How to help an Alcoholic?

It is painful and overwhelming to see someone you love destroy their life due to an addictive behaviour. Alcoholics usually tend to deny their addiction and only realize it when its negative effects have spread into almost all areas of life. Here the role of friends and family members can be effective in encouraging them […]

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First aid for Panic Attacks

Panic attack is a condition which is episodic in nature marked by high anxiety and fear, also discomfort that develops suddenly and reaches heights within 10 minutes.   Observable symptoms: Trembling and shaking Sweating Short breaths and sensations of choking If the person reports – palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, abdominal distress or nausea, dizziness […]

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Panic Attack in Child

Did you know that a panic attack in children often manifests in the early stages of adolescence? And, it is the most common psychological problem in the western countries, usually affecting about 2-3% of the people especially the younger ones in a year. There is no specific event triggering the first panic attack in children, […]

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Alcohol Detoxification

Do you know that Delirium tremens kills one in  20 people during alcohol withdrawal? Yes, It is estimated these tremors occur in 5 percent of the people who go through the process of alcohol withdrawal. This is the time where the alcohol detoxification comes into the picture.   It is good if you have decided […]

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How To Stop Panic Attack

Dying on EMI basis?   In the spur of a moment suddenly thinking of losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. No clue of what’s happening in and around? That could be a panic attack. Yes! A panic attack is a sudden impact of intense fear that creates severe physical reactions in the […]

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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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