Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

June 16, 2012

Addiction is almost always kept under wraps. That's the only way to maintain it—lie about it. And besides, to admit your addiction would hurt your reputation. And you don't want to that. Or do you? The Honest Truth About Addiction What if I told you that being completely honest with yourself was the only way… Read more »

May 30, 2012

From 2007 to 2010 more people registered into Maharashtra De-Addiction programmes than any other state in the country. The Union ministry of social justice and empowerment kept records on those treated and recorded close to 44,000 people. These 44,000 represent only a fraction of those in need of treatment. Even with the available treatment, it… Read more »

May 23, 2012

You've probably heard the word "dependency" used to describe certain addictions. Millions of men and women across India find themselves dependent on drugs, alcohol or prescription medication. But according to a leading psychologist, mobile devices can develop dependency too. If you're wondering how it's possible to develop dependency to screens, ask the parents of our… Read more »

May 15, 2012

Hope Trust has recently established an exclusive women's treatment facility. We interviewed Rahul Luther, the director of this establishment, in order to learn more about the situation and the way that Hope Trust intends to address the needs of women in Hyderabad and throughout the country. Hope Trust, one of India's foremost deaddiction centres is… Read more »

May 8, 2012

The availability of prescription drugs has never been greater. Doctors are prescribing more drugs than ever before. Online pharmacies make getting prescription drugs easy. And youngsters are consistently given powerful and addictive prescription drugs following a surgery or doctor's appointment. Prescription drug abuse has become a worldwide problem—and it's getting worse every day. According to… Read more »

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May 7, 2012

This post is a continuation of our alternative treatment methods series: view articles on meditation and yoga. Because drug and alcohol addiction usually takes the form of social, physical and physiological problems—each of these areas need to be treated during treatment. A comprehensive approach to drug treatment often includes Ayurveda. The wisdom of life Ayurveda,… Read more »

April 30, 2012

If you haven’t yet, check out part one of our series: Yoga, an Alternative Treatment Method Think about how an addiction begins—think about how your addiction began. Did someone with a re-assuring look place a "harmless" pill in your hand, or hand you a bottle with a trivial amount of alcohol sloshing near the bottom?… Read more »

April 25, 2012

"Quick" and "easy" are two words you'll never hear during treatment. But one of the greatest hopes of many brown sugar, prescription drug and any variety of drug addicts remains that treatment would be just that: quick and easy. Because a cure doesn't exist for drug and alcohol addiction, treatment centres are forced to use… Read more »

April 17, 2012

It’s no secret: recovering from addiction isn’t easy. In fact, it’s probably one of the most difficult things you or your loved one will ever have to go through. Here are ten tips that should help you through the recovery process. 1. One day at a time. As you begin to recover from your problem… Read more »

April 15, 2012

Have you ever felt all alone? Maybe hundreds of people surrounded you. Maybe even your loving family or a close friend was nearby, but that feeling of loneliness wouldn't leave you—it almost felt like there was no one else in world. No one to talk to. No one to relate with… This is how many… Read more »

April 9, 2012

Six years ago one of the biggest narcotic hauls of recent times took place. In Delhi, India police seized 4,400 kg of mandrax. The bags of small white pills, probably on their way to South Africa (the world's biggest consumer of the drug), was estimated at Rs. 2 billion. That's a lot of mandrax. That's… Read more »

April 5, 2012

A UP roadways bus heading towards Meerut on Tuesday night had more than just passengers on board. 500 ml of cobra venom accompanied by two live snakes (a baby python and a sand boa) were seized from the bus by the Delhi police. The bottle of venom, estimated at Rs 2 crore, was discovered in… Read more »

March 26, 2012

Now it’s time to apply what we learned from parts one and two! Once you understand and unconditionally love your addicted loved one, it’s time to combine what you know— it’s time to intervene. Intervention (or confrontation) is your most powerful tool as you help your loved one seek treatment. 80% of interventions produce positive… Read more »

March 13, 2012

This is a continuation of the, “My Friend Needs Help” series. View Part 1: Understanding the Addict. Five months ago my grandfather died of kidney cancer. His condition before he passed away restricted him to a hospital bed—and there he existed; lying on a set of clean white sheets for the last few months of… Read more »