Frequently asked questions
What is the purpose of rehabilitation centre?
A rehabilitation centre is a place which helps addicts in the recovery process. Through various treatment methods at the rehabilitation centre such as psychological and use of creative, discipline and constructive schedule, addicts are helped to analyze themselves and learn coping patterns. The duration of the stay for addicts may differ from case to case basis.
Is the rehabilitation program same for every addict?
No, the program varies from individual to individual depending on the severity of addiction and understanding the motivational level of an individual. Program is tailor made for each individual depending on their age, sex, mental status, religion and cultural beliefs.
What is Drug Addiction?
Drug Addiction is a condition where the addict develops drug seeking behavior. Addiction is classified into three main stages called as Preoccupation, Intoxication and Withdrawal. An addict constantly desires for the drug or substance, as the drug use progress, he seeks more and more quantity of the drug to get the intoxication effect and at last develops tolerance and withdrawal symptoms.
How can I recognize that someone I know is using drugs?
Some of the early warning signs of drug addiction are:
- Weight loss
- Drooping eyelids
- Compulsive lying
- Avoiding family
- Frequent mood fluctuations
- Needle marks on forearms, burnt tips of thumb, forefinger and middle finger
- Increase in monetary demands
- Disappearance of personal belongings
Can an addict lead a normal life?
Yes, they can even progress and help other addicts during their treatment and recovery. They can resume their education, career plans, etc., however they should always completely abstain from all addictive and mood altering substances.
What is the role of the family in treatment?
Family has the most significant role in the treatment as they can guide the treatment in a positive direction by being honest and committed. Addicts knowingly or unknowingly can emotionally blackmail their family members, so they should be mentally prepared and discuss the treatment openly and give their full cooperation and support to the therapists. Most important is that the approach of family towards addicts should be supportive, rather than treating them as guilty or abandon them from the family.
What are the benefits of counseling?
After counseling, individuals have shared that they “feel good”, “learn more about themselves and others”, “gain clarity”, “feel good, positive and hopeful”, “see positive changes” and so on. This is often possible as the counselor is neutral and objective while working with an individual.