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Recent studies have shown that many youths want to get withdrawn from drugs, alcohol and even sexual addiction.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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Category Archives: Motivation

Steps To Motivate Yourself And Take Ownership Of Our Lives

Steps to motivate yourself and take ownership of our lives

Steps to motivate yourself and take ownership of our lives

Let’s imagine the sun. How did we all visualize it? A huge structure, with a beautiful orange hue, radiating warmth and light, all contained in a perfectly round sphere; the most salient aspect here being the roundness of it...

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Mindfulness based treatment programs effective for addiction treatment

mindfulness, addiction recovery, mindfulness in treatment of addiction

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...

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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...

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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...

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