Drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the structure and functions of the brain. Although it is true that for most people the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary, over time the changes in the brain caused by repeated drug abuse can impair a person’s self-control and ability to make sound decisions, and at the same time create an intense impulse to take drugs.
At Serene Life Hospital we have treated following drug abuse, and have come across many kinds of drug abusing patients
Detoxification, Withdrawal Management, Anti- Craving Medications, Substitution Treatment, Physical, Psychological, alcohol and substances related Psychiatric Disorder Management.
Detoxification Process (Medical Management) helps to pave the way for abstinence. This process normally takes 21 days. It is basically aimed at the acute stage of withdrawal, where the patient is treated medically to bring back patient’s physical health & routines
Reclamation process (Psychological) basically referred to Post Acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) which makes the patient to realize and modify his behavioral changes / disorders, decreased efficiency, poor money handling, selfishness, carelessness, ethical breakdowns, dishonesty, prolonged time in toilets, stealing, carelessness towards Family and Work those were progressive along with his abuse. The rehabilitation process includes psycho therapy, individual counseling, family counseling, family therapy, group therapy, relaxation therapy, relapse prevention therapy & occupational therapy.
Our Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps Patients in recognizing and understanding the causes of their Addiction and associated problems and helps them to develop skills necessary to overcome them.
Our Psychosocial interventions include a broad range of psychological and behavioral strategies either alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy and other medical or other interventions, which help in the Intervention, Prevention and Management of Addiction and Co-related Disorders.
Denial, Justification and Blaming is the nature of Addiction. Motivation is key factor for Patients to begin, continue, comply with and succeed in treatment. It involves recognizing a problem, searching for a way to change, and then beginning and sticking with that change strategy. Our Motivational Improvement Therapy are based on principles of motivational psychology and is carried out by a qualified Clinical Psychologist and Counselor
Holistic Recovery requires Person Changes in terms of Body, Mind and Soul. Our Life style Management modules are designed in such a way that this change happens while the Patient is undergoing treatment. This involves Yoga, Meditation, Physical Exercise, Spiritual Practices and other healthy recreational activities to fill the void created by using of drugs.
Our Individual and Family Counseling Sessions helps in Assessing the Motivation of a patient. Motivating a patient in treatment means encouraging the patient to make behavioral changes, by discussing the disadvantages of continuing substance use, the advantages of stopping substance use, and helping the patient in making the necessary change.
Individual counseling can be carried out in different situations
Our Coping Skill training facilitates patients to develop coping strategy to manage day to day practical difficult life situations without resorting to substance use.
The Core of our Relapse Prevention Program involves in anticipating the problems patients are likely to meet, and helping them develop effective coping strategies. We conduct Relapse Prevention Programs for Out-patients as well as Inpatient treatment program.
This treatment module helps patients in self-monitoring and to recognize drug cravings early on and identifying high-risk situations for use, and developing strategies for coping with and avoiding high-risk situations and the desire to use.
It helps patients to maintain changes in their substance use behavior, about how to anticipate and cope with the problem of relapse and develop specific techniques of exploring the positive and negative consequences of using.
You are not thinking about using but your behaviors are making you up for a very possible relapse in future. The signs are anxiety, intolerance, anger, defensiveness, mood swings, isolation, not seeking help, avoiding meetings, poor appetite and sleeping patterns.
A war inside your mind to use and not to use. In initial phase you are casually thing about using, but in later phase you are positively thinking about using. The signs are lying, remembrance of using places, friends, visualize or fantasize about past use and planning for relapse.
If you don’t use the techniques to overcome the emotional & mental relapse it will strongly lead to physical.
Family, Relatives, Friends and Self Support Group meetings constitute a very vital role for the Ongoing Recovery of a Patient and helps the individual affected by the disease of Addiction to help lead a substance free life, with a balanced life style and Spiritual Recovery. Inpatients are taken to Self Support group meetings, while in treatment and are encouraged in attending these meetings once the patient gets discharged.
Follow up and Outpatient Services helps in Relapse prevention and is an ongoing process in the Recovery of the Patient The Physical. Psychological, Emotional, Family, Job and Spiritual state of the Patient are evaluated when the patient comes for follow up.
This helps in evaluating as how the patient is able to handle urges and helps in the identification of the triggers and the consequences, the patient should be engaged in problem-solving and the methods for relapse prevention.
Treatment helps a Patient in terms of understanding the nature of the Disease of Addiction and Developing Coping Strategies and Skills. We run Services which include After Care Services to handle Long term Substance use and Conduct Awareness Camps and Medical Camps to create and spread awareness of Addiction as a disease and its ramifications to the Individual, Family and Society.
NARCOTIC ANONYMOUS – (Known as NA worldwide) It is a fellowship of Men & Women who share their past experience, their strength, hope in order to solve their common problem and help others to recover from substance abuse.