Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

Akansha Sahay
May 20, 2022

Rishab and Ayush were at the same rehabilitation centre for their drug addiction issues. They were offered standardized treatment for addiction along with personal counselling sessions. At the end of 6 months, both were released from care, however, while Rishab continued to stay clean even months after release, Ayush had a non-fatal overdose within weeks… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
May 17, 2022

Avinash and his 5-year-old daughter Netra had a ritual. When he would come back from work, Netra would sit on his lap and talk about all the things she did in her playschool and he would listen with animated excitement. However, today things didn’t go as per the norm. When Avinash came back home, he… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

“We should make it clear that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness—it’s a sign of strength.” – Michelle Obama One in four people suffers from a mental illness in a given year. The prevalence of stigma in this area comes in the way of people seeking treatment. A study showed that about 47% of… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
May 3, 2022

In today’s world, your smartphone is an integral part of your life. If you are like most people, you probably can not imagine leaving the house without your phone. According to reports, we spend about 7 hours on the internet on a daily basis. Out of that, we spend about 2 hours and 30 minutes… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
April 26, 2022

Humans have used addictive psychoactive substances since ancient times. They were used by priests in religious ceremonies to reach states of dissociative trance and by healers for medicinal purposes with opium being the drug of choice. The general population also partook in addictive substances like alcohol, nicotine and caffeine which were more socially accepted. The… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
April 19, 2022

Inpatient vs Outpatient Rehab Treatment. Which is a better option? There comes a point in life where any person with addiction has to choose between recovery with rehab or continuing on the path of substance abuse and risk mental and physical breakdown and even death. At this crucial juncture, it is often the family and… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

What is mental health? Most of us have some idea about it. We have been celebrating World Mental Health Day every 10th October for the last 30 years and it has helped us identify factors affecting mental health and the different mental health disorders that exist. We know the signs to look out for to… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
March 30, 2022

Narcotics Anonymous, also called as NA, is a 12-step program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) where individuals with drug addiction problems can seek support in the recovery and healing process. The support is often offered by recovering drug addicts or individuals who have overcome their drug addictions.   Thousands of NA members hold roughly 76,000… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
March 29, 2022

The fast-paced life we lead is a constant race to get the next best thing. Everyone is hustling to complete their education with impressive grades, securing a dream job, buying the dream home and car, the list goes on and on. However, with all haste and competition comes immense pressure. Most people turn to various… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
March 24, 2022

Living in this cutthroat world, you are constantly competing in every aspect of your life. Whether it’s your school, office, or business, you will find competition everywhere. Getting ahead in this race is a highly stressful job that keeps you worried and anxious. To cope with emotional strain, you often resort to various coping mechanisms…. Read more »

Akansha Sahay
March 23, 2022

The current lifestyle in this fast-paced world contains countless habits and routines that are unhealthy for our bodies. Be it your unusual sleeping patterns or excessive consumption of carbs and sugar. All these actions harm your physical and mental health and have a direct impact on your performance and capabilities. Smoking and drinking alcohol are… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
March 22, 2022

How often do we say, “I am depressed” when all we are feeling is a bit of sadness over a trivial issue? We call our bosses psychos and our juniors retards and some of our choicest name-callings involves words like mad, schizo, demented, hyper, etc. These are some of the most severe types of mental… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
March 21, 2022

We live in a world of hyper consumerism and the food industry is right on top. From Apps on our smartphones that will deliver food in 15 minutes or less, to a number of restaurants and food stalls on the street outside our homes, to shopping malls with huge food courts. We are surrounded by… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

Have you ever accidentally spilled some drops of water on hot oil? The minute the cold water touches the hot oil it starts spluttering and exploding and if you don’t back away fast enough you could get burned by the hot oil splatter. Mixing alcohol and drugs is just like that, they don’t get along… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
March 2, 2022

We have all heard about drug addiction, alcohol addiction, tobacco addiction, but food addiction? Is that even a real thing? To understand this practically, let us go through a typical day of eating of Miss A who is an advertising professional and Mr B who is a gym instructor. Miss A         Mr B   7:00 am… Read more »