Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

January 6, 2014

If you are considering suicide, you are not alone. Confidential help is available for free. Call 91-9820466726 View Suicide.org’s list of hotlines for help in all states → People use drugs to briefly step out of reality. Addicts light up to escape the real world for a moment. An alcoholic takes another drink to revisit… Read more »

August 27, 2013

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 »

August 21, 2013

Millions of people once addicted to drugs or alcohol have found ways to sober up and stay sober. Organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous and their infamous 12-step programme have helped thousands; and myriads of treatment centers around the world have helped clients accomplish their goals of getting and staying clean. But maybe you've been to rehab… Read more »

July 19, 2013

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 »

July 2, 2013

This is a continuation of our blog series: “The Cycle of Addiction.” Read the previous post, which discusses the second stage: The Social Stage: Beginning to Lose Control I've been playing piano for nearly a decade. In my years behind the keys, low keys have always produced low sounds, and high keys high sounds. Because… Read more »

June 20, 2013

This is a continuation of our blog series: “The Cycle of Addiction.” Read the previous post, which discusses the first stage: The Experimental Stage: The First Step on a Dark Path During the social stage the substance begins to change different facets of the user’s life. From the way the person feels, to how he… Read more »

June 10, 2013

This is a guest blog post written by Azhar, a recovering addict who works at Shafa Home. The views & opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions & views of DeAddictionCentres.IN as a whole. We are thrilled to have… Read more »

June 3, 2013

When I came here in SHAFA, I initially felt trapped and was totally close minded and angry with every one especially my family. I had started my addiction with smoking at the age of 15yrs, that turned into serious drinking and multiple addiction before I completed 18yrs. I was admitted to SHAFA on 27-06-2008, I… Read more »

May 23, 2013

I took a number of chemistry courses in college. Class often consisted of experiments and demonstrations to visually explain what we were learning. These experiments were well calculated, and almost always, we knew what would happen. When people first experiment with drugs, the process is similar. Usually, the individual careful measures how much he takes… Read more »

April 24, 2013

The Cabin, Thailand’s premiere drug and alcohol rehab centre, will be hosting free addiction and recovery training seminars in the month of May. Join the Cabin as addiction experts deliver informative and cutting edge talks on the latest and most effective methods in addiction treatment. Delhi: May 13th Shangri-La's – Eros Hotel, New Delhi 9am… Read more »

April 2, 2013

A few weeks ago, as I drove home from a football match, a woman turned her car in front of mine. I didn’t see her until the front end of my car crunched like an accordion into hers. She made a choice, and I payed for it. In a perfect world only our good choices… Read more »

February 27, 2013

This is a guest blog post written by Aliakbar Shabbir, an integrative health coach at EnergySense Holistics. The views & opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions & views of DeAddictionCentres.IN as a whole. We are thrilled to have… Read more »

February 17, 2013

Those with addictions to heroin or cocaine must often visit with sneaky drug dealers in dark alleyways, buying their substances furtively and hoping they won’t get caught in the act. People with alcohol addictions can be slightly more open about their use, but they might also be forced to visit corner markets and liquor stores… Read more »

February 15, 2013

Anyone who has run a marathon can echo these words, "long-distance running is no cakewalk." In fact, running those 42 kilometers places your body under such pressure and fatigue that an individual often needs up to two to three months to recover fully. This may seem like a long time, it did to me at… Read more »