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From Drug-Addiction to DE-addiction.. Saving Lives, Youth and Families..

26 Mar 2015

In 2015, ‘Devinder’ got into one of the top medical schools’ of the country, which was a matter of pride for his entire neighborhood. However, what started with so much gusto took a wrong turn. ‘Dev’ started drugs on campus. He started doing cocaine occasionally. Soon enough, he was hooked. Every time he tried to quit, he would wake trembling, nauseous and sweating profusely. His anxiety wouldn’t go away without having more. A few months down the line, he mentioned experiencing hallucinations too. He looked shabby and had lost a lot of weight. He was turning his back on career..

Most of the family’s savings’ were spent on Dev’s treatment, but he just couldn’t get himself to stop using. The family was devastated and broken.. Drug overtook and torn and sqaushed their life..

Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is marked by compulsive drug use despite its harmful effects. Drugs change the brain and they change its structure and functioning leading to long lasting, harmful, often self-destructive, behaviors.

Punjab is leading drug addiction statistics in India. Horrifying is the fact that as many as 45%+ of our young men and 7+% of young women in Punjab are taking drugs!!! 

There is a nexus in place in the state where illegal chemist shops have sprung up and they are selling drugs.. Imagine what state we are in and how much work is needed to break the chain.. Youth here try and use any drug combination from chemists to get a high.. What this addiction is doing to their bodies is a horror.. 

Drug addiction 's damage to a person is serious.


Here are some serious issues that happen with Drug Addiction.. 


Mental Health Risks

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoid behavior
  • Changes in social activity
  • Deterioration in work and household performance
  • Sometimes stealing or harming self or others to obtain the substance of addiction
  • Inappropriate or unusual behavior 
  • Seeking solitude

Physical Health Risk Factors...

DRUG ADDICTION CAN KILL!! This is the one risk factor that we all should know...


Moving Towards Addiction to De-Addiction (Learning to Say no to Drugs)

Start with committing to change: This requires time, commitment, motivation, and support. Use your free time productively and thinking about how you can bring and maintain the change. Seeking help and compliance with the medicines ad well as psychotherapy can be useful in moving you towards successfully quitting.


Detoxification & Pharmacotherapy: In this process, the drug is completely eliminated from bloodstream and takes about 30 days. To reduce the symptoms of withdrawal and other side effects, naturopathic or allopathic medicines are prescribed to make the de-addiction process tolerable and smooth.


Psychotherapy: Psychologists play a huge role in the de-addiction process. Cognitive behavior therapy helps to deal with the stress and keep the cravings under control and other forms of psychotherapies are used to get to the bottom of addiction and overcoming it. Motivational interviewing and Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET) has now become the mainstream of any de-addiction program.


Control triggers and cravings: Know and avoid your triggers such as people or any place where you may have procured or used the substance like bars or clubs, talk with a sober loved one, distract yourself (go for a long run).


Develop a healthy lifestyle: Exercising, eating and sleeping adequately, doing community work, adopting a pet or working on a hobby of your interest will make your life more meaningful.

At ePsyClinic, we not only help addicted patients but also run counseling sessions for young people to stop them from falling in trap of drugs. Peer pressure is forcing our people to addiction.. We can through counseling divert this pressure and save your/your family's life

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