Benefits Of Attending A Residential Rehab

Bursting The Bubble Factor “Bursting your bubble” The addict needs to be removed from the uncomfortable familiarity of their environment, so that they can gain a completely new perspective on their life. Brain-work Reclaim your brain from substance abuse, Intensive neural recovery from the hijacked brain “first aid of the brain”. Safe-Base Medical assisted detoxification, alcohol and drug free environment, testing and blood work, 24/7 care, to process trauma and psychological disorders. Prevention Halt the progression of the addiction, arrest the cycle of damage to prevent further harm. Financial Weighing up the short term cost of entering our rehabilitation centers program against the long

Binge Drinking and Alcohol Overdose

“I like the taste of it” “I like the kick it gives to my mood” It relaxes me after a tiresome day” and more than thousands of reasons people give, just to drink! It is by their will that they start, but that will power slowly gets dissolved in alcohol and they get dependent on it. Thousands of people die each year due to alcohol overdose. The reason might sound too shocking, which is, its symptoms are too slow to be understood! We are stating a few signs that would help you to identify if you or your loved ones are overdosing on alcohol. Alcohol has a great social acceptability and hence many people fail to consider it as a matter of substance abuse or addiction. And since it is legal in

Why People Become Alcoholics

How Did We Get to Alcoholism If you’re anything like me, you started drinking in high school with your friends. It seemed like the cool thing to do. You partied on weekends, but never drank during the week. You hid it from your parents, even though they were drinkers themselves. And then you turned 18. Maybe you headed for college, where binge drinking seemed to be the extracurricular pastime of many students there. At least the ones you were drawn to. You may even have gotten a DUI, but so did a lot of kids. What’s the big deal? This is how it begins for many alcoholics. It may be peer pressure that got you into drinking, or it may have been watching your parents drink, sometimes to an exce

How To Control Your Urges

It takes many years to develop certain traits that shape our personality and our perspective. Various factors come together such that an attitude is formed and based upon that, we bring about some changes in the situation with our actions. Let’s understand this through a short story. Once there was village, where everything was in a mess. It was losing its resources and was being tagged as a poor village. People fought a lot there. There was never a solution if a problem arose. It was slowly walking towards ruins. Then there came a sage who started preaching peace and harmony. He used to stay calm and composed in every situation. Everyone in the village started falling ill and weak. They did

Forgiveness: Letting Go The Mistakes of Your Loved Ones.

"To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.” –Jack Kornfield When you hold onto the painful incidents of your life, it doesn’t fix anything, in fact it complicates things furthermore. Replaying the past again & again doesn’t simplify it, and just by wishing that things were different doesn’t change anything. At Shafa Home - India's Largest Centre for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation - we always motivate our residents to accept whatever it is that they're holding on to and then letting it go, because that’s the only way to remove the past negativity that is now affecting your present! You have to let go of

Unlocking Your Fears Through Positive Self-confrontations

Recovery is a very emotional phase, but the most common emotion faced by an addict at any point of his recovery is 'fear'. During addiction too, fears are a common emotion, but those fears are very different from the fears that he faces during recovery. For e.g., he may feel worried about running out of his drugs during addiction, or losing his job, his loved ones if he is not able to cope with addiction. While there are many types of fears that a person comes across, the root cause for all these fears is that the addict is worried about the potential negative outcomes of certain situations. This happens because an addict, just like all beings made by God, is a good person on the inside. He

Facing Your Fears: Being In-charge of Your Recovery from Addiction

Have you ever wondered, what it is like for heroes to battle their fears in a war zone where one small mistake, or one wrong decision could lead to defeat, or even death? There are millions of lessons to be learned from the stories of Gautama Budhdha, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, or the more recent Michael Jordan - but there's one thing common in all of their stories - they were just 'normal' people, who continued to fight their own fears, who never stopped doing what they firmly believed in, every single day of their lives! Every time when their fears tried to stop them from doing the right thing, they confronted these demons with positive, constructive energies and continued onto the p

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

Socializing and Staying In Recovery

There have been various scientific studies that call human beings as animals. I do not exactly know the origin, but sociology has tagged human beings as Social Animals. Although I believe in a different philosophy which considers animals and humans as completely different beings, but I would agree to the animal tag to a basic extent. Animal instincts are to just live for oneself, and as Charles Darwin researched- the rule of Survival Of The Fittest is practiced in the Jungle. But human beings are social, and so they are bound to help each other and live together for mutual benefits. Yes there are selfish motives also somewhere in us, which might have lead to this affix of Animal with our spe

