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DRY DRUNK SYNDROME

Consumption of alcohol results in a mood alteration and a behavioral change. The sense of judgement and rationality go for a toss resulting in a reduction of inhibitions , a magnification of all existent emotions . The resultant behavior  will be a manifestation of that either in an excessive emotional outburst or uninhibited behavior. Addiction to alcohol which takes a long duration and quantum of consumption results in an identification with the personality that surfaces after drinking.  The person can be impulsive , irrational, emotional, 

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ASSOCIATIONS IN ADDICTION

“ Tum itna jo muskara rahe ho.. kya Gham hai iisko chupa rahe ho. “ listening to this song can bring back memories of a heartbreak. “ Char glass vodka ..” The song of Honey Singh the  Indian rap star is reminiscent to many of the days and nights spent in drunk soliloquy A lot of country music is around drinking . These memories or being in situations like these can trigger a desire to use drugs or drink alcohol in those with a problem

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THE CONTROL GAME- MANIPULATIONS OF THE CO DEPENDENT

Co dependency is a range of behaviors that manifest in relationships. In addiction, the dependent lives his/her life around the drugs/alcohol and the family and close friends base their lives around them trying to control their usage, in the bargain losing their identity . The addict becomes a person whose life is centered totally on using and living life around it. The co dependent who has thus lost control over a chaotic life searches for a semblance of control by taking on responsibilities of the

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“I CAN HANDLE IT”

These are the four fatalistic words spoken by an alcoholic who is absolutely drunk… And these are the very four words that more often than not take him to the grave. “ I am sorry I will not do it again ..” after breaking the furniture for the umpteenth time the night before after getting drunk “ He forced me to have a drink.. it is after all his birthday… I only had two.” “  How can I not drink/use drugs… I was neglected as

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Foundations Of Treatment- Dignity And Compassion

The month that follows, beckons the beginning of a slew of festivals in India from Raksha Bandhan, Onam, Ganesh Chaturthi , Dussehra, Diwali, Eid,  Christmas etc. India is a melting pot of cultures- however, one culture that seems to be alarmingly on the rise is that of popping the cork for every celebration pan socio- economic groups and cultures. Where there is alcohol there is alcoholism, where there are drugs there is drug addiction. It is the addictive personality of the individual that leads to 

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An Indian legislative perspective to Alcohol/Drug Menace

The stand on the laws governing use of substances  in any country across the world has been varied. The efforts have been to curb the availability and addictive use of any substance. Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act) The NDPS Act is the solitary and wide ranging legislation which deals with the issue of all drugs including prescription medications in India.  This Act prohibits: -Production, manufacture, possession, sale, purchase, transport, warehousing, use, consumption, import, export or shipment of any narcotic drug or

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