Short term psychiatric rehab c...

Someone, you know is having bipolar disorder? Then probably you should be knowing how short-term psychiatric rehab center can help. What is Short-term Psychiatric Rehabilitation? Short term psychiatric rehabilitation is one among the effective treatment option for bipolar disorder. Also, the best way to guide the individual reintegrate back into society and live a productive […]

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Managing Stress in Addiction R...

Addiction recovery involves rebuilding a life that includes enhanced responsibility—that can increase stress. Stress, like emotions, none of us wants to experience. What makes you strong and resilient in your recovery, however, is how you handle the unavoidable reality of life. Addiction recovery is all about driving the wave of life and not letting the […]

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Painkiller Addiction is Real

A recent survey by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) suggests that – globally, 5.6% of people (i.e 275 million) use painkillers/ prescribed opioid/ tranquilizers on a regular basis. The average age of the users is 15-64 years of age. Also, the World Drug Report suggests that painkillers/ prescribed opioid/ tranquilizers contribute […]

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Treatment Options for Alzheime...

Mrs S’s 70-year-old husband forgot to pick the grandkids from school today. She did notice something has been up with him lately but just couldn’t understand what. Is old age catching up to him? He never remembers anything she tells him to do these days. Sometimes he has difficulty remembering the names of some family […]

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Acceptance in Addiction Recove...

What does Acceptance mean in Addiction Recovery? Addiction to drugs or alcohol is like the ‘monkey on the back’. When your life has been affected by it, it’s easy to beat yourself up and feel excessive guilt and shame. But that sort of behaviour is never going to drive you to commit to the life-long […]

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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Is alcoholism a disease?

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Alcoholism is a disease

Yes, Alcoholism is a disease. It is a disease, like diabetes, pneumonia and heart disease. For many years alcohol addiction was considered a flaw of character causing individuals to make poor choices but science now shows that alcohol addiction is a complex amalgamation of many factors. They are:

  • Alcoholism is a chemicaldisease

Alcohol breaks down its substance different...

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11 Warning signs of Alcoholism

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11 warning signs of alcoholism

We all drink; at occasions, at social events, etc. but when this drinking consumes our living is when we need to caution ourselves and take a step back. It’s hard to recognize when your alcohol consumption has crossed the line from social use to alcohol abuse. Seeking and finding ways to drink is like threading on dangerous territory. You can never judge when alcoh...

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Functional Alcoholic Symptoms

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More about functional alcoholism

Everyone knows that alcohol is bad for you and yet so many of us are unable to stop ourselves from being addicted to drinking. We rationalize and pacify ourselves stating that at least we are not alcoholics. We can totally in control of ourselves and still function and this is exactly what a functional alcoholic is!

A functional alcoholic is someone who is addicted...

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Difference between Obsession and Compulsion

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Obsession and compulsion simplified

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder wherein an individual experiences recurring and undesirable thoughts, sensations or ideas which is known as obsessions that compels them to carry out behaviour on repetition which is known as compulsions.

Let’s understand the difference between Obsession and Compulsion;

  Obsessions Compulsions
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