Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

Akansha Sahay
December 15, 2021

A good sex life can do wonders for a relationship. It can bring you closer to your partner, reinforce the love you have for each other and keep you in good spirits. However, what if you have a partner who has an insatiable urge to have sex all the time? Do you give in to… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
December 7, 2021

Ralph G. Nichols, the author of “Are you listening?”, said something very profound, “The most basic of all human needs is to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”   There are many ways to help someone with an addiction problem and the most basic of them is… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
December 5, 2021

There are two definitions of ‘affirmation’ in the oxford dictionary. The first one is, affirmation is the action or process of affirming something, and the second is affirmation is an act of emotional support or encouragement. These two definitions give you a glimpse into why affirmations are a powerful tool when it comes to addiction… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

Until the early 19th century in the US, people suffering from addiction were housed in various locations or sent to jails. It wasn’t considered a mental disorder, and the mental hospitals at the time were not equipped to treat addiction. The initial approach to addiction treatment was to drink in moderation rather than abstinence and… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
November 16, 2021

The pandemic caused multiple deaths, mental health concerns, and increased calls to suicide helplines for help. People felt incredibly lonely, restricted to their homes, and many struggled to feed themselves and their families due to job losses. And remote workers lost a sense of time, boundaries and felt burned out. Countless people felt distressed during… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank is probably one of the most famous books of our times. As the title suggests it was a diary where the young Anne Frank wrote about the trials and tribulations of living in hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands. With the holocaust happening around her, the diary… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
November 8, 2021

Drug and alcohol addiction is a complex brain disease and can last a person’s whole life. Addiction can be managed and treated with medication and therapy, but chances of relapse are always present. There’s a lot of stigma attached to addiction; there is a popular myth that quitting alcohol or drugs is a choice and… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
November 5, 2021

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” This is probably one of the most poignant lines from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, ‘The Great Gatsby’. Alcohol abuse has been the cause of many broken marriages, domestic violence, road rage, drunk driving and at times even murder…. Read more »

Akansha Sahay
November 3, 2021

In 2019, British vlogger Shannen, took part in the viral ‘spicy ramen challenge’, wherein one had to eat the notorious Samyang Hot Chicken Flavour Cup Ramen as fast as possible in front of the camera. The day after the challenge, she started passing blood in her stools and had to be hospitalized. However, even after… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

India’s first mental hospital, called the Bangalore Lunatic Asylum, was founded in 1847. The hospital, over the next 60 years, treated around 100 patients every year. The mental hospitals allowed free movement for patients and boasted gardens and several open spaces. Before that, in other mental hospitals, there was a lot of mistreatment of mentally… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

Substance abuse is responsible for taking many lives and public health concerns, including mental health disorders. While one may want to just experience the drug for recreational purposes, it becomes a habit in a short span of time. Substance abuse and addiction do not only impact the person consuming, but also the family members in… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
October 14, 2021

Disclaimer: RehabPath does not endorse the use of hallucinogens or any other illegal substance. We, however, believe in providing accurate information to reduce its harm to those consuming the substance.  DMT – N, N-Dimethyltryptamine – is a hallucinogenic tryptamine drug, known as Dimitri on the streets. It is also called the ‘Spirit Molecule’ because of… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

The first few months of sobriety are the toughest when all kinds of thoughts emerge into the mind. The fear of relapse is real, daunting, and brings every emotion to the surface. Sobriety means letting go of your primary coping mechanism. Do questions such as will I fail ? will life be boring?, Or will… Read more »