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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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Psychology of Addiction

Psychology is scientific studies of the mind. Mind is a concept. It does not have a geographical location.. Addiction is a curse to human species. As we all human beings are hedonistic by default. Last 35 years I have been trying to understand human behavior related to these two concepts of mind and addictive behavior. Irrespective of conceptual framework of medical models of modern medicine, oriental concepts, homeopathy or Vedic studies; all have described it as having manifestations on mind, body, interpersonal, social, legal, ethical

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Mephedrone aka m-cat aka meow- meow

A drug that has taken the Mumbai streets by storm due to lacunae created by poor quality cocaine and is cheaper than it, is Mephedrone also known as M-CAT/ meow-meow/plant food etc. Mephedrone [4-methyl methcathinone (4-MMC) or 4-methyl ephedrone,] is a synthetic stimulant akin to amphetamines and is a cathinone similar to those found in the psychostimulant plant Khath used in Africa. It is sold across the world as plant food and research chemicals online in order to by pass legal bans and routes. History 

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How to talk to your child about a parents addiction

Growing up in a family in which a member is addicted to alcohol or drugs , can be chaotic and scary to a child. Witnessing the fights and the tears between the parents and the displaced anger they are inflicted upon many times makes them believe that they are responsible for the drinking or using of their addicted parent.  It is confusing. They can get reactive, aggressive angry. The academic studies are affected. They can become under achievers or over achievers to compensate for the

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Children adult children addicted alcohol drugs

  Children are deeply affected by the addictive drinking or using of adults in the house. They learn co dependent behaviors of denying the existence of the problem and not talking about or confronting the drinking. Consequent to the environment at home the children develop different compensating personalities. Inhibited – they live with anxiety and guilt blaming themselves for their parent’s using, and anxiety regarding anticipating behaviors. In adulthood they suffer from Generalized anxiety High Functioning- they work extra hard at school, push themselves many

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Addiction and nutrition

Alcohol and drug abuse /addiction can result in numerous and gross nutritional deficiencies that hamper the physical and mental health of the individual. A healthy diet plays a major role in sustaining and improving the quality of life in recovery. Alcohol and drug use can affect nutrition in the following ways (i)  Not eating- drinking and using drugs causes a drop in appetite and at times they forget to eat. (ii)  Eating insufficient– Drinking /using drugs is given a priority over eating . (iii)  Overeating-

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