Treatment of Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Treatment of Alcohol & Drug Abuse

    Psychoactive Substances

    The major dependence drug producing like -

  • Alcohol
  • Opiods (other names: heroin, smack, horse, junk, hard stuff, white stuff)
  • Cocaine (other names: coke, snow, flake, gold dust, crack).
  • Cannabis (Ganja, Charas, Bhang - other names: marijuana, pot, grass, weed)
  • Hallucinogens (other names: LSD, Acid, STP, PCP, Cubes, Angel Dust)
  • Stimulants (other names: Pep Pills, Ups, Speed, Dexies, Bennies)
  • Sedatives and Hypnotics (e.g. barbiturates)
  • Inhalants (e.g. whitener, nail polish remover, thinner, varnish, etc.)
  • Nicotine
  • Addiction Test
  • Take this 20 question test to help you decide whether or not you are an alcoholic. Answer YES or NO to the following questions. . Answer them as honestly as you can. (If the answers are 'No' to all the questions, re-answer them with the help of your spouse or the closest member of your family).
  • Drug Abuse Test
    01. Have you used drugs other than those needed for medical reasons? Yes No
    02. Do you misuse more than one drug at a time? Yes No
    03. Are you always able to stop using drugs? Yes No
    04. Have you ever had blackouts or flashbacks as a result of drug use? Yes No
    05. Do you ever feel bad or guilty about your drug use? Yes No
    06. Does your spouse (or your parents) ever complain about your involvement with drugs? Yes No
    07. Have you neglected your family because of your use of drugs? Yes No
    08. Have you engaged in illegal activities in order to obtain drugs? Yes No
    09. Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms (felt sick) when you stopped taking drugs? Yes No
    10. Have you had medical problems as a result of your drug use (such as memory loss, hepatitis, convulsions, bleeding)? Yes No
  • If your answer is 'yes' to any one of the above, there is a definite warning that you may be addicted.
  • If your answer is 'yes' to any 2, chances are that you are addicted.
  • If your answer is 'yes' to 3 or more, you are definitely addicted.
  • Alcoholism Test
    1. Is most of your drinking done in private or when you are alone? Yes No
    2. Is there a specific time each day that you crave an alcoholic drink? Yes No
    3. Do you need a drink first thing in the morning in order to function? Yes No
    4. Do you drink in order to forget about your troubles and worries? Yes No
    5. Do you have troubles sleeping because of your drinking? Yes No
    6. Since you have begun drinking, have you found your ambition has decreased? Yes No
    7. Is life at home unhappy because of your drinking? Yes No
    8. Are you careless of the welfare of your family when you are under the influence of alcohol? Yes No
    9. Has your drinking caused financial problems for you and / or your family? Yes No
    10. Do you feel remorseful after your drink? Yes No
    11. Have you ever had a loss of memory as a result of drinking? Yes No
    12. When with others, do you tend to drink because you are anxious? Yes No
    13. When drinking, do you find yourself hanging out with individual who are not a good influence? Yes No
    14. Has your reputation been directly affected by your drinking? Yes No
    15. Are you missing your work because of your drinking? Yes No
    16. Have you become less efficient because you started drinking? Yes No
    17. Have you ever been in a hospital or institution on account of drinking? Yes No
    18. Do you lose time from work due to drinking? Yes No
    19. Do you drink booze or shy with other people? Yes No
    20. Do you drink to build up your self confidence? Yes No
  • If your answer is 'yes' to any one of the above, there is a definite warning that you may be an alcoholic.
  • If your answer is 'yes' to any 2, chances are that you are an alcoholic.
  • If your answer is 'yes' to 3 or more, you are definitely an alcoholic.

    1.

    By helping our son find the tools, the courage and the strength to live alcohol free life, Prabal has given him a second chance. – Dr Anand.

    2.

    After visiting Prabal Rehab I was confident that I found the right place for my brother. Within one month, the counseling staff was able to uncover his greatest pain. He was able to share the psychological scar with us while his family counselor sat by his side. In our son’s words “Today, I look out the window and see a future with wonderful opportunity. I never saw that before.” No program, facility nor therapist in the past has ever helped our son achieve this level of self worth. Thanks to Rajiv Sir. – A B.

    3.

    When I arrived at Prabal Rehab, I was a mentally, physically and spiritually broken man from 20 years of excessive alcohol use. There I was met by a wonderful, caring and professional staff who guided me through my detox and was there for me every step of the way. With an excellent teaching and counseling staff, I was given one-on-one counseling and group therapy. Prabal gave me a foundation and the tools to build on this foundation, in order to maintain sobriety. Today, I am a happy & sober man. I want to thank to Team Prabal for saving my life, as I was truly on my way to death. – Rathore.

    4.

    Hi, I’m a multiple addict. Years back, in the early 90’s, watching my friends take drugs triggered me to take similar substances so that I can also feel as if in heaven. Thus started my years of addiction and I was entangled in this vicious web for 13 long years. Repeated efforts by my family and loved ones to take me out of this web had failed. The drugs caused me several damages – physically, mentally and emotionally. Drugs made me do things, which I would have never done if only I was sober. I could see myself stealing, lying and manipulating…. I was slowly changing into a vile & wisher monster…Finally, as a last resort; my family got me admitted in Prabal Rehab. I was there for four month. The continued support of the staff even after the treatment period helps me to look and deal with life in a different perspective. – Srinivasan

    5.

