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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Substance Abuse Disorder

Substance Abuse Disorder

Substance Abuse Disorder.

Substance abuse disorder is when an individual engages in a harmful intake of a substance or drug, affecting various areas of life. Due to the substance abuse the individual fails to function effectively in their personal, professional and social areas of life.

Identifying the symptoms at an early stage can enable a quicker recovery. Here let us first look at the symptoms of substance abuse:

  • Decrease in performance
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mo...
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What Causes Substance Abuse?

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What causes substance abuse?

Substance abuse is a genuine issue that cannot be ignored. It not only causes hurting and misery for the person involved, but also everyone around them and society in general. Substance abuse is an unreasonable utilization of a substance, particularly liquor (alcohol) or a drug. Excessive use of the substances will lead to affect physical health...

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Drug Abuse Treatment

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Drug Abuse Treatment

Drug abuse is a complex disorder. It develops over a period of time and thus requires a lot of effort and determination to recover.  There are various treatment options available in different formats. All these vary depending on the severity of the drug abuse. Here let us look at the available treatment options:

Detoxification:

Detoxification is a medical process through which the addictive substance is removed or drained from the individual...

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Is Cannabis Addictive?

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Is Cannabis Addictive?

Cannabis or Marijuana is also popularly known as weed, grass, bud & ganja. Marijuana is a dried greenish colour mixture, torn flowers and leaves of cannabis sativa (hemp plant).

Cannabis (Marijuana) is as an addictive substance. Although there is a lot of controversy going around, whether it is harmful or helpful. As it also seems to have some medicinal properties...

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