Addiction is a term widely used in today’s society, and people are labelled under it, whereas the reality is that it’s the substance that should be labelled as bad and not the person. It is very important to understand its meaning, "Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking, or using something to the point where it could be harmful to one."
Addictions can be of various types. Today, with the advancement of technology, one can easily get glued to it without realising that they have succumbed to its influence. With wide exposure, substances such as tobacco, alcohol, drugs, etc. have become an easy escape route from the stressors of day to day living or emotional struggles. This route seems easy in the beginning but comes along with potential health issues such as loss of appetite, disturbances in sleep patterns, anxiety, depression, etc.
Addiction is not harmful to the person doing it, but it has a huge impact on family members as well. Statistics have shown that some may have a genetic predisposition as well. Therefore, the family environment becomes important, and family support plays a key role in therapy. This takes a physical and emotional toll on family members trying to cope with someone who is into addiction.
The sooner you seek help, the greater your chances for a long-term recovery. Speak with one of our mental health professionals who specialises in treating the same.
For acute withdrawal management and detoxification, SMART has collaborated with "Sathe Hospital" at Deccan Gymkhana. We also provide long-term rehabilitation.
Taking the first step is the hardest part, but our team is here to help. We provide services such as adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric care, de-addiction, counselling and psychotherapy, life coaching, r-TMS, and online consultation.
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