    I am an alcoholic and I started this habit at the age of 17. Within 2 years time, I became dependent on it that I couldn’t stop drinking .Due to this; I have lost so many things in life – financial loss, physical damages, and lost more than 8-10 jobs. As I grew in addiction, I started damaging my household articles and started fighting with my parents. It was at that time my mother brought me to Prabal rehabilitation centre and the treatment continued for almost three months .Now I’m very much relaxed and enjoying my sobriety .I also worked there for some time to become more confident so that I could keep myself and my family happy for the rest of my life. – Joshi

    6.

    I am a multiple addict who was affected very badly because of this deadly disease. My life was wonderful with a sweet little family and a good job. I had to pay them all for my disease. I have had multiple relapses and end number of treatments. After each treatment I wanted to continue myself as a social drinker and this wishful thinking made me hit back every time. It was only in 2011 my brother forced me to Prabal Rehab Centre against my wishes where almost I tried everything to get out, even tried to break the doors but all in vain but slowly and slowly after detoxification my physical and mental health started improving, my counseling, family meetings and various psychological investigation were rigorously going on and in due course I myself started enjoying the recovery plan. Days, Weeks and months passed and then after four months I was finally discharged. I gained 14 kg of weight, my skin started glowing, face was filled up and my mind was on a right track. Today I can proudly say that I have completed two blessed years without any lapse. I do understand that I may not be able to get back all that I had lost to my addiction, but at least I can make sure that I don’t lose anything in future! –Arif

    7.

    I started using drugs at the age of 19 and was addicted by the time I was 20, my well-educated and well-cultured family background could not stop me from my cravings. During the 14 years of addiction, I could see myself in a very bad shape with nothing other than drugs and using friends around me. But when my health complications hit me hard, I did not find any of those friends to help me or even to take me to a hospital. As a last resort, with nothing else on my way, I had to seek the help of a few recovering addicts who got me admitted in Prabal Detox centre and there I decided that I should make a change in my life………. That was a beginning of a new life. Now I can see myself sitting in a good position with good job, good respect and above all good values. And I have good people around me who can guide me in my recovery. H Shah.

    8.

    I am a recovering addict with 23 years of hard-core addiction. I hit the rock bottom and faced a lot of damages such as physical, social, occupational and financial. It was during this period that a few outreach workers came to meet me and explained to me that my drugs were the root cause of all my damages. They convinced me with their positive approach and immediately I surrendered to them and accepted my powerlessness over my addiction. They then brought me to Prabal Rehabilitation Centre where I was admitted for treatment. After a month of medications, rehabilitation started. During this period, the hospital counselors taught me good qualities, right values and also made me focus on recovery. Now I am leading a drug free peaceful life for 3 years – A Paul

    9.

    My grandparents call me Babu, I am a 36-year-old alcoholic who has completed his treatment at Prabal. I was working as a Manager for an Insurance company before I lost this job. “My life was hopeless. I was sure that this alcohol would follow me to the grave. Life without it seemed unthinkable. How was it possible to get through a single day, let alone a week, month, year, or my whole life, without it? Still, I was out of options and decided to give the whole thing a chance.”Definitely Rajiv Sir at Prabal showed me the way.

    10.

    “Looking back on my treatment, it’s needless to say that it was a life changing experience. A therapeutic community is probably the most intense form of psychological makeover that a person can undergo. It’s painful, it’s agonizing, but it’s ultimately exhilarating. Life seems very delightful now. My choices are clear, and the cobwebs are all swept away. Sometimes I wonder what all the fuss had been about earlier. All the doubts, the misgivings, the confusion seems so silly now. This is what the treatment at Prabal gave me. I know all this sounds like a testimony for the program. It is, and it is very real.” Nadeem

    11.

    As can be inferred from my case, the power of the Prabal brought to bear on a single individual can have very positive results. The collective approach of the therapeutic community, where each person is the other’s doctor, yields results that reintegrate a person into society. The isolation and seclusion of the addict is broken and he is reintroduced into the currents of the river of life. G Seth

    12.

    I am Nutan Sabarwal. My husband has been drinking for the last 15 years. I tried almost everything to make him stop drinking. Both his health and our family were on the edge of death. It was in 2012 that I got to know about Prabal. I clearly remember the Sunday night when I got my husband admitted in Prabal for treatment. I never believed that he could ever get normal. On my counselor’s suggestion I started attending the weekly family association and awareness meetings. Participation in these meetings gave me the insight how to deal with Alcoholics. Now I am optimistic about our future. I am thankful to Swati my counselor at Prabal, who guided me throughout and helped my family to survive in the bad times. Now, when I look back at the past it seems like an old forgotten story. Today my hubby is standing by my side, now my life is very colorful and I pray for all others like me to receive the treatment.

    13.

    My name is Sofian, I stayed in Prabal for five months. I regret that I lost many precious years of my life in addiction but feel jubilated that today I am living a drug free life and pursuing my studies. Earlier, everyone around called me Nashedi (addict), but today they call me with my given name. Hats off to Prabal.

    15.

    Now I am away from drugs for the last more than five years whereas previously it was so difficult to stay away from drugs even for five minutes. In these five years, I almost got everything back. Whatever I had lost, friends, family, relationships, happiness, are back in my life. Today I am example for others. Now, I want to help people like me to stay away from drugs in addition to my responsibilities towards my family. “There are plenty of people to give you drugs but only a few to help you come out of it.” My heartiest thanks to Rajiv Sir & whole staff of Prabal. S. Sood.

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