Teens and Drugs Abuse

“The average age of marijuana addiction is 23 in India and 13 in Bangalore” This is because the thirst and the thrill of trying new things is the bitter truth behind most of the teen’s drug abuse habit which becomes an addiction in future. In a hawk eye view- Regular marijuana use can cause a […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy f...

A study compared CBT to other psychological interventions found it to be more effective with other therapies and techniques examined. Also, mental health professionals have restated over years about CBT and medications to have been demonstrated as effective treatment methods for schizophrenia.   Cognitive-behavioral therapy for schizophrenia provides an additional treatment option for residual symptoms, […]

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Yes! Am a Schizophrenic so wha...

“If there is a survivor who conquered the everlasting nightmare of schizophrenia definitely he/she capable of waving his victory flag in all the unfortunate events in the life.” Hello, am Raj. A thriving and lucrative writer in a private organization and a fruitful survivor of schizophrenia. Whenever people meet me, they will bring a common […]

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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drugs are only for the reason the doctor intended. Those are the drugs which are used for the medical purpose and most often as painkillers, anti-depressants, and sleeping pills. However, if those drugs are taken for a prolonged period or beyond the prescribed time then there a high risk of becoming dependents on them […]

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Schizophrenia Symptoms

Schizophrenia is not to be ignored! Do you know people affected with schizophrenia tend to become so suspicious that they go the extent of believing that medications can cause them harm?   It is estimated that 50 percent of the people can lead normal lives with schizophrenia, while 50 % need family or a medical […]

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Category Archives: Motivation

Mindfulness based treatment programs effective for addiction treatment

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Addiction recovery through mindfulness

Mindfulness, an ancient technique of being aware of your present situation by paying attention to it, is increasingly showing benefits for both physical and mental difficulties. One of the recent benefits mindfulness has shown is in the area of addiction treatment. Experts are now beginning to think of it as a more effective treatment techniques for addiction.

How does it work?

One of the techniques used, other than mindful ...

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Giving advice is wrong? You must be joking!!

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When a friend or a family member would come to you to discuss an issue they are having, we are ready (always) to dispense our advice to them. In the fast paced world, who has time to ponder over the problems. Isn’t it simpler to focus on the solution of it, so why not give advice!!

How many of you find it hard to resist the temptation to give solutions. How ironic – we may not have solutions for our own problems but we don’t fail to give advice to others...

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Psychosocial Interventions for Addiction Disorders

R. Dhanasekara Pandian[1] & Sojan Antony[2]

Introduction

Addiction disorders affect all spheres of Indian society (Benegal, 2005; Murthy, 2008). People start usage of various substances like tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, opioids etc. to experience pleasure or to relax. Behavioral and learning theories report pleasurable activities would be repeated. Most of them learn these habits from their peer group. Later it leads to severe adverse consequences...

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