Patan Devi de Addiction Center

Welcome to Patan Devi de Addiction Center!

Our dream is creation of an addiction free society. To translate it into reality, we employ awareness programs, de-addiction treatment facilities and comprehensive rehabilitation programs. Our primary objective is the evolution of a spontaneous treatment module in tune with our culture and human values, based on actual life experiences. We are convinced that this collective and collaborative experiment based on scientific methods will awaken the spirit inherent in human beings and enhance hopes of a meaningful life, in every individual who shares this dream. Every moment stands for commitment for our mission and has dedicated us to enhance versatility in our efforts. Interdependence, self-discipline, creativity and mutual respect are our guiding principles. We extend total support and assistance to achieve rehabilitation of every individual and his family to the path of addiction free life. We maintain the professional ethics - extending the best of every possible support towards the achievement of this goal..

Problem

. Adolescence is a sensitive age and therefore a sensitive stage of life. As per some theories adolescence is a period of turmoil, marked by a desire for independence and quest for sexual identity and maturity. There are various psychological and physical needs during that stage.

. If such needs are not taken care of the youth and adulthood gets affected. Many studies indicate that drug abuse had roots in adolescence. Also, introduction to substance use during adolescence is a universal phenomenon. Therefore PDF felt that the best strategy for a primary awareness program would be 'catching them young'.

Vision

. Prevention is better than cure! In our opinion, generating awareness of the evils of addiction is essential for creating a drug free society. Accordingly we have been doing our bit in the form of street plays, awareness lectures, film shows etc. These are conducted at industries, addiction prone areas, cities and towns , educational institutes and at various other community platforms. We have conducted awareness programs for colleges, schools, truck drivers, teachers, factory workers, nurses, doctors, medical students and even religious leaders. We also utilize a fully equipped awareness van for this activity. We have conducted training programs for police, industry, social science colleges, etc. We also closely co-operate with the police and the C.I.D. in curbing the illegal traffic in narcotic substances by sharing information with them. This information becomes accessible to us through our close interaction with the patients.

Admission

Procedure

Admissions are made on Wednesday between 10 am and 3 pm. Due to a possible waiting list, prior appointment must be taken before admission. By paying Rs. 1000/- online confirm the admission on phone. You should confirm your date of admission before visiting the center for admission. The fees for the 1 month treatment duration towards the Provisions is Rs. 12,000/- with effect from December 01, 2015. This is applicable to both Male & Female sections. This amount is to be paid in cash at the time of admission. Fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. Charges for medicines or pathological tests prescribed by the Doctor will have to be paid extra.

At the center, psychological treatment is given to the patient. Besides his/her detoxification and de-addiction treatment, if he/she falls sick due to any other illness, then parents and guardians are responsible for his/her extra treatment. During the 1 month indoor treatment, the patients have to follow all the rules and regulations very strictly. On completion of 1 month, the client is discharged on Friday at 10.30 am. That is on the Monday of the fifth week after admission date. During 1 month, the patient is NOT allowed to make or receive phone calls. Relatives are allowed to meet their patients only on Tuesday between 10 am and 3 pm. No one is allowed to meet the patient on any other day.

Things to bring

At the time of admission, please bring the following personal items:

  1. Two Sets of White Kurta & Pajama
  2. Two to Three sets of Undergarments
  3. Sep-March Clothing - Heavy winter Clothing
  4. April-Aug Clothing - moderate winter Clothing
  5. Towel
  6. Napkin
  7. Rubber Slippers
  8. Small Lock & Key for Personal Locker
  9. Disposable Twin Blade Razor + Shaving Kit
  10. Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  11. Bathing Soap + Box, Shampoo
  12. Hair Oil
  13. Washing Soap, Detergent
  14. Talcum Powder
  15. Non - Perishable eatables for personal use
  16. Note Book (100 pages) and Pen
  17. Hair Comb
  18. Chaddar/ Shawl/ Bed Sheet

History

You are supposed to bring your patient's history at the time of admission. It should include childhood, since when he/she started taking drugs or drinks, his/her behaviour during addiction days and his/her relationship at home. What are the instances that led him/her to drink or take/use drugs, and what made him/her an addict. Any prior treatment taken. What are the patient's good qualities, habits and characteristics?

