Spending A Day Inside A Rehabilitation Center

In the Philippines, a country in Southeast Asia, drug use is one of its most serious problems. The government has been relentless in its pursuit of drug personalities in order to seek a solution to the drug menace. Drug users including individuals related to the drug business have voluntarily surrendered to government authorities with an overwhelming number admitted to rehabilitation centers in preparation for a social life that is free from addiction.

How are drug dependents managed inside the rehabilitation centers? Let us take a look into the daily life of the patients inside the rehabilitation center. In an effort to help the patients in returning to a normal life society, they are required to perform various activities like Zumba sessions, a dance fitness program to burn a lot of calories. Other patients are treated in out-patient centers where qualified and trained individuals provide them with the necessary counseling.

At Bridges of Hope, drug dependents find a temporary home that resembles a therapeutic community. The patients start the day at 6 in the morning with exercise. The patients are encouraged to pay attention to personal hygiene and to dress-up properly even if they are not going anywhere. Patients are divided into several departments and given some sort of work to keep their minds occupied. For example, a patient that is assigned to the maintenance department fixes broken furniture while those assigned to the kitchen are in charge of cooking meals.

Being responsible and humble is instilled into the minds of the patients so that they will be able to accept commands in spite of their age. Since it is not uncommon for violence to erupt at the rehabilitation center, group therapy is conducted to negate violence. Patients are encouraged to express their feelings in a civilized manner because after all, they are still human beings.

One-on-one therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat drug addiction particularly since drug dependents have different reasons why they were driven to drugs and alcohol. At Passages Malibu, treatment is customized is order to provide the best care and attention in preparation for a normal life in society.

 

Understanding The Health Risks of Paint

When it comes to beautifying a house, painting is one of the best options to take because through painting, you will not only be enhancing the appearance of both the interior and exterior of your home, you will also be helping in protecting the surface and the foundation of your home. Besides adding color to your home, when you coat your walls and the other surfaces of your house, you will unknowingly also be guarding or shielding them from environmental or weather damage as well as other substances or materials that may lead to their degradation.

But before you have your house repainted, you would also need to learn more about the health risks of being exposed to paint. Painting would seem like a simple task but in truth, when you are exposed to paint, you are also exposed to risks that may negatively affect your health.

When it comes to paint, there are two types that you can choose from: water-based paints and solvent-based paints. In a health and environmental perspective, the most plausible choice would have to be water-based paints since they are much safer to use. When you use solvent-based paints, or the so-called ‘traditional’ paints, you should be cautious enough so that you would avoid health hazards.

It is true that toxicity levels vary from solvent to solvent but each of them are known to pose potential health hazards to human beings especially when they penetrate the body. Solvents may be able to penetrate the body via three ways.

The first one is through the respiratory tract due to the inhalation of vapors. They can also pass through the skin when there is unprotected contact with the solvent. And if swallowed, it can pass through the digestive system, which may prove to be the most harmful of all.

Know that when you are exposed to solvents, there may be an irritation on the skin and other parts of the body. One may also experience headaches, dizziness, nausea and respiratory problems. Solvents can also affect the nervous system along with many organs like the liver, kidney and the blood.

If you fear for your safety when repainting your home, it is best if you just hire a professional painter or decorator to help you out. Arthur Fitzhugh Decorating is known to provide skillful painters and decorators. If you’re interested, you can visit their website at www.FitzhughDecoratorsNorthampton.co.uk

Brief Introduction About Laser Eye Surgery

Many have long wondered what the procedure called laser eye surgery Glasgow is and how and what it does to our vision. Some people have been to unsure of what laser eye surgery or LASIK does to their long-run eye health and so they would just rather wear corrective glasses or contact lenses. There have been negative connotations about it and there have also been positive ones as well. So, to make you informative of the procedure, we wrote down a brief introduction to what laser eye surgery is and what are the benefits as well as the drawbacks.

History
Professor John Marshall first used laser eye surgery in 1991. He patented the use of excimer laser to reshape the cornea. Greek doctor Ioannis Pilakaris and Italian doctor Lucio Burrato found out later on that the healing time from the surgery is much quicker when the laser is applied under a thin flip onto the cornea. In 1995, the US FDA approved the use of lasers for vision correction or LASIK.

Effectiveness
Surveys of patient satisfaction of laser eye surgery ranges from 92 to 98 percent. However, there have been a small number of patients were reported to have been required to undergo a second surgery due to over- or under-correction. A former FDA official Moris Waxler was even reported to say that the failure rate for the procedure could be as much as 50%. However, the FDA denied such statements and calling Waxler’s words as incorrect and false.

Process
A corneal suction ring is placed onto the eye to hold it in place. A flap is then created by cutting through the corneal epithelium. It is then folded back to reveal the middle section of the cornea. The tissue is then vaporized using the excimer laser. The flap is then repositioned over the area where it is held in place by natural adhesion. After the operation, patients are often given antibiotics or eye drops to stop the inflammation.

Risks
Undercorrection
Overcorrection
Temporary only vision correction
Infection induced vision loss
Higher-order aberrations
Irregular astigmatism
Epithelial ingrowth
Dry eyes
Glares

As you can see, a number of risks and complications are associated with the procedure. However, as what we previously wrote, only a very small population has been reported to suffer from the risks stated above. So, before deciding to undergo surgery, make sure you are aware of the procedure and the effects associated with it.