Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

May 4, 2011

The universal saying goes that a cat has nine lives. As an individual I wouldn’t know whether it is true or not, but in my case the fact is that I have had three lives.

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 »