About Rehabilitation

Faq's About Rehabilitation

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Q1. What is a Rehab Guarantee? “How do I know it’s going to work?”

This is the most common question we are asked. We always explain that there is no guarantee that treatment will be successful. Each individual’s road to recovery and sobriety is unique. It is a personal journey. We offer a drug and alcohol treatment program that we know from experience works. We know that sometimes relapse is a part of recovery. It doesn’t have to be! However should it happen, we want to be there for you? Our goal is that you are successful in your recovery. That’s why we stand behind our treatment programs. Recovery cannot be guaranteed. Rehabilitation is the most effective treatment for addiction. The process of rehabilitation aims at recovering the life of an addict at the physical, mental and spiritual level. A behavioral change brought about as a result of the process helps the addict to handle life on life’s terms, thereby, strengthening his resolve to maintain daily abstinence.

Q2. What are the advantages of a residential treatment facility for drug users?

Ans. Addiction is a disease of the mind and of the body. Addicts and alcoholics need to be in a safe and structured environment where they can learn to function without the use of drugs and alcohol. The mental obsession and the phenomenon of craving can be overwhelming, even for the strongest of will. The best case scenario is that the addict be in a safe place where they can learn about the problem of addiction, the solution to addiction, and the program of action to overcome addiction.

Q3.Why short term rehabilitation converts into long term stay?

Ans. During rehab, physical therapists and other staff members set initial (starting) treatment goals for patients. These are based on a person’s condition and what he or she needs to learn or relearn to do. Sometimes patients make slow or little progress toward initial goals. There are many reasons why this can happen. For example, patients may be too weak or not able to do all needed exercise and therapy. Or they may be too sick. And sometimes, no matter how hard patients try, they do not respond to treatment right away. Although long term rehabs are rarely the first form of therapy chosen by a person struggling with substance abuse, statistics clearly show the longer the stay at an inpatient facility, the greater the prognosis for long term recovery. Typically the decision to undergo a long term rehab stay follows other, different types of attempts at recovery. The first attempt may be simply to a stay at a detox facility followed by a short term rehab, usually 28-30 days, is attempted. A lack of success at shorter term facilities is then the motivator that leads to long term inpatient rehabilitation. There seem to be different factors in determining the method of treatment needed for each individual. Some factors include length of time abusing substances, amount of substances being abused and the number of unsuccessful attempts at recovery in the past. The commitment made to a long term rehab has been shown to be an integral first step to successful recovery.

Q.4 What is importance of long term rehabilitation for addicts?

Ans. A stay at a long term rehab can offer the patient more time to identify these issues that have hindered his attempts at recovery in the past. Long term inpatient rehabilitation is often necessary for a long term substance abuser. It has, more than likely, become nearly impossible for this individual to imagine living a life without drugs or alcohol. Thirty days clean and sober is a good start for some, but for the individual who has abused substances for years, even decades, thirty days may not be sufficient to offer hope of a happy life without drugs or alcohol. Spending up to two years at an inpatient facility can also be valuable to an individual as he attempts to re-integrate into society. Many facilities will aid attempts to find employment. Long term rehabs can also be valuable as the individual develops and rekindles relationships with peers and family members. Work and relationship difficulties often cause stress that the newly sober person is ill equipped to deal with. Deeply ingrained addictions are not easily overcome. The long term rehabilitation concept offers the addict the most important resource for his recovery, time. Time for self awareness, time for in depth therapy, time to find employment without stress, time to rebuild relationships, these are benefits of long term treatment unavailable through a 28-30 day program. The personal accountability one must adhere to at a long term rehab will be extremely useful as the individual attempts to live a structured, responsible life required for recovery.

Q.5 How Long Does Rehab Take?

