I have been in this treatment for a long time. I have experienced many ups and downs that have taught me to be tough with my decision making. Many patients like me first experience symptoms of a mood disorder and attempt to use drugs and alcohol to “medicate” those symptoms. Because the symptoms of depression … Continue reading Recovery A Commitment
All those feelings that you had kept masked underneath drugs or alcohol will come flooding to the surface. Especially for the first few months in recovery your feelings will be intensified, and it can often be scary. But the best thing to do is acknowledge them – and then let them go by engaging in … Continue reading Positive Attitude In Recovery
My mind has been pondering over a lot of stuff lately. It’s been overly occupied with the thoughts of the future mainly regarding my occupation. I’ve been a commercial blogger in the past, I used to write blog for money and also had mild success in affiliate marketing. I know that’s all in the past … Continue reading Musing of a Recovery Addict
I had no idea how things go around in a drug treatment center. What do people do in a rehab to spend their time? I was clueless about it. I thought addicts are given some kind of medication to keep them away from drug/alcohol. It was my assumption, however, I had never pondered over it … Continue reading Treatment at Shafa
Ending substance abuse is just the beginning of a lifelong recovery. Recovery is a continuum process, not a destination. Staying in recovery is a challenging task for a recovering addict. After ending the treatment at a rehab, the real challenge emerges i.e. to sustain the recovery outside rehab. Apart from quitting substance abuse there are … Continue reading 12 Ways to Sustain Addiction Recovery
During active addiction period my perception towards life had become very narrow. My life revolved around my substance, which was my only source of pleasure. I had no concern whatsoever towards my family and friends. I could not stick to my goals as it was not in my priority list. My priority was my addiction … Continue reading Fruits of Recovery
If your dear one is having trouble with drug addiction then it’s time to think over and get him/her admitted into a drug rehab. Though, you may have doubts regarding the need to go to a rehab. If you think your dependency on your substance is growing and you need your drug or alcohol to … Continue reading Do you need a rehab for your Drug Addiction?
It’s been almost 9 months away from social media and phone. Living in a hi-tech city like Delhi and being away from social media and phone for such a long time seems like going back to the 20th century. I’ve been into the treatment for over eight months and I’m not allowed to carry a … Continue reading Living without social media and phone
Its a short video on daily activities of Shafa home. How our residents spend their time.
Depression is a malicious disorder which attacks your thought process and sucks the energy out of your vital force. Depression is a psychological disorder which many people are afraid of admitting. Research has shown that prolonged depression can lead to various psychological and physical health disorders. Therefore, one must not be ashamed of talking about … Continue reading Kicking Depression Out of Life