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Aspects of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Drugs, everyone knows from day one, are bad news, even though marijuana is becoming legal in many countries now for medicinal as well as recreational use and even the social stigma in the younger generation is waning, but alcohol has always had a different connotation. Everybody drinks-it’s good for you, Right? But believe it or not, alcohol too is harmful and kills countless people in the world. It kills by two ways: by damaging the body, as we have detailed in the earlier blogs and by causing accidents, violence, suicides etc. The medicinal benefits of alcohol are virtually nonexistent. A little research has of course shown that alcohol, red wine in particular can be good for the health of your heart. It is ”supposed” to increase the good cholesterol and increase the antioxidant activity, BUT-and it is a big BUT-the benefits seen in that research might have been due to other factors, such as being physically active and eating a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats. Besides you can get the same benefits by drinking red grape juice-without any risk. If you want a healthy heart, there are many other things you can do: control your blood pressure, cholesterol and weight; eat a healthy diet and exercise. There is really no need to drink alcohol to get health benefits.

When friends and loved ones say that you have a drinking or drug problem and are after you to quit, it can be quite bothersome. Sometimes you think they might be right but most of the time you think that if they are wrong you will be giving up this stuff for nothing. Maybe you have a problem, maybe you don’t. Even if you DO have a problem, chances are that you will not be able to see it clearly. Self-deception is rampant in alcoholism and drug addiction. It is so, because it helps you escape a very unpleasant reality and you do not have to do any thing about it. It may not be easy to answer the question whether you ARE an alcoholic or a drug addict or not. One exercise you can do is write your life story listing all the problems in your life and your drinking and drug use. Be totally honest – even though that is a very tall order. List all the problems and how alcohol and drugs were responsible for those problems and how your life was affected by your use. Note opportunities missed, money spent or wasted, the impact on your family, job, friendships and other aspects of your life. Denial often keeps alcoholics and addicts from seeing the problems alcohol and drugs are causing, so rigorous honesty is required in doing this exercise. If your drinking or drug use is causing problems in your life, or if someone who cares about you believes it is, it could be time to entertain the idea that you might be an alcoholic or an addict.

Some people with certain illnesses  –  for example, cancer, alcoholism and addiction –  practice denial. It is not because they are stupid or bad or just plain pigheaded. They are genuinely unable to see the truth for what it is, and they deny the fact that they are ill to protect themselves from facing a fearsome and unpleasant reality. The cancer patient does not want to know about his or her illness out of fear of the unpleasant treatments that might be needed and even a greater fear of the consequences should the treatment fail. Similarly, the alcoholic or addict does not want to know about his condition because of the stigma attached to the conclusion and even a greater fear of having to give up their most trusted chemical support. Denial is a defense mechanism and as long as a person has denial he or she will be able to drink alcohol or use drugs till his or her dying days. It is a primitive mechanism – a self deception that is useful in the short time period but is extremely dangerous and destructive over the long term. This self-deception is common in alcoholism and addiction; your psyche knows that the behavior you are indulging in is self-destructive and not in your own best interest and is unacceptable at many levels coupled with a strong desire to continue using alcohol and other drugs.

Learning about alcoholism and addiction and the hope and happiness that treatment at Sahyog Detox and De addiction Center can help overcome denial and open the door to Recovery and that is why Sahyog is the Best De addiction Center in Delhi.

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Harmful Effects of Marijuana

Marijuana or Cannabis or Ganja is the opening batsman, i.e., many people start using drugs from Marijuana. It has been made legal in many countries, not only for medicinal use but also for recreational use too. Many states in the U.S. now permit its use. That is not to say that it is harmless. It has got its own harmful effects. Many youngsters say that it is now legal, but then so is alcohol. And alcohol has been legal for such a long time and so many people suffer deleterious effects of alcoholism which cause so much morbidity and mortality.

