Holistic medicine is most effective during the first stage, whereas higher levels of withdrawal require more conventional forms of intervention. Stage one starts two to six hours after the alcoholic’s last drink. It’s marked by mild agitation, anxiety, restlessness, tremors, loss of appetite, insomnia, racing heartbeat, and high blood pressure.  Neurotransmitters are the chemicals the body makes to allow nerve cells to pass messages (of pain, touch, and thought) from cell to cell. Amino acids are the precursors of these neurotransmitters. When addicts/alcoholics are low in particular amino acids from burning through them during their substance abuse, symptoms of withdrawal increase — especially cravings for their substance of choice. The goal in this stage is to support the body as it begins to clear itself of alcohol and drugs and to decrease cravings as much as possible. 
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
MSHA has linked to its respirable coal dust rule implementation page the database of facilities currently approved by NIOSH to provide chest X-rays required by 30 C.F.R. Part 72. This database does not yet provide NIOSH approved spirometry facilities. However, those facilities will be added once they are approved by NIOSH. MSHA expects that mine operators will work with and encourage other facilities not on the list to seek NIOSH approval for chest X-rays and spirometry. This information can be used to assist surface and underground coal mines and contractors in meeting the medical surveillance requirements under the recent respirable coal dust rule.
World Health Organization
WHO fulfils its objective through its functions as defined in its Constitution: (a) to act as the directing and co-ordinating authority on international health work; (b) to establish and maintain effective collaboration with the United Nations, specialized agencies, governmental health administrations, professional groups and such other organizations as may be deemed appropriate; (c) to assist Governments, upon request, in strengthening health services; (d) to furnish appropriate technical assistance and, in emergencies, necessary aid upon the request or acceptance of Governments; (e) to provide or assist in providing, upon the request of the United Nations, health services and facilities to special groups, such as the peoples of trust territories; (f) to establish and maintain such administrative and technical services as may be required, including epidemiological and statistical services; (g) to stimulate and advance work to eradicate epidemic, endemic and other diseases; (h) to promote, in co-operation with other specialized agencies where necessary, the prevention of accidental injuries; (i) to promote, in co-operation with other specialized agencies where necessary, the improvement of nutrition, housing, sanitation, recreation, economic or working conditions and other aspects of environmental hygiene; (j) to promote co-operation among scientific and professional groups which contribute to the advancement of health; (k) to propose conventions, agreements and regulations, and make recommendations with respect to international health matters and to perform.
Ohio Department of Health Home
ODH’s Division of Quality Assurance regulates many types of health care facilities through both state licensure and federal certification rules. The Bureau of Long Term Care Quality ensures the quality of care and quality of life of the residents of nursing homes and Residential Care Facilities (RCFs), also known as assisted living facilities, by conducting on-site inspections/surveys for compliance with state and federal rules and regulations in nursing homes/facilities. Need to file a complaint against a nursing home or other health care facility? Call our hotline at 1-800-342-0553 or e-mail HCComplaints@odh.ohio.gov.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Technical Assistance Webinar for ES-14-012 "Environmental Influences during Windows of Susceptibility in Breast Cancer Risk (U01)" and ES-14-011 "Coordinating Center for the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (U01)"
Prevention Guide to Promote Personal Health and Safety (Part 1)
Because heat-related deaths are preventable, people need to be aware of who is at greatest risk and what actions can be taken to prevent a heat-related illness or death. The elderly, the very young, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at highest risk. However, even young and healthy individuals can succumb to heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather. Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. If a home is not air-conditioned, people can reduce their risk for heat-related illness by spending time in public facilities that are air-conditioned.