Recovery Program

June 13, 2014

Guru kripa nasha mukti kendra approach is holistic – addressing the physical, mental, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual areas for recovery. At Guru kripa nasha mukti kendra, clients are gradually taught to lead a disciplined and healthy lifestyle through an intensive schedule including yoga, meditation, therapy classes, daily moral inventory, management of feelings, intensive group and individual counselling, 12-step work, regular attendance at AA / NA meetings and recreation. All this is backed by expert medical and psychiatric services and regular updates to family.
The Recovery Program is a structured process with clearly defined protocols to address individual issues through various stages of recovery and is based on proven methodologies of addiction counselling and rehabilitation. The staff reviews each case on a daily basis and evolves individual strategies.
6.40 am : Prayer, Tea
7.00 – 8.00 am : Yoga / Meditation
8.00 – 8.45 am : Shave / Bath
9.00 – 9.30 am : Breakfast
9.30 – 9.50 am : (J F T)
10.00 – 11.15 am : Input Session
11.30 – 12.45 pm : Step Work / Reflection
1.00 – 1.45 pm : Lunch
2.00 – 4.00 pm : Rest
4.00 – 5.30 pm : Tea, Free Time
5.30 – 6.30 pm : N A/AA Meeting
6.30 – 8.00 pm : Fine Time (Audio / Video Session)
8.00 – 9.00 pm : Dinner
9.00 – 10.00 pm : Night Session/TV Time
10.30 pm : Lights Out
Saturday: Half Day Sunday: Family Visits *
Drug Abuse Treatment
Drug abuse treatment is an important part of recovering from drug abuse. In addition to stopping drug use, the goal of drug abuse treatment is to return the individual to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and community. While in drug abuse treatment, recovering drug addicts learn about addiction, recovery and relapse while addressing misguided beliefs about self, others and their environment. Attending a drug abuse treatment program helps the recovering drug abuser make lifestyle changes, manage feelings and develop coping tools and drug refusal skills. In addition, they learn to identify relapse warning signs and challenge thoughts that may lead to relapse. Keep in mind, no single drug abuse treatment program is appropriate for all individuals. Matching drug abuse treatment settings and services to each individual’s particular problems and needs is critical to his or her ultimate success in returning to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and society. If you or someone you care about is caught in the trap of drug abuse, then drug abuse treatment may be necessary in salvaging their life.
Drug Treatment
Drug treatment is a way for individuals with addiction problems to learn valuable tools and information to help them recover. There are many different types of drug treatment available such as counselling, psychotherapy, support groups, family therapy, and in-patient or out-patient programs.
Generally, the more drug treatment an individual receives the better the outcome. Those who stay in drug treatment longer than three months usually have better outcomes than those who stay less time. Over the last 9 years, studies have shown that drug treatment works to reduce an individual’s drug use and the crimes committed by drug addicted individuals. Research has also shown that those who have successfully completed a drug treatment program are more likely to be employed.
Alcohol Abuse Treatment
Alcohol abuse treatment works with the entire person to improve self-esteem and self-worth, heal core traumas, learn life-skills, gain control over addictive patterns, improve the health of the body, in addition to recovering from alcohol abuse. Treatment focuses on helping each person to rebalance their lives and gain the skills they need to live a successful, satisfying life, free from alcohol abuse. Those who attend treatment find that they have more skills and confidence in creating the lives they want, complete with good relationships, a satisfying job or career, and enjoyment of day to day life.
A vast majority of those who abuse alcohol have self-esteem issues and feel powerless in the face of beating their alcohol abuse problem. Alcohol abuse treatment focuses on building self-esteem and helping people begin to feel their own self-worth again. This in turn builds their confidence and their ability to create the lives they want. With a sense of powerfulness and self-worth, people are in a better place to say “no” to unhealthy, addictive behaviours and to say “yes” to the healthy choices that make life worth living. In addition, people gain skill at recognizing the addictive “part” of themselves and at diffusing its power.
Alcohol Detox
Alcohol detox is the first step in treatment. What does it mean to enter an alcohol detox? The definition of detoxification is as follows: “A treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to rid the body of the addictive substances, and the physiological and mental readjustment that accompanies the process.” This definition refers to the physical withdrawal symptoms of alcohol abuse, as well as the psychological symptoms experienced while in alcohol detox. Alcohol abuse and addiction require detox before beginning treatment and recovery. When alcohol residuals remain in the body, cravings will continue and recovery from alcohol addiction will be very difficult to achieve. Alcohol detox should be done under the care of a licensed medical facility. Attempting to detox from alcohol without the proper professional help is extremely dangerous. It can result in serious physical, psychological, and emotional consequences which can include death. Drug Detox
