Another celebrity made the headlines because his death from a lethal drug overdose. 46-year-old Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment allegedly with a needle full of heroin in his arm. This is devastating news and another in a long line of celebrities dying from a curable disease, addiction.
Why are we losing some of our best to addiction? The root causes vary when examining why a person chooses to use an addictive substance, whether illegal drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs which are readily available.
It’s reported that Philip Seymour Hoffman completed a10-day substance abuse program for heroin sometime last year, an addiction he explains that he had as a young man, but had been clean for over 20 years. Although we don’t know what type of addiction program he used, he returned to using drugs which led to his untimely death.
Addiction does not need to lead to death
Dalal Akoury, MD of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center proposes a fresh approach that address the failure of the current models of addiction treatments and emphasizes a more integrative approach restoring Spirit, Mind, Body through restoration of the Neuroendocrine System.
Akoury and her colleagues are proposing a more integrative and metabolic approach regarding both the diagnostics and therapeutic aspect of addiction. There is an opportunity to join and participate in a true paradigm shift in the field of addiction. A more progressive approach accentuates the difference between the model they are proposing and the failure of all other models, including the 12 step program and Methadone or suboxone. Learning from past failures of these programs to resolve an addiction, new programs have been created to transform addiction recovery and treatment and establishing this program as a leader in the field.
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is offering a Fellowship program with the goal of an addiction certification to train physicians and other health care providers in Anti-Aging/Metabolic approaches to addiction recovery.
The program is designed to examine the physical and mental root causes of addiction along the scientific and medical results of substance abuse. Other addictions will be discussed as well such as foods, drugs (stimulant, depressant, hypoxia inducing agents), alcohol, sex, work, shoplifting, gambling, and computer addiction.
The Fellowship program and its specific modules will pinpoint exclusive ways to help addict patients to naturally and completely heal from their addictions through the focus on the pillars of healing mind, body, and spirit.
Physicians and health care professionals can join the movement to bring real help to end addiction by enrolling in the Fellowship program through the A4M: http://www.a4m.com/module-xxv-a-b-c-d-addiction.html
Dr. Dalal Akoury says, “One more brilliant, talented man loses his life to drugs and addiction. Three young children lost their dear dad to drugs. Again, the current addiction treatment programs are failing us!”
Dr. Dalal Akoury is fellowship trained and certified in anti-aging functional and regenerative medicine, as well as having more than twenty years of accumulated experience in emergency medicine, pediatrics, and a master’s degree in public health. She has also served fellowships in pediatric hematology/oncology and has preformed research in leukemia and the effects of smoking.
About developing her dream, AWAREmed and Wellness U, Dr. Akoury says, “My mission is to ignite the spark of health deep within everyone, and to allow this sparkle of wellness to shine through everyone’s eyes, becoming one with the universe, and aligning body, mind, and spirit.”