Marijuana is derived from the hemp plant. It is commonly known as weed or grass. Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa is the Latin name for the plant. Ganja is the flowering top of the plant. Hashish or Charas is the resinous extract of the plant and rest of the plant is called Bhang. Whatever the form, the active ingredient in all three is the same, namely, Tetrahydrocannibinol or THC in short. It grows wild in many parts of Asia and Americas and Africa. But people cultivate it now for their own personal use. Cultivation is also done since it has become legal. THC content has nearly doubled over the past few years as hybrid and high yielding varieties are now cultivated. It is most commonly smoked but it many also be eaten like Bhang or Hash Cookies etc. THC is the psychoactive chemical found in Marijuana.  While THC is not physiologically addictive it is definitely psychologically addictive as evidenced by the drug seeking behavior of addicts when they do not get their dose. It has no withdrawal symptoms except mild headache, insomnia or lack of appetite. Mood swings may also occur.

Pharmacological effect of THC is that it opens the gate at the level of the spinal cord which regulates the inflow of sensory information to the brain. As a result of this increased sensory input lot of people have this misconception that they become more artistic after consuming Marijuana. Colors seem more vivid and music also takes on a different sensory perception because of this. It is one of the few psychoactive substances which has no known lethal dose, that is to say you cannot die because of overdosing on Marijuana.

While it may not be lethal Marijuana is not without serious side effects. THC is a psychoactive substance and has been found in the fatty tissue of the brain even eight years after the person stopped using Marijuana. The most serious harmful effect of Marijuana is that it causes Amotivation Syndrome. The person who uses Marijuana lives in a dream world of his own and never gets down to actually doing the physical action required for work. It is an ideal nasha for two kinds of people, a king or a beggar. People who do not have to work in life. For everybody else it is a strict no-no, especially for addicts. With any substance there is use, misuse and then abuse. Abuse of Marijuana is very common. Very few people are able to use it and do their day to day work.

Next deleterious effect of Marijuana is that it is a “gateway drug”. People who use Marijuana are more likely to use other drugs also. It is as if weed is the opening batsman and the other substances follow soon after.

The most harmful effect of Marijuana is that it may cause Cannabis psychosis. It does not cause it in everyone who uses it but it is a distinct entity. It is not dose dependent, that is to say more use does not seem to increase the incidence but more of an allergic reaction. A single joint may flip a person. Anti-psychotics and total abstinence from Cannabis is required and the treatment is long drawn. Whether it causes psychosis itself or precipitates a preexisting underlying psychosis cannot be determined. But its accumulation in the fatty tissue of brain is well known.

So, Marijuana may be herbal but it is not without its harmful effects. If you were to come to know before a flight that the pilot has had a few joints of Cannabis, would you feel safe to fly in that flight? While it is better than most other intoxicants it is not safe for addicts and people who have to do some work or study in life.

All this is explained at Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic and that is why it is the Best Rehabilitation Center in Delhi.

 

Best Rehabilitation Center in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Rehabilitation Center in Delhi by a long margin. At Sahyog proper treatment of alcoholism and addiction is done and how to recover from it is also explained in detail.

Addicts and alcoholics are basically self centered. Instead of having a relationship with others they have a relationship with their addictive Self. In Recovery the person has to practice “To thine own Self be True”. This is the beginning of Recovery: Self care and a relationship with Self. A practicing addict has a relationship between Self and the Addictive Self whereas a recovering addict has a relationship between Self and ohers.

Trust is the basis of any relationship. There cannot be any relationship if there is no trust. Whether the relationship is within oneself or with others. If a relationship is not based on trust it becomes a struggle. Trust allows us the ability to heal and the freedom to connect with others.

Reaching Out                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Once addicts begin to accept their disease, they are ready to form relationships outside of themselves. For this they must feel safe. Then a person reaches out to others. The addict can even reach out for help. He or she is able to challenge the inward flow of addiction. The addict may reach out to family, friends, a Higher Power or the community. Eventually he or she will form intimate relationships.

Spiritual Higher Power                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               In the beginning all seems lost.  Dealing with people seems frightening. The relationship with Self is too fragile. So, a relationship with a Spiritual Higher Power if often a logical choice.

Intimacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Addiction is more powerful than me but then so is Recovery. One is based on dishonesty and destruction while the other is based on care and honesty. Addicts in Recovery want to have intimate relationships with others. Addictive logic says people are not to be trusted. Recovering addicts change that and start by having intimate relationships first with other Recovering Addicts.

Honesty                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Recovering Addict sees other Recovering Addicts talk honestly about themselves. Even the bad things that they did without shame or guilt. Their honesty challenges the addictive belief system.

