Indian Addiction and Recovery Blog

green marijuana
September 30, 2012

In my introductory post, we compared drugs to an explosion that went of decades ago in India. This explosion takes its toll on India everyday, and three drugs seem to contribute more than any other. Coming in as India's third most popular drug, tobacco. We found that this dangerous substance affects not only our health,… Read more »

Depressed
September 23, 2012

[…this is a continuation of our blog series: “Most Popular Drugs in India.” Read our first post discussing Tobacco use in India] The United Nations recently declared India as southern Asia's biggest consumer of heroin, in a comprehensive drug report. Often thought of as an ideal transit point for countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan or Nepal,… Read more »

Old-Indian1
September 15, 2012

In my quest to discover the most popular drug in India, I stumbled across many many illicit and legal drugs, and variations of those drugs. But as I searched, it became clear that three drugs outdid the rest. Tobacco was amongst the leaders–and according to my research, comes in third place. Choices Are Reality Have… Read more »

explosion
September 1, 2012

Decades ago, a bomb went off in India. The explosion of this deadly bomb has spread and seeped into nearly every people group and state of our land since. A bomb of illegal drugs. The explosion hit the ground quietly, and many of us didn’t realize its dangers–its devastating effects–and the toll it would take… Read more »

drinkingthumb
August 21, 2012

It’s easy to underestimate how much you drink. Even casual drinkers may be drinking too much. Check out the following infographic to see how much is too much. You may be surprised. This infographic was created and originally posted by Duffy’s Rehab, Napa Valley, California, USA. Read the original article on their blog to learn… Read more »

peopletalking
July 6, 2012

Think about a time when you did something that you didn't want anyone else to know about. We've all been there. And we all have tactics to avoid revealing what we've done. Especially in the early stages of an addiction, drug and alcohol addicts discover themselves consistently hiding the truth. Many addicts develop strategies and… Read more »

12 Steps
June 25, 2012

[easyrotator]erc_32_1338404701[/easyrotator] The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous have helped millions of people worldwide recover from their addictions. We have many deaddiction centres in our directory that use the 12 step treatment method. We hope you enjoyed the image gallery above. Which step is the most meaningful for you?  

praying indian
June 16, 2012

Addiction is almost always kept under wraps. That's the only way to maintain it—lie about it. And besides, to admit your addiction would hurt your reputation. And you don't want to that. Or do you? The Honest Truth About Addiction What if I told you that being completely honest with yourself was the only way… Read more »

Indian man in a suit
May 30, 2012

From 2007 to 2010 more people registered into Maharashtra De-Addiction programmes than any other state in the country. The Union ministry of social justice and empowerment kept records on those treated and recorded close to 44,000 people. These 44,000 represent only a fraction of those in need of treatment. Even with the available treatment, it… Read more »

Mobile Addiction
May 23, 2012

You've probably heard the word "dependency" used to describe certain addictions. Millions of men and women across India find themselves dependent on drugs, alcohol or prescription medication. But according to a leading psychologist, mobile devices can develop dependency too. If you're wondering how it's possible to develop dependency to screens, ask the parents of our… Read more »

hopeforwomen
May 15, 2012

Hope Trust has recently established an exclusive women's treatment facility. We interviewed Rahul Luther, the director of this establishment, in order to learn more about the situation and the way that Hope Trust intends to address the needs of women in Hyderabad and throughout the country. Hope Trust, one of India's foremost deaddiction centres is… Read more »

Pill Dinner (cover)
May 8, 2012

The availability of prescription drugs has never been greater. Doctors are prescribing more drugs than ever before. Online pharmacies make getting prescription drugs easy. And youngsters are consistently given powerful and addictive prescription drugs following a surgery or doctor's appointment. Prescription drug abuse has become a worldwide problem—and it's getting worse every day. According to… Read more »

herbs and spices on a wooden table in India
May 7, 2012

This post is a continuation of our alternative treatment methods series: view articles on meditation and yoga. Because drug and alcohol addiction usually takes the form of social, physical and physiological problems—each of these areas need to be treated during treatment. A comprehensive approach to drug treatment often includes Ayurveda. The wisdom of life Ayurveda,… Read more »