Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a serious mental health disorder. It is characterized by a physical and biological dependence on substances. Drug Addiction can lead to multiple other physical and mental health concerns. Drug Addiction also carries the risk of overdosing and with it, carries a threat to life.

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Accurate diagnosis of addiction and seeking treatment early in the process can save the individual and their families from a lot of pain and problems. If you or your loved ones are facing problems with substance use, seek help right away! We are here for you and with you!

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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
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Can Drug Addiction be treated?

Statistics show that in India, 44% of the people who are addicted to substances try to give up on the substances but only 25% amongst them have received any form of treatment. Ir points clearly to the fact that the problem is much larger than the solutions that are available. Drug addiction causes many related physical and mental health issues, all of which pose a significant threat to life and quality of life. The solution? Early and accurate diagnosis, and effective rehabilitation. When done properly, these steps can ensure recovery of an individual from drug addiction. All of these steps in the solution process are offered by us at Cadabam’s.

Have an addiction problem? Come to us, we offer the best drug addiction treatment in Hyderabad.

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Drug addiction is a serious mental health disease whose main traits are a dependency on drugs. Drug addiction can by itself lead to multiple other physiological and mental health disorders. These include liver problems, cardiac issues, depression, anxiety and so much more. Drug Addiction has behavioral and physical symptoms. Beyond this, drug addiction causes severe distress in a person's personal, professional and academic lives. It can break relationships, marriages and fracture family structures as well. Drug addiction is a disorder which can eventually cause a complete breakdown in a person's functioning.

Hyderabad is no stranger to the bane of drug addiction. It is one of the 4 districts in Telangana classified as vulnerable to drug trafficking. Telangana ranks third in the country in the number of people addicted to opioids. Many social activists have also reaffirmed that drug abuse is rampant in Hyderabad.

Drug addiction goes on to impact the present and the future of these individuals. Associated with various health issues, drug addiction is a major cause for death among young individuals as well. Addiction can occur through various substances like opioids, hallucinogens, and so on. In Telangana, opioids are a major headache as the state ranks very high in its consumption in India. It is important to identify the symptoms early and seek help. To help with this, Cadabams has built one of the best Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Hyderabad. Come to us, and regain control over your life.

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As has been specified beforehand, the key to recovery from Drug Addiction is early detection, diagnosis, and rehabilitation. So, how is drug addiction diagnosed? Drug addiction is diagnosed by first identifying the symptoms. Once the symptoms have been identified, you should immediately seek medical help. You can call us or book an appointment with us. Once you have met our medical practitioner, they will analyze your use of the substance, talk with your family and friends. Based on your needs, you will undergo medical and psychometric tests to ensure accurate diagnosis. Post diagnosis, our medical professionals will sit with you and your family, explain the treatment options and your prognosis.

At our drug rehabilitation centre in Hyderabad, we take multiple approaches to combat addiction. Proven therapeutic approaches like CBT are leveraged to advance your recovery. Group Therapies help individuals related to each other's struggles, assisting in collective recovery. All of this works in combination with our evidence based detoxification process and medication therapy. The combined effect of all of these is an accelerated recovery journey that helps you return to normal functioning as soon as possible.

Hyderabad has a significant drug problem. Rehabilitation has shown itself to be one of the best options to ensure recovery from Drug Addiction. It has proven results in improving quality of life and reintegrating the individual into society. At Cadabam’s we have leveraged 3 decades of experience in de-addiction to bring world class infrastructure to Hyderabad.

Our rehabilitation centre in Hyderabad combines the expertise of our medical team with cutting-edge technology and proven treatment methods to improve your chances of recovery significantly. We believe that recovery from addiction is optimal through rehabilitation. Our drug addiction treatment center in Hyderabad is designed with care to ensure your recovery in home-like surroundings.

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Why Cadabam's?

Three Decades. Thats how long we have been helping individuals with addiction over come their problems. During this period, we have built unparalleled infrastructure and expertise in treating mental health disorders. Our team of professionals take evidence-based therapeutic approaches to ensure that your recovery is always in progress. We were one of the first to have dedicated infrastructure to treat addiction, and we are the leaders in it today. Come to our Hyderabad Centre and experience the confluence of effective rehabilitation and cutting-edge infrastructure. No one understands mental health quite like us.

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We had tried multiple rehabilitation centers across North India. None of them seemed to help my son. Then, a relative told us about this place called Cadabams in Bangalore. We were very nervous actually, since our son was going to be so far away from us. But, the time he spent at Cadabams has changed him. We knew the recovery journey would be long, but with Cadabams, it seemed worth it. Today, our son is in a much better place and he is slowly regaining control over his life.

Tina Debashish

My little brother. The apple of the family's eye. He is my favourite person. But, drug addiction took its toll on him. He stopped interacting with us, he became very secretive and he started having multiple health problems. We finally made the decision to avail rehabilitation at Cadabams. The change in him has been immense. Through rehabilitation at Cadabams, he has learnt how to stay off the substance and we truly believe that this recovery will be sustained.

Ananya Srinivasan

Drugs were always a means of escape for me. Sometimes, it seemed easier to consume drugs rather than face reality. My family was very supportive while I tried to fight addiction. We learn about Cadabam's and I enrolled into their drug rehabilitation program. Today, I have recovered from addiction, and am in control of my life. I will never forget what Cadabam's did for me.

Varsha Govindraj

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