Borderline Personality Disorde...

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental health issue manifest by continuous unsteadiness in moods, behaviour, functioning and self-image. These experiences frequently result in unstable relationships and impulsive action. An individual with BPD may meet extreme scenes of anger, misery, and uneasiness that may last from just a couple of hours to days. Borderline […]

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Substance Abuse Statistics

Substance abuse means to the harmful or unsafe use of psychoactive substances, including illicit drugs and alcohol. Psychoactive substance use can prompt to dependence disorder; a group of behavioural, physiological, cognitive phenomenon that create after frequent substance use and that normally incorporate a powerful urge to take the drug, challenges in controlling its use, holding […]

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Borderline Personality Disorde...

Borderline personality disorder or BPD is mostly known to occur among women and rarely seen in men. It is a disorder that characterizes high emotionality, sensitivity and unstable patterns of relationships. Men express BPD symptoms differently from women, this is one of the reasons it gets misunderstood. It has been suggested by studies that women […]

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Substance Abuse Disorder

Substance abuse disorder is when an individual engages in a harmful intake of a substance or drug, affecting various areas of life. Due to the substance abuse the individual fails to function effectively in their personal, professional and social areas of life. Identifying the symptoms at an early stage can enable a quicker recovery. Here […]

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Borderline Personality Disorde...

Do you have someone in your life who, most of the time, have terrible mood fluctuations, multiple unstable relationships, always feel empty and impulsive? Are these affecting their personal and professional life? You may consider seeking a professional opinion as these are primary symptoms of borderline personality disorder or BPD. Here are few questions that […]

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Am I just a casual drinker? Or am I an alcoholic?

post2Look around you… how many do you know do not drink?? Well in higher probabilities you may know more people who drink than who don’t!! However, let’s look at when does drinking get alarming.

The statistics of alcohol consumption in India is alarming and a matter of concern. Alcohol consumption in India is up by 55% over the past 20 years. And what is more alarming is that the young are initiating to alcohol much earlier, and more women are indulging in hazardous and binge drinking.

Do you think you are an alcoholic? Lets look at four simple yet effective questions:

  1. In the last three months, have you felt you should cut down or stop drinking and/or using drugs? Yes or No
  2. In the last three months, has anyone annoyed your, or gotten on your nerves by telling you to cut down or stop drinking or using drugs? Yes or No
  3. In the last three months, have you felt guilty or bad about how much you drink or use? Yes or No
  4. In the last three months have you been waking up wanting to have an alcoholic drink or use drugs? Yes or No

These four simple questions have been thought and carved out very carefully. They compose to be very important building blocks of addiction. Each affirmative response earns one point. Yes = 1 point

For the above questions, one point indicates a possible problem. Two points indicate a probable problem. The most important criteria is to answer honestly. And if you have congratulations, you have passed the denial test. Most of the alcoholics find it hard to accept that they do have a drinking problem.

Get help before it’s late… Know that your family & loved ones suffer with you. Reach CADABAMS for Alcohol withdrawal treatment

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