Alcohol & Addiction Medicine

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The Division of Alcohol & Addiction Medicine focuses on step by step approach to nullify the usage of chemical substances like alcohol as well as other narcotic drugs. It is a continuous approach in the form of medications as well as psychotherapy. Other forms of behavioural addictions like Phone addiction, Internet addiction, Porn addiction, Social Networking addiction can also be dealt with in the same manner.

Alcohol & Addiction Medicine

There are lots of reasons for getting addicted to Alcohol & Drugs. The primary reasons can be categorized as;

  • Depression
  • Negative factors affecting Self Esteem
  • Poor psychosocial and emotional support
  • Financial stressors
  • Personality Problems
  • Anxiety disorders
  • The family history of substance abuse
  • Social isolation

In family life, they will become argumentative and stay away from taking up responsibilities. In school and College, they will behave in a negative attitude and will have poor performance in the curriculum. In social life, they will lose friends and may become more close to people with similar addictions and the intensity of addiction could spiral up.

All addictions are biological disorders and hence require medicines for the management of the acute withdrawal symptoms and also for detoxification and de-addiction. Counselling also plays a major role in identifying and managing the reasons which push an individual into the substance abuse vicious cycle.

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Panel of Doctors

A powerful team working for your Mental Health

Dr. Aswin Krishnan Ajit MD

MBBS, MD (Psych) Director & Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr. Prakash Chandran .A. MA,MA,MA,PhD,PG Dip(Couns)

MA,LLB,PhD (Psychology), PG Dip Guidance & Counselling Clinical Psychologist

Dr Prakash Chandran Arakkal is one of the leading clinical psychologists in Kerala with expertise in managing marital problems. Besides being an excep [...]

Dr. Chinju Somanathan, MBBS, DPM

MBBS, DPM. Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Justin Thomas – MD (Peds), DM (Neuro)