Ans. There isn't a set period of time that applies to everyone when it comes to rehabilitation. Some addicts may need a 90-day stay at an inpatient treatment facility to truly find their path in recovery, whereas others may only need a 30-day program. It simply varies according to the addiction in question, the individual's history with addiction, dual diagnosis conditions, and the individual's specific physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
Studies find that those who spend longer amounts of time in rehabilitation programs achieve better rates of long-term sobriety. This is because more time spend at a treatment facility means more opportunity to focus on the root causes behind the addiction. If these issues are effectively addressed, the individual is more likely to be able to resist temptations to relapse.
Drug and alcohol addiction treatment doesn't conclude after the patient exits the rehabilitation program, regardless of its duration. Recovery is an ongoing process that will continue for the rest of the patient's life. Long-term recovery often involves ongoing therapy, both in individual and group form. Some patients find other activities key to their ongoing recovery, such as meditation, yoga, exercise or art. It's important to note that many addicts don't achieve perfect, lifelong recovery with one rehab stay. Relapse should not be viewed as a failure; instead, it should be seen as an obstacle to overcome on one's lifelong journey to sobriety. Relapse is an opportunity to reassess one's path and get back into a program that offers the support and help needed to maintain sobriety. Many addicts complete more than one stay in rehab before they are able to find their footing in their recovery journey

Q.6 Which Is Better -- Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab?

Ans. Inpatient facilities differ from outpatient facilities in a number of ways, from costs involved and intensity of treatment to the overall environment throughout the recovery process.
Inpatient facilities are 24-hour facilities that usually have medical and paramedical staff members present at all times. These facilities allow patients to live there, and they provide medical support whenever necessary. Inpatient programs include group therapy, individual therapy and often complementary therapies. Inpatient treatment is the most comprehensive form of treatment, allowing the patient to fully focus on their addiction and recovery. Since they are removed from the stress of their regular lives, patients are better able to attack their addiction issues. Inpatient facilities often cost more because the patient is provided with everything -- therapy, meals, lodging and activities.
Outpatient facilities allow a patient to come for treatment, therapy and other services, but then leave at the end of the treatment sessions. This lets a person have a normal work, school or home life while seeking treatment. Outpatient programs vary; some involve all-day sessions whereas others may only treat patients for an hour or two per day. Outpatient care generally costs less because there are fewer amenities and fewer staff hours involved in direct care. Because patients can leave, patients do not have to pay for the around-the-clock care that often makes inpatient treatment much more expensive.
Inpatient rehab is recommended for those with long-standing addictions, addictions to multiple substances, and dual diagnosis conditions. It is also advised for those who have had previous rehab stays and then relapsed. Outpatient rehabilitation is best for those with short-term addictions.

Q.7 I’m not sure if I want to go to an inpatient or outpatient facility. Which one is best?

Ans. This depends on your particular situation — the type of substance you use, how long you’ve been abusing it and at what dosage levels. If your addiction involves a physical dependency, inpatient care with on-site detox is often recommended so you can safely remove the substance from your body. It’s essential to have 24-hour medical care during this process.
When you choose inpatient rehabilitation, you are removed from your “regular” life and all the temptations that come with it, and able to put your sole focus on your recovery. Generally, those with severe addictions, negative home environments, and dual diagnosis conditions benefit most from inpatient care.
If you have career or family obligations that you can’t get away from for a period of time, outpatient care is your best option. Generally, outpatient rehab is recommended for those with less severe addiction issues.

Q.8 Is a Rehabilitation the same as a detox centre?

Ans. No, but they often overlap. Many rehabilitation programs have a detoxification program that they offer to patients, although those patients will not be allowed to participate in the standard rehabilitation program until they have completed the detox process. It is important that the patient completing detoxification is in a supportive environment, with medical staff on hand to keep withdrawal symptoms under control. This decreases the likelihood of relapse and health complications. The true recovery work is completed during the rehabilitation portion of treatment. This often involves one-on-one therapy sessions with a counselor, group therapy sessions with other recovery addicts, and complementary therapies that can help addicts embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Q.9 I don’t want to take the time for a full rehabilitation program. Can’t I just go through detox?

Ans. Detox is not a cure; it only treats the physical component of addiction. The real problem lies in the psychological component which is why you started abusing a substance in the first place. If an addict only goes through the detox process, it is very likely that they will return to drugs or alcohol once they leave the facility.

Q.10 How long are your programs?

Ans. We start with an initial core residential program lasting between 30 and 90 days. Prabal is committed to supporting you through our aftercare program by connecting with your local AA and NA meetings and recovery coaches.

