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May 2015

Are circumstances leading to relapse different for men and women? Are their biological factors or differences between relapsing men and women?

April 2015

Drug Use Changes the Addict’s Brain
In the early stages of drug use, the individual may continue to maintain relationships, hold on to his job and not suffer any significant health issues. This makes him or her to think that he is still in control. 
10 Tips to Prevent Your Kids Getting Addicted to Alcohol & Drugs
Five Tips for Staying Away from Heroin
Drug addiction is one of the hot topics in today’s field of medicine and science. Addicts are dependent on various types of drugs.

March 2015

If you or a loved one is addicted to meth, you will know that it is a
The family members of an alcoholic also get ‘
Alcohol addiction is now recognized and classified as a disease. It is not a lack of will power, education, or a moral shortcoming. An alcoholic is helpless and needs external support to come out of his or her addiction.
The first 90 days after alcohol de-addiction treatment are a difficult and challenging period. The alcoholic, after his or her stay at an alcohol de-addiction centre is highly vulnerable, trying to rebuild his life – facing life with renewed hope and fears.
Detoxification is the first step for people who are looking for Alcohol de-addiction treatment. Detoxification means a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol.
It is a well established fact that addiction is a disease, and a progressive one at that.  The disease can be broadly classified into three different stages: Early stage, middle stage, late stage.

February 2015

Drug abuse treatment in India is often a mixed bag. Firstly, rehabilitation centres operate on the ‘pleasure principle’- they do whatever they please! There are no guidelines to adhere to and no rules and regulations.
Addiction is a family disease that affects not only the addict but the family as well. Being the  wife of an addict comes with a great deal of understanding, support, patience and self-control.
Dependence on mood-altering substances is a phenomenon that is rarely understood and often mistreated. There are two kinds of dependence - physical and psychological dependence.
Physical aspect
“I do not have a drinking problem; it was just that one time I lost control!”
“Smoking up makes me a better person, but I don’t have a problem!”
“Maybe you have a problem and are insecure about yourself, no wonder you are projecting it on me! You go get help!”
Addiction has many faces and is much more than just repetitive using of drugs. There are many aspects surrounding the addictive individual and one of those is personality. Personality problems are an often ignored and misunderstood aspect of addiction recovery. What are personality problems?

January 2015

Heroin addicts usually start their addiction with some other drug. Such as cannabis (or marijuana or ‘hashish’), then graduate to prescription painkillers and eventually start using heroin.
All human behavior has a mot

September 2014

August 2014

Our lives are a rushIt’s a frantic life. You rush through the day, multi-tasking your way at home and at office. You make the bed while keeping an eye on the kids, the other eye on the TV…

July 2014


The other day one of the clients at Hope Trust rehab confronted his counselor by saying: “I have been taking heroin for over a decade and have been to jail to prove it.

In our experience at Hope Trust, we come across some common concerns family members express while admitting a loved one to the alcohol and drug treatment facility:

June 2014

First step – detox
Most addicts don’t enter a rehabilitation facility sober. Many come in after a binge - either because they weren’t planning

It is most heartbreaking to watch a loved one succumbing to alcohol and drug addiction. For the family and close friends, it is an experience full of hurt, anger, shame, guilt and fear.