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Addiction is understood as a chronic disease that involves changes in the brain’s reward, motivation, as well as memory functions. The addicted individual craves the substance at the cost of negatively impacting significant areas of life.

Meet Our Team Of Psychiatric Professionals

Paramita Bhowmick - Famous Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Paramita Bhowmick

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychiatric Social Work and M. Phil in Psychiatric Social Work
Dr. Swarupa M U - Online Neuro Psychiatrist

Dr. Swarupa M U

Ph.D & M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work (NIMHANS)
Swathi J Bhat - Consultant Psychologist

Swathi Bhat

MPhil, MA in Applied Clinical Psychology, BA (Hons.) Psychology


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Why Cadabams?
What makes us different?


In the Rehabilitation, Reintegration & Recovery space


Patients reintegrated back to society every year

Through our 8 specialty centers offering top-notch treatments across the nation, we have been helping thousands of people improve the quality of their lives.

With over 28 years of expertise and knowledge, we promise to provide our clients the treatment that suits them the best. Whether the case involves substance addiction, alcoholism, sleeping issues, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, our experts know how to handle it in a way that it’s in the best interest of the client and their family.

Treatment Modalities

Used to create personalized treatment plans that meet the needs of you of your loved one

Treatment Modalities

Used to create personalized treatment plans that meet the needs of you of your loved one

400+ Professionals

to support you through your recovery journey

Our state-of-the-art infrastructure, experienced professionals, and strong support system enable us to offer world-class evidence-based treatment that fits all stages and types of mental health concerns that you may have.

At Cadabam's, we've always got your back.


Our Infrastructure, Care Facilities, and Strong Community Support Ensure Better Patient Outcomes

Specific learning disability
Personality disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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What Our Clients Have To Say

I have been consulting the doctors at Cadabam’s for over 6 months now for my father who has dementia. The doctors and staff at the hospital are very polite and kind and have provided excellent support and care right from day one. They not only explain the treatment plan thoroughly but also take out the time to make sure we understand complications and side effects that could come along the way. If you or your loved one is dealing with any mental health issues, I highly recommend Cadabam’s.

I’m very happy with the doctors, medical staff, and facilities at Cadabam’s hospital. Apart from being highly skilled in the field, the doctors and other medical staff are also very patient and supportive. Right from diagnosing the issue to prescribing medicines and creating the perfect treatment plan, they are with you every step of the way. I am glad I reached out to the team at Cadabam’s for counseling sessions.

I have observed great improvements in my son who has autism. The treatment plan created by the doctors has helped reduce the symptoms and he now is slowly learning new skills that assist him in his day-to-day activities. I cannot thank the team at Cadabam’s enough for giving my son the opportunity to have a happy and healthy childhood.

Symptoms for Addiction

Symptoms may include –

  • Activities centered on addiction that negatively impacts work, relationships, school, etc.,
  • Difficulty controlling or cutting down the addictive behaviour,
  • Preoccupation with addiction related planning, engaging, and recovering,
  • Changes in sleep pattern,
  • Changes in energy levels such as being extremely energetic or tired,
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not engaging in the substance,
  • Physical changes such as weight changes or increased illness,
  • Extreme mood changes,
  • Tolerance – requiring more substance to get the desired effect.

Types of Addiction

Addiction can be broadly categorized into two types:

  • Substance Use Disorders – includes alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, hallucinogens, opioid, sedative/ hypnotic/ anxiolytic, stimulant, and tobacco-related disorders.
  • Behavioural Addictions – includes gambling addiction and internet gaming disorder.

Causes for Addiction

The brain. Changes in the brain’s reward circuits can lead to addiction.
Genetics. This increases one’s likelihood of developing addiction.
Family history. Having family members with addiction also increases the risk.
Environment. Peer pressure, ease of accessibility to substances, poor coping skills, and lack of social support contribute to the development of addiction.
Frequency and duration of use. The greater they are, the more the likelihood of developing an addiction.

Treatment for Addiction

Medications, psychotherapy, support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), hospitalization, and residential rehabilitation programs are the treatment options available for addiction treatment.
If you or your loved one is suffering from any form of addiction, help is available. Cadabam’s is a leading hospital in the provision of addiction psychiatry and psychotherapy treatment. We also have rehabilitation centres in Bangalore for addiction recovery. Reach out to us on our helpline number 9741476476.


What psychotherapy approaches/ modalities are used for addiction treatment?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), family therapy, contingency management, group therapy, etc. are some effective psychotherapy treatment modalities.

How do psychiatrists treat addiction?

Psychiatrists can prescribe medications that help to treat cravings, withdrawal symptoms, and any mental health conditions that may be contributing to the person’s addiction.

Why is it important to work with a psychotherapist?

A psychotherapist can help identify triggers and make a plan to cope with them, so that the individual will not relapse back into substance use. A psychotherapist will also identify and treat mental health conditions that contribute to the person’s addiction.

What differentiates a person who is addicted and a person who uses substances but is not addicted?

The difference is that the addicted individual engages in compulsive substance use that they are unable to stop despite harmful consequences.

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