Mental Illness!! It’s Not Alwa...

STIGMA IS A THREAT TO YOU AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!!   “Stigma is the rejection, avoidance or fear, people direct toward those they perceive as being “different.” Mental illness attacks everyone and anyone. It affects, what makes us human: language, reasoning, and empathy. Our memory, character, the difference between self and others, their perception of what […]

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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid Schizophrenia is one of the most common types of schizophrenia. This usually causes psychosis of different intensity, thus causing the person to lose his mind and touch with respect to the reality.   People diagnosed with paranoia are heavily suspicious of other people. This condition can cause adverse effects in their life in terms […]

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Schizophrenia Rehabilitation

Importance on the need of Schizophrenia Rehab   Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. Characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other cognitive difficulties, schizophrenia can often be a lifelong struggle.   People with schizophrenia have profound disabling cognitive defects. Whether positive or its negative symptoms, these cognitive deficits […]

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Effects of Party Drugs

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey, it is estimated that more than 6, 00,000 people coming under the age of 12 or older were reported in use of party drugs like ecstasy and cocaine. The survey also found that 39,000 people especially the youth between 12 and 17 years old […]

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9 things you need to know abou...

What is Marijuana? “Marijuana” is dried leaves and flower of cannabis hemp plant, which has more volume of a non-narcotic chemical called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in multiple quantities. When it is inhaled or consumed, it makes the individual feel high for few hours.   What are the other similar types of drugs like marijuana? Ecstasy, Benzodiazepines, […]

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Alcohol Psychosis

Alcohol Addiction

Suresh, age 34 gets invitation to attend a birthday party by his colleague friend. Suresh all excited to party, dream about drinking, smoking and dancing all night. He in the urge of fulfilling his dream he over drunk and lost his control over himself and lost consciousness. Later he was taken to a hospital by his family as he was behaving wild and talking to himself throughout the day, which he mentioned as talking to a super natural power.  In short Suresh had lost the touch of reality. “He was acting like a wild beast, like something had taken over him”, reports the wife.

 

The above mentioned story is real for someone who has experienced Alcohol Psychosis. It is caused by acute intake of alcohol i.e. over drinking than one’s capacity.

To understand about what is alcohol related psychosis it is important to know what psychosis is and how will that feel like. Here are a few symptoms of psychosis:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depressed mood
  • Sleeping too much or not enough
  • Anxiety
  • Suspiciousness
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Disorganized speech, such as switching topics erratically
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions

 

Alcohol, being a neurotoxin has a great impact on people’s brains in an intricate manner due to continued exposure and repeated withdrawal. It can cause serious and life-threatening health concerns. Alcoholism is associated with medical, neurological, and psychosocial complications.

 

One of these complications involves Alcohol-Induced Psychosis, a secondary psychosis in which contact with reality is compromised by delusions and hallucinations. They occur during alcohol-related conditions such as acute intoxication, withdrawal, alcohol idiosyncratic intoxication, or when there is as major reduction of alcohol consumption. Alcohol-related psychosis spontaneously clears with discontinuation of alcohol use and may resume during repeated alcohol exposure.

 

The good news is that no matter how severe the problem may seem, most people with an alcohol use disorder can benefit from some form of treatment. Research shows that about one-third of people who are treated for alcohol problems have no further symptoms one year later. Many others substantially reduce their drinking and report fewer alcohol-related problems. This can be attained through family’s support with timely interventions and consulting professionals. There are good rehabilitation centers which can help the alcohol dependents to get over it and lead a decent life by getting back to normal.

Stop battling with alcohol related problems alone and get your life back by getting into a treatment program today. Visit Cadabam’s Anunitha for a secure, safe and a comfortable environment during the alcohol withdrawal phase. Start to focus on to live a healthy life! Reach us @96111 94949 and know more about alcohol addiction and treatment options for the same from our best psychologists and psychiatrists.

 

 

 

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