Long Term Rehabilitation for D...

Addiction to being sober for long is not a cakewalk. It takes a lot of courage, determination and strength to achieve it. If you have been a drug or alcohol addict and you are over it now then thank and congratulate yourself because you deserve one. If you are not able to get over it […]

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BIPOLAR DISORDER FACTS

This blog is a compilation of the common questions asked by patients with bipolar disorder and their family members.  It is completely for the knowledge, short-term recovery, and most importantly to imbibe self-confidence for the individuals that – You’re not alone! I read that ‘people with bipolar disorder can’t switch to normal life again‘ is […]

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What is sniffing addiction?

Sniffing is an act of inhaling substance right from the container of the substance. Sniffing involves either pouring or spraying a substance on a cloth and holding that soaked cloth to the nose or placing it in the mouth. And bagging is where fumes from the substance are trapped in a bag and then held […]

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Celebrities with Bipolar Disor...

‘Like seriously!!!???’ We do say “what?!”, “really!?”, “OMG!!!”; when we are surprised. When we know something new we are surprised, and when we know about the famous faces, this expression is magnified and the news goes viral. Especially celebrities with an illness like bipolar disorder. Do these faces look familiar to you? Yes, these faces […]

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Ice Addiction

Crystal meth, commonly known as ice, is now considered one of the most dangerous drugs (Ice addiction). Ice is the purest form of the drug methamphetamine. Smoking ice is considered to be the most addictive form of intake. It causes severe damage, both physical and mental, to the abuser. Like any other form of addiction, […]

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How to stay Sober this festive time!

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Hey it’s December. It’s party time! Stressed ? Anxious?…. Might be….. Yes, December is known for parties and holidays, along with the joy comes in the challenges of finances and remaining sober especially to people who are under recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and learning to remain sober. It might become a challenge to win over the temptations from family and friends during the period of Christmas and new year and to touch January being sober. But do not worry too much we are here to help you, you can cross this and still be sober.

                                        Tips to stay sober during festivals and holidays

Here are few tips to help you to remain sober during holidays and festivals;

  1. You don’t have to go: There are tons of holiday parties, work parties, family parties, and so on. If this is your first year sober, you are under no obligation to attend any of them. If people drink a lot at those parties, chances are they won’t even notice you weren’t there!
  2. If the holidays mean visiting your old hometown, take time to see old friends you enjoy; avoid those you used to drink or use drugs with.  Make plans on how you wish to spend time when you are there and still remain sober, so you don’t find yourself with time to kill and fleeting thoughts of visiting the people who are still drinking or using.
  3. Plan your own celebrations. If you aren’t going traveling for the holidays, plan to celebrate with local best buddies. If you haven’t been invited, then you do the honors, you invite guests who will allow you to remain sober and respect your decision.
  4. Don’t romance the drink or drug. If everyone starts talking about your drinking days then leave the room. You don’t want to start thinking about your drinking or using days. That can lead to preoccupation and obsession, and then to cravings. Keep your focus on your life right now, your life in recovery.
  5. Make a plan for dealing with cravings. Write up a list of what works for you: calling someone, reading recovery books, a quick workout at the gym, prayer. Think about what has worked for you in the past, and be sure you are ready for some solutions.
  6. Make a plan for staying sober at parties.  Decide in advance that there’s no way in the world that you will drink or use drugs at the event. Ask for help from your Higher Power, because you may need it. Know and rehearse exactly what you will say if someone asks, “Would you like a drink?” or “Want to do a line?
  7. Bring your own beverage.  If a holiday celebration includes the use of alcoholic beverages (such as wine at Passover), make sure in advance that there are substitutes (such as grape juice) for you and anyone else who doesn’t want to drink the harder stuff.
  8. Don’t go it alone. Bring along a friend as a sober companion. Or take someone at the party into your confidence (the host, a friend, even a waiter); candor will serve you the purpose of being sober.

This is not all of it, try to read some successful recovery stories or write your own story of your experience.
Visit Cadabam’s to know more about how to be sober and regain a quality life from the alcohol addiction. It is just one call away. Call @+91 96111 94949 to speak with our medical counselor or visit Cadabam’s.

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