8 Types of Depression You May ...

Types of Depression! Does depression have types? According to WHO (World Health Organization), India is the most depressed country in the world. The shocking statistics from WHO suggest that there is a lack of awareness in the country and the stigma associated with it is very high. Majority of people know what is depression but […]

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Why Some People Are More Prone...

It may seem freaky, bizarre to some, but yes it is true- many people around the world are prone to depression! It’s not just us who are telling but also research findings have proved it. “The prevalence of depression globally has been increasing in recent decades ranging from 20% to 25% in women and about […]

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How I got addicted to Alcohol?

Hello, this is Raajan Vasudev Menon from Bangalore. I am a recovered alcohol addict who’s just out of a rehab centre. I like to share my story to all, especially parents on- how your alcohol practice may affect your children’s life. There is no confusion from where to start with. For every annual leave, I […]

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Depression or Sadness- how do ...

Nobody would welcome the feelings of dejection or sadness, but feeling low can sometimes feel like a  normal emotion, and a natural response to disappointment or loss. But it is vital to note that if this sadness persists for a long duration of time, it can be devastating. However, depression is a mental health condition […]

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Why is Overcoming Alcohol Addi...

Alcohol addiction does lead to bad behaviours and is dangerous. But why is Overcoming Alcohol Addiction So Hard? “I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction” – Gene Tierney Overcoming Alcohol Addiction is Hard- why? A person may not admit he is an alcoholic as he starts out seeking or experiencing a sense of […]

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Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

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Substance abuse causes substance addiction. It is a chronic disease characterized by the compulsive need to seek sub irrespective of its harmful effects. It causes lasting changes in the brain.

In order to recover and undo effects of the substance, the individual and his family members must undertake rehabilitative measures.

Rehabilitation helps encourage the addicted individual to:

  • cease the use of substances.
  • live a substance-free life.
  • lead a productive life with family, at work, and in society.

There are several treatments undertaken in order to treat substance abuse:

  • Detoxification

Detoxification is the start of the rehabilitation process. It is a process by which individuals receive medications in order to rid their body of the harmful substances indulged during the abuse.

Withdrawal symptoms are experienced and with the help of medications, they can be suppressed. The process is a safe and undertaken by professional medical and mental care experts.

  • Behavioural interventions

Behavioural interventions are undertaken in order to modify individual’s attitudes and behaviours related to substance use as well as help them develop and increase healthy life skills.

Interventions like cognitive-behavioural therapy that individual recognize, prevent and cope with situations that compel them to use substances.

multidimensional family therapy is a therapy that focuses on substance abuse problems and maladaptive family patterns that influence substance abuse. It also helps improve overall well being of the family. Contingency management that uses positive reinforcement to encourage behaviours to abstain from substance use.

  • Group Therapy

Substance abuse rehabilitation encourages group therapy. These group sessions encourage recovering addicts to learn and grow from each other’s experiences and progress. This helps individuals immensely to know that they are not alone in their recovery struggles.

They also find solace in each other’s stories of addiction and recovery. This sense of support is vital to an individual’s recovery process. Groups like Narcotics Anonymous are well-known group therapy programs.

  • Relapse preventive measures

Medications under the supervision and prescription of mental and medical health professionals are provided to individuals to help them re-establish normal functions and lower their cravings for the substance.

Along with this psychotherapy, motivation enhancement therapy and insight building are undertaken to make sure the relapse is prevented.


Substance abuse rehabilitation programs are extremely helpful for individuals with substance abuse problems. From round the clock medical professionals to tailor-made treatment programs, rehabilitation provides individuals with skills and training to overcome their need for substance use.

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