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Grief and Management of Compli...

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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 Alcoholism 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 control […]

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When does drinking become bing...

Drinking alcohol is a common social practice in our society. But, how much alcohol is too much and of all the above when does drinking become binge drinking disorder?   Binge Drinking Disorder Binge drinking is a phenomenon that’s been around for a very long time. Generally, binge drinking is purposeful drinking. People drink for […]

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M-A-D @ Workplace { Manage Addiction related Disorders at Workplace }

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Are you a frequent smoker and reasoning it as  “Due to high tension at workplace”

Are you an alcoholic and reasoning it as “Heavy stress at workplace”

Are you a drug abuser and reasoning it as “I can be more creative in workplace”  

 

“Research and statistics shows that social drinker or drug user is more dangerous than the one who addicted to it”

 

Enough is enough! It’s time put an end to all your defense mechanisms. At the end of the day,  you are the sufferer. If you are you still not aware of addiction-related disorders – here is your chance to save yourself!

Addiction is a habitual dependence on a practice of consuming any substances which negatively influences both mentally and physically.

As per American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV) and World Health Organization [WHO](ICD-10) – An addiction must meet at least minimum 3 specifications on the following categories

  1. Tolerance- Are you a frequent and more consumption of alcohol or drug over time?
  2. Withdrawal- When you trying to stop using the substance are you encountering physical and emotional withdrawal? Click here to know about withdrawal symptoms
  3. Limited control- Are you consuming substance more than your last time? Do you get high to feel the pleasure of high always?
  4. Craving at the negative situation- Are you intaking substances even though you are going through negative consequences like mood out, jobless, relationship break-up, and etc?
  5. Neglecting activities- Are you a person who isolates yourself from social, work, school or other responsible activities for the sake of taking the substance.
  6. Spending energy and time- Are you spending more amount of time on planning, obtaining, using or even thinking about substance always?
  7. Plan to cut down- Have you ever made unsuccessful attempts on omitting the habit or controlling the habit of substance abuse?

 

In case you are hiding this addiction from your friends and family, that is not a great idea. You are just subtracting the mileage of your quality of life

 

What is a mental illness or disorder?

Mental illness is a state of health condition that involves both mental and physical changes in thoughts and behavior of an individual who finds difficulty in the functioning at work, society, and family.

 

How does addiction co-occur with mental illness?

The ultimate outcome of frequent usage or craving of substance abuse is simply called as addiction, which changes the fundamental functional pattern of the brain. This pattern factor leads to change of thoughts and behavior, sometimes there is a much chance left for the individual to enhance “comorbidity”

‘Comorbidity’ is a term used for the individuals who encounter one or more disorders or illness. For more information click here

 

However, researchers show some possibilities are vice-versa for the co-occurrences as follows.

  • More than 90% of the addicted individuals falls on this basket which suggests, the individuals who begin the early habit in their younger teenage the brain might encounter dramatic changes inside and switches the pattern to increase the risk of mental disorders
  • An individual might take high-risk psychosis when he /she intake any form of substance abuse which comes under risk behavior

Psychosis: A form of disorder contains symptoms like delusions or hallucinations which in regular intake lead to paranoia or schizophrenia. For more information click here

  • The individual who encounters anxiety or depression may rely on substance intakes such as tobacco, alcohol, and drugs to get rid of their symptoms temporarily.
  • May genetic factors play an important role and tend to make an individual susceptible to both disorder and addiction which might have a greater risk of developing
  • Research shows that social drinker or substance abuser is more dangerous than one who addicted to it. here environmental factors like friends get together or workplace colleagues influences or trigger an individual to behave as a social drinker or a substance abuser.


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