All posts tagged: Addiction recovery treatment

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Shattered Lives Radio: Crime and Addiction with Dalal Akoury, MD

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio Statistics show that most modern-day crime is either a direct result of addiction, or indirectly a result of mental health and addiction related circumstances. Once incarcerated most inmates are not properly assessed for treatment options. In 2005, federal, state and local governments spent $74 billion on incarceration, court proceedings, probation and parole for substance-involved adult and juvenile offenders, and less than 1% of that amount—$632 million—on prevention and treatment, according to CASAColumbia’s research. The report found that only 11% of all inmates with addiction received any treatment during their incarceration. The report found that if all inmates who needed treatment and aftercare received such services, the nation would break even in a year if just over 10% remained substance-free, crime-free and employed. Thereafter, for each former inmate who remained substance-free, crime-free and employed, the nation would reap an economic benefit of $90,953 per year. Shattered Lives Radio will discuss the many forms of addiction with guest, Dalal Akoury, MD of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, and an addiction recovery treatment specialist. …

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Free at Last! Successful Addiction Recovery Treatment with Dr. Dalal Akoury

  Addiction and substance abuse creates a completely incompatible, and often dangerous, lifestyle. In order to be completely free from addictions several things need to take place, the most important, engaging to develop positive changes in lifestyle. Generally it’s quite difficult to make the changes necessary in one’s life to complete a turnaround, whether from over eating, lack of exercise, or spiritual grounding. All of these things take a committed decision. Addiction recovery is no different. Based on the nature of the addictive dependency, and the level of the patient’s decision to recover, outpatient detox and recovery treatments are seeing a new level of success, especially in heroin detox. There will always be times when it’s best to be admitted to a hospital or rehab center, especially when serious drug or alcohol addiction have expectations of a period of physical and mental discomfort, and often, pain. However, addicts are often reluctant to live with the stigma of accepting in-patient treatment and there must be alternative options available. Other challenges factor into the equation when deciding to go to …

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How Do You Become an Addict? Quick, Safe Recovery from Addiction Available from Dr. Dalal Akoury

No one intends to become an addict. So how do substance abusers, alcoholics, sex addicts, and over eaters become addicted? Once introduced to addictive substances, or issues, patients will develop physical and emotional dependencies that are extremely difficult to stop and can lead to death if not treated. Millions are becoming “legally” addicted because of over prescription of pharmaceutical drugs, mainly narcotic pain killers, from their trusted family physicians and unknowingly transforming themselves into addicts. There’s becoming a blurred line between addicts who get their high on illegal street drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and other opiate based narcotics, and those who are getting unnecessary prescriptions of oxycontin, percocet, and vicadin, and other legal drugs. Often popping pills like jelly beans, “legal” addicts can hide behind the false pretense that because their drugs are from a doctor they must be ok, after all a doctor wouldn’t do anything to harm a patient. As seen in the documentary film, American Addict, there is a huge business surrounding the health care profession and prescription drugs, with billions …

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Celebrity Addiction and Death: There is a Better Way from Dr. Dalal Akoury

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 …

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Dr. Dalal Akoury and Addiction Recovery and Treatment Education

  Addiction and recovery are a complex issue affecting the physical, mental, and spiritual imbalance of the body of those addicted to drugs or alcohol, but there is effective and safe help available. One of the most difficult things to overcome is the craving for the addictive substance. From years of substance abuse, the brain is adversely affected and only wishes for the pleasure and feeling from the substance. Once the addictive substance alters the brain function, it interferes with the ability to think clearly, reason properly, or remember. Those in the medical and mental health community are seeing that addictions are not just affecting those who live a marginal lifestyle, but also affects their peers and those in executive type professions. More often than not, many do not seek assistance because of embarrassment or loss of stature in the community. “By focusing on how much effort you put into drugs or alcohol and giving yourself up to the substance, you condition your brain to believe that you are an addict and going to be one for …