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What is Drug Addiction or Substance Abuse?

  • Drug addiction or substance use disorder, is a disease affecting a person's brain and behavioral inability to control the use of a medicinal, legal or illegal drug. Substances such as Alcohol, Marijuana (Ganja), Hashish (Charas) and Nicotine also are considered drugs. An addicted person may continue using the drug despite knowing the harm it causes.

  • Drug addiction may start with experimental use of a recreational drug in social enjoyment or for some people, the drug abuse becomes more frequent. For others, particularly with opioids, drug addiction begins when they take prescribed medicines or receive them from others who have prescriptions.

  • The risk of being addicted and how fast you become an addicted person varies by the drug. Some drugs, such as Opioid Painkillers, Heroin, Cocaine, MDMA, have a higher risk and cause addiction more quickly than others.

  • Gradually, you may need larger doses of the drug to get high. Soon you may need the drug just to feel good. As your drug use increases, you may find it very much difficult to go without the drug. Attempts to stop the drug use may cause intense cravings and make you feel physically ill. These are called withdrawal symptoms.

  • Help from your health care provider, family, friends, support groups or an organized treatment program or rehabilitation center can help you overcome your drug addiction and stay sober and enjoy a happy life.


Signs & Symptoms of Alcoholism

A health care provider might ask the following questions to assess a person’s symptoms.

In the past year, have you:
  • Changing friends a lot

  • Spending a lot of time alone

  • Losing interest in favorite things

  • Not taking care of themselves - for example, not taking showers, changing clothes, or brushing their teeth

  • Being really tired and sad

  • Eating more or eating less than usual

  • Being very energetic, talking fast, or saying things that don't make sense

  • Being in a bad mood

  • Quickly changing between feeling bad and feeling good

  • Sleeping at strange hours

  • Missing important appointments

  • Having problems at work or at school

  • Having problems in personal or family relationships


How Can Our Rehabilitation Program Helps

The alcohol addiction treatment program at Live Life Rehab Center objectively focuses on providing a comprehensive de-addiction treatment for the diease of Alcoholis or Alcoholic Use Disorder.


Irresponsible alcohol consumption is responsible for 5.9% of total deaths and circa 5.1% of the global burden of injury and disease. Research by the Frontiers in Public Health shows that India is the world’s third-largest market for alcoholic drinks, with an estimate of 16 crore alcohol users. 


As alcohol consumption soars in India, most users have found themselves trapped in alcohol dependency and addiction. Addiction and dependency are conditions that can often affect the user’s physical and mental health. 



Alpha Healing Center in India is elevated with a purpose to provide world-class inpatient treatment center for alcohol addiction, with the help of highly qualified counselors and unique treatment programs. It offers the most effective and long term alcoholism recovery treatment to individuals struggling with alcohol use problems.

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