Saturday, January 29, 2011

Drug Abuse A Global Problem

Drug abuse is a growing problem worldwide; especially in the western hemisphere. The problem exists in many families regardless of income level, educational background or culture. As people experience a more complicated lifestyle, the number of sufferers are increasing. If you are wondering if you or a loved one are victims of drug abuse, read below as we cover a few tell-tale signs of drug addiction.

Although drug abuse or drug addiction sounds like a bad phrase or has a negative connotation, that is no reason to hide or not seek help. Keep in mind that probably most of our society has some type of addition. Lets look at a few examples. But before we do, lets give a definition of abuse or additions.


In laymans terms; an addiction is taking an action that is harmful, hurtful, or not in your best interest. Or taking action on something you arent consciously thinking of but you find yourself doing it anyway. After which you experience the pain of regret. One of the most popular addictions is the addiction to food.

There are many people that are severely over weight, and would love to lose weight but they cant stop over eating or stop eating the kinds of foods that contribute to weight gain. Or there are some that smoke, others that drink soft drinks, even some that cant stop using profanity.

If there is anything that you do that you wish you could stop, but unconsciously you repeat the action; that is a form of addiction. Bottom line is that an addiction is an addition, and it takes effort, and for some professional help to conquer.

Drug Addictions:
How do you know if you have a drug addiction?
# First of all, if youre taking drugs thats not for therapeutic reasons, then you are more than likely taking them for the wrong reasons.
# If you find that every time a problem arises in your life you reach for a drink, pills, or other non-prescription drugs, then there is a problem.
# f you cant drink socially; what is meant by socially? If you cant have just one drink from time to time chances are you need help.
# The last but not least, if you are stealing, robbing or hurting others to support your habits, thats a true sign that you need help.

These are just a few signs of drug /substance addiction.

Listed here are a few of the most common drugs:
# alcohol
# nicotine
# marijuana
# amphetamines
# barbiturates
# cocaine
# opium
# crack and other synthetic drugs.

If you are using any of the above mentioned, please seek help immediately.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Prescription Drug Abuse - More Die

Despite a 2009 study by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that said that seven people die each day because of prescription drug abuse, incoming Governor Rick Scott does not believe the Office of Drug Control is a necessity.

This week, Scott's team told all four full-time employees of the Office of Drug Control that they will be out of jobs after Scott's inauguration in January. The office's director, Bruce Grant, saied the elimination of the four jobs will only save the taxpayers less than half a million dollars.

"We've got a heck of a problem in this state with drugs," said Grant. "And it's not going to be over any time soon. What you're saying by getting rid of this office is that it's not a priority. And that's a mistake. Because it is a priority. We all have been connected to somebody with a substance abuse problem, and we all know how devastating it can be for a family and for our economy."

The Office of Drug Control was created in 1999 by Governor Jeb Bush. The Office of Drug Control has secured grant funding and donations to pay for Florida's prescription drug monitoring program. Many involved in the fight against prescription drug abuse and other substance abuse will stop if the Office of Drug Control is permanently eliminated.

"This issue is not a law issue. It's not a health issue. It's an issue that incorporates all those areas. It's a complex issue and needs an integrated, coordinated solution," said Lora Brown, M.D., a pain management physician who has been involved in the task force that created the prescription monitoring program. "I'm very disappointed in the fact that this office has been dissolved. My concern is this issue is not going to get the attention it needs."

