Alcohol Addiction – You don’t have to deal with it alone

Addiction is the highest level of obsession. It becomes all-encompassing and all pervasive. The alcoholic cannot function without the drink, nor can he or she function with it. Everyone has some obsession or the other at some point in their lives. A young child may get addicted to a particular food item; a teenager gives … Continue reading "Alcohol Addiction – You don’t have to deal with it alone"

10 Signs you need professional help for alcoholism

Society often projects alcohol as a fun and social substance that makes our lives better, but this is not the case for everyone. It’s hard to know when our habit turns into an addiction and even harder to know when we should ask for help. In case you have crossed the line, treatment for alcoholism … Continue reading "10 Signs you need professional help for alcoholism"

Feeling helpless? Get a new life to your loved one through a rehab

Addiction is a very often used word. Addiction to TV, addiction to playing games on any device, addiction to certain foods, alcohol addiction and drug addiction are loosely used. Colloquially, it means craving or a significant degree of obsession. When the craving or obsession hits the highest levels where a person cannot function without it, … Continue reading "Feeling helpless? Get a new life to your loved one through a rehab"

Advantages of physical therapy & rehabilitation

Addiction has an impact on the overall life of an individual and also his or her family. It creates significant physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual damages to the addict’s life. Therefore, the individual requires a restoration process of these damages due to the disease of addiction. Rehabilitation is therefore a process by which those … Continue reading "Advantages of physical therapy & rehabilitation"

5 Things you need to know about bipolar

Today is world Bipolar Day. Let us take this opportunity to learn more about the illness. Earlier known as manic depression, it is a challenging, chronic disabling illness which affects more than 8.7 million people in India alone. 5 things you need to know: What is it? : Bipolar disorder is a serious but treatable brain … Continue reading "5 Things you need to know about bipolar"

Dangerous effects of mixing alcohol and energy drinks

For the past many years, studies and research have been observing the phenomena of drinkers mixing alcohol and energy drinks. This could have seriously negative health effects. This negative effect works in a specific fashion. As per the results of a study by Hope Trust India, combining energy drinks such as Red Bull with alcohol … Continue reading "Dangerous effects of mixing alcohol and energy drinks"

Effects of amphetamine abuse on the body

Amphetamine belongs to a group of stimulants that act on central nervous system. These are known to bring along an incremental state of wakefulness, energy, attention, concentration, sociability, self-confidence, improved mood, and a fall in appetite. Medically Amphetamine is prescribed for ADHD and some other disorders. Amphetamine has a calming effect on people and is … Continue reading "Effects of amphetamine abuse on the body"

Signs you might have dry drunk syndrome

There are people who drink and there are those who give up drinking after a point in life. Amongst those who give up, there are some who go on to lead a normal life with least amount of fall backs and unfortunately there are also those who give up alcohol, but continue to experience the … Continue reading "Signs you might have dry drunk syndrome"

How to get an alcoholic into treatment

If an alcoholic (or drug addict) is unwilling to seek help, is there any way the family or friends can get him or her into treatment? This can be a challenging situation. Since denial is part of the problem and a symptom of addiction, the affected individual actually doesn’t feel the need to get help. … Continue reading "How to get an alcoholic into treatment"

Is Addiction a Brain Disease?

Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain – they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long lasting, and can lead to the harmful behaviours … Continue reading "Is Addiction a Brain Disease?"