The goal of drug detox is to rid the body of toxins accumulated by drug use. The first step of detox is drug withdrawal. Drug withdrawal is “the act or process of ceasing to use an addictive drug.” Once an individual has discontinued using drugs physical and behavioural withdrawal symptoms may follow. Drug detox is a process that helps diminish the uncomfortable symptoms of drug withdrawal. Drug detox is performed in many different ways depending on where you decide to receive treatment. Most drug detox centres simply provide treatment to avoid physical withdrawal to alcohol & other drugs. A quality drug detox program will not only to provide the individual with counselling during detox but help with the physical withdrawal and the psychological root cause of the individual’s addiction problem, so as to decrease the chances of relapse.
Drug detox can be viewed in three separate stages:
1. Medical Detox: A medical doctor will need to supervise your medical withdrawal from drugs, ensuring you complete this phase safely and with minimal complications. Medical detox can take several days.
2. Physical Detox: Once your body is no longer dependent on drugs, you will need to work on building up your physical health. A nutritionist can be helpful during this phase, enabling you to develop a balanced diet to help you through the rest of the drug detox process.
3. Emotional Detox: Detox can be extremely difficult on your emotional health, which is why most treatment centres offer counselling during detox. Because drugs have become an integral part of your mental, emotional and social life, you will need emotional help as you detox.
Alcohol Treatment
Alcohol treatment is a place where an individual who has a drinking problem can receive help. Treatment means that an individual enters a program that helps them with their alcohol addiction and provides them with the tools necessary for a complete recovery.
Alcohol treatment works for many people who have problems with alcohol abuse and addiction. But just like any other drug of abuse, the individual has to be committed to make a change for the better. Some people stop drinking and remain sober. Others have long periods of sobriety with bouts of relapse. And still others cannot stop drinking for any length of time. With alcohol treatment, one thing is clear: the longer a person abstains from alcohol, the more likely he or she will be able to stay sober.
Long Term Treatment
Long term treatment involves individuals spending a substantial amount of time on their drug addiction treatment program. Generally, long term treatment is conducted in residential treatment facilities. When an individual enters a long term treatment program they know that they have truly dedicated themselves to recovering from their drug addiction. Long-Term Residential Treatment provides care 24 hours per day, generally in non-hospital settings. The best-known long term treatment model is the therapeutic community (TC), but residential treatment may also employ other models, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy.
Long term treatment generally lasts anywhere from 3 to 12 months and is focused on the “resocialization” of the individual. Long term treatment uses the program’s entire “community,” including other residents, staff, and the social context, as active components of treatment. Long term treatment focuses on developing personal accountability and responsibility and socially productive lives. Long term treatment is highly structured with activities designed to help residents examine damaging beliefs, self-concepts, and patterns of behaviour and to adopt new, more harmonious and constructive ways to interact with others.
Counselling focuses on the symptoms of drug addiction, the individual as a whole, and the content and structure of the individual’s recovery program. It gives the person coping strategies and tools for recovery. The primary goal of counselling is to assist the individual in achieving and maintaining abstinence from drugs and alcohol. The secondary goal is the help them recover from the damage addiction has caused in their life.
Counselling works by first helping the individual recognize the existence of a problem and the associated irrational thinking that comes along with drug addiction. Next, the person is encouraged to achieve and maintain abstinence and then to develop the necessary psychosocial skills to continue their recovery. In counselling, it is the individual who must take responsibility for working on and succeeding with a program of recovery.
Drug Intervention
Drug intervention is a process that helps a drug addict recognize the extent of their problem. Individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol usually do not know their addiction is out of control. They tend to look at those around them as a measure of how right or wrong their actions are. These individuals need objective feedback on their behaviour. It is through a non-judgmental, non-critical, systematic drug intervention process that the individual is able to see their own lifestyle choices. When they truly understand the impact that their alcohol dependence or drug addiction has on others, they may truly begin to see they are hurting those around them.

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