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“The Psychopathological Craving”: Cross-cutting through the Psychosocial Aftermath of the De-Addiction Process

Sareeta Behera1 and Shiva Raman Pandey2*

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000289

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    • Doctoral Researcher in Psychology, State Autism Appellate Board Member, India
    • Founder and CEO, e Wellness Expert, MIMS Ardendale, India
    • Corresponding author: Shiva Raman Pandey, Founder and CEO, e Wellness Expert, MIMS Ardendale, Kannamangala, Whitefield, Bangalore, India

Received: July 31, 2017;   Published: August 21, 2017

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Abstract

The pangs of an addiction often lead to fatal life outcomes. Its gradual transition from a regular behaviour, habituation to unavoidable craving and obsessive addiction reflects how a certain thing or aspect can become an inseparable entity of man’s life. Addiction towards something can breach the thin borders between the triad of use, misuse and abuse. Although the former can have certain positive impact, however misuse or abuse of something is bound to lead to unfathomable physical, psychological, personal as well as societal level drudgery and despair. Severe addiction also has been reported to be one of the most significant contributors of crime, harming behaviour, suicide or eventual death. The de-addiction process comes as a ray of hope to fight against addiction and overcome the odds. However, the de-addiction process has to be administered under professional supervision and extreme care. The present clinical presentations reflect two case studies depicting both the affirmative as well as flip sides of the de-addiction process. The two cases stand as strong guidelines of practice, ethics and how de-addiction can have both positive and lethal outcomes depending on the management modalities and psychosocial support.

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