Alcoholism is a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations.
Malibu, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Consumption of four or more drinks on one occasion is considered binge drinking, and alcohol rehab maybe needed. Dr. Mohammad and his staff at Inspire Malibu are familiar with the increased risk of harm to the cardiovascular system, including the chance of developing heart disease; as well as other related issues that arise out of alcohol binge drinking and abuse. The success rate at Inspire Malibu is inspiring to individuals who witness firsthand the physical effects of binge drinking on cognitive function.
Dr. Mohammad, is the director and founder of Inspire Malibu, and is accustomed to the rapid life changes that occur when people arrive at the drug and alcohol detox treatment centers. As soon as people arrive for rehab, they appear broken down, withered, shaky, thin, gaunt, and cloudy eyed. As they progress in the aggressive non twelve step treatment program, they begin to develop clarity and stability that is unreasonable not to discern.
Treatment of substance abusers depends upon the severity and nature of the addiction. People who use drugs and alcohol experience a wide array of physical effects. In 1992 the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine published a definition reflecting the current understanding of the disease: "Alcoholism is a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic.” The definition recognizes alcoholism as a disease, i.e., as an involuntary disability. It accepts a genetic vulnerability in some people and identifies the phenomenon of denial as both a psychological defense mechanism and a physiological outcome of alcohol's effect on the memory.
Alcohol biomarkers are often used in the screening for alcohol problems. A biomarker, or biological marker, is an indicator of a biological state. It is a characteristic that is objectively measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal biological processes, pathogenic processes, or pharmacologic responses to a therapeutic intervention. Some of the newer biomarker tests can directly measure alcohol exposure or use. Direct care physiological indicators of alcohol exposure or ingestion may reflect the presence of chronic and/or high level of use of alcohol. Most readily measurable biomarkers are indirectly correlated with alcohol problems, such as alcohol dependence.
The Inspire Malibu staff is rewarded with the experience of seeing actual changes that occur in the users who are set free from binge drinking and the effects that occur on the physical body, utilizing the successful secular drug and alcohol rehab and detox program.
About Inspire Malibu: Inspire Malibu was founded by Dr. Mohammad, a famed addiction medicine specialist, psychiatrist, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California. Inspire Malibu offers the addict or alcoholic the same level of comprehensive professional care as someone with any other chronic treatable medical condition in a non 12 step secular environment continuously incorporating breakthrough scientific advances in addiction medicine, assuring the finest patient care.
Dr. Mohammad and his Inspire Malibu team will add the topic to their popular town hall events, which are designed to inform the community at-large about the options available to them when considering proper and effective treatment for drug and alcohol treatment.
For more information about Dr. Akikur Mohammad, alcohol treatment and Inspire Malibu’s next town hall event, visit Inspire Malibu.