Out-patient treatment is available on Monday, Thursday and Saturday between 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.

You are NOT allowed to bring beedies, cigarettes, gutkha, tobacco, medicines, non-vegetarian foods or any kind of drugs. If a patient is found to be in possession of any such item, the item will be confiscated and the patient will be fined Rs. 200/- per item.

Treatment Program

The de-addiction treatment program is for five weeks - 34 days starting every Wednseday . The daily routine for the friends is as below:

Time Activity
6:00 Wake up time
6:15 Morning Tea
6:45-7:45 Yoga & Pranayam
8:15-9:45 Breakfast
9:15-10:15 Meditation - Input sessions by experts
10:15 Tea Break
10:30-11:45 Time slot for visiting counsellor/Diary writing/Library
11:45-12:45 Group therapy
12:45-13:30 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Rest for new patients
14:30-15:30 Group therapy for 4th and 5th week friends
16:30-17:00 Physical Training
17:00-17:15 Tea
17:15-18:30 Recreation/Gymnasium, Games
18:30-19:30 AA/NA meetings (Once a week on Sunday)
19:30-20:00 Prayer and distribution of medicines
20:00-20:30 Dinner
20:30-22:00 Entertainment- TV/Audio/Video/Indoor games/Books
22:00 Lights off

Group therapy

The groups are formed on the basis of date of admission. All friends admitted on Friday are considered as first week friends. On completion of a week on subsequent Friday they graduate to the second week. Likewise at any given moment we have five groups.

We have experienced that this pattern of group formation is the crux of recovery process. During first week our friends are just recovering from withdrawals. Many of them feel homesick. Some of them are in denial. Some of them find it difficult to cope up with the fact of being admitted to a center. So the first week group is more or less experiencing discomfort. Even if the group may include friends from varying financial, educational or intellectual background, they are emotionally at one level, and hence relate to each other. We feel that this emotional cohesiveness works well in the process of recovery.

Special therapies, feature activities

Every Friday and Saturday: 9.30-10.30: Music therapy and Art Therapy

Every Sunday: 11.30-1.00: Life enrichment therapies viz.- Values, time and money management, social issues, laughter therapy, creativity therapy, physical theatre by visiting faculties

Every Monday: 10.30-11.30: Antardeep send-off function to the inmates in a very traditional way.

Every Thursday: 9.30-10.15: Special groups for model therapy, quiz contests, role plays etc.

Every Friday: 18.30-19.30: Short Documentary

Last Saturday of every Month: 10.30-1.00: Celebrating sobriety birthdays

Input sessions

Input sessions are lectures delivered by experts. Each input session is followed by a question-answer session.

HIV/AIDS: Information about what is HIV, how it is transmitted, risk factors etc. is given in a comprehensive way.

Substance abuse: Information about various drugs abused and their effects is given.

Medical complications: Medical officer explains effects of drugs and alcohol on various organs and systems.

Psychiatric complications: Substance abuse is closely related with psychiatric problems. Various issues involved are explained in detail.

Sexual problems and addiction: This is one of the most important subjects delicately explained by our psychiatrist.

Serenity prayer: We believe that serenity prayer is the most effective tool in the recovery process. The prayer is explained by illustrating various life experiences.

Mental health: Criteria for mental health is explained. Friends are then helped to check the areas needing improvement to restore mental health.

Physical health and fitness: Qualified trainer explains nurturing physical health.

First four steps of AA: Four separate sessions are organised to explain first four steps. Powerlessness over addiction, unmanageability of life, higher power, and self-inventory are explained in detail.

Meditation and awareness: Information about Vipassana is provided. Also types of awareness are explained.

Hobbies and creativity: Inmates are given the opportunity of using creative instances for happy and healthy living.

Happiness and satisfaction: We endorse the view that happiness is the path, not a destination. The difference between point satisfaction and process satisfaction is explained.

Anger control: Anger is a very common problem with addicts. Various tools of expressing and ventilating anger are explained.

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