My Dad and Dementia

Hello, everyone! Am Naaz (name changed), working as a writer in a reputed company. All am going to share is a few words about my lovely dad’s dementia. Like every other kid in this world, I too grew up by seeing my dad as a hero. His biggest plus is being nice to everyone without […]

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MORE THAN JUST A DISEASE RELAP...

Relapse can always bring a full stop to a refreshed curing therapy. What causes this to happen? As cited below through a few examples, are negative emotional states, physical discomfort, positive emotional states, conflicts with others etc.etc. Most important to remember is that relapse doesn’t mean that the treatment process is a failure or the […]

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ECT- A prompt and effective cu...

It’s a pity that even over 70 years after the first successful demonstration of its efficacy in the treatment of acute mental illnesses like schizophrenia, there is still very little informed public opinion about Electroconvulsive Therapy or ECT. Although, it is a fact that ECT is one of the most effective method for treating severe […]

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Yoga and beating alcoholism

Alcoholism is the dependency on alcohol that has a physiological and psychological impact on a person’s life. According to WHO, about 30% of Indians consume alcohol, out of which 4-13% are daily consumers and up to 50% of these, fall under the category of hazardous drinking. Another worrying trend from India is that the average […]

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Beating Addiction Stigma and S...

Recent Post How to find the best psychiatric hospital in Bangalore? It also provides the facility for family members to stay along with the patient; who gives them a better understanding of the…….. Is Manic Depression Genetic/ Hereditary? A chemical known as serotonin in the brain, has strong affects on an individual’s mood. The abnormalities […]

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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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