“At first they will ask why you’re doing it. Later they’ll ask how you did it.” It takes a lion heart to walk alone and pave the path for others to walk on. The beginning of a journey often brings a lot of questions and doubt in one’s mind. Then, there are moments in a … Continue reading 24 Years in Recovery
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Travelling to new places, meeting people and exploring cultures is a part of the journey. Every traveler has a story to tell in his own way, in his own words. India is such a vast and diverse country that there … Continue reading Bike trip to Rajasthan
"Everyday may not be good but there is something good in everyday." Apart from physically getting sober there are other things that are worth celebrating in recovery. In past it was impossible for me to imagine my life without drugs. I constantly struggled to control my substance abuse but now I don’t have to worry … Continue reading 297 Days of Sobriety
We have probably heard that staying sober in addiction recovery is difficult. And while it does definitely has its challenges, knowing what to expect and understanding how to overcome these difficulties before they happen can be the difference between success and failure. Things that Make it Tough to Stay Sober 1. Unrealistic expectations Upon leaving addiction … Continue reading Difficulties Of Staying Sober In Early Recovery
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
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?
Its a short video on daily activities of Shafa home. How our residents spend their time.