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May 1, 2021
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 Social Justice and Empowerment and…

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 from medical specialists, methamphetamine is…

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 the effect.  After using cocaine…

balancing life post covid
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 Dr I.R Rajkumar and Dr…

April 20, 2021
Introduction Sex addiction can be characterised as an intimacy disorder consisting of sexually compulsive thoughts and acts. Similar to other types of addiction, sex addiction also begins to get severe as you progress. Definition Sex addiction can be defined by a range of compulsive behaviours of a person that can affect a person's life significantly.  However "Sex Addiction" has been…

To live in a safe environment while being in recovery from any addiction treatment. Choosing 'Sober Living Homes' is one of the most reliable and smart decisions for recovery. It allows you to recover in a place where other people who are in a similar situation will be living with you; it will make you realise — you're not suffering…

Introduction Cocaine or Coke is a stimulant drug mostly found as a white powder. People consume it by snorting, smoking, injecting, or rubbing on the gums. Cocaine is highly addictive because it has a high potential of causing dependence.  When used, cocaine changes brain chemistry and causes various physical, psychological, and behavioural changes, including some short term and long term…

Cocaine is an illicit, powerful stimulant drug. Repeated abuse of cocaine leads one to cocaine addiction. The risk to physical and mental health is high in this case. Most people use cocaine for the euphoric rush in the brain. If a person snorts, smokes, or injects cocaine – the level of dopamine and euphoria increases. There are ways you can…

The cost of visiting a rehabilitation centre varies from place to place. But nonetheless,  the cost involved in availing the facility of a rehabilitation centre is nothing in comparison to the cost of improving your life.. Now you must be wondering what a rehabilitation centre really is. A rehabilitation centre is a place where you go through the recovery programme…

addiction among elderlies
Niteesh Singh
March 24, 2021
When we think about old people, we often think about our grandparents. More often than not, those memories consist of warm hugs, story-telling sessions, delicious food and visits to native places. However, there is a small but significant population of old people that is quite cut off from this ideal scenario.  The slowing of the death rate along with an…

how is life in a rehab centre
Niteesh Singh
March 1, 2021
The image of a rehab centre in our minds is what we see on our television sets. The reality is much different from what we think of how an addict lives in a rehab centre. There are numerous rehab centres spread across the country. Much of what each offers is the same, but they still have different features, appearances, and…

drug addiction in India
Niteesh Singh
February 23, 2021
National Anti-Drug Addiction Day is celebrated on October 2 every year. This is a special date because it is also the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He staunchly opposed drugs and their consumption, so much so that his birth state, ‘Gujarat’ is a dry state where alcohol (also a type of drug) is completely banned. However, it is crystal clear…

Anxiety Among Young Adults Suffering From Covid-19
Niteesh Singh
February 15, 2021
Out of the many repercussions of COVID-19, the least attention is given to those relating to psychology. Individuals who were diagnosed and have recovered may suffer from a psychological illness known as  PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) for many months to come until it is diagnosed and eventually treated. Even the majority of people who have only seen others suffer from…

6 Ways To Effectively Market Your Rehab Centre
Niteesh Singh
February 8, 2021
When it comes to the success of any product, service or business, effective marketing is the key! In fact, marketing is as old as human history. However, when it comes to marketing your rehab centre, you cannot use the same age-old and outdated practices. You have to keep in mind that you are selling life-saving services. You have to be…

Future of Mental Health and De-Addiction in India Post Covid-19 Era
Niteesh Singh
January 20, 2021
The World has been dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic for more than a year now. India’s response to the pandemic was swift with a strict nationwide lockdown comparable to Wuhan, China where the coronavirus originated. The outcome of this lockdown greatly helped in controlling the spread of the coronavirus, however, one cannot ignore the serious repercussions it had on the…