Addiction is a powerful Psychoactive Chemical I.e. Ethanol that can have a wide range of adverse effects on almost every aspect of your life, including health, Finances, family & children.
If someone loses control over drinking & has excessive desire to drink its known as dependent drinking i.e. addiction. Dependent drinking usually affects person’s quality of life & relationships, but they may not always find it easy to see or accept this.
Following are the criteria.
Tolerance : - Severely dependent drinkers are often able to tolerate high level of Addiction in amount that would dangerously affect or even kill some people
Withdrawal symptoms : - A dependent drinker usually experiences physical & psychological withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly cut down or stop drinking
CAGE Criteria : - Even if one criteria present, you have to stop Addiction use
If you feel to Cut down the Addiction use
If Other people (Annoyed by) criticizing your drinking
If you feel Guilty or bad about your drinking
If you require Early morning drink to steady your nerves or get rid of hangover
All dimensions of the life of an Addiction user & his family gets disturbed.
We provide Some people intensive rehabilitation & recovery support for a period after they stop drinking completely. We have 24/7 residential programme for these patients.This type of intensive treatment is usually reserved for people with medium or high levels of Addiction dependence, and particularly those who have received other forms of help previously that have not been successful.We have one of the best psycho-social-rehabilitation model for these patients. How Addiction misuse is treated depends on how much Addiction a person is drinking.
We divide this in two parts
A) Detox : -
Treatment of withdrawal once patient is admitted for Addiction deaddiction. Our strategy is to stop Addiction use completely & immediately & deal with withdrawal. We have all hospital facilities in house so we don’t need to send the patient to hospital for treating withdrawal as most deaddiction centres do. We have 24 hrs doctors & nurses in case of any emergency.
Withdrawal symptoms start with tremors, palpitations, restlessness, disturbed sleep then hallucinations or seeing images, confusion, delirium & convulsions if not treated properly. During detox you will be given plenty of fluids, IV or orally & replacement medicines like chlordiazepoxide, Lorazepam etc.
B) Rehab : -
The Anti craving agents : -
Antabuse treatment : - We also use Tb Disulfiram in willing patients who want to quit Addiction but unable to quit. Disulfiram can be used if you are trying to achieve abstinence but concerned with relapse, or if you have had relapses.
Disulfiram works by deterring you from drinking by causing unpleasant physical reaction if you drink Addiction like Nausea, vomiting, Chest pain, dizziness sometimes low BP etc.
Supportive medications : - We have to find out underlying psychological problem like bipolarity or personality & treat it accordingly which produces great effects on addict's life.
Usually treatment is advised with counselling for 6 months to 1 year after discharge from the centre.
If you are aiming to moderate your drinking it’s a good idea to keep a drinking diary
On daily basis, make a note of all the addict drinks you’ve had.
What time you had them.
Where you were.
How many units you drank.
This will give you a good idea of how much Addiction you’re drinking, the situations in which you drink, & how you could start to cut down
Addiction Misuse means drinking excessively--- More than lower risk limits of Addiction CONSUPTION
Lower risk limits : - 1 Unit of Addiction is 10 ml of Pure Addiction
Which means half pint of beer or A peg of 30ml of whisky or similar drinks
To keep your risk of Addiction harm low We advice Less than14 units of Addiction a week i.e. 14 small pegs of 30 ml If you want to drink 14 units, its best to spread evenly over the week over three or more day a week
If you want to reduce the amount of Addiction you drink, it’s good to have several Addiction-free days each week.
Regular drinking means drinking almost every day each week The risk to your health is increased by drinking any amount of Addiction on a regular basis
If you have a normal tolerance for Addiction & not dependent following are the effects of Addiction on body
After drinking 1-2 units of Addiction, your heart rate speeds up & your blood vessels expand, giving you the warm, sociable & talkative feeling associated with moderate drinking.
After drinking for to 6 units of Addiction, it begins to affect the part of your brain & nervous system, associated with your judgement & decision-making causing u to be more reckless & uninhibited.The Addiction also impairs the cells in the nervous system, making you feel light headed & adversely affecting your reaction time & co ordination
8to 9 units
After drinking 8-9 units of Addiction, your reaction time will be much slower, your speech will begin to slur & alter vision, that will lose focus.
Your liver which filters Addiction out of your body will be unable to remove all of the Addiction overnight, so it’s likely, u will wake up with a hangover.
After drinking 10-12 units of Addiction, your co-ordination will be highly impaired, placing u at serious risk of having an accident.
The high level of Addiction has a depressant effect on both mind & body, which makes u drowsy.
This amount of Addiction will begin to reach toxic levels, your body attempts to quickly pass out the Addiction in your urine, this will cause dehydration in morning which may cause severe headache. The excess amount of Addiction in your system can also upset your digestion leading to symptoms of nausea vomiting, diarrhoea & indigestion
More than 12 units: -
If you drink more than 12 units of Addiction, you are at considerable risk of developing Addiction poisoning, particularly if you are drinking may units over short period of time.
It usually takes the liver about an hour to remove one unit of Addiction from the body.
Addiction poisoning occurs when excessive amount of Addiction starts to interfere with body’s automatic functions such as breathing, heart rate, gag reflex which prevents u choking. Addiction poisoning can cause a person to fall into coma & could lead to their death
Kindling is a problem that can occur following a number of episodes of withdrawal of Addiction. The severity of a person’s withdrawal symptoms may get worse each time they stop drinking & cause symptoms such as tremors, agitation, & convulsions.
Addiction has a supressing effect on brain & nervous system. Research has shown that when Addiction has removed from body it activates brain & nervous system, resulting in excessive excitability, this can lead to behavioural symptoms such as seizures. With each Addiction withdrawal episode, the brain & nervous system becomes more sensitized & the resulting side effects become more pronounced.