All this is taught in detail at Sahyog and that is why it is the Best Rehabilitation Center in Delhi.

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi for a variety of reasons. The primary reason is that at Sahyog we offer complete and proper treatment of alcoholism and addiction. Alcohol and drugs are not the problem, in fact they are a symptom of an underlying emotional problem. It is just as if somebody if on fire and to escape that he jumps into a river. The fire gets put out but now the person is drowning. Similarly, alcoholics and addicts are emotionally challenged people who cannot handle or process their emotions properly. They use alcohol and drugs to numb their feelings but start drowning by becoming alcoholics and drug addicts. For complete and proper treatment not only alcohol and drugs need to be stopped but emotional problems also need to be dealt with. Alcoholics and addicts need to see their unrealistic expectations and learn to be not carried away in their feelings when the expectations are not fulfilled. They need to take responsibility for their emotions. My feelings – my responsibility. Sobriety is the first frontier but the ultimate aim is emotional sobriety.

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Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

The Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi is Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic by far. At Sahyog PROPER AND HOLISTIC TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM AND ADDICTION IS DONE. Addiction is a bio psycho social disorder. It is very similar to diabetes in that it is chronic and relapsing. Chronic means that it cannot be cured only controlled and relapsing means that even after giving it up for some length of time the person can go back to drinking alcohol or using drugs. It is probable that some people are genetically predisposed to alcoholism and addiction in that their body reacts differently to alcohol and drugs. It sets up the phenomenon of craving and the person is not able to guarantee how much he is going to drink of use or is not able to guarantee his behavior after drinking or using drugs. Alcoholism and addiction starts with moderate use at first but since it is a progressive disease the amount of substance keeps on increasing gradually. Also, there is progressive loss of control over behavior, thoughts and feelings. Alcoholism and addiction is a primary disease in that it is no caused by underlying psychological or emotional disorders or because the person comes from dysfunctional family. However, there is always some dysfunction in the family of the alcoholic or addict. People who have underlying psychological or emotional problems are more reluctant to seek treatment and may require more intensive treatment in order to recover.

All in all, Sahyog is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

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Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi for a variety of reasons, the main reason being that it is the only Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi which is run by a doctor who himself had problems with alcoholism and drug addiction and is clean and sober today for more than 18 years all thanks to the 12 Step Program and that is the program which we follow at Sahyog. It offers the highest success rate as far as any addiction is concerned. This fact is mentioned in medical textbooks also. At Sahyog we offer complete, proper and holistic treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. All the aspects, i.e., physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of addiction and alcoholism are dealt with. The physical aspect is taken care of during the detox phase by giving medication to counteract the withdrawal symptoms. This phase last for 7-10 days, but medication is not the cure for alcoholism or addiction. The cure for alcoholism and addiction is the 12 Step Program. The mental component is the obsession, which only a Higher Power can remove. The patients are encouraged to find their Higher Power through prayer and meditation. Emotions are a big challenge for anyone, more so for alcoholics and addicts. They are emotionally challenged. The emotional turmoil in their lives is taken care of by talking to them and counselling them. The next area is spiritual. By spiritual we mean relationships. The patients are taught to develop a healthy relationship with self others including family and the God of their understanding.

All in all, Sahyog offers complete and proper treatment of alcoholism and addiction and is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

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Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi if not the entire country. It is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi simply because it is the only Nasha Mukti Kendra which is run by doctor who himself had problems with alcohol and drugs and is clean and sober today for more than 18 years thanks to the 12 Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. That is the program which we follow in Sahyog. Either you have detoxes and psychiatric facilities run by doctors or rehabs which are run by ex alcoholics and ex addicts. The combination of a doctor and an ex alcoholic and ex addict is to be found nowhere else. It is our USP and that means that we treat patients not only with our knowledge but also our experience. This combined with our excellent therapy is why we have such a good success rate which is better than other similar facilities. After the detox phase in which medication is given to counteract the withdrawal symptoms is over the patients are expected to attend sessions which happen from morning to night. The day starts with yoga and meditation and breakfast is followed by reading session. After that we have a writing session. This is followed by a lecture which we call Input which is information put forward. Information regarding the 12 Step Program is given. After lunch and rest time there is a session called Group Discussion in which whatever topic was taught in the Input the patients relate to their own lives and share about themselves. Three times in a week the patients write their thoughts and feelings and share them in the group with the counselor. This is followed by a in house  AA/NA meeting. There is meditation again at night. The aim of all the sessions is to make the patient realize that the way they are drinking alcohol or using drugs is wrong and it is in their own best interest to give it up. Then it is not difficult to stop but extremely difficult to stay stopped. This is where the 12 Step Program helps  – to stay stopped.

