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What exactly is addiciton treatment?

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

Drug addiciton and alcohol problem drinking leads to major issues – physical, mental, social (relationships), emotional and spiritual (erosion of ethical or value system).

How Caffeine withdrawal can affect mental health

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.

SYMPTOMS OF CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL

The most common symptom of all is headache, which is experienced by almost 50 per cent people having a withdrawal.

● Anxiety

● Fatigue

● Irritability

● Difficulty in concentrating

● Depressed mood

● Drowsiness

9 symptoms of borderline personality disorder

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.

Per medical research the causes of BPD is unclear but it suggests that a few factors such as genetics, brain structure & function, cultural, social, and environmental factors play a role or sometimes increase the risk of developing the BPD.

5 short term but significant symptoms of caffeine withdrawal

So, you've been trying to quit caffeine for a while now and still haven't succeeded? Does it mean you're an addict?

The truth is, caffeine is a psychoactive drug and too much consumption can make you dependent on it much like other substance abuse -- alcohol and tobacco. Widely across the coffee consumption regions, across the globe, 400 mg of caffeine per day is considered to be safe. However, a higher dose above this could lead to severe anxiety, also called as caffeinism.

How can substance addiction affect filial relationships?

Discord, stress and friction are all a part of daily life in families along with emotional and physical security, companionship and other benefits of a joint family life. These are normal and common issues.

Turmoil sets in when a larger than life issue arises - drug addiction or substance abuse. In a joint or a nuclear family one addict can affect the entire family’s life balance. This can have a negative impact on families for generations.

What is the relationship between substance abuse, withdrawal symptoms and cardiac problems?

Drug addiction or substance abuse is one of the biggest nightmares in anyone’s life. This disease is far more prevalent now than it was a few years earlier because there is far more exposure and immoral people trafficking drugs purely for quick financial gains. To tackle these problems good de-addiction centres and rehabs are increasingly being established.

Are recovered addicts better therapists?

“To be or not to be” –William Shakespeare.

A true dilemma for a recovered addict, who is now actually capable of being a counsellor.

De-addiction is very hard, but just as rewarding. Nothing can be as satisfying and gratifying than leading a normal productive life and fulfilling the moral obligation of giving back to the society – helping the addicted brethren and leading them toward a clean and normal life.