Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

Akansha Sahay
October 2, 2022

National Anti-Drug Addiction day is celebrated on the 2nd of October of every year in India. Every child in India knows that the 2nd of October is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti. One of the reasons why National Anti-Drug Addiction day is celebrated on the same day is because Gandhi Ji condemned the use of drugs…. Read more »

Akansha Sahay
September 18, 2022

What is the 12 steps program? 12 steps treatment is one of the most popular treatment methods available for addiction. It is a mutual-aid program for all types of addictions and compulsions. Many rehab centres in India incorporate this approach into their treatment plan.  It is conducted through a support group system. This helps them… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
August 31, 2022

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in the world. It is estimated that one in five people suffer from depression at some point in their lives.  It causes problems in the person’s functioning, affecting their personal, social and professional life. Depression is also a major risk factor for suicide. According to… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

When you hear the term “luxury rehab”, probably what comes to mind are celebrities lounging by the pool. It may seem like luxury rehabs are nothing but luxury resorts for the rich and famous to unwind. However, once you visit one of these luxury rehabs, you will realize that it’s much more than that. Let’s… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

Battling addiction is a tough ordeal! While it is great to have the support of your friends and family, for some, that may not be an option. There is still not much education about drug addiction and how it is a disease that needs medical attention and care. Most people, especially the older generation, still… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
August 23, 2022

Even as we are still dealing with the physical, mental, social and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has now raised concern over a new viral disease, monkeypox, which is spreading at an alarming rate around the world. India has currently reported 9 cases of monkeypox and one virus-related death…. Read more »

Akansha Sahay

What is drug tolerance? The word tolerance means the ability to endure a condition without any adverse reactions. When we are subjected to unfavourable situations over and over, we develop a tolerance for it. Eventually, the effect of those situations on us reduces. This phenomenon also happens with most addictive substances.  Think about the first… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
July 29, 2022

What are behavioural addictions? When we hear the word addiction, the first thing that comes to mind is alcohol or drug addiction. However, experts say that any activity or substance that is stimulating in nature can be addictive. Any behaviour, from gambling to pornography to using a cellphone, can be an addiction. They are also… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

India is facing a serious drug addiction problem. According to the ministry of social justice and empowerment, there were 250 drug addicts for every 100,000 Indians about a decade back. This number has only been rising. In India, children as young as 15 years old are abusing drugs. However, the mean age of drug abusers… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
July 15, 2022

Romantic breakups have been the fodder for many books and movie plots. From Saratchandra Chattopadhyay’s tragic story of Devdas to the fairly recent Bollywood movie “Queen”. In the book Devdas, Devdas drinks himself to death after losing Paro, his only true love. On the other hand, in the movie Queen, “Rani” played by Kangana Ranaut,… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

Addiction is often seen as a problem that only men go through. Sadly, even research on addiction primarily focuses on males. In the US, it is estimated that about 42% of drug users are women. Though addiction is more prevalent in males, the difference is not large.  There are many more challenges that women face… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
July 5, 2022

Our brain is the most complex part of the body, and everything that we do is directed by the mechanism in our brain. To explain it better, if our body were a movie set, our brain would be the movie director, our internal organs, the producers and our external features and limbs would be the… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
June 29, 2022

There are many myths about addiction and treatment. This kind of misinformation gives birth to stigma. Stigma can come in the way of people seeking help and making things more difficult for them. If you know someone struggling with addiction, it’s important to know the right facts before trying to help them. In this blog,… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

Movies are not only a source of entertainment but also a source of inspiration, they arouse emotions and motivate us to reflect on our lives. Here is a list of movies one can watch to understand how addiction affects people’s lives. These recovery stories can inspire people during their own recovery. If you are someone… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
June 27, 2022

Social media has become a vital part of our daily lives. When you meet a new person, your first means to connect with them is through social media. When you are at the red light for two minutes or trying to fall asleep at night for over an hour, social media is your source of… Read more »