Author: Rehabasia

The 5 Most Addictive Foods, and Why We Crave Them

Scientists recently identified the most addictive foods in the world. Here we look at the five most addictive, and just why we want to eat them so much. Have you ever wondered why the foods you know are bad for you are the most tempting? Why does that slice of pizza look better than that salad, or why do you find yourself always ordering the burger instead of the healthier options on the menu?

The 5 Best Sober Cities in Asia

Relocating can vastly improve your chances of making a full and successful recovery from drug or alcohol dependence. If you’re looking for a fresh start, here are five of the best sober cities in Asia. Changing location while in recovery, or “pulling a geographic” as it is often known, is a hot topic among addiction counsellors and recovering addicts. While many advise against it in the early stages of recovery, relocating has helped many stay free of drugs and alcohol.

6 Best Meditation Apps Reviewed

Mindfulness practice is hugely beneficial to recovery – meditation should be a part of any comprehensive treatment plan.  Don’t know where to start?  These six apps have you covered. Mindfulness meditation offers the following benefits to people recovering from addiction: Reduced stress Strengthened immune system function Improved, balanced energy levels Aids in flushing out toxins

Study: Early Intervention Drastically Reduces Risk of Young People Injecting Drugs

While intravenous drugs use is on the rise among teens and young adults, a new study has found that a supportive environment and early treatment can significantly reduce the risk of young people injecting drugs. Once someone starts injecting drugs intravenously, what may have begun as experimentation or casual use turns into something much more serious. Not only does it signal the user’s need for a more intense high, it opens a whole new range of risks, including increased risk of overdose and exposure to HIV, hepatitis and other potentially fatal diseases. Rising Rates of Intravenous Drug Use Among Youth Watching a teenager or young adult turn to intravenous drug use is a nightmare for family and friends, but it’s a situation more and more people are facing. There’s strong evidence that more people are injecting drugs at an earlier age. In 2009, more than a quarter of people admitted to hospital for injection drug-related issues in the U.S. were aged 18-25, up dramatically from 10 years earlier. Young people are significantly more susceptible to …

‘Positive Addiction’ Campaign Takes on Youth Drug Addiction in Meghalaya

New statistics from India Drugs & AIDS Care show that the number of drug users in India’s Meghalaya State is dramatically on the rise, especially among youth. The number of drug users in the region increased 33-fold within the past decade, from 556 in 1999 to a whopping 20,000 today.  Many of these people are youth who are in need of drug addiction treatment; some as young as 12 years old. Jowai’s Anti-Narcotics Cell has started their own Positive Addiction Campaign, which aims to prevent drug abuse and addiction among youth through positive activities like sporting events and community barbeques. Read the full article here: Meghalaya Is Turning ‘Addiction Positive’ To Tackle Rising Drug Abuse Among Youth.

Why Do We Get Addicted?

Addiction claims tens of thousands of lives each year and wreaks havoc on countless families, careers and relationships.  But why does it happen?  How does addiction work? The answer: it has to do with our evolutionary wiring. Learn about substance and process addictions, how they take root in the brain and how they can be effectively overcome.

GHB Addiction, Effects and Risks

GHB is most commonly known as the ‘date rape drug’ because it can be inconspicuously administered to unsuspecting victims.  But did you know it’s also used recreationally and has addictive properties? GHB addiction is on the rise as people seek out its disinhibiting properties, prompting a growing number of people to seek treatment for GHB addiction. 

4 TED Talks Aim to Reduce Your Time on Facebook

With more than one sixteenth of our waking life spent scrolling through our Facebook feeds, not to mention the hours lost to texting, emails and other social media apps, you may be wishing you could reclaim some of the time you’ve lost to the digital world. In only two short years, the time an average user spends on Facebook has climbed 25% from 40 min to 50 min a day. With many concerned, and rightfully so, that they spend too much time on the social media platform, experts have begun to offer advice on how to reduce time spent on Facebook.

Tramadol Addiction Grips Thai Teens

Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board has announced that it will further restrict the sale of tramadol, a narcotic painkiller, in an effort to curb the rising rates of tramadol addiction among teens. Tramadol is a highly addictive opioid painkiller that is available over the counter in Thailand.  It is currently on the Dangerous Drugs list under the Thai Medicine Act – buyers must register their names when purchasing the painkiller at Thai pharmacies and can only obtain 10 pills at a time.