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Akansha Sahay
November 13, 2022

Substance use disorder (SUD) can be termed as a chronic relapsing medical illness with relapses and remissions and a strong genetic component. Long-term chronic drug addiction requires a holistic treatment that includes pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and to an extent, exercise and diet. How does pharmacotherapy for addiction work? In simple terms, pharmacotherapy (pharmacology) is the treatment… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
November 9, 2022

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
October 28, 2022

Eating disorders are behavioural disorders related to eating patterns linked to emotional and psychological problems. Like other mental health disorders, eating disorders can affect every aspect of a person’s life. There are various different types of eating disorders like bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder etc.  These disorders usually start around adolescence and are… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
October 20, 2022

It would not be entirely wrong to say that smartphones have permeated most aspects of our lives. We shop online, we find our entertainment online, and we also do quite a bit of learning online, primarily through Apps. These Apps are a great tool to access knowledge and be a part of a community when… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
October 17, 2022

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder in which the person experiences episodes where their mood, energy and activity level change significantly. Approximately 46 million people suffer from bipolar disorder around the globe, according to a 2017 report. There are many different treatment options for bipolar and most people recover with a combination of these. What… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
October 7, 2022

When it comes to drug addiction treatment, one would think of treatment methods like medically assisted detoxification, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 12-step programs and so on. Very rarely do we hear about ayurvedic treatment for addiction problems. Maybe it is because we assume addiction to be a western disease and hence western treatments. However, drugs and… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
October 6, 2022

Gaurav had always been an overachiever. He was an academic genius in school and college, as well as a sports enthusiast. By the age of 32, he was the youngest CEO of the international technology company he worked for. So, it came as a shock when news reached his friends and colleagues about his admission… Read more »

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 »