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Addiction,Addiction Recovery Treatment

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 …

Philip Seymour Hoffman, death from addiction,Dr. Dalal Akoury

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 …