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 […]

Read more
Alternative text

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 […]

Read more
Alternative text

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, […]

Read more
Alternative text

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 […]

Read more
Alternative text

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 […]

Read more
Alternative text

Struggle to recover

Struggle to recoverI always have asked this question to myself several times, what if I never get better. I bet that is a question every individual who is addicted and the parent of an addict has to ask themselves probably more than once.

I admit I no longer struggle daily but it took a lot of effort in dealing with addiction issues which involved a reflection of me. I started engaging in weekends sports activities, which was my best position, I adapted myself to get over it

It was my failure to accept reality that caused much heartache and grief to my family. They were struggling with my problem; there was a desperation and hopelessness seen among them which I failed to understand myself. They were often looking for answers for several unanswered questions.

I learnt myself to understand and deal with addiction. It is about dealing with a disease and me than dealing with a problem in life.  I never had thought that I would see the day that there was an ending to it. I felt that I was lost somewhere or stuck in infinity somewhere far away from the reality, wondering around aimlessly, roaming in the pitch black disconnected from reality. It took a while for me to realize what reality is. I was roaming and wondering around aimlessly in a lost world.

I don’t know how I woke up to reality. I don’t know how my eyes opened up for the first time. It was more like a miracle for me. Life changed a lot for me, my family and friends helped and supported in this and also forgave mefor the hurt caused by this deception.

There are several groups such as alcoholicsanonymous, narcotic ananymous whichhelp in recovery for the individual and is also a good choice for families in dealing with the problem. It was a strange and surreal moment to recover. After a stay in the de-addiction centre, it was good to go home. But one heals better at home. Going home is a good idea when one has a good supporting family to take care of.

 

 

Recent Post:+

DO YOU HAVE ANY ENQUIRIES ?