Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog


Addiction Rehab Options Continue to Grow for Citizens of the UAE

February 26, 2016

The UAE, like almost any other modern country, has a drug and alcohol addiction problem on the rise. According to the National, drug addiction in Abu Dhabi continues to rise. It’s not abnormal to see cases of addiction in Abu Dhabi rise by over 10% year over year. 10 years ago, officials in Dubai admitted… Read more »

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The Importance of Personalised Treatment

December 16, 2015

Addiction is a complex disease that can cause uncharacteristic compulsive behaviors leading to destructive actions that pull families apart and ruin lives. The effects of addiction are hard to ignore, but often, they are quickly justified, or dealt with through, harsh, and sometimes rushed treatment processes. Because the fingers of addiction reach into every facet… Read more »


4 Reasons to Recover in Thailand

April 7, 2015

Thailand has an ever-growing reputation for its industry of medical tourism. Travelers visit for everything from dental needs to sex changes. With the last decade bringing with it a considerable growth to the rehab industry, the country has seen an increase of international guests seeking drug and alcohol addiction treatment—some have dubbed these travelers as… Read more »


3 Things the Lotus Teaches Us about Recovery

January 22, 2015

The Lotus, India“s national flower, is a plant that grows in murky waters across our country. The plant stands as a symbol of purity and hope for many, and holds within itself a surprising wealth of lessons. The roots of the Lotus weave through muddy waters and prepare a bright flower that will eventually rest… Read more »


The Problem of Youth Addiction and How You Can Help

December 14, 2014

They live in the shadows. Maybe you've seen them. They follow each other to dark corners, hands full of poison. Used needles and stained prescription bottles litter these corners. In tight huddles, they look at each other–bloodshot eyes–they inhale the poison. Some jab their arms with thin needles to empty syringes filled with cocktails of… Read more »

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Dual Diagnosis – A (Treatable) Two Headed Monster

July 30, 2014

Imagine your doctor telling you a severe disease has taken over much of your liver, and if it isn't treated soon, your life could be in jeopardy. You might look at him in disbelief and start to ask a question, but then he stops you and says there's more. He explains that you were dually… Read more »


Drugs that Can Kill You in 5 Minutes

January 6, 2014

People use drugs to briefly step out of reality. Addicts light up to escape the real world for a moment. An alcoholic takes another drink to revisit that "better place" the beverage creates for him. But no one—excluding the suicidal camp—takes that sniff, puff or sip thinking, "This might kill me in 5 minutes." As… Read more »


India’s Youth – On Drugs

August 27, 2013

We have an addiction problem in India. In Punjab the numbers are ridiculous—nearly 75% of its youth are severely addicted to drugs, that's 3 out of every 4 children. Mumbai, Hyderabad and other cities around the country are quickly gaining a reputation for their drug usage; and the population in each of these cities continues… Read more »


Choosing the Perfect Deaddiction Centre: 7 Helpful Tips

August 21, 2013

Millions of people once addicted to drugs or alcohol have found ways to sober up and stay sober. Organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous and their infamous 12-step programme have helped thousands; and myriads of treatment centers around the world have helped clients accomplish their goals of getting and staying clean. But maybe you've been to rehab… Read more »


Tranquil Environment Key to Successful Recovery

August 8, 2013

When you sit down in a fancy restaurant, you expect the dining to be exquisite and the atmosphere to compliment the experience. When you empty your wallet to take your family or spouse on a weekend getaway, you eagerly anticipate the opportunity to place real life on the back burner for a few days and… Read more »


The Dependent Stage: An Unsolvable Maze

July 19, 2013

This is a continuation of our blog series: "The Cycle of Addiction." Read the previous post, which discusses the third stage: The Instrumental Stage: A Familiar Routine In order to survive on planet earth, there are certain things you absolutely must do. Eat. Sleep. Move. Breath. Your body must keep pumping blood. Your lungs have… Read more »


Three Things Everybody Needs to Know About Cell Phone Addiction

July 16, 2013

Five years ago a new word wiggled its way into the English dictionary. Thanks to a few British researchers determined to show the world its dependence on technology, "nomophobia" became the term to describe our mobile technology addiction.

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The Instrumental Stage: A Familiar Routine

July 2, 2013

This is a continuation of our blog series: “The Cycle of Addiction.” Read the previous post, which discusses the second stage: The Social Stage: Beginning to Lose Control I've been playing piano for nearly a decade. In my years behind the keys, low keys have always produced low sounds, and high keys high sounds. Because… Read more »


The Social Stage: Beginning to Lose Control

June 20, 2013

This is a continuation of our blog series: “The Cycle of Addiction.” Read the previous post, which discusses the first stage: The Experimental Stage: The First Step on a Dark Path During the social stage the substance begins to change different facets of the user’s life. From the way the person feels, to how he… Read more »

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Family Members and Insecurities About Addiction Treatment

June 10, 2013

This is a guest blog post written by Azhar, a recovering addict who works at Shafa Home. The views & opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions & views of DeAddictionCentres.IN as a whole. We are thrilled to have… Read more »