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Drug addiction is a disease that impacts a person’s behaviour and brain, leading to an inability to control using medications, or legal or illegal drugs, despite negative consequences.

Meet Our Team Of Psychiatric Professionals

Suhita Saha - Consultant Psychologist

Suhita Saha

M.A. M.Phil in Clinical Psychology
Smita Sarma - Online Consultant Psychologist

Smita Sarma

Clinical Psychologist M.phil in clinical psychology
Aparna Rani - Online Consultant Psychologist

Aparna Rani

Consultant Clinical Psychologist


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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 speciality 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 with 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.

800+ Treatment Capacity

India's Largest Psychiatric Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre

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)
Drug addiction
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What Our Clients Have To Say

It was a good experience. The team members were very understanding and helpful throughout the stay. Counselors have worked sincerely to help the family. Thank you Team Cadabams!!

Mansoor Khan

I am extremely pleased with the entire staff for their ability, care, and expertise for the treatment, rehabilitation work, and timely action during emergencies.

Christopher Neal

Symptoms for drug addiction

Some symptoms may include –

  • Taking a drug long after it is no longer needed for a health problem,
  • Needing more to achieve the same effects (“tolerance”),
  • Feeling strange after the drug wears off – headaches, sweaty, shaky, depressed, or even confused, having seizures, having a fever in severe cases,
  • Unable to stop using the drug despite negative consequences,
  • Preoccupation with the drug – about how to get more, when you’ll take it, the good or bad feelings experienced afterwards,
  • Not able to have the drug in limits,
  • Losing interest in activities as well as having trouble performing them,
  • Appearance changes such as bloodshot eyes, bloody nose, bad breath, tremors or shakes,
  • Changes in behaviour that makes interpersonal relationships difficult,
  • Sleeping too much or too little, eating too much or too little,
  • Hiding or getting defensive about drug use, borrowing or stealing money to pay for drugs,
  • Socializing with others who also engage in drug use.

Types of drug addiction

  • Opioids – these are pain relievers, also called narcotic drugs. Commonly abused ones are morphine, fentanyl, heroin, codeine, hydrocodone, etc.
  • Depressants – it can help put the body in a relaxed state and can help with symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, panic and acute stress reactions. Commonly used depressants include alcohol, benzodiazepines, GHB, barbiturates, etc.
  • Stimulants – these give you a euphoric sensation and can include medical drugs, illegal street drugs, as well as substances like nicotine and caffeine. Commonly used ones include cocaine, caffeine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, etc.
  • Hallucinogens – these drugs alter one’s perception of reality as well as causes hallucinations. Some common ones include LSD, DMT, PCP, salvia, psilocybin (mushrooms), ketamine, etc.
  • Cannabis – Commonly called marijuana or weed, cannabis produces mild euphoria, relaxation, increased appetite, as well as distorted perception of time and space. Excessive use of this can cause memory impairment and brain damage. Commonly used ones are marijuana, hashish, and hash oil.

Causes for drug addiction

  • Family history and genetics. Having a family member has a history of drug abuse, it increases your risk.
  • Environmental factors. Growing up with a drug addict, peer group that abuses drugs, troubled relationships, life stressors, lack of social support, and low socioeconomic status can contribute to developing drug addiction.
  • Psychological factors. Domestic violence, physical or sexual abuse, negligence from parents as well as peers, etc. can lead to psychological stress that a person can turn to drugs for to self-medicate, which can contribute to drug addiction.
  • Other psychological factors. Traumatic events, mental disorders such as depression, lack of social belongingness, huge academic pressure, etc. can also contribute.

Treatment for drug addiction

Detoxification. This involves stopping taking drugs so that it leaves the body – medical supervision is needed to detox safely.

Medications. During the detox process, medicines can help manage cravings as well as to relieve withdrawal symptoms.

Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy can help identify triggers, teach healthy coping strategies to deal with them, as well as build self-esteem that helps in recovery.
If you or your loved one is suffering from drug addiction, help is available. Cadabam’s is the best drug addiction hospital that provides holistic treatment. We also have rehabilitation centres in Bangalore. Reach out to us on our helpline number 9741476476.


Why is medical supervision required for detoxification?

Detoxification can be dangerous without medical supervision as a result of withdrawal symptoms that could even prove to be fatal.

Why is psychotherapy important?

Psychotherapy can help work on factors that contribute to drug addiction and help the addict make positive changes that promotes recovery and sobriety.

What do rehabilitation centers offer?

Constant access to professionals and a routine built for lifestyle changes that aid recovery.

How is drug addiction related to mental health disorders?

Mental health disorders can lead to drug addiction and drug addiction can worsen an already present mental health condition.

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