Addiction is a disease and can be caused by any reason. It might be the result of a particular event or a series of activating events, or an individual might be genetically, socially, culturally or for any other reasons be trapped in the addiction.
Overall, an addict needs a lot of care, attention and time in addition to counseling and treatment. Many people believe that addictions can be overcome with willpower. Sadly, this is not true. When people use drugs, alcohol particularly over stretches of time, their brain changes in response due to prolonged exposure. Their cravings tend to get stronger, and they may feel compelled to use more of the drugs. This biological reality makes quitting alone very difficult.
We at Hands for you believe that with a little help from us and family anyone can quit and live a normal life. Our responsibility is to help inform, educate the addict and help him in the recovery process. We have an outlined residential program for the addict. An addict has to go through discipline, creative & constructive routines and psychological treatment. The addicts are helped to analyze themselves, confront defensive behaviour and learn coping patterns.
They also need to have their faith and values restored in themselves and the world. This is done through a process of counseling, consulting and discussions. During this period utmost care and attention is needed and provided by our team of counselors, psychiatrists.
The friendly environment helps each one of the people admitted to openly share on their experiences, on how they landed up with this habit, on how they got addicted to it and what kind of harm they have caused to family and friends. It also entails embracing new habits, how to stay away from triggers and cravings.
Treatment time frame varies from person to person. Typically it takes anywhere from 8 weeks to 24 weeks or upwards depending on the state of the person, stage at which the person stands with the addiction etc. A counselor is the one who discusses with you about each of the persons condition and can accordingly suggest the time frame it would take.
Person comes back educated about his illness, believes that he can remain without addictive substance, and control his cravings and triggers that can cause cravings. He understands that one of the most effective ways to manage your cravings involves making a concerted effort to avoid the people, environments and scenarios that act as triggers for you. He understands that it’s important to build up a network of sober people He sees other addicts in worse conditions and remains watchful of his own deterioration if he goes in to relapse. He is also aware of the disadvantages of substance abuse, and that if he does not take proper precautions there are chances of relapse. Utmost love and attention from the family members helps the addict in staying free from all the vices.
It’s possible for an addict to have a relapse. Relapses can be frustrating, but they can also be a learning experience. If you are suffering from a relapse, seek help or get yourself admitted into the rehab.
Relapses can be caused by various things. Many people relapse when they are in a negative emotional state, and others relapse because they are experiencing physical discomfort. Some relapse because of social pressure. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, relapses are more common when someone is facing stress. Regardless of why you have relapsed, it is important to forgive yourself and make a plan to get back on track.
Typical Schedule/Day for an Addict at the Center:
Once an addict is admitted he’s kept in a detox room for couple of days. After that a typical day at the center looks like this (This varies based on patients condition and time he has spent at the centre)
- Wakeup in the Morning with a prayer
- Yoga session
- Get Fresh
- Session with Counselor
- Reading and Writing Session
- Leisure time break
- Input Session
- Play Time
- AA meeting
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