Addiction comes in all varieties, drugs, alcohol, food, sex, work, and gambling, but one thing which gives us the wrong impression is that addicts are a “one size fits all” kind of person. What picture comes to mind when you think about an addict? A homeless street person, down and out and dirty looking feverishly for the next fix? Nothing could be further from the truth, and an addict may even be your trusted family doctor who is abusing prescription drugs.
The truth is that addicts, just like addictions, come from all walks of life. Addiction knows no socio-economic background, and is oftentimes thought of as a victimless crime where the addict is the only victim. We don’t like to think of the ripple affect that addiction has on others surrounding the addict, whether it be family, friends, or, in some instances, a whole community.
When the community is being treated at the local doctor’s office, we expect a certain amount of knowledge and trust to be available to all patients from the staff of healthcare providers, and more often than not, that will be the case. However, there are those who succumb to the temptations of easy access to prescription drugs, or who self medicate their stress with alcohol. This is the intersection that could spell disaster in patient care. How would you feel knowing the doctor scheduled to do a delicate surgery may be an addict?
Addiction Recovery Treatment for Doctors, Executives, and Professionals
There are ways that addicts, no matter what their background, can easily and effectively recover from addictions. Unlike in-patient rehab centers, AWAREmed Health and Resource Center offers natural and safe Addiction Recovery Treatment.
Executives, doctors, and professionals tend to wait the longest for addiction treatment, partly because they feel they are smart enough to handle it themselves, and partly because they see it as an unwanted stigma should the information leak to their colleagues. The beauty of the Addiction Recovery Treatment with Dalal Akoury, MD is that it’s done on an out-patient basis and very discreetly. Although there are always going to be certain cases that will need the benefits of in-patient care, most addiction cases can be done in the privacy of the office.
“This treatment allows for a change in the brain’s functioning and this in turn allows for the necessary emotional change that recovering addicts need to beat this addiction.” Dalal Akoury, MD says, “If your brain is not balanced and filled with the nutrients it needs, it will be much more difficult to achieve success and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
Addiction Recovery Treatment Includes Family
Studies have shown that addicts who can continue their every day lives while in treatment have a better outcome for long-term recovery. The idea of leaving their families and jobs for 30-90 day treatment centers keeps many addicts from seeking treatment when it’s needed.
Family ties play an important part of a successful recovery from addiction and supporting family members need to be able to function with a recovering addict in the household. This may take the form of added support for the family, especially during the maintenance phase of treatment. Family members need to learn new coping skills and receive the best information available to keep themselves balanced as the patient is going through the different phases of their treatment.
Dalal Akoury, MD, Founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center
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.”
If you are committed to a clean and sober life and wish to kick your addictions for good, make the call today for details about NER Addiction Recovery Treatment or make an appointment: 843-213-1480