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December 16, 2015

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 »

April 7, 2015

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 »

3 things the lotus teaches us about recovery
January 22, 2015

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 »

December 14, 2014

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 »

Dual diagnosis and its treatment
July 30, 2014

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 »

Drugs that can kill you in 5 minutes
January 6, 2014

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.

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. 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 »

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 »