What to look for and how to find help for addiction and mental health amidst India’s coronavirus crisis As the COVID-19 situation has developed and affected all of us, we quickly realised that even amidst the lockdown, people around the country would still need mental health and addiction treatment. In fact, many of the situations… Read more »
[September 2017 Update] In 2017, options for treatment in the UAE have continued to grow, with Dubai opening its first rehab center earlier this year. Erada Center, focusing on alcohol and drug addiction treatment, offers residential care, intensive outpatient, and a family program. In addition to a new centre, the UAE seems to be stepping… Read more »
Content Sponsored by The Edge Rehab, Chiang Mai. India’s adolescent drug problem is no secret. In Punjab alone, over 50% of rural households house at least one drug addict—and over 70% of youth–use drugs on a regular basis. Young people are four times more likely than adults to become addicts because the younger you start,… Read more »
Many addiction treatment specialists view addiction as black and white: you are either actively using or are in recovery. Under this framework, the leap from sobriety to addiction can happen in a single moment, and you are virtually one decision away from relapse at any given moment. At The Cabin Chiang Mai, a different approach is… Read more »
Over the past few years, DeAddictionCentres.IN has grown to become the primary location for people to find information about Indian De-Addiction Centres online. As we’ve grown, we’ve continued to make improvements in order to provide the information necessary for people to find de-addiction centres for themselves or their loved ones. An exciting improvement we are… Read more »
Addiction is a complex disease that can cause uncharacteristic compulsive behaviors leading to destructive actions that pull families apart and ruin lives. The effects of addiction are hard to ignore, but often, they are quickly justified, or dealt with through, harsh, and sometimes rushed treatment processes. Because the fingers of addiction reach into every facet… Read more »
Thailand has an ever-growing reputation for its industry of medical tourism. Travelers visit for everything from dental needs to sex changes. With the last decade bringing with it a considerable growth to the rehab industry, the country has seen an increase of international guests seeking drug and alcohol addiction treatment—some have dubbed these travelers as… Read more »
The Lotus, India“s national flower, is a plant that grows in murky waters across our country. The plant stands as a symbol of purity and hope for many, and holds within itself a surprising wealth of lessons. The roots of the Lotus weave through muddy waters and prepare a bright flower that will eventually rest… Read more »
They live in the shadows. Maybe you've seen them. They follow each other to dark corners, hands full of poison. Used needles and stained prescription bottles litter these corners. In tight huddles, they look at each other–bloodshot eyes–they inhale the poison. Some jab their arms with thin needles to empty syringes filled with cocktails of… Read more »
Imagine your doctor telling you a severe disease has taken over much of your liver, and if it isn’t treated soon, your life could be in jeopardy. You might look at him in disbelief and start to ask a question, but then he stops you and says there’s more. He explains that you were dually… Read more »
Life can be very hard and nearly everyone has days where they want to give up. If you are having such a day in your life and your mind is asking the question “how to kill yourself”, then you need to remind yourself that there is hope as well as help.
We have an addiction problem in India. In Punjab the numbers are ridiculous—nearly 75% of its youth are severely addicted to drugs, that's 3 out of every 4 children. Mumbai, Hyderabad and other cities around the country are quickly gaining a reputation for their drug usage; and the population in each of these cities continues… Read more »
Millions of people once addicted to drugs or alcohol have found ways to sober up and stay sober. Organisations like Alcoholics Anonymous and their infamous 12-step programme have helped thousands, and myriads of treatment centres around the world have helped clients accomplish their goals of getting and staying clean. But maybe you’ve been to rehab… Read more »
This is a continuation of our blog series: "The Cycle of Addiction." Read the previous post, which discusses the third stage: The Instrumental Stage: A Familiar Routine In order to survive on planet earth, there are certain things you absolutely must do. Eat. Sleep. Move. Breath. Your body must keep pumping blood. Your lungs have… Read more »
Five years ago a new word wiggled its way into the English dictionary. Thanks to a few British researchers determined to show the world its dependence on technology, "nomophobia" became the term to describe our mobile technology addiction.