Alyana is a ray of hope for the people who are engrossed in the darkness of addiction. This rehab center is a home away from home.
Currently, we are the leading rehabilitation center of West Bengal and the success rate here is very high. Our team deals with all kinds of drugs, alcohol and substance abuse. We also work on the improvement of mental health and our team consists of renowned psychiatrists and psychologists. We believe in a peaceful environment, where all patients in the house are treated with care and kindness.
Genetics – While the correlation between drug use and family history is not well understood, it is a well-accepted fact that people with a family history of drug use and dependence are more likely to become addicts themselves. The primary correlation is that persons raised in environments with substance abusers are more likely to develop psychologically in a way that encourages addiction. However, studies, including one by the University of Utah directly correlate specific genes with addiction. For example, the A1 allele on the DRD2 dopamine receptor is more common on persons who are addicted to cocaine or alcohol and mice with a low expression of a Mpdz gene exhibit severe withdrawal symptoms from sedative drugs. There is no gene that automatically makes someone into an addict, but genes are an influencing factor in addiction, because they affect how we react to and experience drugs.
- Lack of Options – One of the most famous Ted Talks of all time discusses an experiment using rats, where rats in an empty cage are 100% likely to be addicted to drug laced water and rats in a fun environment with friends are significantly less likely to be addicted. This study was called Rat Park, and it catalogued the fact that persons who don’t have options, whether financially, personally, or otherwise, are much more likely to become addicts. This means that boredom, debt, poverty, stress, and even the lack of a stimulating environment all contribute to drug use and addiction.
- Mental Health Disorders – It’s a well accepted fact that many persons with existing disorders are more likely to turn to drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes. In one study labeled Smoking and Schizophrenia, doctors studied the correlation of self medication and mental disorders. Many persons who have mental disorders are up to three times as likely to use drugs or alcohol recreationally.
- Peer Pressure – Having friends or loved ones who are addicted to or use drugs recreationally makes it statistically more likely for someone to use them themselves. Peer pressure is a significant factor in beginning drug use, among teens and adults. While some studies correlate the fact that persons who are more likely to use drugs are more likely to choose drug users as friends, others show that the simple desire to keep up appearances with friends does contribute to starting drug use as well as to preventing users from quitting.
- Anxiety and Depression – Anxiety and depression, whether these are chronic disorders or acute issues, greatly increase the risk factors for drug use. Anxiety and depression both greatly increase the risk factors for starting drugs, but also influence drug use by making the person more susceptible to other risk factors. For example, self medication, or taking drugs to feel better or to ‘forget’ about issues are common reasons, but these issues also make users more open to peer pressure, more likely to be taking prescription drugs, and more likely to feel hopeless.
- Loneliness – If you are lonely you are significantly more likely to use drugs and alcohol as a solution to feel better. In the Rat Park experiment, rats that had friends in the cage were significantly less likely to use drugs. This applies to humans as well. If you have a strong relationship with family and friends, you are significantly less likely to use or become addicted to drugs than if you are lonely, out of touch, or have little to no family support.
- Prescription Drugs – Prescription drugs present a very high risk factor for drug addiction, simply because many of them are highly addictive. Prescription painkillers, sedatives, antidepressants, and many other types of prescription drugs can easily lead to physical and mental dependence by flooding the dopamine receptors in the brain. If not monitored appropriately, prescription drugs could lead to long-term drug addiction.
Rehab is a process which needs consistency and we believe that with the proper guidance and treatment, it will help people with addictions to return to normal life. In Alyana, we have an in-house team of psychiatrists and psychologists who are available for 24 hours a day. Our team is our strength as all of our staff and members are recovered addicts, hence we know what is the patient going through and what kind of support he/she needs to get over the addiction. Our noble initiatives don’t end just looking after our patients. We also take care of the family counseling segments so that all the candidates can live with their family happily ever after.
Cleanliness and tidiness are the main concerns with the wake of COVID 19. We truly understand the need of the hour and that is why our medical team is constantly looking after the regular hygiene maintenance schedule to avoid any casualty. To understand patients’ mental stability, we conduct regular sessions and provide specific resources.
At Alyana, we know that healing is a journey and we are always ready to guide you in every possible way.
F6-57, Beledanga Road, Jote Shibrampur, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700141
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