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May 4, 2011
This is an eyeopening article originally from Times of India. Purba Dutt considers why "celebs in the West don't mind facing their inner demons on the psychiatrist's couch, but most Indians remain wary." Actor Catherine Zeta Jones went for some rehab shopping last week, checked herself into a facility, and after about two weeks' treatment for bipolar disorder, the Welsh…

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Dwijen's story was originally posted on Muktangan Rehabilitation's website. Find out more about Muktangan on their listing page. The universal saying goes that a cat has nine lives. As an individual, I wouldn't know whether it is true or not, but in my case, the fact is that I have had three lives. As my name suggests, I got two…

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April 14, 2011
Armaan's story was originally posted on Hope Trust's website. Find out more about Hope Trust on their listing page. I am a recovering drug addict. I started drinking heavily and abusing drugs when I was 16. I didn't realize what was happening to me and soon I was in the grip of addiction. I couldn't stop using drugs and everyday…

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This story is originally from Miracle Foundation's website. Miracle Foundation is a women's de-addiction centre in Bangalore. You can read about it on their listing page. I hope this story is an encouragement! Hello, my name is Susan and I'm an addict. Living in a very religious family I always felt deprived and controlled. I was full of fear and…

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April 12, 2011
The popularity of Social Media has never been higher and shows no sign of fading. According to an article written at the beginnning of this year, 60% of Indian internet users use social media. And that number is only growing, as recent numbers on Facebook users show. At the end of 2010, Indian Facebook users numbered around 17 million. Just…

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April 5, 2011
BANGALORE: The HR head of a Mumbai-based FMCG firm was not in the country when the news reached him. He heard that a former employee, who had shown "great promise", had died of a drug overdose. The man had been part of middle management in operations and the HR head had personally recruited him, having seen undeniable talent and ability.…

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NEW DELHI: Tobacco usage by students not only creates health hazards but also develops criminal instincts in them. The Delhi high court said this on Wednesday, asking all educational institutions in the capital to check the sale of tobacco in their vicinity. The division bench of chief justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said passive smoking is as dangerous…

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One-time addicts spoke of deceit, divorce and destroyed relationships, lost jobs, lies - even of thieving - as a way of life in their dark years, and of waking up in unfamiliar streets with soiled pants and empty pockets. Listening to them speak of their one-day-at-a-time vow to stay off drinks, and of their unflinching loyalty to Alcoholics Anonymous -…