Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

Shri Yogendra Kumar - President of Sai Sahara
May 26, 2011

This story is about Shri Yogendra Kumar, President of Sai Sahara Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre. The story can be found on their website. To find out more about Sai Sahara, check out their website or go to their listing page. It wouldn't have been possible for me to come into the treatment without the… Read more »

May 19, 2011

It seems there is a new article written almost weekly about technology addiction among the younger generation. The article below was just written in the India Times about SMS addiction. What do you think? Is this an addiction? Have you come in contact with people who are addicted to texting or other technology? Maybe you… Read more »

May 18, 2011

It was the year 2000. Meena had a relapse. This time, her addiction was frightfully intense. She believed that nothing could break this vicious cycle of addiction but the substances themselves.

May 4, 2011

This is an eyeopening article originally from Times of India. Purba Dutt considers why “celebs in the West don’t mind facing their inner demons on the psychiatrist’s couch, but most Indians remain wary.” Actor Catherine Zeta Jones went for some rehab shopping last week, checked herself into a facility, and after about two weeks’ treatment… Read more »

April 14, 2011

I am a recovering drug addict. I started drinking heavily and abusing drugs when i was 16. I didn’t realize what was happening to me and soon I was in the grip of addiction. I couldn’t stop using drugs and everyday would find a reason to get high. Slowly, I was so addicted to it that I had to use every day to survive. But I couldn’t do anything when I was using, my brain was so clouded that I didn’t realise that I was making a mistake and most importantly I didn’t know that there was way to stop.

Living in a very religious family I always felt deprived and controlled. I was full of fear and became very angry when things didnt go my way. This behavior continued during my adolescent years. In school I felt very inferior to everybody. I felt that I am not good enough to fit in anywhere and it made me feel miserable. I remember watching English movies where people were smoking and drinking and everybody is scared of them and slowly I started fantasizing about being a person like that so people would not make fun of me.

April 12, 2011

The popularity of Social Media has never been higher and shows no sign of fading. According to an article written at the beginnning of this year, 60% of Indian internet users use social media. And that number is only growing, as recent numbers on Facebook users show. At the end of 2010, Indian Facebook users… Read more »

April 5, 2011

BANGALORE: The HR head of a Mumbai-based FMCG firm was not in the country when the news reached him. He heard that a former employee, who had shown “great promise”, had died of a drug overdose. The man had been part of middle management in operations and the HR head had personally recruited him, having… Read more »

NEW DELHI: Tobacco usage by students not only creates health hazards but also develops criminal instincts in them. The Delhi high court said this on Wednesday, asking all educational institutions in the capital to check the sale of tobacco in their vicinity. The division bench of chief justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said… Read more »

One-time addicts spoke of deceit, divorce and destroyed relationships, lost jobs, lies – even of thieving – as a way of life in their dark years, and of waking up in unfamiliar streets with soiled pants and empty pockets. Listening to them speak of their one-day-at-a-time vow to stay off drinks, and of their unflinching… Read more »