Addictions and Resolutions

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What are the nuts and bolts of de-addiction medicine?  How does ayurveda approach habits and addictions?  What is it like to be a fantastic human being on the planet with many habits and addictions?

Koregaon Park, Pune, 2007

and surely
i will be cured
of myself
pleasure by pleasure
pain by pain

everything else
is candy
a drug
a distraction
from the desire
of a free and true heart
my whole life
has led to this
now i follow this river
and discover which ocean
is mine

jaysi, 2007


Author Spotlight

De-Addiction Medicine in Delhi

Doctor Anuj Mittal
Doctor Anuj Mittal is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Department of Psychiatry and De-Addiction Medicine at Deen Dayal Upadayay Hospital in New Delhi, India. He has been treating people with various types of addictions to substances for the last 12-15 years in Rajasthan and Delhi. I spoke to him in his office in Delhi about his experience practicing de-addiction medicine.Read Full
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Ayurvedic Approach to Habits and Addictions

Vaidya Vasant Lad
Vaidya Vasant Lad is a renowned and experienced practitioner and professor of ayurvedic medicine. He has written many books on ayurveda and is the founder and director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuqurque, New Mexico, USA. He also teaches foreign students of ayurveda in Pune, India. I spoke with him in his home in Pune about the ayurvedic perspective on habits and addictions.Read Full
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Personal Story

Ms. Shqipe Malushi
Ms. Shqipe Malushi is director of international empowerment programs and is currently teaching these skills to women and girls in Afghanistan. She generously shared her life journey and her experiences with various habits and addictions with me when we met in Montserrat, Spain in the summer of 2007.Read Full