Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

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 »

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 »