Refusal skills: Is it complica...

Recent studies have shown that many youths want to get withdrawn from drugs, alcohol and even sexual addiction. Why getting addicted? Influence – from media, society, friends, organizations. So then, How to say NO and mean it? It’s easy to “Just sneak out for a night to have some shots and have fun!” “Just once” […]

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Grief and Management of Compli...

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s great difficulties. If you have experienced the pain of mourning, you know that any way to ease the loss is welcomed. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock […]

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Religious Practice: Personal E...

It was like any other regular day at Rehabilitation centre meeting families and reviewing the progress of residents but I was a for a sudden surprise when a parent wanted to discharge the resident on the recommendation of an Astrologer and perform a certain type of tantric rituals to ward off the evils. At the […]

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Stages of Alcoholism

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance creating serious medical, social & psychological problems. Likewise, we do have different stages of alcoholism. What is Alcoholism and Stages of Alcoholism? Most definitions of alcoholism incorporate the following dimensions: Large quantities of alcohol consumed over a period of years. Physiological manifestations of ethanol addiction Loss of control […]

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When does drinking become bing...

Drinking alcohol is a common social practice in our society. But, how much alcohol is too much and of all the above when does drinking become binge drinking disorder?   Binge Drinking Disorder Binge drinking is a phenomenon that’s been around for a very long time. Generally, binge drinking is purposeful drinking. People drink for […]

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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Depression Treatments

Depression

A chart of example on how dramatically it feels when an individual encounters depression. ‘Am feeling depressed’ is not a word it is an emotion. Every where you can hear that word, especially from the teenagers. What is important to understand is that feeling sad and being depressed are two different things...

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Self Help does not work in Substance Abuse Recovery

Substance Abuse Recovery

A habit takes quite some time to turn into an addiction, thus even the realization of the addiction also takes quite some time. When a disorder takes years to develop, then the recovery from it also takes an equal amount of effort and perseverance. But only one’s effort and perseverance is not enough to overcome the addiction problems...

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Preparing for Rehab

Rehab

First of all, congratulations, you have taken the apt decision to start a fresh chapter in your life. We admire your courage and hope you complete this journey with wisdom and strength for a new start.

Making a choice to go for a rehab program and stay away from family and allowing yourself to go through change is not as easy as people say it is...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

Depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for depression. Unlike any other psychotherapy CBT is short term (time limited) and treatment focused. Problem behaviors and thinking are identified, prioritized, and are addressed.

People with depression commonly have a strong negative belief about:

  • Self: People who are experiencing depression generally has an unfavorable attitude...
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