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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.

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.

De Addiction Method

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi by a far margin. It is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi for many reasons, the first and foremost 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. That is why we fee that we can treat patients of alcoholism and drug addiction better. We not only use our knowledge but also our experience in treating patients. That coupled with the excellent therapy we provide results in a very good success rate of our patients. As it is the success rate of alcoholism and drug addiction is very low but the success rate of Sahyog is much higher than that of other similar institutions. Alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease and it is a very nasty disease to have. It is nasty because it is the only disease that denies its own existence and resists treatment. The medical definition of alcoholism and drug addiction states that it is a chronic and relapsing disease. The third reason why it is a nasty disease is that the success rate is very low. As mentioned earlier the therapy we provide at Sahyog is beyond comparison. Regular sessions are held daily. The sessions include reading, writing, lecture, group discussion, inventory writing and a mock NA/AA meeting. The day starts with yoga and meditation and ends with meditation.  The aim of all the sessions is to make the person realize that the way they were drinking alcohol or using drugs is wrong and it is in their own best interest to give it up. Unless the patient wants to give it up himself you and I cannot make him give it up. Then we have another saying that it is not difficult to stop but very difficult to stay stopped. If you are an alcoholic or addict you will be able to identify with this statement.

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

Substance Abuse Treatment in Delhi

Best Nasha Mukti in Delhi

The Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi is Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic by far. It 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, the main reason being that it 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. This is the same program which we follow at Sahyog and try to inculcate in our patients. The 12 Step Program is the most successful modality to treat any addiction. This is a fact which is mentioned even in medical textbooks. It is also a very spiritual program which not only helps to overcome any addiction but also teaches people to become better and good human beings. At Sahyog we deal with all the aspects of alcoholism and addiction like the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The physical craving is taken care of by medication which is given to combat the withdrawal symptoms.  But that is only the beginning, medicines are not the cure for alcoholism or addiction. This phase lasts for the initial 5-10 days. The mental obsession takes a bit longer. It takes a few months for it to go away. It is not humanly possible to remove this obsession to use alcohol and drugs. And it is because of this mental obsession that people go back to alcohol or drugs even when their bodies don’t demand it. Only a Higher Power can lift this obsession. The main reason behind any substance abuse is always emotional pain. We may feel it or it may be hidden in our subconscious mind. But it is always the cause of alcoholism or addiction. Through counselling we try to rectify the emotional turmoil of the patient. Next is the spiritual aspect. By spiritual we mean relationships. The alcoholic or addict has no relationship with himself so he is not able to have a good and healthy relationship with family and others. It is a sick and distorted relationship. We teach the patients how to have a good relationship with themselves first and then how to have a relationship with family and others.

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

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Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

The Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi is Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic. It 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, the chief among them is that it is the only Nasha Mukti Kendra which is run by a 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 and that is the program which we follow at Sahyog. Even the medical textbooks say that it is the most successful way to combat any addiction. The 12 Step Program is not only about giving up alcohol or drugs but a way to live life and become a better human being. It is the most spiritual program known to man and many many people all over the world have recovered from alcoholism and addiction thanks to the program.

At Sahyog we treat alcoholism and addiction in a holistic manner. All aspects of the disease of alcoholism and addiction are taken care of. The physical craving is dealt with by giving medication during the detox phase. But the treatment is not by medication alone. It is the first step to handle the withdrawals in the initial stage. The treatment is mainly through behavior and group therapy. The mental obsession takes a while longer to go away. It is not humanly possible to remove the obsession to use alcohol and drugs. This can be done only by the Grace of a Higher Power. The Big Book and other literature encourage the patients to find their Higher Power and Trust God. Even agnostics and atheists can benefit from this program. Pain is at the root of any substance abuse problem. The person might say he is doing alcohol or drugs for pleasure but it only to emotionally anesthetize oneself. Regular counselling and talks with the psychologist help in overcoming the emotional pain. As written earlier it is a spiritual program, by spiritual we mean relationships. An alcoholic or an addict does not have any relationship with self forget others. The patients are encouraged to look after themselves, love themselves and remove anger, frustration and resentment so that they can have a better relationship with themselves. They are encouraged to improve relationship with their family also. Third and most important is the relationship with the God of their understanding.

All in all The Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi is Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic.

