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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 De addiction Center in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best De addiction Clinic in Delhi and beyond. At Sahyog proper treatment of alcoholism and addiction is undertaken. As part of treatment the patients are explained how their life has been out of control. Alcoholics and addicts develop tolerance, i.e., they get used to the effect of the substance and require more and more of it to produce the desired effect. Because of this tolerance and the pain and anger in their lives the addict starts to act out in more and more dangerous ways. Episodes of being out of control are very frightening for addicts because it confirms what they have suspected for a long time, that they are out of control. These episodes are followed by many promises to straighten out and never do it again and act right. The promises are made to convince themselves that they are in control or at least will be in future. And they act right for some time too but as soon as the guilt and shame recedes they are back to their old behavior. After crazy episodes of acting out the addict needs to make sense of what happened and he or she turns to his or her delusional system of belief or addictive logic. Using this the person is able to explain away what is happening. All addictive logic is based on protecting the addictive personality. Because of this delusional system it is very difficult if not impossible for addicts to see why they are hurting. They think other people don’t understand them or because life is so tough.

All this is taught at Sahyog and that is why it is the Best De addiction Center in Delhi and beyond.

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.

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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 many reasons. It is the only center where complete and proper treatment of alcoholism and addiction is done.

As part of treatment denial of the patient needs to be broken. Denial is the chief symptom of alcoholism and addiction. Denial is used by them as a cover to protect their disease. In its simplest form denial is the lack of information. Patients experience symptoms they don’t understand, so they push them out of their thoughts. Denial becomes conscious suppression. They know they are experiencing something painful but they consciously push it from their mind because of shame, guilt or unwillingness to look at what is causing the pain. In its most severe form, denial becomes unconscious repression – chronically being unaware of the pain. They simply refuse to acknowledge the pain. As a result they experience painful and unwanted symptoms with no idea where they came from.

There are three levels of denial                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mild denial – lack of information needed to understand what is happening.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Moderate denial – consciously pushing unwanted memories from mind.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Severe denial – unconsciously repressing the memory. Adverse symptoms are present when a person has no idea of what is causing the symptoms.

It is important for the patients to identify how they are denying the reality of their addiction. If the denial is not broken the person can go on drinking alcohol or using drugs till his or death bed and still say he or she doesn’t have a problem.

At Sahyog we help the patients to break their denial and that is why it is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best De addiction Center in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best De addiction Center in Delhi. At Sahyog the patients are taught about the roots and causes of alcoholism and addiction.

Our society has a great influence on who we are and the issues we face as humans. All of us live within and are influenced by two major groups and cultures: our society and our families. We may not realize it but we imbibe many values that are consistent with addictive values.

Looking Out for Number One                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Our society is obsessed with number one. Being number two is not good enough. There is always the push to become number one. There is nothing wrong with striving and pushing ourselves to become better but in our society coming in first is valued. Being the best is prized above all else. As a society, we attach subtle shame to being anything less than number one. The truth is that all of us cannot be number one. Even those who are number one in some areas of their lives are not so in other areas. There is nothing wrong or shameful in being average but we  do not stress this in our society. The danger is that the obsession about being number one is an addictive value

Living for Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 As a society we are obsessed with outcomes. This is another addictive value. Addiction is all about the outcome. In this the process gets overlooked. If a person is not bothered about the process, he or she is overlooking or pushing his or her conscience aside. In pushing the conscience aside we learn to deny it. In learning denial one is learning how to be an addict. The way we achieve our goals is also important. So, it is how we act and not what we achieve is important. What matters is getting high, it doesn’t matter who gets stepped on.

Control                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Another addictive value that the society favors is control. We are expected to be in control at all times. An addict is a person who would rather be in control than being happy. Control is also about outcomes. If you are in control you should be able to control the outcome. To believe in absolute control is to chase an illusion. This will create pain within and around the person.

Perfection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Another value that society fosters on us and is an addictive value is the belief in perfection. Society tells us to be perfect at any cost. Our obsession with the perfect body is an example of this. We don’t want to be healthy, we want to be perfect. Addiction is about chasing the myth of perfection, whether it is chasing the perfect body or chasing money. Some believe that any man should be able to make a lot of money. Perfection is a myth we use to beat ourselves and others. Striving to be perfect pushes us away from ourselves. It makes us machine like – beauty machine or money machine. The danger in chasing perfection is what happens to us when we realize that we are human, perfectly imperfect.

Lack of Genuine Relationships                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             We live in a fast paced, temporary society as a result there is a lack of emphasis on relationships. Relationships in our society seem to have taken a disposable quality.

