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 […]

Read more
Alternative text

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 […]

Read more
Alternative text

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 […]

Read more
Alternative text

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 […]

Read more
Alternative text

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 […]

Read more
Alternative text

Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance abuse disorder not only affects the individual but everyone around them. Among these, family is the one that gets affected the most, both mentally and financially. Substance abuse is also associated to other problems such as health issues (affecting liver), physical abuse and criminal activities.

Recovery from substance abuse can be hard but there are quite a few treatment options available. These can help the individual get over the abuse:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy: Also known as CBT. In CBT the therapist help the individual identify the negative thought patterns that are associated to substance abuse. Through the process, these negative patterns are replaced with positive ones. Here appropriate coping techniques are also taught to the individual.
  • Motivational enhancement therapy: In this therapy, the therapist helps the individual get in touch with their personal motivation to give up the abuse. Here the individual is motivated to commit to the treatment plan and recover. This therapy is effective when used at the early stages to engage the individual in the treatment plan.
  • Contingency management: This usually seen to be used in residential program where individuals with a variety of disorder live together and seek recovery. Here expectations, regarding particular behaviour, are clearly stated to the individual. If they engage in this desired behaviour a reward is given. This technique is to reinforce desired behaviour by providing incentives.
  • 12-step program: These are support groups are an essential part of recovery. Here individuals share their experiences and techniques that help them. These groups give the individual as sense of support and community. It can also help the individual structure their life and avoid temptations of the substance.
  • Medications: Medications are mainly used in detoxification process. Here the goal is to drain the substance out of the body. Specific medication and supervision is essential in this. Detoxification is also a stage where the individual gets a lot of cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Techniques to cope with these are also provided.
  • Long term residential programs: Here the whole living space is structured to help the individual recover. The individual is asked to stay for usually 6 – 12 months. A multidisciplinary team, consisting a psychologist, nurse, psychiatrist and physician, takes care of the individual. All the team members render their services when required.
  • Out-patient programs: Here the individual is not asked to stay in a residential area. They are provided treatment on a weekly basis. Every week they are required to meet and undergo therapy with a psychologist and psychiatrist. If progress is not observed in a period of time, they are offered a long term program.
  • In-patient program: This is similar to the long term program. Similar set of therapies are provided along with 24 hours supervision from a multidisciplinary team. The only difference here is that the individual is required to stay only for a few weeks in the organisation.

Recovery from substance abuse is the same as giving up a regular habit. There are a lot of struggles and temptation the individual needs to overcome. However, there are many treatment options available that can help the individual recovery and lead a better life. For effective substance abuse treatment, call us now on +919611194949.

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 in the serotonin chemistry…..

 Bhang Facts…..All you need to know about Bhang

Still due to a cultural and religious association with the preparations a small amount of usage has permission in certain places of…….

The Effects of Snorting Cocaine

It creates a sense of euphoria and increased energy in a person. The effect is almost immediate, which lures a person for a little…….

Getting prepared for the unknown future

I always turned to my brother whenever I had any significant decisions to make in my life. When my brother was diagnosed…………

Giving advice is wrong? You must be joking!!

When a friend or a family member would come to you to discuss an issue they are having, we are ready (always) to dispense our ……………..

How does a caregiver seek help when dealing with patients with…

Watching your loved one struggling to remember something or feel challenged to even perform simple daily task can become quite………..

How does one cope with Dementia? Is there a checklist that helps?

Keep a track of patterns which trigger or heighten the symptoms like confusion, agitation or irritation. This can include things……….

Marriage counselling, a good way to repair damaged relations

where most couples swear by ‘janam, janam ka bandhan’ socio-economic complexities are increasingly casting their shadows…….

Neurofeedback: An effective therapy to control brain functions

A conclusive evidence about its effectiveness is yet to emerge. Though in numerous cases it is found to be effective. Some experts…….

PPD can rob women of joys of motherhood, if left …

Although there are some known risk factors associated with the PPD it is very seldom that we find there is sufficient awareness……….

Seize the summer: Tips to keep your kids active for constant learning

You can plan a nature walk in areas near your home. Please be realistic about the distance they can walk without any trouble. The objective…………

Workplace Stress Management Linked to Employees Wellbeing and …

The manager or the employer can work for creation of a more conducive work atmosphere for optimal realization of employees’ potential….

What can I do if I know someone who is suicidal?

Atleast 8 lakh people die of suicide every year around the world. While that many die, there are 20 times more people who have………

What are the other medical problems associated with Dementia …

hings like fastening a button, switching on a light, picking up something or even walking becomes difficult without help. Although……….

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY ENQUIRIES ?