Mental Illness!! It’s Not Alwa...

STIGMA IS A THREAT TO YOU AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!!   “Stigma is the rejection, avoidance or fear, people direct toward those they perceive as being “different.” Mental illness attacks everyone and anyone. It affects, what makes us human: language, reasoning, and empathy. Our memory, character, the difference between self and others, their perception of what […]

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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid Schizophrenia is one of the most common types of schizophrenia. This usually causes psychosis of different intensity, thus causing the person to lose his mind and touch with respect to the reality.   People diagnosed with paranoia are heavily suspicious of other people. This condition can cause adverse effects in their life in terms […]

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Schizophrenia Rehabilitation

Importance on the need of Schizophrenia Rehab   Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. Characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other cognitive difficulties, schizophrenia can often be a lifelong struggle.   People with schizophrenia have profound disabling cognitive defects. Whether positive or its negative symptoms, these cognitive deficits […]

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Effects of Party Drugs

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey, it is estimated that more than 6, 00,000 people coming under the age of 12 or older were reported in use of party drugs like ecstasy and cocaine. The survey also found that 39,000 people especially the youth between 12 and 17 years old […]

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9 things you need to know abou...

What is Marijuana? “Marijuana” is dried leaves and flower of cannabis hemp plant, which has more volume of a non-narcotic chemical called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in multiple quantities. When it is inhaled or consumed, it makes the individual feel high for few hours.   What are the other similar types of drugs like marijuana? Ecstasy, Benzodiazepines, […]

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Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Substance Abuse.

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Substance abuse causes substance addiction; it is a chronic disease characterized by 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 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 from the harmful substances indulged during 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 patters that influence substance abuse, it also helps improve overall wellbeing 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 with 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 is undertake 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. For best substance abuse rehabilitation, call us now on +919611194949.

 

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