Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm. The term addiction does not only refer to dependence on substances. A person who cannot stop taking a particular drug or chemical has a substance dependence. Some addictions also involve an inability to stop partaking in activities, such as gambling, eating, or working. In these circumstances, a person has a behavioral addiction. Addiction is a chronic disease that can also result from taking medications. When a person experiences addiction, they cannot control how they use a substance or partake in an activity, and they become dependent on it to cope with daily life.
The primary indications of addiction are:
- uncontrollably seeking drugs.
- uncontrollably engaging in harmful levels of habit-forming behavior.
- neglecting or losing interest in activities that do not involve the harmful substance or behavior.
- relationship difficulties, which often involve lashing out at people who identify the dependency.
- an inability to stop using a drug, though it may be causing health problems or personal problems, such as issues with employment or relationships.
- hiding substances or behaviors and otherwise exercising secrecy, for example, by refusing to explain injuries that occurred while under the influence.
- profound changes in appearance, including a noticeable abandonment of hygiene increased risk-taking, both to access the substance or activity and while using it or engaging in it.
How is the STEPS Program customized for an individual?
First, a comprehensive health analysis is performed using the Health-O-Meter assessment, that takes into account all the factors involved in contributing to health imbalances. Experts from relevant fields perform evaluation regarding personality type, contributing stress factors, core beliefs, coping ability and mechanism, lifestyle, sleep quality, laboratory investigations, body type and body structure. A compilation of these expert opinions generates the Health-O-Meter report that helps decide the selection of appropriate therapies to be employed, set health goals to be achieved and a treatment timeline. Periodic reassessments are done and treatments adjusted accordingly by the expert team to ensure the individual is on the right healing path till a balanced health state is achieved.
What therapies are utilized in the STEPS Program?
A customized treatment plan might include a combination of Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Structural Integration Physiotherapy, Reflexology, Nutrition plan, Yoga, and PhiloLife therapy sessions.