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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading