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How To Deal With Addiction?

How To Deal With Addiction?

Alcohol, tobacco and drugs; these are some of the most common substances that people can get addicted to. Getting addicted is easy but to get rid of your habit is hard.

Here are a few things that could help:

  1. Set a date: Addicts who tell themselves that they will quit tomorrow often never end up doing so. Set a date for yourself when you will have your last smoke and drink. Ideally, you should set this date a few weeks from the day you decide to give up your bad habits to allow yourself to be mentally prepared.
  2. Find new friends: Peep pressure is one of the most common reasons for an addiction to begin. Hence, the first thing to do when you are trying to give up a bad habit is to stay away from the people you associate with that habit and make new friends.
  3. Hold yourself accountable to someone: While you can give in to yourself, it is harder to make excuses for doing something when you are being held accountable by someone else. Find a mentor or a friend who will be there for you and who will ‘sponsor’ your deaddiction.
  4. Find your weak spots: Every habit is triggered by certain factors. If you have decided to try and give up a bad habit, identify the factors that trigger it and avoid them. For example, your morning cup of coffee may trigger the need for a cigarette. By replacing coffee with juice, you can make your morning a little easier.
  5. Take up a new hobby: A hobby is a great way to distract yourself from cravings. Crossword puzzles and Sudoku are great as indoor hobbies while swimming is an excellent outdoor hobby. You could even try gardening or crafts.
  6. Exercise: One of the many benefits of exercising is that it can help boost endorphins and make you feel happier and thus less likely to crave cigarettes of alcohol. Aim for at least half an hours exercise each day.
  7. Maintain a journal: Some days are good and some days are bad. To give yourself a balanced view of your deaddiction process, maintain a journal. Write down your achievements as well as your pitfalls and be proud of what you have achieved for yourself.
  8. Help someone else: The best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else. Similarly, with addiction, the best way to be strong and give up a bad habit is to help someone else do it. This way, you are forced to be a good example and give up the habit yourself.
  9. Ask for help: Do not be so proud as to not be able to ask for help when you need it. Remember, it is better to appear weak and ask for help rather than go back to your addiction.
  10. Don’t give up: Relapses are common but they do not have to be the end of your efforts. If you do have a bad day and have a few drags of smoke or maybe a drink, tell yourself that it’s ok. Identify the reasons why you gave in to yourself and start afresh from the next morning.

Treatment through Mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness involves two primary elements: focused attention and open monitoring. During the practice of focused attention, attention is concentrated on a sensory object (often the sensation of breathing) while one acknowledges and then stops from distracting thoughts and emotions. Focused attention practices are often preceded by the practice of open monitoring. Open monitoring is a metacognitive state of awareness in the sense that it involves monitoring the content of consciousness while reflecting back on the process or quality of consciousness itself. This form of mindfulness practice is thought to reduce anxiety to a larger extent.

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Sir, I'm 18 years old I have been suffering from drugs addict brown sugar from 6 month.

Sir, I'm 18 years old I have been suffering from drugs addict brown sugar from 6 month.
Any addiction is the matter of our brain if you allow things to addict, it will remains same you should have to resist by your thoughts firm determination and natural ayurvedic tracvilizors will makes you free from it for sure.
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I am addicted to drugs, how to control I'm taking regularly drug drinking i'm want to control immediately doctor please help me and reply me doctor.

I am addicted to drugs, how to control
I'm taking regularly drug drinking i'm want to control immediately doctor plea...
It can be controlled by proper homoeopathic treatment. You can consult me at Lybrate. Till then take chamomilla 30.
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Mujhe 3 year se drugs ki latt lggi hue hai me es drugs se kaise picha chudwau. plesse help me.

Mujhe 3 year se drugs ki latt lggi hue hai me es drugs se kaise picha chudwau. plesse help me.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Heroin addiction comes under SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION. Deaddiction treatment is best suited for such addictions. Medically assisted drug detoxification or alcohol detoxification alone is ineffective as a treatment for addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends detoxification followed by both medication (where applicable) and behavioral therapy, followed by relapse prevention.
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I am addicted to codien syrup and marijuana for 15 years but, now I want to stop what can I do about withdrawal symptom make me feel very uncomfortable?

Hello and welcome to Lybrate. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. There will be withdrawal symptoms and you should go for de-addiction therapy to overcome the withdrawal symptoms. I suggest telephonic counseling and online psychotherapy for you. You can contact me for further advice and treatment options. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care.
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Drug Addiction - How Can Ayurveda Help?

Drug Addiction - How Can Ayurveda Help?

Drug addiction is a condition, which is abnormal or pathological and occurs due to excessive use of alcohol, drugs, smoking or other such addictive substances. The different effects of addiction are acute drug use, drug-seeking behavior, relapsing vulnerability, slow response to natural stimuli, and last but not the least, low motivation in life.

Drug addiction is regarded as a community disease as it leads to crimes, violence, failure in school, child-abuse, the loss of productivity and domestic violence. That is why it is very important to eradicate this problem from society; especially the teens should be educated on the same.

Madatya in Ayurveda
In Ayurveda, the problems of drug addiction is dealt under the heading of Madatya, meaning ‘intoxication’. The state of individual occurs due to continuous use of drug, alcohol, tobacco or any substance of high intoxication. Madatya is relative to the third and fourth stage in the addiction process i.e., drug dependence and drug abuse. Madatya kills the will to live a happy and healthy life because it is a total opposite of ‘ojas’, which means a source of energy. Madatya and wellness can’t go hand-in-hand in a body.

Addiction and doshas
The Ayurvedic states that the doshas are aggravated by the overdose of drugs into one’s body. They are Vata (Air), Kapha (Water), Pitta (Fire) or a combination of all three doshas termed as Tridosha.

Treatments in Ayurveda
In Madatya, Ayurveda balances the aggravated doshas. It first detects the doshas, and then treats them. Ayurveda uses herbal remedies to treat the symptoms, discards the toxins (ama) collected in the body and motivates and regenerates cells and tissues. There is a phase in the de-addiction process where the patient becomes confused because their intelligence level drops due to drug abuse. Ayurveda treats this problem with the use of herbs like Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhizaglabra), Brahmi (Bacopamonnieri), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and Guduchi (Tinosporacordifolia).

In Ayurveda, treatment of Sattva Guna, meaning the quality of goodness, is done to promote mental health. The patients are made to follow strict healthy practices like consumption of natural vegetarian food, practice Yoga, and meditation and follow a daily routine of less anxiety and stress. Activities like wearing neat and clean clothes, walking and spending time in natural flowery ambiance with good friends, listening to good music and all other forms of natural relaxants and entertainment are also a part of treatment. These will boost the soul and mind of the patients and make them grateful to God for their lives.

Dear sir/mam, Please suggest me medicine for de-addiction or detox my body from smack a.k.a brown sugar because I am a addict of smack/ brown sugar. I am using smack from last 3-4 months. I consume 50 mg smack in a day. Please help to quit this addiction.

Please talk to a doctor as it is important to take all the precautions and be safe. Let the doctor examine you and do some basic tests like cbc, esr, blood sugar, liver function test, urine routine etc. The tests will ensure all is well inside your body. On your part, convince your mind to adapt a very healthy lifestyle so that you can recover much faster. Eat only healthy food (go for natural / organic foods ). Learn yoga and pranayam from an expert as it can help you stay healthy (to keep the mind and body stable ). You can read about healthy habits from the internet and take charge of your life in a very responsible way. You can again update all the details after the visit to the doctor. If needed you can add homeopathy which is safe and gentle.
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Dear sir/madam, I am addicted from drugs and I wanted to quit please refer me a medicine which can help me to quit I have set my mind to quit this as soon as possible please help me.

You need to visit a rehabilitation center for this purpose, do regular exercise, yoga, maintain a healthy life.
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Hello, I am 30 years old, Please what drug can a marijuana smoker take to cleanse his system.

Dear user. I can understand. Please don't be panic but be serious about the symptoms. Consult your physician for physical investigation. Please provide more information so that we can start the diagnosis process and the treatment. I am here to help you in every aspect of your mental and physical health. Any sexual or psychological problems can be cured with the help of various methods and therapies. I suggest you to post your query with every detail here. I will help you in overcoming your problems certainly. Take care.
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