Drug addiction and abuse is as common as alcohol abuse and dependence with much more long lasting and disabling effect on the people abusing. There are many drugs of abuse ranging from cough syrup, which is easily available, to banned drugs like cannabis or cocaine or LSD and others. At NIRMAN people with following drug abuse are commonly seen and treated:
- Prescription drug abuse like sleeping pills
- Injectable abuse like Pethidine etc
At NIRMAN Centre for Alcohol and Drug De-addiction and rehabilitation specialists deal with each of the drug addiction in the most professional way so that reasons for abuse/dependency are analysed along with its effects on the system and environment of the individual so that holistically all issues are addressed.
It is generally observed that people who use these drugs occasionally are seldom identified in the initial days of induction into these drugs and are unfortunately recognized only when they start manifesting symptoms suggestive of withdrawal or develop behavioral/mental health issues like Hallucinations, Delusions, Social Withdrawal, Amotivation, Anger, Inappropriate Behavior and Change in Personality.
At NIRMAN Centre for alcohol and Drug De-addiction and rehabilitation the program is tailor made to suit the needs of the individual as needs and requirements are unique to each individual and manifestations of the problems at each stage are different. Here the focus is on not just the drug but also the associated manifested or underlying mental health problem without addressing which recovery is incomplete and efforts are futile. There is equal stress on psycho education of the family also.
The therapeutic programs are similar to that planned and executed for Alcohol dependence and abuse but much more focused here are individual focussed interventions along with group interventions like:
- NA meetings
- Bio-Psycho-Socio Education lectures
- Group Interventions