Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

Akansha Sahay
September 30, 2021

Our weekly webinars talk about various industry scenarios and challenges of rehabs across the country and the de-addiction and mental health challenges the mental health community faces and people in general.  In the third webinar of a new 2021 series, we invited Mr Maria Joseph and KM Albert of Help Rehabilitation Center. The webinar was… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

Our weekly webinars talk about various industry scenarios and challenges of rehabs across the country and the de-addiction and mental health challenges the mental health community faces and people in general.  In the third webinar of a new 2021 series, we invited Ms Shraddha Banerjee – Clinical Psychologist and Dr Anant Agrawal – Psychiatrist at… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

Substance Abuse in India India has seen an alarming epidemic of substance abuse amongst the young generation which can be attributed moderately to changing cultural values, dwindling supportive bonds, increasing economic stress, and unaddressed mental distress that has been the experience of this generation. In addition to this, the processes of urbanization, migration, and industrialization… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
September 16, 2021

Recovery is a long continuous journey that could last a lifetime. It is crucial to develop good habits during the recovery process. Activities that encourage a person to look positively towards the future are the best kind. But which ones to pick from an ocean of various activities and habits you could develop? Well, you… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

Do you remember your first swear words? For many of us 80s and 90s kids it was ‘donkey’, ‘idiot’ and ‘stupid’. However, the most popular ones used freely not just by kids but even young adults were ‘pagal’, ‘screw-loose’, ‘yeda’, ‘mad’ or ‘mental patient’. These swear words were somehow much worse and made one feel… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

Our weekly webinars talk about various industry scenarios and challenges of rehabs across the country and the de-addiction and mental health challenges the mental health community faces and people in general.  In the second webinar of a new 2021 series, we invited Dr Anuneet Sambharwal – Founder of The Happy Tree. The webinar was hosted… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
August 31, 2021

Myth: Women don’t have a substance abuse problem In 1997, ‘The Prodigy’, an English electronic punk, electronic dance music band released one of its most controversial music videos titled, ‘Smack my ***** up’. The video shown from the first-person point of view, shows the person indulging in all kinds of antisocial behaviour, from taking drugs,… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

The year was 2020 and the month was March. Everyone slept through a peaceful night unaware of something sinister brewing in the store. The following morning, the people of the world woke up not to watch the smiles of their community but the news that a tiny strain of the virus had spread like wildfire. … Read more »

Akansha Sahay
August 24, 2021

Drugs can have a severe impact on the human brain. These changes also make it difficult for a person who has an addiction problem to stop consuming them. And sometimes, even after a holistic treatment, they end up relapsing. Triggers like having a consistent withdrawal state, experiencing stressful or traumatic events, flashbacks and other reminders… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

How Can You Help a Family Member With Addiction Over 2% of the world’s population has an addiction to substances or alcohol. That’s approximately 140 million people. It’s important to understand where addiction stems from and how they feel, especially when a loved one is suffering from the illness. One of the causes of addiction… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in partial or complete lockdowns across the world. Professionals who don’t come under the ‘essential worker’ category have been asked to work from home. Psychologists have been now taking online sessions as physical interactions are not permitted. In fact, online counselling has been a boon for many individuals who found… Read more »

vikram
June 28, 2021

Disclaimer: Drinking alcohol does not prevent or treat the COVID-19 virus COVID-19 pandemic has hit India like a brick on the face, causing an insurmountable impact on people’s physical and mental health. Similarly, substance use addiction is another pandemic that if collided with COVID-19 can cause a total collapse of the healthcare system. COVID-19, Isolation… Read more »

vikram
June 27, 2021

It’s been more than a year since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the life of every human on the planet. The disruption has been on every front; from economic, to social, to emotional and physical. No aspect of everyday life has been spared. We have been under full lockdown, then partial lockdown and with the second… Read more »