Worshiping Objects                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We are encouraged to accumulate as many objects as we can. Status is attached to these objects. It becomes more convenient to have relationships with object rather than people. But object can’t meet intimacy needs can not be met by objects. All this contributes to addiction. We treat people like objects and have relationship with the substance.

So, unknowingly, our society pushes many towards addictive values and it is very important to understand this. All this is done at Sahyog and that is why it is the Best De addiction Center in Delhi.

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Best De addiction Center in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best De addiction Center in Delhi by far. It is the ONLY De addiction Center in Delhi if not the whole of India which is run by a doctor who himself had problems with alcoholism and addiction himself. This combination of a doctor and a recovering alcoholic and addict is to be found no where else. As a result of this we treat patients not only with our knowledge but also our experience.

As a part of therapy, the patients are taught to manage stress in non addictive ways, because stress is a big trigger for relapse. After treatment the patients have to face the painful realities of their lives. It is not as if they were not their earlier but because of using alcohol and drugs they were numb to it. During the early phase most have serious problems with spouse, family, friends or job. Awareness of these problems creates stress and they must learn to manage it or else they will relapse.

For this they have to learn non addictive problem solving strategies. Often they learn these strategies from being around others and watching what they do. When they are with someone for a long period of time they start doing things in a similar fashion without thinking much about it. As it is often said that if you bring your body to enough meetings and spend time with enough sober drunks, the program wears off on you.

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Best Rehabilitation Center in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Rehabilitation Center in Delhi. The word Rehabilitation in Hindi means punarwas. It means to settle a person again. For this there is no facility better than Sahyog. Because alcohol and drugs are not the main problem, they are merely a symptom of the problem. The main problem is always an emotional one. The disease of addiction exists at the emotional level. Whether it is anger, jealousy or even boredom or wanting to seek adventure and thrills, the alcoholic or addict is not able to process their emotions properly. Even though alcohol and drugs are only a symptom, they have become a problem in themselves. The symptom has become a disease in itself. First the symptom,i.e., has to be dealt with and then the underlying emotional disorder also needs to be tackled. This is best done at Sahyog which 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 De addiction Center in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best De addiction Center in Delhi and it is so because of many reasons. First and foremost is that at Sahyog we offer proper and complete treatment of alcoholism and addiction. The patients are encouraged to accept their addictive disease. Acceptance is the ability to think about what happened while they were drinking alcohol and using drugs without feeling any pain or discomfort. It is an emotional process that involves the resolution of shame, guilt and unresolved painful experiences that occurred during alcoholism and addiction. Many addicts and alcoholics carry these unresolved memories for a very long time. Most of time they feel fine but whenever they think or talk about their drinking or drugging days the pain, shame and guilt come back.

Many try to cope with those feelings by not thinking about the memories that produce them. This method works in the short run but eventually the feelings come back. These painful feelings can be resolved by working the 12 Step Program, undergoing counseling and therapy and learning to talk about the feelings that these memories cause. When they fully accept their addiction, their past alcohol and drug use no longer has the power to hurt them.

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous clearly tells that they will know a new freedom and a new happiness, that they will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door upon it, that they will comprehend the word serenity and will know peace. In spite of their past history and all the pain and problems they have caused to themselves and others, they can know serenity and peace of mind.

Addiction - Treatable Condition

Best Rehabilitation Center in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Rehabilitation Center in Delhi for a variety of reasons. It is the only Rehabilitation Center which offers complete and proper treatment of alcoholism and addiction. When a person becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs at first he tries to control his using. They realize that they are having problems which are related to their using of alcohol and drugs. The question which arises in their minds is that how can they use alcohol and drugs but avoid the problems. The question seems easy. They simply try to control their drinking and using. Basically, they are trying to prove that they are social drinkers or users and not alcoholics or addicts. At this point most are unwilling to give up alcohol or drugs. They really see no reason to do so. They believe they are drinking alcohol or using drugs in a  recreational manner. They sincerely believe they can handle it. Besides they don’t know what they will do without alcohol and drugs in their life. They just happen to LIKE alcohol and drugs. Even though they don’t believe they are addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are smart enough to know that the use of alcohol and drugs is hurting them and that they need to do something about it. The plan to handle these problems seems simple. They simply think they will not use as much, or as often or not get too drunk. Their efforts fail again and again. Eventually, they come to believe that they cannot control their use of alcohol and drugs. They realize another problem that they are out of control. If they knew that alcoholism and addiction is a disease and is characterized by loss of control. The disease concept of alcoholism and addiction is explained thoroughly to the patients and that is why Sahyog is the Best Rehabilitation Center in Delhi.