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Drug abuse tolerance growth

Drug abuse tolerance

Drug abuse tolerance growth is being motivated by them who are in denial and just don’t want to face the facts as they are

Drug abuse tolerance growth: When the brain is under attack

By nature, rewards usually come only with time and effort. And like I had mentioned before, addictive drugs and behaviors provide a shortcut, flooding the brain with dopamine and other neurotransmitters. Our brains do not have an easy way to withstand the onslaught. Addictive drugs, for example, can release two to 10 times the amount of dopamine that natural rewards do, and they do it more quickly and more reliably. In a person who becomes addicted, brain receptors become overwhelmed. The brain then responds by producing less dopamine or eliminating dopamine receptors an adaptation similar to turning the volume down on a loudspeaker when noise becomes too loud. As a result of these adaptations, dopamine has less impact on the brain’s reward center. People who develop an addiction typically find that, in time, the desired substance no longer gives them as much pleasure. And because of that, the development of drug addiction tolerance begins hence they have to take more of it to obtain the same dopamine “high” because their brains have adapted and that is what is known as drug abuse tolerance growth.

Drug addiction tolerance development: Compulsion takes over

At this point, compulsion takes over. The pleasure associated with an addictive drug or behavior subsides and yet the memory of the desired effect and the need to recreate it (the wanting) persists. It’s as though the normal machinery of motivation is no longer functioning. The learning process mentioned earlier also comes into play. The hippocampus and the amygdala store information about environmental cues associated with the desired substance, so that it can be located again. These memories help create a conditioned response—intense craving—whenever the person encounters those environmental cues.

Cravings contribute not only to addiction but to relapse after a hard-won sobriety. From experience, experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD, says that any person addicted to heroin is likely to be in danger of relapse when he or she sees a hypodermic needle, like for example, while another person might start to drink again after seeing a bottle of whiskey. Conditioned learning helps explain why people who develop an addiction risk relapse even after years of abstinence. And that is why keeping close touch with the experts is very important.

The formation of this facility (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) by doctor Akoury is to primarily make a difference in your life. We understand the dangers drug addiction tolerance can do to your health and all we want to do is to help you get back to your productive life and live it meaningfully. That is why, if you have any concern about the addiction of any kind, you can schedule an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today for the commencement of your recovery process.

Drug addiction tolerance development: When the brain is under attack







Tools of addiction

Drug use cravings and the brain

Drug use cravings

Drug use cravings and the brain have nothing in common

Drug use cravings and the brain: Addictions effect on the brain’s reward system

The delicate functions of the brain demand that at no given time must we have an unhealthy brain. The problem of drug use cravings will, however, not allow this to be. And because the brain is the brain’s reward system which is part of the survival system, in many instances we often experience an urgent need for food whenever we are starving and generally have a powerful desire for sex too. According to doctor Dalal Akoury, MD President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, the brain’s reward system rewards food and sex because they ensure our survival. Unfortunately, drugs of abuse operate within these reward systems which leads people to experience an urgent need or powerful desire for drugs or addictive activities.

The brain’s reward system has ensured our species survival. You may not have known but food, water, and sex are some of the elements that activate the reward system. Therefore when the brain’s reward center is activated, it releases dopamine which then creates a pleasing, enjoyable sensation to motivate us into repeating these behaviors necessary for our survival. That is happening because dopamine has rewarded us with a pleasurable feeling. Doctor Akoury recommends that from an evolutionary standpoint, it is helpful to have a reward system that works.

For example, when there is very little food and you’re wandering around looking for food, and when you finally find something to eat, this triggers your reward system. This pleasing feeling (dopamine “reward”) will become associated with whatever behavior that led you to that food. This causes you to want to repeat that behavior. Moreover, the reward system is closely tied to emotional and subjective memories. If you were successful and found food in a particular place for instance, in the future you will want to look for food in the same location. This reward system increases the likelihood that you will be successful in finding food there the next time. This is because your brain chemicals are rewarding you with a pleasing sensation. It also helps you to remember how and where this pleasant feeling occurred.

Drug use cravings and the brain: Negative dopamine reward sensation

It will come to you as a surprise that the element that motives your survival is the very same reward system that ensures your survival and also rewards drug use. Doctor Akoury reiterates that all addictive substances and activities will trigger the release of dopamine which rewards us with a pleasant sensation thereby succeeding in motivating us to continuously indulge in these harmful behaviors. It is nowadays common knowledge that peoples with addiction problems will all it takes to get their drug of choice and in the same way, they continue with their addiction despite the harm it causes to themselves or their loved ones. It is therefore very important to note that all these characteristic of addictive behaviors arise from the brain’s pleasure and rewards centers. Therefore seeking for lasting solutions becomes a must to do for all victims. This may not be a very popular thing owing to the addictiveness of some of these drugs, but nonetheless, it is the best option if you want to have a healthy life that is free from all sorts of addiction. You can schedule an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury for the commencement of your journey to recovery.