Detoxification Centre in Delhi

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

The Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi is Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic. It is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi, maybe even the whole country for a variety of reasons, main reason being that it is the only Nasha Mukti Kendra which is run by a doctor who himself had problems with alcoholism and drug addiction and is clean and sober for more than 18 years thanks to the 12 Step Program; and this is the program which we follow in Sahyog and try to inculcate in our patients. There is proper treatment of alcoholism and addiction at Sahyog. We treat the disease of alcoholism and addiction in a holistic fashion. We take care of the physical craving, mental obsession and spiritual bankruptcy. The physical craving is taken care of by the medication which is the best medication given when compared to other Nasha Mukti Kendras. The reason being that we not only give medication from our knowledge but also our own experience.The mental obsession is a bit tricky as it takes a while to go away and it is not humanly possible to remove this obsession. It is only a Higher Power that can remove this obsession.The spiritual bankruptcy means that our relationships during using alcohol and drugs had become zero. Forget about having a relationship with family members we did not even have a relationship with ourselves. Slowly, the patients are encouraged to develop a relationship with their own selves first. The first step in this is to look after their own body, maintain its hygiene and cleanliness. Get rid of the resentments and anger and by loving oneself one starts to have a relationship with self. When we have a relationship with ourselves then and only then can we have a relationship with others and the most important are our immediate family. By meeting them and relating to them we teach the patients to develop a healthy relationship with family and others.

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

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Best Rehabilitation Center in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Rehabilitation Center in Delhi for a variety of reasons, namely the success rate, therapy and atmosphere including food. Also, because it is run by a doctor who himself had problems with alcoholism and addiction and has been clean and sober since 2002. For these and many other reasons it is the Best Rehabilitation Center 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. It is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra for many reasons, namely the success rate, the therapy and treatment, the food and the fact that it is run by a doctor who himself had problems with addiction and alcoholism. So because of all these reasons it is the Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

Best Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic

Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Rehabilitation Center or Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi. It has the best success rate compared to other institutions. It is run by a doctor who is a recovering alcoholic and addict himself and has been clean and sober since 2002. The food served is very good and there is no limitation on the amount you can eat. The patients are not required to do menial chores like sweeping or swabbing, just wash their own plates and make their beds in the morning. There is no physical torture of the patients. For these reasons it is the best Rehabilitation Center or Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

Wake up is at a comfortable time of seven am followed by the morning tea. That is followed by a session of yoga and meditation. After giving time for morning ablutions breakfast is served. After breakfast five or six sessions are conducted. The sessions are a part of group therapy which is the basis of our treatment. The first session is the reading session where books from Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are read. Second session is the writing session where first the patients write about themselves and later on the Twelve Steps. After that there is a session called the Input which is akin to a lecture and is about the disease of alcoholism and addiction and the Twelve Steps. After that lunch is served followed by rest time. After that there is a session called Group Discussion in which the patients relate the topic of Input to their own lives and share about themselves. Three days in a week patients write their thoughts and feelings and share them with the counsellor. That is followed by free time in which the patients can play chess, carom and other indoor games and also table tennis and badminton. There is a mock Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the evenings and dinner is again followed by meditation, after which the lights are switched off.

For the kind of therapy which we provide Sahyog Detox and De addiction Clinic is the Best Rehabilitation Center or Nasha Mukti Kendra in Delhi.

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Phases of Addiction – Early Phase

In the disease of Addiction, there are three distinct phases. Each phase has its own signs and symptoms.

EARLY PHASE

Increased Tolerance

This is the first warning sign of the development of dependence. Higher amounts are needed to produce the same effect which was produced in the beginning by lesser amounts. The effect that two pegs of alcohol produced earlier is not experienced and larger quantity is needed to produce the same high. Similarly, to get the effect which a joint produced initially two or three joints are needed.

Blackouts

Blackout does not mean that the person becomes unconscious, it is not that he or she falls flat. The person is able to go through all the activities but he or she is not able to remember anything at all. The person is able to walk, talk or even drive a vehicle ‘apparently normally’, but has no recollection of it afterwards. This is primarily seen in alcohol addiction.

Pre-occupation with Drugs and Alcohol

Even when the person is not taking alcohol or drugs he or she is always pre-occupied with the thoughts of how, when and where to get the next drink or fix. The person keeps on thinking why won’t the day pass soon, so that he or she can have his or her drinks. When will the guests leave so that he can have a joint in peace.

Avoiding any talk about Alcohol or Drugs

This is because of the associated guilt feeling. Even if somebody else bring up the topic of alcohol or drugs the person conveniently avoids the topic. They do not want to talk about, read anything that has any reference to alcohol or drugs.