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.
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
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’.
During active addiction, an individual tends to slip into denial. The 3 Deadly Ds in addiction are:
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.
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.
Hope Trust offers a choice of addiction treatment deliveries – inpatient, outpatient and online. Which is most effective?
Substance abuse and mood disorders are closely linked for a variety of reasons. Many people believe that using substances is an effective way of feeling happier and calmer.
Surrendering is an essential part of letting go - something absolutely essential in the process of addiction recovery
Every session, meeting or activity at Hope Trust starts and ends with the Sereni
Being assertive is simply being able to stand up for yourself without being aggressive or manipulative.
Shame is a part of addiction - it is impossible to find an addict who doesn’t harbor deep feelings of shame.
Hope is the feeling that something good will happen - a longing fuelled with so much passion, we truly believe it’s possible.
Trauma is a physical or emotional injury from the past this still causes emotional pain in the present.
Several individuals seeking addiction treatment have a co-occurring psychological issue. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of these.
‘King Baby’ is a personality type particularly common with addicts. It is characterized by the alcoholic or drug addict never growing out of their childish, or infantile, behaviour.
One of the most important elements of recovery is developing the ability to take care of oneself.
Many people believe that addicts are amoral and weak – they lose control of their lives, hurt the people they love and, despite knowing the dangers of alco
“Out of control” is one of the most popular phrases used to describe addicts.