August 2018

Addiction (or substance use disorder) is the compulsive use of any substance (alcohol or drugs) despite adverse consequences. It also entails loss of control over its consumption – attempts to control its use repeatedly fail.
Addiction is a multi-faceted problem
In most cases, the first choice of families is a hospital for drug detox. This, of course, is the right course. However, after detox (which is primarily medical management of withdrawal symptoms), the addict is a sitting duck for relapse.
What is ‘rehabilitation’?
A rehab is a place for recovery from addictions – alcohol, drugs, problem gambling and other compulsive behaviors.
It provides a safe, confidential and therapeutic environment that facilitates addiction treatment.
If you have ever felt anxious or restless after skipping your regular dose of caffeine, and may think if you are experiencing a sort of withdrawal – well, if such symptoms last long and impact your life or your mood negatively, then you are experiencing a caffeine withdrawal.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental health disorder, affecting both genders and manifesting in early adulthood -- impacting the individual's personality by way of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme impulsive emotions and irrational anger.
Pub hopping or “pubbing” is the entertainment at all levels of society- sex no bar- whether they are the pink collar, blue collar or white collar workers. Depending on incomes they frequent country liquor shops, bars or fancy pubs.
So, you've been trying to quit caffeine for a while now and still haven't succeeded? Does it mean you're an addict?