All posts tagged: Dalal Akoury MD

Addiction in doctors, AWAREmed, Dalal Akoury MD

Is Your Doctor an Addict?

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 …

Addicted to an Addict, Addiction Recovery Treatment, Dalal Akoury MD

Addicted to Addicts: Surviving Life with an Addict, Dalal Akoury, MD

As important as Natural Addiction Recovery Treatment by Dalal Akoury, MD is for a recovering addict, it’s imperative to address the needs of those who are often barely surviving life with an addict. The addiction may be to drugs or alcohol, or gambling, sex, the internet, overeating, or overspending, it doesn’t matter, all addictions cause a ripple affect of harm throughout those they love and who love them. Recognizing an addiction in a loved one is not always easy, addicts tend to be quite good at hiding their addictions and manipulating loved ones and friends in such a way that it’s often hard to see. The first step in surviving life with an addict is to accept reality of the situation, accepting that parts of one’s own life may be out of control due to the behavior of the addict. Although it’s easier to stay in denial and keep it private, it won’t get better just because you wish it would, it takes work on the part of everyone surrounding the addict. Those close to …

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ADDICTION: A ‘Meeting’ of Minds Online Discussion with Dalal Akoury, MD

Participating in one of the many online and anonymous forums, message boards and blogs that discuss addiction and the ancillary medical conditions that accompany it are highly valuable tools for the addict and family members. An added bonus to the daily give-and-take of empathy, compassion and feeling that one is not alone, are the, resources, research and informational articles that members share in their postings. As we know, addiction is not a typically ‘friendly’ condition; that is it is not a popular topic. Therefore ‘friending’ someone via the internet based solely on addiction may not be the best first step. But being able to open up namelessly via other communication options on the web offers huge opportunities for help and healing. Since addiction is a societal problem, it is best when those of us affected by it know of at least one place we can visit during our own private time and share our experiences. If we’re not ready to share, we read and learn – also known as lurking – but a perfectly acceptable way to …

Free from addiction, AWAREmed, Dr. Dalal Akoury

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 …

Please Don't Eat the Donuts,Dr. Dalal Akoury,AWAREmed,ImaginePublicity

Please Don’t Eat the Donuts by Dr. Dalal Akoury is Available NOW!

Order NOW! Book one in the Your Health is Your Wealth series is now available! Please Don’t Eat the Donuts is written by an MD in easy to understand language geared towards those who are wishing to learn more about taking charge of their own health care from a preventative standpoint. After all, it’s much less expensive to prevent disease, heart attacks, cancer and chronic illness than to treat them after the fact. With Obamacare looming in the future of health care, patients will need to be more informed of their health options in order to best care for themselves with the assistance of well trained medical personnel taking the time to look after their best interests. Please Don’t Eat the Donuts will assist patients in making healthier lifestyle and nutritional choices based on their individual issues. This first book in the Your Health is Wealth series takes a deep look into the health of your gut, otherwise known as the gastrointestinal system. Written in workbook format, readers will be able to go chapter by …