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Recent studies have shown that many youths want to get withdrawn from drugs, alcohol and even sexual addiction.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: January 2019

Meow Meow Drug- Heard of it before?

‘Meow-meow’?

You would have imagined a cat, this isn’t about cats. it’s about a  psychoactive drug that triggers distinctive emotional and social effects. The scientific name of meow drug is ‘mephedrone’.

Mephedrone is a designed amphetamine and a powerful stimulant that produces a similar effect of those other drugs such as MDMA, cocaine and ecstasy...

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Is Dementia and Alzheimer’s the Same?

Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Many people mistakenly use the terms dementia and alzheimer’s disease interchangeably, though the terms do not have the same meaning. Alzheimer’s disease is, in fact, the most common form of dementia, while dementia describes a collection of symptoms which may be but are not necessarily caused by Alzheimer’s disease...

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10 things about dementia you must know!

Dr Ninad Baste, president of the Indian Psychiatric Society to Hindustan Times (Friday, Jan 04, 2019) – “India has second most number of individuals suffering from dementia.”

In India, the number of people suffering from dementia is about 4.1 million

The steaming facts on dementia have popped a curious question on your head! India has the second most number of individuals suffering from demen...

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Do’s and don’ts while Talking to your Child about Drugs

Do's and don’ts while Talking to your Child about Drugs

As a parent, talking to your child about drugs can be hard. If you are uncertain about how to proceed, then you are not alone. Consider these four Do’s and Don’ts for talking to your child about drugs, and then conversing with them does help. Promoting the health outcomes associated with the use of drugs and zero tolerance is key.

Talking to your Child about Drugs

4 Do’s and Don’ts while talking to your Child about Drugs

The DO’S...

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