Drug use cravings and the brain: Addictions effect on the brain’s reward system




Abandoning drug use for healthy skin

Abandoning drug use

Abandoning drug use for healthy skin by engaging in healthy activities

Abandoning drug use for healthy skin: Give up cocaine use

Throughout the globe, we are yet to get a single benefit of abusing drugs. In fact drug abuse besides ruining your health, it also destroys your skin complexion. That alone should trigger users into quitting and completely abandoning drug use not just for health skin but also the general wellbeing of their lives. And despite this knowledge, it’s worrying that drug-related complications are still on the rise. Cocaine is one of the most disturbing drugs that is rearranging peoples’ faces and turning them into a wave of wrinkles. One can only wonder what can be done. But as experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD who is also a veteran addiction expert, it is evident the pain victims go through after using cocaine is unbearable.

Our point of focus is going to be on modalities of abandoning drug use for healthy skin and beauty. We are also going to mention how cocaine and stimulant-induced skin picking. And as we progress into the discussion, we want to share some experiences people have with drugs. For the purposes of confidentiality, I will refer to the patient as Commitment. After abusing cocaine for some time, one day he stood before his mirror and he didn’t like what he saw. What was before he was an increasingly common and distressing indicator of excessive cocaine and stimulant use. Skin picking was the problem. He spent several hours before the mirror squeezing and tweezing as the smallest of spots becomes a painful wound. Hair pulled out, bugs under the skin, insects or mites in his clothes and house.

We are going to rely on commitment’s experience to shed some light on this extremely upsetting, hidden behavior, examining the chemistry behind it, why it happens and the role cocaine and other stimulants have to play. This is a discussion you don’t want to miss but in the meantime, you can schedule an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury the MD and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. She will be of greater help to you in all matters relating to addiction and beauty. Before we get to the discussion of Cocaine and stimulant-induced skin picking, it is important that you consider quitting drug abuse because of cocaine, for example, induces psychosis and foraging.

Abandoning drug use for healthy skin: Cocaine-induced psychosis and foraging

Chronic cocaine or crack use can result in cocaine-induced paranoia (CIP) and coke-induced compulsive foraging (CICF) type behaviors. ‘Compulsive foraging’ covers a cluster of cocaine-induced behaviors of which skin picking is just one. Another ‘foraging disorder’ is when coke users hunt for hours for specs of cocaine around a place where it was once used (also called ‘surfing’). Food deprivation or hunger increases the probability of foraging responses and because it’s an appetite suppressant, coke can make users vulnerable to malnutrition thus continuing foraging behavior. Skin picking is a foraging response and you need to consider quitting drug abuse not just for a flourishing beauty, but also for your general well-being.

Abandoning drug use for healthy skin: Give up cocaine use




Tolerating drug use during holidays

Tolerating drug use

Tolerating drug use during holidays is becoming one of the major entry points for teens into drug abuse

Tolerating drug use during holidays: Taking precautions when drinking

Today we have problems with our teens who are struggling with their life transformations from teens to adulthood. Because of this, there is a lot of consistency in tolerating drug use during this stage of life. Things often go bad during school vacations and family holidays when out celebrating. During this time, many young people often want to explore and fit in with their peers and the end product is the misuse of alcohol and drugs. It is because of the dangers that are associated with this habit that young people must take extra precautions when they are enjoying drinking in the company of their friends. From the expert’s point of view, doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed health center make the following precautions for consideration by the teens:

  • Never accept drinks from strangers.
  • Always have you drink openly before you.
  • When using drinking glasses never leave your glass or bottle half way when visiting the bathrooms and if you do an order for fresh drink and dispose of whatever you left halfway.
  • Drink responsively less you intoxicate yourself for your prey to have a field day.
  • Better still do not drink.

Stress is a big impediment to a drug-free society and our young people are very delicate during the holiday period. Parents and guardians must not exact unnecessary pressures to the youths during the holiday season. Personal issues, family conflicts, and financial matters may impact negatively on the health and well-being of an individual and because of these pressures youths tend to turn to drugs and alcohol to let loose and forget their problems. The temptation to go to parties, where alcohol and drugs are frequently offered, is high. When an individual is stressed it is important that they get a healthy amount of rest and sleep and take part in activities that can help decrease stress levels like exercise, yoga, meditation, listening to music or getting a massage.

Tolerating drug use during holidays: What to do when faced with drugs

Finally, I want to address the young people passionately on what to do when face with the discussed circumstances.

  • Youths should understand that there are fun alternatives to using drugs over the holidays.
  • Instead of resorting to drugs they can use friendly non-alcoholic drinks, such as smoothies or non-alcoholic cocktails.
  • When they are invited to a party they should go with a friend who does not drink.
  • At the party, they should engage in healthy conversation, dancing and enjoy the music.
  • Eating is always a good way to distract the need of having a drink in your hand.
  • Food can also make you full, thereby avoiding the need to drink.
  • Most importantly, if they feel overwhelmed, they should ask for help.
  • They should take the time to connect with other people who are willing to support them positively.

With all these information you will still need professional along the way. Doctor Dalal Akoury and her team of experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center will always be there to care for you and administer treatment to you while focusing on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through the realization of the Oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE. Passing through doctor Akoury will give you an opportunity to get your life back in record time and live it to the fullest.

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