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

When Shafa Changed My Life


June 3, 2013

When I came here in SHAFA, I initially felt trapped and was totally close minded and angry with every one especially my family. I had started my addiction with smoking at the age of 15yrs, that turned into serious drinking … Continue reading

The Experimental Stage: The First Step on a Dark Path


May 23, 2013

I took a number of chemistry courses in college. Class often consisted of experiments and demonstrations to visually explain what we were learning. These experiments were well calculated, and almost always, we knew what would happen. When people first experiment … Continue reading

Free Addiction Seminars in Delhi and Mumbai


April 24, 2013

The Cabin, Thailand’s premiere drug and alcohol rehab centre, will be hosting free addiction and recovery training seminars in the month of May. Join the Cabin as addiction experts deliver informative and cutting edge talks on the latest and most … Continue reading

Your Family: Addiction’s Greatest Casualty


April 2, 2013

A few weeks ago, as I drove home from a football match, a woman turned her car in front of mine. I didn’t see her until the front end of my car crunched like an accordion into hers. She made a choice, … Continue reading