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The fast pace of our lives today, leads to stress and the often heard phrase "Work hard and party hard". Well, that is among the adults. For the adolescents – peer pressure and the curiosity elements kick in for them to experiment with alcohol and drugs. Sometimes, this does not lead to addiction, but most times it does. The fallouts are many. To nip the addiction in the bud, Cadabam's Hospitals Specialty for addiction psychiatry comes in.

Our psychiatrists have mastered this relatively new field of psychiatry and are able to understand the dual diagnosis problems that come along with addiction problems. This is because often addiction is followed with mental disorders such as affective disorders, mood imbalances and the likes. The doctors alienate these dual problems for each individual and treat them separately.

Psychiatric and psychological interventions in the form of medicines, psychotherapy and counseling are provided to help the addicts. External help in the form of groups such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholic Anonymous are also recommended. Here a 12-step program is taken up which usually consists of the following:

  • Admitting that one cannot control one's addiction or compulsion
  • Recognizing a higher power that can give strength
  • Examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member)
  • Making amends for these errors
  • Learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior
  • Helping others who suffer from the same addictions or compulsions

Apart from this, our experienced psychiatrists, follow and practice the right pharmacological methods, ensuring the right and allowed medicines are administered to the addicts for speedy recovery

If you are looking for a care unit to help a loved ones addiction, please do give us a call.

symptoms for Addiction

  • Isolate from family, friends
  • Crave for alcohol
  • Consuming substances every day
  • Losing focus on daily activities
  • Getting into legal trouble due to the use of substances
  • Depression
  • Intolerance towards substances
  • Stay irregular in responsibilities
  • Anxiety
  • A severe headache
  • Nausea
  • Sleep issues
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Confusion
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • High or low blood pressure

doctors | Addiction

dr priya

Priya Raghavan

Consultant Psychiatrist



Raja Mahabaleshwar Hiremani

Consultant Psychiatrist

M.Sc (Psychology), M.Phil Psychology, Phd in Psycho-oncology 

Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Medical Director & Consultant Psychiatrist

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Overcoming an addiction to alcohol can be a long and bumpy road. If you are willing to get the support you need and ready to stop drinking you can recover from alcoholism no matter how bad the addiction is or how powerless you feel. Most people with alcohol problems do not decide to make a big change out of the blue or transform their drinking habits overnight. However, once you have made the decision to change, the next step is to seek help as some people can stop drinking on their own while others need medical supervision in order to withdraw from alcohol safely and comfortably.

There’s no magic bullet or single treatment that works for everyone. Everyone’s needs are different, so it’s important that you find a program that is right for you. Alcohol addiction treatment program should be customized to your unique problems and situation.

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