professional diagnosis.

Detecting intoxication in life: Professional diagnosis

Your doctor or healthcare provider can diagnose alcoholism by carrying out a physical exam and ask you questions about your drinking habits. Like for instance, your doctor may ask if you:

  • Drive when you’re drunk
  • Have experienced blackouts as a result of your drinking
  • Have missed work or have lost a job as a result of your drinking
  • Have tried to cut back on your drinking but could not
  • Need more alcohol to feel “drunk” when you drink

Typically, a diagnosis of alcoholism does not require any other type of diagnostic test. Chance are that your doctor may order for a blood test to check your liver function if you show signs or symptoms of liver disease. This is because alcohol abuse can cause serious and lasting damage to your liver. Remember that it is your liver which is responsible for removing toxins from your blood and so when you drink too much, your liver will have difficulties in filtering the alcohol and other toxins from your bloodstream which can lead to liver disease and other complications.

Detecting intoxication in life: How is alcoholism treated?

Treatment for alcoholism varies, but each method is meant to help you stop drinking altogether (abstinence). Treatment may occur in stages and can include the following:

  • Counseling to solve emotional complications
  • Detoxification or withdrawal for the elimination of alcohol in the body
  • Medical treatment for alcoholism related health complications
  • Medications to help control addiction
  • Rehabilitation to learn new coping skills and behaviors
  • Support groups, including 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Finally, you can prevent alcoholism by limiting your alcohol intake. This may not be easy (detecting alcoholism presence) but consulting with doctor Dalal Akoury will make it much easier for you. Your health is more important than anything else and therefore scheduling that appointment will be a good start towards your recovery process.

Detecting intoxication in life: Self-Testing

 

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Intoxication poisoning and threats to health

Intoxication poisoning

Intoxication poisoning and threats to health are evident with every unit of drug administered,

Intoxication poisoning and threats to health: A medical emergency

It may be your favorite drink but facts will always remain facts that silently, alcohol is a killer. Alcohol intoxication poisoning and threats to health are how best we can describe the magnitude of the harms that are associated with the continued consumption of this dangerous drug yet legally allowed for consumption. Experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury says that because of alcohol hundreds of people die yearly from acute alcohol intoxication also known as alcohol poisoning or alcohol overdose. And besides, that thousands of more are admitted daily to the emergency rooms in various health facilities across the globe. It is regrettable that as things stand now and unless something is done drastically to contain the situation, alcohol poisoning is steadily increasing in high schools and other institutions of higher learning like colleges and universities campuses. For lack of better words to describe the magnitude of the problem, I can only put it plainly that drinking too much repeatedly too fast can kill and will you. I don’t mean to scare anyone with my choice of words, but I am only stating as it is because the picture we see on the adverts is total fiction meant to bring many into the consumption basket for an imminent destruction at an appropriate time, says doctor Dalal Akoury.  Therefore why do I say that alcohol poisoning is a medical emergency? Let’s find out progressively.

Intoxication poisoning and threats to health: Alcohol poisoning is a medical emergency

Alcohol consumption has never been friendly to human health and it is not about to start anytime now or in the future, and being a depressant drug, once it is administered into the body through ingestion, it immediately start it act of damage by working round the clock to slow down some of the body’s vital functions including heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. This will continue as users continue in their habit and when the vital centers have been depressed enough by, it then leads to unconsciousness. Doctor Akoury is registering that it is very important to appreciate that, the amount of alcohol it takes to produce unconsciousness is life threatening and very close to a fatal dose. The consequences of this are that those individuals who survive alcohol poisoning sometimes suffer irreversible brain damage.

Nonetheless, one very important to note is that alcohol abuse knows no boundaries and therefore everyone can fall to it. I was talking to some student in one of the learning institutions and it is worrying how many are in the dark and were surprised to learn that death can occur from acute intoxication. According to the students, it was evident that most of the young people often think that the worst that can happen when they are intoxicated is that they will just pass out and have a hang-over the next day. That is the highest order of ignorance which is very harmful to our young people. It is our duty to impact positively on them by creating awareness about the dangers of alcohol poisoning and intoxication threats to health by all means. Finally, alcohol is not good for your health and if you’re in it, seek for help now by scheduling for an appointment with doctor Akoury so that you can have a one on one discussion with her today.

Intoxication poisoning and threats to health: A medical emergency

 

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Dual intoxication

Dual intoxication

Dual intoxication dangers are evident socially, emotionally and physically to the whole family

Dual intoxication: Breaking the chains of addiction

Dual drinking of both alcohol and energy drinks has become trendy, but it can also be risky. Marketed to kids, often through all the media stations both print and electronic marketing campaigns and grassroots strategies including door to door marketing and using youth-oriented imagery and slogans doctor Akoury is raising a warning to all users that people must never be lured into believing what they see in the marketing campaigns. It is all about making money and dual intoxication is helping producers in achieving their money making objective. This is because the new alcohol energy drinks have high alcohol content and sometimes as high as 12% as compared with 5% for a typical can of beer. When using these drinks, what we must always put into an account which is also a major concern across the board is that mixing energy drinks with alcohol can lead to wide-awake drunkenness. Under this circumstances, the element of caffeine in the solution will only mask the feeling of drunkenness meaning that the user may not get drunk but this does not necessarily decrease the actual alcohol-related impairment. As a result, you feel less drunk than you really are, which can lead to consumption of even more alcohol or engage in risky activities like drunk driving.

The risk doesn’t end there and a lot more needs to be done to bring this problem to manageable levels. Doctor Akoury founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center is registering that, various studies conducted by scientifically has established that there is more harm in adding caffeine to alcoholic drinks. Recently in 2010, the Food and Drug Administration sounded a warning to alcoholic beverages processing companies that caffeine added to some of their alcoholic beverages makes the products unsafe and that even lead to the withdrawal of some products from the market with some companies agreeing not to make the beverages in the future. That really communicates the seriousness of the problem of mixing these two substances. Nevertheless, as things stand right now, there is still no regulation on the amount of caffeine in energy drinks, neither do we have any requirements related to the labeling of contents or possible health risks.

Dual intoxication: Double the risk

According to the findings of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, researchers were able to establish that students who mixed alcohol and energy drinks had double the risk of being hurt or injured, requiring immediate medical attention, driving with an intoxicated driver, being taken advantage of sexually, or taking advantage of another sexually. The danger is and according to one of the leading researcher, “Students whose motor skills, visual reaction times, and judgment are impaired by alcohol may not perceive that they are intoxicated as readily when they’re also ingesting a stimulant.” Finally doctor Dalal Akoury is making this passionate appeal to all parents, health officials and law-enforcement agencies that we all need to tighten our belts and put in place tighter regulations on the drinks within our levels and jurisdiction so that we can free our societies from the bondage of addiction and all the complications that come with it. For more information about all this, you can schedule an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today for a further one on one discussion with her and she will gladly give you an audience.

Dual intoxication: Breaking the chains of addiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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