Addiction Treatment in Kurukshetra

Generally, a person comes in contact with alcohol and drugs during parties, outings, or due to company of addicted people. The team of Expert doctors and De-addiction specialists here at the Kamboj Hospital provides treatments, care& support for patients who are drug / alcohol addicted.

Addiction is a bio psychosocial disorder characterized by repeated use of drugs, or repetitive engagement in a behaviour such as gambling, despite harm to self and others. According to the "brain disease model of addiction," while a number of psychosocial factors contribute to the development and maintenance of addiction, a biological process that is induced by repeated exposure to an addictive stimulus is the core pathology that drives the development and maintenance of an addiction.

The brain disease model posits that addiction is a disorder of the brain's reward system which arises through transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms and develops over time from chronically high levels of exposure to an addictive stimulus (e.g., eating food, the use of cocaine, engagement in sexual activity, participation in high-thrill cultural activities such as gambling, etc.).

PEOPLE CAN DEVELOP AN ADDICTION TO:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana, Ganja, Charas, Hashish, Bhang
  • Opioid like smack, afeem, bhukki, dodda, heroin, pain killers, such as codeine, lomotil,tramadol
  • PCP, LSD and other hallucinogens
  • Inhalants, such as, paint thinners and glue
  • Sedatives, hypnotics, and anxiolytics like alprax
  • Cocaine, methamphetamine and other stimulants
  • Oral Tobacco, bidi, cigarette

Examples of behavioural addictions include video game addiction, gambling addiction, and sexual addiction.

Gambling Disorder:

In the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), gambling disorder is included in a new category on behavioural addictions. This reflects research findings that gambling disorder is similar to substance-related disorders in many ways. Recognizing these similarities will help people with gambling disorder get needed treatment and services, and may help others better understand the challenges.

Internet gaming disorder

Internet gaming disorder is included in DSM-5 in the section of disorders requiring further research. This reflects the scientific literature showing that persistent and recurrent use of Internet games, and a preoccupation with them, can result in clinically significant impairment or distress. The condition criteria do not include general use of the Internet or social media.