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Psychological Risk Factors Associated with Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

After writing  about the Biological Risk Factors let us take a look at the Psychological Risk Factors associated with Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. The Psychological Risk Factors revolve around a set a mistaken addictive beliefs that using alcohol and drugs is good for me and not using these substances is bad for me. There are three other Psychological Risk Factors, namely, Confused Morality, Antisocial Personality Traits and Poor Judgement. All these can intensify the addictive beliefs. Let us look at them in some detail as this can help explain why some people become alcoholics and addicts.

The Psychological Risk Factors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1. Addictive Beliefs:  It is the mistaken belief that alcohol and drugs are good for me and not drinking alcohol and using drugs is bad for me.                                                                                                                                  2. Confused Morality: A lack of clarity in distinguishing right from wrong and good from bad.                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Antisocial Personality Traits: A strong need to be dishonest, challenge authority, break rules, victimize others, tendency to blame others, and a deeply held conviction that I have done no wrong until I am caught.              4. Poor Judgement: A tendency to make bad decisions that cause problems and unnecessary suffering and pain.

We shall look at these factors in more detail. As we look at these factors remember that it is a two way street. Addictive Beliefs, Confused Morality, Antisocial Personality Traits and Poor Judgement make it more likely for the person to start using alcohol and other drugs that leads to abuse and addiction. However, the reverse is also true. When High Risk People start abusing alcohol and other drugs they are more likely to develop Addictive Beliefs, Confused Morality, Antisocial Personality Traits and Poor Judgement that set them up to continue using alcohol and other drugs.

Psychological Risk Factor # 1: People at high risk of alcoholism and addiction develop and cultivate eight primary addictive beliefs. These addictive beliefs become the foundation for habitual ways of thinking, acting and feeling that justify the regular and heavy use of alcohol and other drugs. They tend to believe that alcohol and drugs are good for them because they make them feel good and improve their personality. They are seldom get over intoxicated and rarely suffer from after effects of heavy using. Everything seems fine. Their pain and problems seem to disappear. They feel they are a better person because of using alcohol and drugs and they seem to get along better with every one else. So they do not see any problem in continuing to use alcohol and other drugs. Here are the eight primary Addictive Beliefs:-                                                                                                  1. Alcohol and other drugs are good for me and not using alcohol and drugs is bad for me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Alcohol and drugs make my life worth living and without alcohol and drugs my life is not worth living.                                                                                                                                                                                                3. I need alcohol and drugs to survive and without alcohol and drugs I cannot survive.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4. Alcohol and drug centered lifestyle is good and lifestyle based on other things is bad.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       5. Supporters of my alcohol and drug based lifestyle are my friends and people who oppose my alcohol and drug based lifestyle are my enemies.                                                                                                                           6. I need alcohol and drugs to have a good time in life and I cannot have good time without drinking and drugging.                                                                                                                                                                             7. It is Okay to use alcohol and other drugs heavily, frequently and abusively.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         8. Alcohol and drugs are safe and I will not have any problems and I will not become addicted to alcohol or drugs.

Psychological Risk Factor # 2: Confused Morality: A confused sense of morality is the second Psychological Risk Factor. People with a confused sense of morality cannot differentiate between right and wrong and do not understand the concept of good and bad. They tend to make emotional reasoning to make moral judgments. People who tend to use emotional reasoning while making moral judgments tend to believe that if it makes them feel good it must be a good thing and if it makes them feel bad then it must be a bad thing. As a result of Confused Morality people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs are unable to judge their alcohol and drug use from a moral perspective. They are often unable to see the adverse consequences of their using alcohol and drugs as bad for them. They tend to see them as a price which has to paid to have a good time. Addicted people fail to distinguish between good and evil. They do not know which things to value. They also believe that things of value should always bring them fun, excitement and thrills. They have no idea that to have things of value you must invest time and effort. They cannot see what is good  or bad about  alcohol and drug use for them and the ones they love. When they consider the balance between the good and bad aspects of their drinking and using drugs, what is the right thing for them to do.

The other two Psychological Risk Factors will be discussed in the next blog.

All the Biological and Psychological Risk Factors are explained in detail during the therapy sessions at Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic which helps the patients understand why they have become addicted to alcohol and drugs in the first place and that is why Sahyog is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi by far.

De Addiction Method

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi by far. At Sahyog there is proper treatment of alcoholism and addiction. As part of treatment patients are taught to live life without the use of chemicals. This is a very important part of Recovery. Recovery does not mean that there will be no problems in life. It is just that what ever problems occur we are able to handle them better and in a more effective manner. The patients have to be aware of what they are doing and the consequences they will face. At the first sign of a problem, they can acknowledge that something is wrong and take action to correct it. They have to learn how to solve problems without the use of chemicals. Patients have to learn that they have to learn to think, feel and then act. Just because they feel something does not mean that they have to act on it. They can use their intellect to determine their emotions and behavior. If they face a problem, they can look within their self to see if they have any unresolved feelings such as anger, guilt or shame that might interfere with their finding a solution to their problem. Having identified their feelings, they can begin to resolve them and pursue the solution to their problem rationally.

All this is explained in detail at Sahyog and that is why it is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

Substance Abuse Counselling

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi for many reasons. At Sahyog a thorough understanding of addiction and recovery is given. As part of therapy the patients have to realize that  addiction and alcoholism is a disease and it is a disease of relationships. The root word of relationship is ‘relate’. Addicts and alcoholics cannot relate to things forget about people.

