-MEDITATION: - Through
meditation, the restless mind
is tranquilized. The
mind is pacified to minimize the
wandering. Faith in a Higher power
(GOD) brings about Spiritual Awakening
in the patient.
-INPUT: - On
the basis of published literature
patients are informed about the
various parts of the disease.
In this session, counselors share
personal experiences on how they
faced social, psychological, monetary
and family related problems. The
sharing inspire patients and give
them hope and mental strength.
- In this session,
the patient loses his hesitation
and brings out his
hidden talent. Every Saturday,
a dance session is organized
to develop interest, activeness
and a sense of brotherhood.
To attain a ‘homely’
environment and generate belongingness
amongst the inmates, other recreational
sessions are also held. Mood
making and entertainment sessions
involve singing, mono acting,
story-telling or even stand
Ideology and thinking patterns are the
basis of treatment at the center. In the
reflection session, patient share their
thoughts with one-another or simply write
about them. Daily reflection help in identifying,
expressing and analyzing the patient’s
thought, feelings and character defects.
Once they are identified, it is much easier
to change / work on them. This was impossible
during active addiction
Patients share deep-buried secret which
earlier made them feel ashamed or embarrassed.
Sharing helps them get over the discomfort
and get a load off their shoulders.
Therapeutic community revolves around
the concept of confrontation. Certain
attitude defects (like Justification,
Reaction or manipulation) cannot be identified
by the patient, show one–another
these attitude defects. Patients learn
how to accept wherever they are wrong.
They try not to repeat the same mistakes.
This is an integral part of recovery.
- Being adversely affected by
their addiction, patients often shy away
from their responsibilities. At the center,
patients are enabled to take their own
responsibilities towards themselves and
others. This empowers them to later on
take up responsibilities for themselves,
their families and the society.
- Patients are given some time
to realize their mistakes. This allows
them to accept where they were wrong and
think about how to rid themselves of those
defects. This is a highly effective technique.
Prayer: - God
gives patients the through ability to
abstain from using. Every morning, there
is a one hour prayer session. Apart from
that, prayers are said 16 more times throughout
grant us the serenity to
accept the things we cannot change,
courage to change the things we can
and wisdom to know the difference.
Family Meeting: - This treatment is incomplete
without the cooperation of the family.
The center organizes family meeting on
every second and last Saturday of the
month. The patient family can gain strength
by hearing other families share their
experience. In these meetings families
are informed about the disease, the treatment
and behavior toward the patient.