What are drugs and their ill-effects?

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Chemical substances are those which on intake in any form bring about changes in mood, mind and behaviors of the users.

The commonly used chemicals are

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana (ganja, bhang, charas and hashish)
  • Opium (chandu) and its derivatives such as heroin (brown Sugar / smack)
  • Morphine, Pethidine ,Tidigesic, Fortwin etc
  • LSD, Mescaline , Cocaine, Amphetamine (speed), Barbiturates , Tranquillizers etc.
  • Any medication prescribed by a doctor, if it is abused.

Abusing any of these chemicals can cause ill-health affecting the well-being of the body, mind, emotion, spirit (values) and relationships with concerned individuals, family and society.

Drug abuse or addiction is the intense craving for and loss of control over alcohol or drug. However, it is an illness and that is treatable.

Recovery as a process, not a destination

  • The program may begin with detoxification supervised by our full-Time physiatrist . Clients are assisted through a process of helping the body emerge from withdrawal and begin to heal physically.
  • Assessment begins from day one, and includes physical evaluation, nutritional evaluation, social functioning assessment (including the role of the individual in the family system), psychiatric evaluation by our psychiatrist. Based upon the needs of the client.
  • Education on the disease of addiction is an integral part of treatment, as is learning about the necessary steps that must be taken to discover an individual’s potential to create an optimal life through abstinence-based recovery.
  • Insight-oriented therapy through both group and individual sessions helps the client gain a new perspective. A very low staff to patient ratio allows for more individualized care and attention.
  • Complementary therapies, selected to enhance our holistic approach include recreational therapy, yoga, fitness training and role plays.
  • Continuing care starts at the beginning of treatment with an assessment of the individual’s needs. Through our relationships with outside professionals, our team helps our clients develop a plan that may include sober living options and/or ongoing groups and/or individual therapy, as well as involvement in twelve-step support groups.