How to help an Alcoholic?

It is painful and overwhelming to see someone you love destroy their life due to an addictive behaviour. Alcoholics usually tend to deny their addiction and only realize it when its negative effects have spread into almost all areas of life. Here the role of friends and family members can be effective in encouraging them […]

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First aid for Panic Attacks

Panic attack is a condition which is episodic in nature marked by high anxiety and fear, also discomfort that develops suddenly and reaches heights within 10 minutes.   Observable symptoms: Trembling and shaking Sweating Short breaths and sensations of choking If the person reports – palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, abdominal distress or nausea, dizziness […]

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Panic Attack in Child

Did you know that a panic attack in children often manifests in the early stages of adolescence? And, it is the most common psychological problem in the western countries, usually affecting about 2-3% of the people especially the younger ones in a year. There is no specific event triggering the first panic attack in children, […]

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Alcohol Detoxification

Do you know that Delirium tremens kills one in  20 people during alcohol withdrawal? Yes, It is estimated these tremors occur in 5 percent of the people who go through the process of alcohol withdrawal. This is the time where the alcohol detoxification comes into the picture.   It is good if you have decided […]

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How To Stop Panic Attack

Dying on EMI basis?   In the spur of a moment suddenly thinking of losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. No clue of what’s happening in and around? That could be a panic attack. Yes! A panic attack is a sudden impact of intense fear that creates severe physical reactions in the […]

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Benefits of An Alcohol Free Life!!

24April;Alcohol dependence and problems associated with it is the common issue everywhere. People consume alcohol due to many reasons that have an impact on a person’s life. It is never correct to say alcohol is only the medicine for sorrows, it is just a few relaxing hours that most people rely on. However, recovery from alcohol usage is a must so that one can avoid the huge damage alcohol causes, it is not easy an easy task though. Therefore, family members should be supportive and kind enough to help people to come out of it.

People having problems with excessive alcohol usage can seek assistance from self-help groups, de-addiction centers and de-addiction counselors who will be able to extend help to the addicts in a professional set up and help them lead a meaningful and stress-free life. In addition to this, even families can contribute significantly in helping them recover and avoid alcohol. Sometimes, building trust and faith from the family members helps more than anything, which can completely change a person’s life. This can happen when a person doesn’t realize it and has lost hope of recovery.

When people decide to stop alcohol consumption, they can start involving in activities that require strong attention; that is because they’ve spent a large chunk of their time on alcohol. Once they are sober, there is a large possibility that they can again start consuming alcohol.  In this regard, self-help groups, psychotherapy and regular medication can prevent this from happening by providing an opportunity to learn from their own mistakes.

People are exposed to a new world once they are a part of a professional de-addiction center. Their life goes in a new direction altogether, which in turn helps them deal with withdrawal symptoms in a better way.  They even realise the beauty of the world awaiting outside. The concept is very simple. People under no circumstances should spoil their health just because of puerile reasons. “Always think right”. Reach out for help if you or your loved one is addicted to alcohol.

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Anunitha De-Addiction Center

Cadabam’s Group

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