What are addiction treatment p...

We at Cadabams provide a wide range of services when it comes to addiction related mental health problems. Addiction is a serious mental condition that is complex and often chronic in nature. It affects the functioning and the constitution of the brain and body. Addiction has serious repercussions on relationships, families, schools, work life and […]

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Is Manic Depression Genetic/ H...

Research and studies indicate that bipolar disorder also known as manic depression share a genetic component. The disorder has a higher risk of being diagnosed in an individual if the disorder is/was prevalent in the individual’s family members. However, the mental illness is mainly triggered and shows an onset post a stressful life event. The […]

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Drug Abuse Rehabilitation

Drug abuse causes drug addiction; it is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive need to seek drug irrespective of its harmful effects. It causes lasting changes in the brain. In order to recover and undo effects of drug the individual and his family members must undertake rehabilitative measures. Rehabilitation helps encourage the addicted individual to: […]

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Manic Depressive Disorder

We all experience our share of ups and downs but with manic depression one experiences these highs and lows quite intensely, affecting one’s job and school performance, personal relationships, and altogether disrupting one’s daily living. Bipolar disorder was formerly known as manic depressive disorder. It is serious mood disorder marked by abnormal levels of mania […]

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Manic Depression Symptoms

We all have our bad day where everything seems to get on our nerves and good days where even the devil cannot stop you. But when do these mood states become a disorder? Like manic depression, also known as bipolar, most of the mental disorders can be confusing and difficult to identify as their symptoms […]

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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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