Alcohol Dependence

Alcoholism is a mental health disorder where an individual develops a physical and chemical dependence on Alcohol. Biological, psychological and societal factors play a significant role in the incidence of this disorder. Alcoholism is associated with multiple physiological problems including cardiac issues, liver damage, and a host of other psychological conditions as well.

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Recovery from alcoholism is possible. The key? Early diagnosis and proper rehabilitation. These two steps go a long way in helping individuals recover before alcohol starts hurting their body. Rehabilitation helps in ensuring that the recovery is sustained and helps in preventing relapses during the recovery process.

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  • Feeling the urge to consume the drug every day.
  • Blocking out all other thoughts that could be related to personal, professional life.
  • Developing increased tolerance
  • Consuming drugs for longer periods
  • Trying to ensure that you don’t run out of supply.

  • Long periods of intense joy without any reason
  • Extreme agitation 
  • Restlessness and racing thoughts
  • Significant behavioral changes 
  • Loss of interest in activities 
  • Feelings of unworthiness
  • Inability to accept change in routine.
  • Issues with short-term memory
  • Inability to multitask
  • Severe difficulty in communicating
  • Problems with personal hygiene
  • The urge to get everything done right or perfectionism
  • Keeping the house clean and spending an inordinate amount of time repeating the process
  • Constantly washing hands with soap to remain germ-free
  • Hoarding
  • Counting
  • Being Over Protective
  • Extremely inappropriate and disproportionate emotional reactions
  • A damaged identity
  • Inability to feel empathetic toward others
  • Intense narcissism
  • A persistent fear of rejection and abandonment
  • Severe mood changes without a clear cause
  • Substance abuse as a coping mechanism
  • Overwhelming anxiety and worry
  • Self-harm and suicidal tendency or attempts

Symptoms of learning disabilities at preschool age:

  • Having trouble pronouncing words
  • Trouble finding the right word
  • Difficulty rhyming
  • Finding it challenging to follow directions or learning routines
  • Having difficulty controlling crayons and pencils

Symptoms of learning disabilities from age 5-9:

  • Unable to blend syllables to make coherent sounds
  • Slow to learn new skills
  • Trouble grasping basic math concepts
  • Finding it difficult to tell time and remember a certain sequence
  • Persistent difficulties in reading, writing, arithmetic or mathematical reasoning

  • Difficulties in Communication
  • Difficulties in Social Skills
  • Sensory Difficulties
  • Behavioural Difficulties
  • Problems in school and with successful learning
  • Employment problems
  • Inability to live one your own
  • Social isolation
  • Deep feelings of sadness
  • Dark moods
  • Feelings of worthless
  • Appetite changes
  • Lack of energy
  • Withdrawing from friends
  • Preoccupation with suicidal thoughts or self-harm

  • Increase in consumption by quantity or frequency
  • High tolerance for alcohol
  • Drinking at inappropriate times without reason.
  • Peer Circles also involved in heavy drinking
  • Avoiding contact with close friends and family
  • Increased dependency on alcohol to function normally in life
  • Excessive lethargy, wanting to stay home, and depression
  • Legal problems and trouble at work
  • Isolation from family or friends
  • Difficulty in focusing
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Becoming easily agitated or irritated
  • Changing friends and social groups frequently 
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Thought Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Disorganized thinking or speech
  • Lack of impulse control
  • Lack of emotions or expressions
  • Genetics - Genetic Factors play a role in the incidence of drug addiction. Having a close relative with the problem indicates higher risk for developing addiction issues.
  • Environmental Causes - The community surrounding an individual ( family and friends) also plays a role in incidence of addiction.
  • Co-morbidities - Individuals suffering from one or more conditions like bipolar disorder or severe depression are at a greater risk of developing substance addiction.