Why People Become Alcoholics

How Did We Get to Alcoholism If you’re anything like me, you started drinking in high school with your friends. It seemed like the cool thing to do. You partied on weekends, but never drank during the week. You hid it from your parents, even though they were drinkers themselves. And then you turned 18. Maybe you headed for college, where binge drinking seemed to be the extracurricular pastime of many students there. At least the ones you were drawn to. You may even have gotten a DUI, but so did a lot of kids. What’s the big deal? This is how it begins for many alcoholics. It may be peer pressure that got you into drinking, or it may have been watching your parents drink, sometimes to an exce

Hitting the Rock Bottom with Alcohol or Drinking

Hitting Bottom For many alcoholics, it takes some kind of life altering event to admit we have a problem and seek help. It may be losing a job or a relationship, it might be a car accident or a DUI, or for some, it may mean losing the family they love. It’s different for everyone. Hitting bottom is a process an alcoholic (or any addict) goes through to lift their denial about their disease and/or addiction, and the physical and emotional damage it is doing to them and others in their lives. It’s that light bulb moment when an addict realizes he or she has had enough. Enough of the misery they feel each morning they wake up. Enough of the broken promises to themselves and others. Enough humil

What is Ecstasy Addiction

Ecstasy, the street name for MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) is thought NOT to be a drug that you get habituated to, but this isn’t true thus should not to be taken lightly. In fact, when someone takes ecstasy on a regular basis their body and mind start to become accustomed to it. They will feel that they can’t function properly without ecstasy and if they stop taking it, they will go through withdrawal. Ecstasy withdrawal syndrome can induce serious cases of depression, and anxiety, or even extreme fatigue. Symptoms of Ecstasy Addiction The short term effects that users of ecstasy feel is emotional warmth, mental stimulation, increased energy, and enhanced sensory perception

Morphine Addiction

Morphine is an extremely addictive painkiller. In fact, morphine addictive properties make it a Schedule II narcotic under the Controlled Substances Act. When addicts try to quit morphine, they often experience severe cramps, pains and anxiety which can result in using the drug again in order to avoid withdrawal. Symptoms of Morphine Addiction Morphine addiction can start as a prescribed medication to solve real pain issues. However, having morphine can lead to habitual drug seeking or using morphine other than intended. Many users find that they cannot stop after even a few weeks of a regular dosage. Morphine addiction can result in a range of symptoms from weight loss to vomiting and mem

Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Addiction

Compared with other opiates and opioids, heroin’s addictive properties make this illicit drug is one of the MOST ADDICTIVE available. Signs of Heroin Addiction Heroin is a highly addictive drug, among one of the most rapidly acting opiates. Produced from morphine, and seldom found on the streets pure, heroin is often “cut” with other drugs endangering the life of the user. The first sign of addiction is habitual use. Routes of administration for heroin include injecting, snorting or smoking. Each mode of administration is associated with a specific risk factor and causes severe side effects. Most addicts, who have asked for help on their own had been injecting heroin, while the research has

Signs and Symptoms of Crack Addiction

Crack is a form of cocaine that’s been changed to a free base, allowing it to be smoked. Compared with other drugs, crack addictive properties are risky, and crack is highly addictive. Being addicted to crack produces both changes in mood and changes in behavior. A few examples include being too nervous and alert on a regular basis and losing weight while being careless about personal grooming. Crack Addiction Signs A person who was calm before will become highly alert and nervous at even the smallest things. A crack addict may also exhibit lots of surprising energy, which can turn to anger, fear and restlessness. Addiction specialists such as psychotherapists, doctors, and psychiatrists (i

The Science of Social Media Addiction

In droves, we engage on social media with selfies, Likes, follows, and shares. These are actions that positively re-enforce the idea that social media tools provide us with good feelings. Like any pleasure-seeking activity, social media tools are addictive. With our society’s dramatic shift toward interacting over the internet and social media tools, it is easier than ever to develop an addiction to social media. The Connection between Social Media and Addiction If you’ve ever trained a dog, you’re familiar with negative and positive re-enforcement. Such as: Negative re-enforcement uses punishment to stop a habit. Positive re-enforcement encourages a behavior through something enjoyable…like

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