Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

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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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 »

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 and multiple addiction before I completed 18yrs. I was admitted to SHAFA on 27-06-2008, I… Read more »

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 with drugs, the process is similar. Usually, the individual careful measures how much he takes… Read more »

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 effective methods in addiction treatment. Delhi: May 13th Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, New Delhi 9am… Read more »

car crash
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, and I payed for it. In a perfect world only our good choices… Read more »

February 27, 2013

This is a guest blog post written by Aliakbar Shabbir, an integrative health coach at EnergySense Holistics. 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 »

February 17, 2013

Those with addictions to heroin or cocaine must often visit with sneaky drug dealers in dark alleyways, buying their substances furtively and hoping they won’t get caught in the act. People with alcohol addictions can be slightly more open about their use, but they might also be forced to visit corner markets and liquor stores… Read more »

February 15, 2013

Anyone who has run a marathon can echo these words, "long-distance running is no cakewalk." In fact, running those 42 kilometers places your body under such pressure and fatigue that an individual often needs up to two to three months to recover fully. This may seem like a long time, it did to me at… Read more »

A woman mourns the death of the young woman that was brutally raped in New Delhi, Source: Reuters
January 24, 2013

After the horrific attack on a female student in Delhi, which resulted in her death due to intense internal injuries and bleeding, more women in India have chosen to speak out about their own experiences of violence at the hands of both strangers and the people they know and love. Even the journalist Nita Bahalla,… Read more »

January 13, 2013

Has this thought ever run through your brain: "You know, I would really like to ruin my life. And I'd like to start today!" I hope not. I also hope you'll never ruin your life. But just in case you were curious how to end up depressed, lonely, miserable, and feeling like death itself —… Read more »

December 11, 2012

Imagine a woman stops you on the street today and asks, "Do you want your life to be miserable when you get older?" Hopefully, you'd look at her like she was crazy and say, "No! Why would you ask me that?"[ref] How to Ruin your Life By 30: nine surprisingly Everyday mistakes you might be… Read more »

November 18, 2012

In case you didn’t know, last year Maharashtra passed a new drinking law. A law causing lots of discussion and division. A law creating criminals out of young drinkers. A law adorned by a few, loathed by more than a few and mocked by many (and you should know, the mockers don't necessarily live in… Read more »

October 21, 2012

A group of students at the University of Delhi have published and presented a report on the economy and social impact of illicit drugs. We’ve pasted the powerpoint slides below. The report brings up some interesting points. One of their conclusions is that illicit drugs should be partially legalized. After reading their conclusions what do… Read more »