Friday, January 14, 2011

NADA ADS Training program at Nai Kiran Kiradi village Delhi

NADA Ear acupuncture session in progress

Suneel Vatsyayan talked about importance of barrier free rehabilitation services 

Ms.Helena speaking on this occasion

Bharat Bhushan peer leader speaking on this occassion 

Feedback session
Dr.Ajay NADA ADS trainer conducted a training workshop for physicians attending peer led rehabilitation centers like Naikiran Narela ,Kirari in Delhi and Nai Disha and Dr.Rathi from Harayana Haryana .The workshop was oragnaised by Nai Kiran and Nada India . Ms.Helena Schouenborg NADA ADS from US. She also visited ear acupuncture based program in Delhi Prisons Tihar. A NADA ear acupuncture session was also oranised for patients and heads of peer led treatment centers.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Emergency Intervention For Drug Treatment

Emergency Intervention for drug treatment is given to a person in case when the person concerned is showing signs of non-recovery due to excess intake of a drug. The excess intake of drug can either be doctor prescribed drug, or what is commonly known as street drugs such as heroine, cocaine as well as prescription drugs.

In this situation it is extremely necessary to know what drug has been abused so as to determine the course of action to be take for the patient. An emergency drug intervention can also prove to be fatal to a patient depending on a number of factors. Other important points to be kept in mind during an emergency drug treatment are that it should only be administered by a qualified medical doctor. The emergency drug treatment should be used in the most extreme cases, but if it is not administered in time it could be fatal due to inaction.

The previous history of the patient should be carefully studied during the emergency drug treatment.

The patient might show withdrawal symptoms after one dose of the emergency drug. It is to be kept in mind that he should be notified to the best possible rehab center immediately. The family members of the patient should be contacted as soon as possible. Usually excessive intake of drugs is seen in first time drug users. Unable to stop after taking in an excessive amount, they may end up in near fatal situations.

It is advised to notify the parents of such patients immediately and ask them to find out the cause and the method of drug intake. This may help find out and lessen the effects of drug addiction. The patient should be kept under observation even after the recovery from the drug abuse. Addiction treatment is recommended for any individuals who might be at risk for relapse. It is advised to register the patient to a psychologist in order to help him understand the adverse effects of drug addiction on him and the side effects that it has on his loved ones. Learn more about emergency interventions.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Substance Abuse and the Interventionist

When someone admits that they have a problem with drugs or alcohol and that they desire help, then you should do what it takes to get the individual into treatment and a rehab program. However, it may be easy to think about when you know that this person lives on street corners and then you are unable to reach them. At this time a substance abuse interventionist is going to be your next step and your main focus.

If you are a friend or a member of a loving family, you can appreciate what it means to lose your family to drugs or alcohol. It is quite overwhelming and hurting, if you were to inquire from many families who face that predicament. The trip back to normalcy can be quite uncertain, long and tough. With no encouragement, it makes it even more difficult.

There are some addicts that find it difficult to quit doing drugs even after trying for many times.

Even if you fail, it does not signify the impossibility of succeeding in drug or alcohol recovery. Family members generally will give their hand of support if they are sure that you are willing to quit. All you have to do is to discuss the matter with them. They will be understanding of your plight and realize that it takes bravery for you to admit your problem and will open their hearts to assisting you by searching for substance abuse interventionist. Some people will still take the easy way out and go back to abusing drugs again even after discussing this with their family member and requesting for help.

Most drug rehab treatment programs are mainly focused on getting the addict into a structured and organized program that helps them to control their destructive habit and learn how to deal with any triggers of going back into drugs after being admitted into the program.

Having direct control over abusing drugs is the most important part of having success. However, most drug addicts will never confess that their lives are not in control. They will come up with any type of excuse of abusing drugs and why it became a part of their lives. This is the crucial denial of their circumstances.

There are various reasons why people abuse drugs and alcohol. Some people like the influence that they think it gives them. They also love the bogus control that has become a delusion, but looks like it is typical to the drug addict. Some see the drugs as soothing. They use it to comfort the feelings of loneliness and lack of confidence that they are feeling.

Many have attempted to put every thing into perception and have been unsuccessful. Others don't even attempt at trying. Their rehabilitation is like a rotating door where they go in and out of treatment without experiencing complete recovery. Retracting to drug abuse provides them with impermanent reprieve from the stress that life gives and they are unable to deal with it. The drugs and alcohol become their escape from reality until they have to wake up to the truth that they do have a big problem that needs fixing.