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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:
  • Unable to limit the amount of alcohol consumption you make.
  • You have tried several unsuccessful attempts to quit or moderate down your drinking.
  • Spending all of your useful time drinking, getting alcohol or recovering from after effects of alcohol use.
  • Always having a strong feeling of craving or an urge to drink alcohol
  • Failing to fulfill major responsibility at work and home due to repeated alcohol use.
  • Continuing to drink alcohol even after you know it's causing work ,physical, relationship and social problems
  • Giving up or reducing the engagement in social and work activities and favorite hobbies because you want to get drunk at that time.
  • Often got yourself  into situations while or after drinking that increased your chances of getting hurt or die, such as driving, swimming, using machinery, walking in a dangerous area, or unsafe sexual behavior.
  • Developing a tolerance to alcohol so you need more to feel its effect or you have a reduced effect from the same amount.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms — such as nausea, sweating and shaking — when you don't drink, or drinking to avoid these symptoms

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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