The beauty of recovery if found in relationships. Recovery is all about having a good relationship with self, family, others and the God of your understanding. It is through forming good and healthy relationships that addicts and alcoholics are able to overcome their disease. Here we can state the definition of addiction as a pathological love and trust relationship with an object or event. Every person has a void inside and if we try to fill it with drugs and alcohol it will become our disease. Recovering addicts and alcoholics must try to learn how to get their love, trust and emotional needs met through healthy relationships with other people and their God. They must learn to fill the void with relationships.

Many recovering people form their first relationships in the meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. They are based on the 12 Step Program. The first word in the Steps is “we”. This is an important word. By  using this word the addicts and alcoholics are able to connect with other people and break their relationship with their addictive self. They realize their emotional needs can be met by other people. If this is not done the addict or alcoholic can replace one addiction with another or revert to their old addiction.

Addicts and alcoholics need to develop healthy relationships with other recovering addicts and alcoholics, their own spiritual side, family and friends and eventually the community they live in.

All this is explained to patients in Sahyog and that is why it 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 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 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.

De Addiction Method

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

The Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi is Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic. At Sahyog we follow the 12 Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. During the Transition phase most alcoholics and addicts work the first three Steps of A.A./N.A. unconsciously. In transition they experience their powerlessness over alcohol and drugs and as a result also experience unmanageable lives. They need to find help from a Power greater than themselves and actively seek to find someone or something that can help them. They also need to become willing to accept this help.

The First Step

After analyzing their alcohol and drug use history the patients become ready to consciously take the First Step of A.A./N.A.

STEP 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol/addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable.

A simple way to take the First Step is to write a list of all the reasons why the patients believe they are powerless over alcohol or drugs and to write a list of all the problems that alcohol and drug use have caused in their lives. When these are written out and reviewed with the counselor and discussed in meetings, it helps to understand the problem that is alcoholism and addiction. Most people recognize that alcohol and drugs are causing problems in their lives. It is not an easy process but it helps people to become aware that they are alcoholics or addicts. When they make a decision to stop the intake of alcohol and drugs they have begun to take the First Step of A.A./N.A.

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi for many reasons. The first reason is that it is the only Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi which is run by a doctor who himself had problems with alcoholism and addiction and is now clean and sober for more than 18 years. Sahyog offers complete and proper treatment of alcoholism and addiction. The patients are taught that acceptance is the ability to think about what all happened while they were using alcohol and drugs and to do so without feeling any pain. Acceptance is an emotional process that involves resolution of shame, guilt, and unresolved painful experiences that occurred during addiction. Many patients carry these unresolved painful memories for a long time. Whenever they talk about the past the pain, guilt and shame return.

Many try to block these memories. It works in the short run but eventually these feelings come back. These painful feelings can be resolved by following the 12 Step Program rigorously. Also, counseling and therapy can help. Slowly the patients can talk about their past alcohol and drug use without feeling the pain. When they have fully accepted their past it stops having the power to hurt them.

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous tells that they will get to 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 serenity and they will know peace.

All this is taught at Sahyog and that is why Sahyog enjoys such a good success rate and is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

Substance Abuse Counselling

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

The Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi is Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic for a variety of reasons. The first and foremost is that it is run by a doctor who himself had problems with alcoholism and addiction and is clean and sober today thanks to the 12 Step Program. At Sahyog we offer proper treatment of alcoholism and addiction. The first step towards proper treatment is that the patients recognize the fact that they have a disease. It is not enough to know that they have lost control but they also have to know about the disease of alcoholism and addiction that has caused them to lose control in the first place. Furthermore, they must know about the steps necessary for recovery.

First, they have to learn about alcoholism and addiction. Second, they must analyze their presenting problem and its relationship to alcohol and drugs. Third, they have to decide if they are addicted. Fourth, they have to examine how they have been denying their own addiction and learn to be honest with themselves. Finally, they need to embark on a rigorous study and application of the 12 Step Program.

All this is done at Sahyog and that is why it is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

Behavior Therapy for DeAddiction

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi for many reasons, the foremost reason is that it offers complete and proper treatment of alcoholism and addiction. At Sahyog the patients are taught about Recovery and its Progressive Stages.

The developmental model of recovery, also called DMR, is based on a series of beliefs.

  1. Recovery is not easy and is a long drawn out process.
  2. Recovery requires total abstinence from all mood altering substances including alcohol, plus changes at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
  3. There are a few underlying principles that govern the process of recovery.
  4. The better we understand these principles, easier it will be for us to recover from the disease of alcoholism and addiction.
  5. Understanding alone will not promote recovery; we have to apply what we have understood.
  6. There are some tasks to be done, i.e., some actions have to be done.
  7. It is quite normal to get stuck on the road to recovery but it is not whether you get stuck but how you deal with getting stuck that is important.
Substance Abuse Counselling

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi by far. At Sahyog proper and holistic treatment of alcoholism and addiction is carried out in a safe and caring atmosphere. The first task the patients have to undertake is analyze their presenting problem. Presenting problems are the things that have gone wrong in the lives of the patients which motivated them to seek treatment in the first place. Use of alcohol and drugs may have caused problems with family, friends, work, finances, or maybe even the law. They know that the problems are severe but do not know what to do about them. To explore these problems, the patients are encouraged to take a sheet of paper and draw a line in the middle of the page. Dividing the page into two columns. On top of the first column they are supposed to write the word Problem and on top of the second column they are supposed to write Relationship to Alcohol and Drug Use. In the first column the patients are told to write all of the major problems that they have or had in the past. They are told to write complete sentences. In the second column write how the problem is related to alcohol or drug use. There are three possible relationships. The alcohol and drug use could directly cause the problem or the patient uses alcohol or drugs to escape problems or the alcohol and drug use makes the already existing problem worse.

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