Dr. Kumar Hawaii Psychiatrist, IME, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mental health, Holistic Treatment  
     
     

The Journey of Life poses many Emotional Threats of huge waves, strong currents, even tsunamis due to illnesses, injuries, losses, and death. 
 

The frightening and painful experiences can shake the very core of even the most sturdy human beings.  Coping with these adversities challenges us to bring the very best within ourselves so as to tackle these catastrophes.

Many people choose alcohol to deal with the painful and agonizing experiences of childhood, teen-age, adulthood, and of senior years.

Some people use it for relaxation.  Some use it for socialization.   Some use it to feel "mellow" or the ‘buzz.’  They use it at their home, other people’s homes, restaurants, night clubs, bars, parking lots, and even public beaches.

Yet some people lose control and Abuse Alcohol.  They use it frequently and in excessive amounts.  

With continued use, some people develop Alcohol Addiction.  They feel the craving and use it as soon as they get up and continue using it throughout the day--they feel they have to use it; they feel they cannot relax, sleep, work, socialize or do day-to-day things without alcohol.

For their abuse of alcohol they give excuses to themselves, their family, friends, and employers.  They justify and rationalize their behaviors of slurred speech, dropped items from hands, stumbling, falls, suspiciousness, fights, injuries to themselves and others, driving without a license, erratic driving, accidents, and being charged for driving under the influence and suspension of their driver's license.

Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Addiction affects:

  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Family Life, and
  • Causes lack of interest even in

------Wonders of Nature------

Alcohol Addiction often leads to:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Separation
  • Divorce


Alcohol Addiction can affect work:

  • Decreased Motivation
  • Decreased Concentration
  • Decreased Productivity
  • Decreased Efficiency
  • Tardiness
  • Absenteeism
  • Suspension from Employment
  • Termination of Employment

Alcohol Addiction can also lead to legal problems due to:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Domestic violence
  • Fights and violent behavior outside of home
  • Injury to other people
  • Damage to property

 

Legal problems further result in:

  • Fines
  • Jail sentence, and
  • Probation

As a Psychiatrist, Dr. Kumar has treated various Psychiatric problems due to Alcohol Abuse and  Alcohol Addiction:
* Mood Disorder
* Anxiety Disorder
* Sleep Disorder
* Sexual Dysfunction
* Psychotic Disorder, and
* Amnestic Disorder

In his clinical practice Dr. Kumar has seen and has collaborated with specialists for Medical complications due to Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Intoxication, and Alcohol Withdrawal such as:

 
  • Delirium
  • Gastritis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis of liver

* Some patients need treatment and follow-up with various specialist physicians

* Some patients require emergency room care, and
     treatment in Medical units and Intensive Care units of hospitals.


* Some people with ongoing Addiction need care in Residential Treatment Programs

 

Treating patients with alcohol problems, Dr. Kumar's educates them that each letter of the word ALCOHOL indicates a problem:

A----Addiction

L----Loss of Motivation

C----Craving

O----Odd Feelings

H----Heartache

O----(Feeling) Outcast

L----Legal Problems


Feeling the agony and turmoil of the patients with Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Intoxication, and Alcohol Withdrawal, Dr. Kumar as a Psychiatrist determines the intensity and severity of Psychiatric and Medical disorder.

He feels empathy for the patients and their families, and provides emotional understanding and support to them.

Dr. Kumar reviews all records of past and present medical and psychiatric treatments.  He obtains all necessary information from various agencies and organizations involved with the patient.  He also obtains information about the residential treatment programs provided to the patient, as well as their involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings.  

As a physician, he obtains necessary lab tests, and consults with all health care providers involved in the patient’s care. 
 

Dr. Kumar's Treatment includes:

* Individual Psychotherapy
* Relationship/Marital Psychotherapy
* Family Psychotherapy
* Psychotropic Medication
* Visual Imagery
* Relaxation Exercises
* Meditation
* Follow-up of Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meetings
* Follow-up With AA/NA Sponsor as necessary

Dr. Kumar  helps patients with Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Addiction to overcome the following defenses which they use to justify their behaviors:

- Denial


- Rationalization, and


- Projection of their difficulties on others

Dr. Kumar guides patients with alcohol problems toward appreciating

                                    Beauty and Colors in


-----Wonders of Nature-----

The goal of the Treatment for Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Addiction is to give true Meaning to each letter of the word ‘ALCOHOL'---------

A----Appreciation

L----Love

C----Caring

O----Openness

H----Happiness

O----Optimism

L----Learning (of Feelings, Needs, Attitude, and Behavior)  


With treatment  for Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Addiction, patients and their families overcome their blue mood and develop -------


                Beauty in their living and New Horizons in their life like

A Beautiful Butterfly