Q.11 What types of addiction problems does Prabal treat?

Ans. At Prabal we provide every client with the opportunity to gain skills to recover from addictive illness. Our program is designed to address chemical addictions, such as alcohol and drugs, and behaviour addictions, such as gambling. Multiple addictive behaviours are commonly experienced by individuals already suffering with an initial addiction. Mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression go hand in hand with addiction. In recognizing the entwined relationship between mental health and addiction, Prabal completes a detailed clinical assessment as part of the admission process so a holistic evidence based program of support is developed for each individual.

Q.12 Are there programs for families?

Ans. Prabal offers a variety of services designed to support families. We know that addiction impacts on everyone surrounding the person living with the addiction. Just as a family experiences the pain of addiction, a family must also experience the journey of recovery. We offer on and off site therapeutic consultations for family and individuals to explore options, support decision making and develop healthy, positive relationships. Families are invited to participate at key intervals through the core residential treatment program. This provides the opportunity for family counselling, educational groups, and relationship building.

Q.13 I do not feel as though I have an addiction problem but my family says I do.

Ans. Addiction impacts on an individual and everyone around them. Addiction puts strain on relationships and this very clearly happens within the power struggle of family demanding treatment, and you refusing. Ultimately, your motivation, drive and interest to improve your life are the key requirement for effective treatment. Many people enter treatment unsure about the true role of addiction in their lives, but they know that something needs to change. Our job when you choose to come to Prabal is to support you in identifying how you can improve your life and to identify the barriers that are getting in your way.

Q.14 Are phone and computer access available at the facility?

Ans. Clients can make a limited number of phone calls a week; we encourage contact with family. Incoming calls are routed through Prabal staff to guard confidentiality. The presence of an individual in treatment will not be confirmed or denied, any appropriate messages will be passed on. Occasional email access is available for clients during their stay in emergency cases with permission from family members or the therapist.

Q.15 Will I be drug or alcohol tested while at Prabal?

Ans. Drug and alcohol screening tests are completed during the initial admission meeting. Drug and alcohol testing is conducted for three reasons: to get a baseline reading of any prescribed or non-prescribed substances in your system, for therapeutic planning and for client and staff safety. You can expect that all testing will be fully explained before and after, your results will remain confidential and you will be sensitively treated.

Q.16 What is a typical day like in your program?

Ans. Just as in normal life, Prabal Treatment and Rehab Centre runs on a weekday and weekend schedule. The weekdays are more structured, similar to a work day. The weekends will present opportunity for out trips, laundry, and self-directed activities. During the weekday our program commences at 7:30am with a morning routine which includes physical exercise. morning prayer. You will enjoy a nutritious start to your day with breakfast. Every day from Monday to Friday you will participate in psycho educational and process groups from 10:30am and 1pm. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon will provide the opportunity for a recreation break. During this time you will be allowed to relax and will have individual counselling sessions. Evenings are primarily client self-directed time, with the exception of three community-based AA or NA meetings.

Q.17 Who can find out about my treatment at your facility?

Ans. Client confidentiality is a foundational value of our services at Prabal Treatment and Rehab Centre. Client confidentiality is further guarded through minimization of incoming phone calls and meetings with the friends and relatives. All incoming phone calls are routed through Prabal staff members who will simply offer to take a message only.

Q.18 What kind of counselling will I get?

Ans. At Prabal you will work in conjunction with your counsellor to meet your individual needs. You will engage in individual counselling sessions, and participate in daily psycho educational and process groups. These are experientially based and designed to build skill and confidence with key tools of recovery. Our clinical team brings a wide base of therapeutic experience to the community of recovery, providing clinical practice in solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, systems theory, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Q.19 What happens after I complete the program?

Ans. At Prabal we believe that the core residential treatment program is a dress rehearsal for real life. While in residence you will learn essential skills and tools for recovery connect with a sober community, build a social support system and begin to dismantle the barriers that have previously stood in the way of your recovery. It is when you leave our residence that the work truly begins, and Prabal is committed to supporting you through our aftercare program. It is through expanding your social support network of recovery that you will begin integrating back into a sober culture.

Q.20 How long do I have to stay?