All in all Sahyog is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

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Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi, NCR. It may also be the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in India. It is good primarily because it is run by a doctor who himself  had problems with alcohol and drugs and is clean and sober today thanks to the 12 Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. This is a unique thing. Either you have doctors running detoxes and psychiatric facilities or ex alcoholics and ex addicts running rehabs. The combination of a doctor and a recovering alcoholic and addict is to be found no where else. This means that we treat patients not only with our knowledge but also our experience. The combination of knowledge and experience is beyond parallel. We treat patients in a holistic fashion, i.e., we look after the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the disease of alcoholism and addiction. The physical part is the craving which is taken care of in the initial week or ten days by giving medication to counteract the withdrawals. The mental obsession is what takes the alcoholic or addict back to alcohol and drugs even when the body is not experiencing withdrawals. That is why we have a saying that it is not difficult to stop but very difficult to stay stopped. The obsession takes time to go away, maybe even months. And it is only a Higher Power that removes the obsession to drink or use drugs as it is not humanly possible to get rid of the obsession. For this we concentrate on prayer and meditation and encourage the patients to improve their conscious contact with their Higher Power. The emotional pain is at root of all addiction and the psychologist and psychiatrist deal with the emotional pain of the alcoholic or addict. The program which we follow is a very spiritual program that teaches the patient to have a good relationship with self, family, others and God of his understanding.

All in all, Sahyog is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

Detoxification Centre in Delhi

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi if not the entire country. It is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi for a variety of reasons. It is the only Nasha Mukti Kendra which is run by a doctor who himself had problems with alcoholism and addiction and has been clean and sober for more than 18 years thanks to the 12 Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. This 12 Step Program offers the highest success rate as far as any addiction is concerned. This fact is mentioned in our medical textbooks also. We treat the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction in a holistic manner. All the aspects of the disease of alcoholism and addiction are taken care of. Initially the patient is detoxed, i.e., given medication so that the physical part of the disease is taken care of and the withdrawal symptoms are managed with medication. The mental obsession which is the next part of the disease to be tackled is taken care of by a Higher Power and the Big Book reading is there to enable us to find our Higher Power. The 12 Step Program is not a religious program but a spiritual one. In the Program we say ‘God of your understanding’. No religious belief if imposed on the patients. Next is the emotional cause of our addiction. Alcohol and drugs are not our problem but a symptom of our problem. The main problem is always an emotional one and to deal with the emotional issues we have a psychologist who gives one on one therapy to our patients. Next comes the spiritual bankruptcy. By spiritual we allude to the failed relationships of the alcoholic and addict. We teach the patients to have a relationship with themselves first, improve the relationship with their families and other patients and improve their conscious contact with God. By doing all these things and our therapy in sessions we ensure a high success rate for Sahyog which is much better than that of other similar institutions.

All in all Sahyog is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra because of the following reasons:- it is the only Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi or for that matter in India which is run by a doctor who himself had problems with alcoholism and addiction and today is clean and sober for more than 18 years. This is our USP and found no where else.

The success rate of Sahyog is much better than similar institutions which is a direct result of the excellent therapy we provide. There are trained counselors, psychologist and a psychiatrist on board to look after the counselling. Many alcoholics and addicts are clean and sober today thanks to the treatment they underwent at Sahyog and are living drug/alcohol free lives in a productive manner. Even in NA/AA circles Sahyog is spoken of very highly.

The atmosphere at Sahyog is very conducive to Recovery Program. It is not only about giving up drugs and alcohol but about becoming a better human being. There is no physical or verbal abuse at Sahyog. The food is excellent and the patients can eat as much as they want. The patients are not required to do the menial chores like sweeping, swabbing or cleaning the toilets. The patients make their beds in the morning and wash their own plates after meals and are required to focus on the treatment in the remaining time.

Because of these and many other reasons Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi