Addiction and Substance Abuse

Addiction and Substance Abuse

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.

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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.

Adult Psychiatry

It includes adult psychiatry and medication, diagnosis, and treatment of all psychological problems. Advanced treatment for schizophrenia and multi-approach treatment for anxiety and phobias.

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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

We are a skilled team comprised of Dr. Dyananda Deshpande, a child psychiatrist, and Ms. Shrenika Hathrote, a psychologist, who are passionate about their work.

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Psychology services include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and many more.

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Life Coaching

Get the best out of yourself, your relationships, your career, and your life. Gain clarity and confidence, achieve your goals, master your emotions, feel empowered, learn to manage your stress effectively, and have a more loving and fulfilling relationship with yourself and your loved ones.

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Geriatric Care

Geriatrics is a specialty that focuses on the health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.

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r-TMS, which is transcranial magnetic stimulation, is a newer development in the treatment of depression and is available at our centre at an affordable rate. It is a very effective, safe, rapidly acting, and advanced method of dealing with depression.

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Online Consultation

Get personalised solutions for any mental health issue with an instant online doctor consultation. private & secure platform. Smart Clinic's Reputable Doctors. Options for video and chat.

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It’s important to know that no addiction, regardless of what it is for, is untreatable. Personalized treatment plans allow people suffering from addiction to ease through withdrawal and learn to live without their addictions.

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