Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

Akansha Sahay
August 24, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in partial or complete lockdowns across the world. Professionals who don’t come under the ‘essential worker’ category have been asked to work from home. Psychologists have been now taking online sessions as physical interactions are not permitted. In fact, online counselling has been a boon for many individuals who found… Read more »

vikram
June 28, 2021

Disclaimer: Drinking alcohol does not prevent or treat the COVID-19 virus COVID-19 pandemic has hit India like a brick on the face, causing an insurmountable impact on people’s physical and mental health. Similarly, substance use addiction is another pandemic that if collided with COVID-19 can cause a total collapse of the healthcare system. COVID-19, Isolation… Read more »

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June 27, 2021

It’s been more than a year since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the life of every human on the planet. The disruption has been on every front; from economic, to social, to emotional and physical. No aspect of everyday life has been spared. We have been under full lockdown, then partial lockdown and with the second… Read more »

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On reading the title of this article, most of us are likely to say, ‘Not me, I won’t need a psychologist, I am perfectly fine. While it may be true for many of us, the real problem is that we view going to a psychologist as something that must be avoided at all cost. However,… Read more »

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What is “Marijuana”? “Marijuana” also known as weed, ganja, pot is a derivative of Cannabis, a plant that can be easily found in the Americas. The basic of the herb derives from the fact that the plant grows in the western part of North America. While the plant is Cannabis sativa, the name of this… Read more »

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Substance abusers are at higher risk of suicidal tendencies and suicide. Studies show that people who committed suicide in 2009, 33% had consumed alcohol, 23% had taken anti-depressants, and 21% were on prescription or hard drugs. Approximate 70% of people had consumed at least 1 type of substance, and 25% had taken more than 1…. Read more »

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The war against the COVID pandemic has been going on for over a year. India’s latest tally has been 11.6 million cases with 160 thousand deaths. These are uncertain times, and the human race is highly vulnerable. It is natural for most of us to feel insecure and worried about the future. Covid patients are… Read more »

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June 1, 2021

Have you ever been refused medicines at the pharmacy because you forgot the doctor’s prescription note? Chances are maybe once or twice. So, why is it that some medicines can be bought only with a prescription note and some without? Here’s the difference. A prescription drug is a medicine that one can only buy with… Read more »

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It’s not easy to talk to teenagers about many things. Among them is drug abuse. It’s challenging to find out if they are using drugs, especially if they’re addicted to them. An Indian survey conducted in 2005-2006 reported that 28.6% of teens used tobacco and 11% drank alcohol. A few studies also reported some substance… Read more »

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May 1, 2021

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, affects people in more ways than you can imagine. Experts have factored its many reasons such as socioeconomics, psychological, genetics, and behavioral. Alcohol addiction varies from person to person depending upon their amount and frequency of drinking alcohol. Alcohol has also become a part of modern social life where… Read more »

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One of the essential products of global addiction demand is alcohol or its relative beverages. In developing countries like India, this trend has led to significant alcohol consumption issues because of our nation’s socio-cultural practices. This has also led to major addiction problems, especially in the younger generations. A joint report by the Ministry of… Read more »

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The drug methamphetamine is one of the highly addictive substances in the whole world. Methamphetamine is a shiny salt white or sometimes blue rock-like substance, usually called “a glass drug”. It is often smoked with a glass pipe. However, people are abusing it in many different ways which involve snorting and injecting. With a prescription… Read more »

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April 27, 2021

When a person uses cocaine, it reaches the brain within minutes and starts euphoric effects. Even though the effect doesn’t last long, it affects severely after binge use. After a couple of days or months when a person builds tolerance against the cocaine, they start using it more often and in high doses to feel… Read more »

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In our weekly webinars, we talk about various industry scenarios and challenges of rehabs across the country along with the de-addiction and mental health challenges faced by the mental health community and people in general. In the ninth webinar of the series, we invited Mr Vijay Patel – CEO of Alpha Healing Center along with… Read more »