Recovering from addiction is a long process, one that requires time, commitment, motivation, and support. Treatment success depends on developing a new way of living and addressing the reasons why the person turned to drugs / alcohol in the first place. While getting sober from drugs / alcohol is an important first step, it's only the beginning of the recovery process. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted.
Objectives of our rehabilitation therapy:
The objectives of our therapy is to achieve the goals of:
During the intake process, patients will be guided through diagnostic tests, personal histories, logistical financial arrangements and care co-ordination. One of the first aspects covered when a person begins the intake process at our residential drug treatment program involves giving a personal history of past drug / alcohol use and summarizing its effects on the personal life. While these may be difficult questions to face, they help the treatment team frame their approach to recovery. Additionally, psychological testing, interviews and assessment may also be performed, in order to spotlight cases of dual diagnosis, or uncover potential core causes for drug / alcohol addiction that will be resolved through targeted treatment. The intake team and doctors also need to understand the medical history of the patient in order to properly diagnose any underlying physical issues that may relate to drug / alcohol addiction or its treatment. Honesty is critical during this process, enabling trained medical professionals to understand physical responses and potential complications to the detoxification process.
You can call us for your initial phone interview. When you call, you will be speaking with a highly trained admission coordinator. You can discuss the program structure, fees and any additional questions you may have. Our staff will also be happy to assist you when it comes to making your transportation arrangements.
Additional requirements during intake:
When you check into our center, you should generally take care of the financial details up-front, during the intake process, if you haven't already accomplished this process online or by phone. This expedient settling of financials allows you to focus on the rest of your intake period on recovery rather than logistics.
Since we believe that drug / alcohol de-addiction is a subjective matter (i.e., varies from person to person), we have customised treatment plans for each patient. However, a patient has to stay at our centre for a minimum of 3 to 4 months.
The treatment is a residential multi-disciplinary therapeutic programme and spiritual treatment conducted by a team of a psychiatrist, physician, psychologist, social workers, counselors, nursing staff and spiritual teachers. Our authentic experience of de-addiction treatment since 2003 has strengthened our belief that addicts, when provided timely treatment and support, can lead qualitative lives free of alcohol and drugs. Whatever kind of addiction- alcohol, narcotic drugs and prescription drugs, we have specialized treatment programs, that meets each individual's unique needs, to help overcome addictions. Our treatment programs aims to educate patients with the knowledge to arrest addiction and regain the healthy and happy life. The Centre believes in minimum medication on tapering basis and more on spiritual therapies because it helps the patient to come out of the substance dependency more strongly. The rehabilitation program steps are nearly drug-free; that is, our drug rehabilitation program applies nutrition and nutritional supplements as an important component of its delivery. This leads to faster physical recovery.
Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth De-addiction and Research Centre treatment philosophy integrates medical excellence with attention to the realities of recovery by helping people to strengthen five core aspects of the self:
Our integrated team of psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, nurses and therapists are not only experts in drug and alcohol addiction treatment, they also possess extensive expertise treating other psychiatric, psychological and medical conditions that contribute to dependence on drugs / alcohol. The Centre's rigorous, medically-informed approach to education, treatment and recovery succeeds where other attempts may have failed.
The treatment therapy contains 3 important aspects of the curing process:
Detoxification (or detox) is the initial period of medical management aimed at helping a person who abuses alcohol or other drugs. Medications may be used to treat symptoms and prevent complications, such as seizures. Withdrawal symptoms due to sudden stoppage of drug / alcohol usage and health problems associate with addiction are dealt with and when the physical condition of the patient stabilizes, he is transferred to the psychological therapy and spiritual therapy programme. The focus of detox is on the processes of the body as it rids itself of the drug of choice and treating the withdrawal symptoms that result. Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth De-addiction and Research Centre uses the most advanced medical techniques to provide the safest and most comfortable detoxification available. Treatment is performed in an inpatient setting where patients can be safely monitored and observed by a specialised medical team during the withdrawal process until all signs and symptoms are resolved. A team of professionals, including nurses, social workers and counselors also help the patients during the medical detoxification period.
It is important to note that detox is not a whole treatment for drug / alcohol addiction. Because addiction is both psychological and physical in nature, it is imperative that patients undergo psychotherapeutic and spiritual treatments to address the issues of cravings and changes that were made in the brain by chronic abuse of the drugs / alcohol. Detox alone may help the patient to stop abusing drugs and alcohol, but without follow-up care and therapy, relapse will soon follow and a return to full-blown addictive behavior is rarely far behind.
2. Psychological Therapy
Addiction is a complex illness with physical and psychological symptoms, affecting not only the individual, but also those around them. Addiction is more than a physical dependence on drugs / alcohol. Even after detox, when physical dependence is cured, addicts are at high risk of relapse. Psychological and social factors are often powerful stimuli for relapse. Psychotherapy is a beneficial form of treatment, as it can help sufferers to recognize their addiction and also to understand it, building self-esteem and self-respect. A counselor or therapist can help an addict to start to understand their emotions and address underlying problems attached to their addiction.
Our counselors / psychotherapists have experience in helping those with addictions to identify the causes and triggers and to help them understand the different types of addiction and the psychological effects. We aim to support patients to follow the right path of treatment, including education and health consequences, information on different recovery programmes including the Twelve Steps. The therapy also addresses anger management, grief recovery, self-esteem, coping skills, stress management, interpersonal relationships, gender issues, and relapse prevention. It focuses on the greater challenges faced by those dealing with depression and other psychiatric disorders in addition to chemical dependencies. By applying their understanding and experience, our therapists help those affected by addiction to develop new cognitive and behavioral skills that will help them overcome their addiction.
Psychological therapy comprises of the following techniques:
3. Spiritual Therapy
Dr Vinod Kochupillai of ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (AIIMS), New Delhi, has carried out extensive research upon the effects of the Sudarshan Kriya®, which offer conclusive evidence about the benefits of this technique. The studies suggest strong connections between the body and mind, and imply that human emotions and thought processes affect the functioning of the brain, endocrine system and immune system. So well-founded are these concepts that they have recently led to the emergence of a new medical discipline termed as 'Psycho-neuro immunology' or 'Mind-Body Medicine'. Sudarshan Kriya® was also tested for anti-depressant effect in 60 inpatients of alcohol dependence. Data collected from the results demonstrated the antidepressant effects of Sudarshan Kriya® in alcohol-dependent subjects, producing beneficial effects.
Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth De-addiction and Research Centre's spiritual models of recovery have been more successful than any twelve step programme and cognitive behavioral therapy. Although many confuse the term spirituality with religion the two terms are different. The term religion refers to organised structures that center around particular beliefs, behavioral rituals, ceremonies, and traditions. The term spirituality has more to do with the deeper questions posed by an individual's existence, in which we explore who were are and what our life is about. We understand that origins of addiction lie in attachments and desires. Understanding this, we can see that most modern day drug rehabilitation models are only treating the symptoms of addiction. Working with the root causes of addiction through spirituality is the best way to treat addiction once and for all. Research had proven repeatedly that including spirituality in an addiction recovery program increases the individual's chances at sustained recovery. Medical research is showing that even in medical illnesses where the treatment of the illness involves some form of behavior modification, spirituality aids recovery.