While New Year resolutions offer hope and inspiration for millions, they also pose great risk to individuals attempting to abruptly terminate habits or addictive behaviors without the guidance and support of a qualified addiction expert.
Malibu, California (PRWEB) December 28, 2012
Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Malibu Horizon, recognized by many as one of the top Alcoholism treatment centers in California, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, today issued a public plea for caution to all those making New Year resolutions that involve the abrupt cessation of habits or addictive behaviors, without proper medical guidance. As the New Year offers a clean slate for people everywhere, when it comes to addictive behaviors, quitting “cold-turkey” poses significant threats both emotionally and physically.
Dr. Mohammad said, “While New Year resolutions offer hope and inspiration for millions, they also pose great risk to individuals attempting to abruptly terminate habits or addictive behaviors without the guidance and support of a qualified addiction expert. Whether you wish to stop smoking, drinking, eating or abusing drugs, you must have a well-planned, health-conscious strategy or the outcome will be disastrous under most circumstances. It is far safer and healthier to consult a medical professional when attempting to get control of addictive behaviors.” Mohammad added, “Resolutions provide a wonderful opportunity for people everywhere to change things about themselves and improve; however, when it comes to changing habits, without the proper medical guidance, the outcome can run the gamut from disappointment to death.”
Dr. Mohammad and his team will answer any questions and provide guidance to all those who submit addiction and behavior-related questions through the drug rehab website. Mohammad added, “More often than not, people underestimate their physical and emotional dependency on the various vices they attempt to curb by making yearly resolutions. If they are lucky, they will white-knuckle their cravings and find some degree of success; however, the vast majority will resume their addictive behaviors - while many run the risk of severe discomfort, severe mood swings, seizures, irreversible medical conditions and even death if not in the care of a qualified medical expert. Contact our team today and we will help you not only make and stick to healthy, realistic resolutions, but also will work with you to create the best possible you for 2013 and beyond.”