Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

Akansha Sahay
March 21, 2022

Have you ever accidentally spilled some drops of water on hot oil? The minute the cold water touches the hot oil it starts spluttering and exploding and if you don’t back away fast enough you could get burned by the hot oil splatter. Mixing alcohol and drugs is just like that, they don’t get along… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
March 2, 2022

We have all heard about drug addiction, alcohol addiction, tobacco addiction, but food addiction? Is that even a real thing? To understand this practically, let us go through a typical day of eating of Miss A who is an advertising professional and Mr B who is a gym instructor. Miss A         Mr B   7:00 am… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
February 28, 2022

Work from home became the new normal for millions of workers across the globe when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Many thought that spending all of their time at home would help them finally be able to find that work-life balance. However, as the weeks rolled into months and work hours bled into personal time, many… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
February 26, 2022

What is ICD and the changes in the 11th edition Most professions have some kind of reference guide that aids them in doing their job better and helps them keep up with the changes in their professions. Lawyers would refer to law books and official government websites to learn about updates to new laws. Architects… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
February 21, 2022

Gaming disorder is defined as the excessive and obsessive usage of offline or online video games. Despite experiencing negative consequences, a gamer with compulsive gaming prioritises playing over other social activities. The obsession can grow to the point where one might use gaming to escape life and avoid other hobbies and daily activities causing severe… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
February 18, 2022

Stigma involves any form of negative attitudes or discrimination against someone based on certain characteristics, such as a health condition or a mental illness. Although the term isn’t limited to mental conditions, mental health stigma is more prevalent and adverse. This stigma makes the experience of a person already suffering from a mental illness more… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

Compulsive sexual behaviour and masturbation addiction in women Mr Dixit* was always proud of his daughter. Unlike other teenagers who spent their time in malls and theatres, Riya* always spent time in her room studying. So, imagine Mr Dixit’s shock when Riya’s college principal informed him that she may not be able to move up… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
February 15, 2022

Malti had been taking extra cleaning jobs for over 3 months so she could save enough money to put her son who was suffering from addiction in a rehabilitation center. Her latest place of work was at a psychologist’s house and there she learned from her employer that India has a number of free addiction… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
February 1, 2022

Masturbation addiction or compulsive masturbation is a progressive and compulsive condition in which an individual has emotional and psychological dependence on self-satisfaction. In this condition, one might continue to masturbate despite hampering personal or work life and feel no control over it.  What is masturbation addiction?  There is nothing inherently wrong with masturbation. Many people… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
January 29, 2022

Staying overnight working, partying, or even just vibing to your favourite song seems apparent, especially today, where sleeping early as a part of daily habits is unusual. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation’s minor but conspicuous effects are inattentive to many, leading to detrimental impacts on the body over time. The topic might not hold a grave concern,… Read more »

Akansha Sahay

What is porn addiction and is your partner a porn addict? Sarita* and Vivek* were a happily married couple of about 5 years (names changed to protect identity). They led an active life which also included a healthy sex life. All this changed when Vivek got a pornographic clip that he found very interesting. Although… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
December 15, 2021

A good sex life can do wonders for a relationship. It can bring you closer to your partner, reinforce the love you have for each other and keep you in good spirits. However, what if you have a partner who has an insatiable urge to have sex all the time? Do you give in to… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
December 7, 2021

Ralph G. Nichols, the author of “Are you listening?”, said something very profound, “The most basic of all human needs is to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”   There are many ways to help someone with an addiction problem and the most basic of them is… Read more »

Akansha Sahay
December 5, 2021

There are two definitions of ‘affirmation’ in the oxford dictionary. The first one is, affirmation is the action or process of affirming something, and the second is affirmation is an act of emotional support or encouragement. These two definitions give you a glimpse into why affirmations are a powerful tool when it comes to addiction… Read more »