  • Biological Causes
  • Difference in Brain Structures
  • Disorders like ADHD and PTSD
  • Psychological Causes
  • Genetic Factors

  • Neurodegeneration
  • Alzheimers and Parkinsons Disorder
  • Tumours in the Brain
  • Damage or Trauma to Frontal or Temporal Lobes of the Brain
  • Structural Abnormalities in the Brain
  • Chronic intake of toxins
  • Dysfunction of various organs or disorders affecting metabolism of vitamins like B12
  • Certain Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Chemical or Hormonal Imbalance
  • Genetic Factors
  • Workplace and Academic Stress
  • Genetics
  • Issues with Neurotransmitters
  • Stunted Brain Development
  • Environmental Factors
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Heredity
  • Illness during and after birth
  • Stress during Infancy
  • Environment
  • Comorbidity

  • Close family member with autism
  • Genetic mutations
  • Conceiving late in life
  • Fragile X syndrome and genetic disorders
  • conditions like diabetes and obesity during pregnancy or alcohol consumption during pregnancy
  • Low birth weight
  • Metabolic imbalances
  • Exposure to heavy metals and environmental toxins
  • A history of viral infections
  • Untreated conditions like rubella (German measles)
  • Foetal exposure to the medications like Valproic acid (Depakene) or thalidomide (Thalomid)
  • Abuse and Conflicts
  • Death and Major Life Events
  • Medications
  • Genetic Factors
  • Brain Structure
  • Certain Medical Conditions
  • Addiction

  • Genetics and Physiology - Family History of Alcoholism plays a role.
  • Environmental Factors - Certain surrounding factors like access to alcohol, economic affluence can influence alcoholism.
  • Social Factors - People who are victims of alcoholics sometimes tend to develop the same behavior as adults
  • Psychological Factors including stressors and unique coping mechanisms.

A singular cause for Schizophrenia has not yet been found. But there are three major factors that might influence the incidence of the disorder. The factors include:

  • Genetic Factors
  • Biological Factors
  • Environmental factors
  • Detoxification
  • Behavioral Counselling
  • Medication
  • Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications like mood stabilizers, antipsychotic medication, Antidepressants, and Anti-anxiety medications. 
  • Family-focused therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
  • Medications like Cholinesterase Inhibitors
  • Non-Drug Therapy
  • Mixed Approach
  • Supplements and a healthy diet plan.
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Exposure Response Treatments
  • Medications
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mentalisation Based Therapy
  • Schema Focused Therapy
  • Therapeutic Communities
  • Transference Focused Psychotherapy

For children who have SLD related to reading:

  • Special Teaching Techniques
  • Classroom Modifications
  • Using Technology
  • Oral Exams as an option to be tested

For children who have difficulty in expressing in written form:

  • Special Teaching Tools
  • Using Technology
  • For mathematical difficulties: visual techniques, memory aids, usage of computers

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
  • Early Intensive BehaviourIntervention (EIBI)
  • Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
  • Verbal Behaviour Intervention (VBI)
  • Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children Method (TEACCH)
  • Medications for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship based Approach (DIR)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Behaviour and communication therapies
  • Educational therapies.
  • Family therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Medications
  • Supplements
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Essential Oils

  • Detoxification
  • Learning skills and establishing a strict alcohol addiction treatment plan:
  • Psychological Counselling:
  • Medications
  • Behavior modification
  • Medication
  • Therapy like group therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Self-help resources
  • Psychological counselling methods
  • Rehabilitation
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Can Alcohol Dependence be treated?

Alcoholism severely impacts the physical and mental health of a person. It is associated with Liver Damage, Cardiac problems and various mental health issues. Alcoholism is also associated with strained marital relationships, domestic and child abuse. Alcoholism has also been associated with increased road accidents leading to loss of life. For perspective, during New Year’s 2020, almost 2200 drunk driving cases were registered in Hyderabad alone. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. 

All of these points towards a significant need for treatment for alcoholism. The treatment options could include day-care, OPD and rehabilitation. Cadabam’s offers to you the best alcohol de-addiction treatment in Hyderabad. We combine our expertise with world-class professionals and proven treatment methods that ensure you are well on your way to sobriety. Alcoholism is a difficult disorder to cope with and recover from for the individual, their family and loved ones. Our rehabilitation centre for Alcohol in Hyderabad makes your recovery a little easier.

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Here's everything else you need to know about Alcohol Dependence

Alcoholism is defined as problematic consumption of alcohol that affects a person’s physical, mental and social health. National statistics show that Hyderabad has a significant alcohol consumption issue and needs a comprehensive alcohol de-addiction centre to help the people. This is where we, Cadabam’s, come in. We are bringing our decades-long comprehensive experience in the field of alcohol de-addiction to Hyderabad. Our alcohol rehabilitation centre in Hyderabad aims to help the city.

Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana is known for its history, its food and more notoriously for its consumption of alcohol. Further, 30% of men in Telangana consumed alcohol which points towards a severe problem within the state’s population. Consequently, consumption of alcohol in Telangana was 16% over the national average. A survey also showed that 1 in 5 men who consumed alcohol had problems related to alcohol while this ratio dropped to 1 in 16 for women. 

