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April 2017

Addiction has an impact on the overall life of an individual and also his or her family. It creates significant physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual damages to the addict’s life.

March 2017

Today is world Bipolar Day. Let us take this opportunity to learn more about the illness. Earlier known as manic depression, it is a challenging, chronic disabling illness which affects more than 8.7 million people in India alone.
5 things you need to know:
For the past many years, studies and research have been observing the phenomena of drinkers mixing alcohol and energy drinks. This could have seriously negative health effects. This negative effect works in a specific fashion.

February 2017

Amphetamine belongs to a group of stimulants that act on central nervous system. These are known to bring along an incremental state of wakefulness, energy, attention, concentration, sociability, self-confidence, improved mood, and a fall in appetite.
There are people who drink and there are those who give up drinking after a point in life.

December 2016

If an alcoholic (or drug addict) is unwilling to seek help, is there any way the family or friends can get him or her into treatment?
Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences.
Psychology is the study of human behavior and psychologists work to improve the quality of people’s lives by helping them to steer clear of maladaptive behaviors.
The road to recovery from addiction might seem like fixing broken glass, an enterprise that appears a futile exercise when there is little family support. Therapists and doctors all over the world emphasize the importance of family involvement for the rehabilitation of an afflicted member.

August 2016

Here are a few strategies you might try for helping the addict or alcoholic in your life
My experience at Hope Trust rehab My first few days at the alcohol and drug rehab were not pleasant.
Addicts love getting high. They want to be high all the time.
After treatment, they fall to the ground and look for new highs. I was so used to the chemical kicks that I was scared I wouldn’t be able to ‘enjoy’ life without alcohol or drugs.
The residential treatment at Hope Trust (Est. 2002) for drug or alcohol addiction is an integrated, evidence-based program.

July 2016

Yaba – or yah bah – is known as the ‘Mad Drug’. It is sweeping the underbelly of many countries, destroying families and killing addicts.
I was 16 when I had my first drink. I was 18 when I had my first joint. I was 22 when I had my first ‘trip’ with psychedelics. I was 23 when I came to rehab.
Since addiction is relapse-prone, aftercare is an important element in
Do you sometimes wonder what the actual cause of addiction is? It’s a unique mix of risk factors and influences — genetic and environmental. It’s uncommon that merely one thing drives an individual to addiction. Instead, it’s a heady mix of nature and nurture.

June 2016

Addiction to alcohol and drugs can be a devastating experience for the addict and the family. Addiction is classified as a ‘disease’. It has 5 definite characteristics:
Denial is part of the problem in addiction. The alcoholic or addict fails to see the prevalence and extent of his addiction, therefore resists or avoids treatment
Yoga is best exercise in early recovery
There is official prohibition in the state of Gujarat since its inception in 1960. However, this exists merely on paper. In reality, it is a different story.
Like most countries, addiction is on the rise in Bangladesh. Apart from alcohol, the most commonly abused drugs are ‘Yaba’, heroin, marijuana and cough syrup ‘Phensedyl’.

May 2016

During active addiction, an individual tends to slip into denial. The 3 Deadly Ds in addiction are:
1. Delay
2. Detour
3. Deny
Self-esteem can simply be defined as how we feel about ourselves.
The first thing parents need to understand is that the uncomfortable emotions they are going through, they are not going through alone.
It is a commonly known fact- supported by years of scientific research- that the use and abuse of any illicit drug or alcohol cause drastic deterioration in the way one thinks, feels, and behaves.
It is said that, on an average, 60,000 thoughts cross our mind every single day. Underlying these thoughts are our beliefs  that have been shaped by many people, factors, and life experiences.

April 2016

When an individual has an addiction issue, he or she needs to get support from a rehabilitation center. A professional rehab center provides an array of services – from detox to relapse prevention.

March 2016

Hope Trust offers a choice of addiction treatment deliveries – inpatient, outpatient and online. Which is most effective?