Difference between Obsession a...

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder wherein an individual experiences recurring and undesirable thoughts, sensations or ideas which is known as obsessions that compels them to carry out behaviour on repetition which is known as compulsions. Let’s understand the difference between Obsession and Compulsion;   Obsessions Compulsions What are they? They are thoughts, ideas […]

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Sex OCD

Obsessions about sexual content Obsessions about sexual content or intrusive sexual thoughts are recurrent and repugnant thoughts that are sexual in nature. They are involuntary and cause extreme distress when they rise in the individual’s mind. They often experience extreme shame, guilt, hopelessness, and depression causing them to label themselves deviant and repulsive. The very […]

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Treatment for Obsessive compul...

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects an individual’s thoughts and behaviour. Here the individual has intrusive repetitive distressing thoughts and compulsions or ritualistic mental acts or behaviour that temporarily reduces the distress. Living with OCD can be devastating as the individual is aware that something is wrong with them but are unable to control their thoughts. […]

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Is alcoholism hereditary?

Number of studies has been conducted to find if our gene is the cause of alcoholism, yet there has not been a study that confirms it. Experts have conducted twin and adoption studies to reach this goal. However what was found was; genes or heredity is not the sole reason for alcoholism, along with it […]

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Impact of alcoholism on family

Alcoholism is a well known health hazard. It impacts the individual’s health, their social status, finance and mental health too. But along with these it also affects the abuser’s family. Man is a social being and is always connected to others; the closet among all is family. Hence the family is bound to get an […]

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Stay Sober At New Years

 

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Mostly New Years is all about drinking and raising toasts, let’s take a look a few ways to welcome the New Year staying sober

New Year’s Eve is one of the booziest times of the year. This is one of the most challenging times for people who want to stay sober. Just the mere thought of New Year’s Eve can cause panic especially for people recovering from alcohol or drug addiction.

Whether you are working to maintain your sobriety after quitting drugs or alcohol, or if you are trying to help a friend or family member avoid substance abuse on the coming holiday, let us explore a few ways to achieve a drug and alcohol free new year.

  1. New year is not all about getting high & drunk:

Most people consider that new year party is all about getting high as possible and getting totally drunk. It’s not all about that. You could welcome the new year with friends and family staying sober.

  1. Attend or host your own party: 

‘Dance Dance Party Party’ is the brainchild of NYC dance-party denizens Marcy Girt and Glennis McMurray. It was created as an alternative to the ungodly cover charges and detestably boozy milieus of the city’s popular nightclub hotspots. The rules of DDPP are simple: No Boys. No booze. No judgment.

Although you may have heard of that here in India, but it’s pretty simple of have one of the same concept.

  1. Travel to a new destination: 

Make new year as a chance to travel to a place of your choice and enjoy exploring a new place with good buddies or just by yourself. Just by changing the environment may help lessen the stress of staying sober.

  1. Host a concept party:

You could host a party that could be a game night or a mocktail party. Or choose a theme that you en

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