Rehabilitation centre for Depr...

According to a survey conducted by WHO, about 300 million people in the world suffer from depression; yet we don’t talk about it. Unfortunately, very few of them have access to the rehabilitation centre for depression. The need for Depression Rehab & Treatment Intense problems in relationships or at the workplace, broken marriages, broken families […]

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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Recent studies have shown that many youths want to get withdrawn from drugs, alcohol and even sexual addiction.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 alcohol addictions 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 […]

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Am I a Drug Addict?

Drug Addiction is a physical and psychological urge of the body to consume substances. The individual may depend to at least one illicit substance despite its harmful results on the body. During the phase of addiction, the individual may expose a few notable signs. Here in this blog, you will learn some of the common symptoms (irrespective of the drug type) that may trigger dependence over the drug.

Common Signs of Drug Addiction

The Signs of Drug Addiction differs from substance to substance and from person to person.   

  • Cravings

It is an intense urge that drives an individual to consume the substance of choice. Craving holds a seamless contribution in developing an addiction.

  • Physically dependent

Prolonged use of the drug over a period of time leaves the body physically dependent. If there is an absence of drug in their system, he/ she may function sub-optimally or feel a sense of absence.

  • Tolerance

With the physical dependence, prolonged consumption of drugs makes the individual build a tolerance to dosage. For the next time, the individual will need more drug to attain the same effect.  

  • Withdrawal symptoms

When an individual makes attempts to stop taking drugs, they experience withdrawal symptoms. This is due to the presence of physiologic dependence in the body.

  • Lack of Morality

In order to get or consume the drug, the individual may involve in risky behaviours, such as stealing/ spending/ borrowing money, or committing crimes.  

  • Throwing away responsibilities

This is the classic sign of addiction behaviour. Because of the preoccupied thoughts of drug use the individual may develop impairment with responsibilities that include work, personal obligation and social commitments.    

  • Social isolation

The individual withdraws from friends and family to hide drug addiction behaviour. Some of the other potential causes for their isolation are depression, anxiety and paranoia.

If you can see these two or more signs of drug addiction in you, it is advisable to seek professional help. Recovery is never too late. Through proper drug addiction treatment and therapies, you can suppress the symptoms and gain control over it. For more assistance call us @ +91 96111 94949