All of these point towards a serious problem. Alcoholism is a major disorder that can disrupt a person’s personal, professional and social life. It damages physical health, and mental health severely. Alcohol treatment is a key step towards recovery. However, the first step towards recovery begins with diagnosis. Diagnosis is key in alcoholism because this is where problematic drinking is distinguished from regular drinking. Rehabilitation Centres in Hyderabad for Alcohol Addiction are few and far in between. Cadabam's is bringing its expertise and experience to build one of the best alcohol rehab centres in Hyderabad.

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Alcoholism requires professional diagnosis as only a medical practitioner can distinguish between normal and problematic drinking. If you see yourself or your loved ones showcasing any symptoms of Alcoholism, we would advise you to immediately contact us on our helpline which is active 24/7. Alternatively, you can take an appointment with our experienced medical team from here. 

Hyderabad naturally consumes a high amount of alcohol. The differentiating step here becomes diagnosis. This diagnosis becomes even more important as it is the first step to recovery. 

The following process is carried out to confirm alcohol abuse problems:

  • The medical professional interacts with family to analyse your drinking habits.
  • Lab tests and imaging tests (Depending upon need and stage of disorder)
  • Complete physical examination 
  • Comprehensive psychological examination

Alcohol Treatment options revolve around OPD consultations, Hospitalisation for acute disorders , and rehabilitation for more intensive care. Treatment approaches include medication, therapeutic approaches, and counselling. Together, these offer a comprehensive recovery experience. Cadabams is bringing all of this in one place, at our alcohol rehabilitation center in Hyderabad.

With 1 in 5 men and 1 in 16 women facing problems with alcohol, there is a singular question on everyone’s mind. What is the most effective treatment for alcoholism? Our extensive experience has shown that rehabilitation is an effective method for recovery from alcoholism. 

We have already proven our credentials in Bangalore and are now aiming to become the premier centre for alcohol treatment in Hyderabad. Options for Alcohol Addiction treatment in Hyderabad are sparse. We are changing this. Our panel of expert doctors and state-of-the-art infrastructure ensures that you have all the resources you need for your recovery at your fingertips.

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Why Cadabam's?

Cadabams was one of the first mental health organizations in the country to dedicate infrastructure for de-addiction services. Over our 3 decades in treating alcohol addiction, we have developed unparalleled experience and have created proven treatment methodologies that ensure you are always on your journey to recovery. Combined with our expert medical professionals, cutting-edge treatment methodologies, and home-like atmosphere, rehabilitation for alcohol addiction at Cadabam’s promises to be an enriching experience. It will not only help you give up the bottle, but guide you towards a more wholesome and fulfilling life. 

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I never realised when my brother started slipping away. We thought it was too late when we realized he was addicted to alcohol. But, the folks at Cadabam's reassured us, and took such good care of him. Rehabilitation at Anunitha really helped him, and we are grateful to Cadabam's for bringing him back to us.

Prithviraj Kumar

Alcohol Addiction had completely taken over my life. I was trying hard to fight it, but sometimes there's nothing you can do. Cadabam's helped me rediscover my will to fight and their rehabilitation program made me feel healthy again. Thank you Cadabams.

Khushi Sharma

My son had been addicted to alcohol for so long. It had affected his liver and we were really scared that he was going to suffer more. But, the detoxification and alcohol rehabilitation program at Cadabams really helped him overcome his addiction. It helped him give up the bottle.

Vinay Kumar

Who will care for
my brother after me?

This is a question that caregivers frequently ask us. Though our goal is to reintegrate the individual with society, in some cases, continued care might be required for the individual even post the caregiver’s passing.

We are there for you. In such instances, we bring together the individual and their family to guide them on the best way forward to ensure continued care for the person.

To further address your concerns we have a team of dedicated therapists to help caregivers deal with all questions that arise during the process of a loved one’s recovery.

Beyond the Disorder

Many people within the city face significant distress due to alcohol addiction. Our aim is to not only ease their pain, but to ensure they are able to overcome the disorder and rebuild themselves as better people. Our holistic approach to recovery ensures we go beyond alleviation of symptoms, to ensure all-round recovery and health of the individual. With Cadabam’s recovery is a journey of self-discovery.

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