GROWING UP IN AN ALCOHOLIC FAMILY: COPING AND TREATMENT

There are various diseases that are said to be genetic, such as Diabetes, Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack), mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia and depression. But medical science got too late to recognize that Alcoholism can be genetic too. Studies show that people who have alcoholic parents/grandparents, they are more predisposed to be alcohol addicts too. Yes, environment plays an enabling role too, but if a person has alcoholism in genes, then environment would not be such a major factor. There are several genes responsible for causing Alcohol Use Disorder. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has funded Collaborative Studies on Genetics of Alcoholism (1989)

Art as Therapy

Art is a form of expression and while you express it any given form it works for you as a therapy and becomes Expressive therapy. And imagine how powerful would it be if art as an expression was showcased by people who are struggling through many mental, physical and emotional challenges. In a recently conducted art therapy workshop by Art on the Wall and Shafa Home, art was used as a therapy medium to help and express better the residents of Shafa Home. Shafa Home is a home away from home, for hundreds of recovering drug dependents, by assisting them in regaining their self-esteem and self-worth. Primarily, they work closely with drug dependents by using holistic treatment approach to make

The Power And Importance Of Gratitude While In Addiction Recovery

Recovery is a long and twining journey. Sometimes the recovery process seems like a stroll in the park and at other times it would feel too burdensome. That is why it is important to adopt some practices which make recovery a little easier. One of the most important and effective practices in addiction recovery is Having an Attitude of Gratitude, i.e. being grateful for the things you have in your life. If you start practicing it, you will see that your bar of happiness and satisfaction will raise a notch higher. It is a saddening situation, that most of us, most of the times, focus on the trivial things that happen with us, maybe during our day-to-day routine; like, traffic on the way to wo

Celebrating Independence from the Shackles of Addiction

This Independence Day, our residents not celebrated the Country’s freedom but also their freedom from a life of dependence on substance abuse. Shafa residents invoked the spirit of freedom and imbibed the nascent oxygen of “azadi”. Freedom not only implies right to expression but also the right to choose. Our residents always had the right to choose. Freedom is NOT doing whatever the heart desires right now. Freedom is the possibility of doing whatever the heart desires right now. Freedom is the possibility of breaking free, if and when needed. Freedom is the confidence of not being chained in an unhappy state. Pursuit of freedom is to continuously ensure that one is not relenting control of

Are you Lonely, Rejected and Addicted ?

If you feel you are lonely, rejected and addicted, you are not alone….we are with you to brighten up your days and bring back the smile on your face. Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed,that’s all who ever have . ~Margaret Mead Look out in your community, there are so many people affected with depression, addiction and are rejected by their own family members or friends. Life has become complicated. People no more meet each other on a regular basis , they just remain isolated in homes and glued to their TVs, X-Box play stations,mobile phones etc. Lonely is creeping into the society and people are unaware of it. They feel their lives are going just fin

Role of Yoga in Addiction Recovery

Hello Readers! Let us talk about the role of yoga in the recovery of an addict. First let us understand the meaning of Yoga. Yoga is the union of mind, body and soul which cures and heals the body from inside and helps in overall growth of an individual. Yoga works on all the levels of recovery, by which I mean the physical level, emotional level, psychological level and above all Spiritual level. Yoga takes you on a spiritual journey which enriches the life of an individual and boosts his/her confidence to take up life’s challenges and face them head on. People have a pre conceived notion that yoga is all about twisting and turning the body in all directions for the purpose of weight loss.

10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Drugs

Being nervous about recovery from addiction is very common. After all it brings significant changes in your life. The good news is that it will change into something better than you have ever imagined. Here is the list:- Being nervous about recovery from addiction is very common. After all it brings significant changes in your life. The good news is that it will change into something better than you have ever imagined. Here is the list:- Substances no longer rule your life There is so much for the recovering addicts who have begun their journey towards sobriety. They feel more joyful and grateful. Their dreams start coming true and they remain in the here and now which allows their brain to

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