Drug addiction is no respecter of persons and people who are struggling with addiction can attest to this. The most painful thing with addiction is that even when help is within reach, many times the individuals are in denial and are very secretive. Keeping secretes of this problem only succeed in compounding the problem both to the direct and indirect victims. It is therefore worthy that timely action is taken to have this problem arrested in good time before it escalates to serious medical consequences beyond highs of drug addiction. Speaking to the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD and founder of the facility, it is evident from the professionals point of view that the individuals who are struggling with addiction have multiple complain of medical issues including lung or cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and mental disorders. These are not simple health condition and can be very fatal if not addressed in good time. The bad news is that the problem does not end there, findings from tests and scans, chest X-rays, and blood tests reveals damaging effects of long-term drug abuse throughout the body. Like for instance studies have established that tobacco smoke causes cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, blood, lungs, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix. In addition, some drugs of abuse, such as inhalants, are toxic to nerve cells and may damage or destroy them either in the brain or the peripheral nervous system. Wait a minute, is that the kind of life you want? Not really, the medical consequences beyond highs of drug addiction are not your portion and that is why doctor Akoury is here to offer remedies that will permanently deal with all these complications associated with drugs. Talk to us today by scheduling for an appointment with the experts for the real solutions.
Just like I have mentioned the impact of drug addiction on human life can be very frustrating owing to the diseases that come with addiction some of which may include the following:
Doctor Akoury is very categorical that drug abuse and mental illness often co-exist. In some cases, mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, or schizophrenia may precede addiction and yet in other cases, drug abuse may trigger or exacerbate those mental disorders, particularly in people with specific vulnerabilities. Therefore the right response to the question is drug abuse causes mental disorders and when that happens treatment must be sought for immediately.
Beyond the harmful consequences for the direct addiction victim, drug abuse can cause serious health problems for others in three very devastating and troubling consequences of addiction as follows:
Negative effects of prenatal drug exposure on infants and children – Take for example a mother who abuses heroin or prescription opioids during pregnancy can cause a withdrawal syndrome (called neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS) in her infant. It is also likely that some drug-exposed children will need educational support in the classroom to help them overcome what may be subtle deficits in developmental areas such as behavior, attention, and thinking. Ongoing research is investigating whether the effects of prenatal drug exposure on the brain and behavior extend into adolescence to cause developmental problems during that time period.
Negative effects of secondhand smoke – Secondhand tobacco smoke also called environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is a significant source of exposure to a large number of substances known to be hazardous to human health, particularly to children. According to the Surgeon General’s 2006 Report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risks of heart disease and lung cancer in people who have never smoked by 25–30 percent and 20–30 percent, respectively.
Medical consequences beyond highs of drug addiction: Hazard of Spreading Infectious Diseases
Increased spread of infectious diseases – Injection of drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine in unsafe environment with unsterilized needles is currently accounting for about 12 percent of new AIDS cases. Injection drug use is also a major factor in the spread of hepatitis C, a serious, potentially fatal liver disease. Injection drug use is not the only way that drug abuse contributes to the spread of infectious diseases. All drugs of abuse cause some form of intoxication, which interferes with judgment and increases the likelihood of risky sexual behaviors. This, in turn, contributes to the spread of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, and other sexually transmitted diseases.
At the beginning of the discussion I did mentioned that drug addiction is no respecter to persons and the problem of second smoke is just one of the many ways that we can be affected even if you are not using any drug directly. It therefore means that everyone is vulnerable and so action must be taken by all of use and not just the direct victims and their close confidants. This is a motivation for you and me to jump into the wagon of finding solution to bring up a healthy society.
In the journey of finding solution, doctor Akoury is not only addressing the direct victims but also the indirect ones including their healthcare professionals in various ways. In that respect AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, one of the leading pioneers in natural and holistic addiction treatment, will be conducting the first Educational, Functional and Integrative Addiction conference tailored for addiction professionals including doctors, counselors, nurses and addiction therapists. The conference is schedule for August 23-25 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This new frontier in Addiction Medicine will be conducted by the most influential group of leading visionaries specializing in the latest advances in natural and integrative addiction medicine, under the theme “The Future of Integrative Addiction”. We all have a duty to fight this scourge and as professionals let’s join hands in this fight by attending this conference. For more information about the conference you can reach the event planner Sharon Philips on Tel: 954 540 1896 or drop an email with all your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also login to the event web site www.integrativeaddiction2015.com