Ans. The length of your stay will largely depend upon the severity of your addiction. No two people are the same. Therefore, not everyone is treated in the same amount of time. Some residents have stayed with us for six weeks, some for up to 90 days. When you or your loved one are admitted for drug or alcohol treatment at our rehab center, our clinical team performs a thorough assessment. It is this complete biological, social and psychological assessment that helps us in determining your length of stay

Q.21 What happens when I check in for drug or alcohol rehab treatment?

Ans. After admission, detoxification and stabilization begins immediately if needed. We perform a thorough physical exam and a complete medical history. From there we will determine the level of treatment, length of stay and support needs for the family and children, if applicable. Depending upon your specific needs or those of your loved one, we lay out a therapeutic program designed to effectively treat the addiction. It may include individual treatment, one-on-one or group therapy, regular meetings with physicians and intensive case management.

Q.22 Are there any opportunities for exercise or outdoor recreation?

Ans. Physical exercise is encouraged. Because our patients range in age and physical ability they are given a physical wellness questionnaire. From this information, we set up a program of physical activity that meets their individual needs. Yoga, meditation and spiritual counseling are also a part of the program.

Q.23 After admission, when can patients and family members see or speak to each other again?

Ans. After a patient has been at our drug and alcohol rehab center for ten days, visitation is allowed by family and friends on Sundays. We also offer Family and Children’s Programs so loved ones can be involved in the patient's healing. Addiction is a disease often made worse by isolation; therefore, we encourage active family participation in the recovery process. To facilitate this process, Prabal provides many opportunities for patients and families to heal and strengthen their relationships. Family therapy sessions are designed to improve communication, while special education programs allow loved ones to better understand the continuing recovery process.

Q.24 If I am experiencing depression and anxiety, will that be addressed?

Ans. Yes, our goal is to give you all the tools of treatment and recovery necessary to make sure you never have to use an addictive substance again. In many instances, though, we discover that addiction may not always be the only issue. There are often other “co-occurring” disorders. Our staff, which includes psychologists and a psychiatrist, is able to recognize depression and anxiety. Our drug and alcohol rehab programs provide support and care for such co-occurring disorders. We provide the skills to meet life’s challenges without the use of drugs and alcohol.

Q.25 How do you define a "successful treatment outcome?"

Ans. Our experience over the last 15 years helps us to define successful treatment in people who are abstinent, recovering and accountable for their actions. They are focusing on a productive, healthy life and in positive life-affirming relationships with loved ones. We have a great deal of faith in our patients to achieve successful treatment. Many past patients are living proof that a clean and sober life is within reach.

Q.26 If a person relapses after treatment, does that mean that the treatment was not successful?

Ans. When a recovering addict/alcoholic retreats to old habits, it does not mean that the treatment was not successful or that the person is a failure. It simply means that the person has relapsed. The key is to get help and get back on track as soon as possible. In its simplest terms, our goal is your recovery. However, it would be irresponsible and inaccurate for any treatment provider to claim that their methods “cure” individuals or forever prevent relapse. It's important that patients and families are clear in their understanding that addiction is a chronic, lifelong disease that requires changes in lifestyle and behavior. Chronic addiction is often characterized by periodic relapses, resulting from peer pressure, not following your recovery program and after care plans or the inability to cope with stress. Prabal offers addiction treatment and recovery programs for patients with varied needs, from initial treatment through continuing care and relapse prevention.

Q.27 Can I take my usual prescription medications while in treatment?

Ans. Usually, yes. However, certain medications may be unsafe while in treatment. We have seen many individuals struggle to recover from alcohol or drug abuse, unaware that a medicine prescribed for them is triggering their addiction. Each medicine is checked for its relapse potential as well as its safety to determine whether you should continue taking it. In certain cases, an alternative, safer treatment can usually be prescribed.

Q.28 Do you have a 90-day program?

Ans. Yes, but not every resident needs a 90-day program. Some residents have stayed with us for significantly less time, with successful results. The length of your individual stay is dependent upon your progress, your level of participation, and your needs.

Q.29 Do you treat anything besides drug and alcohol addiction?

Ans. Many people who come to Prabal seeking treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction may also struggle with mental health issues such as depression, grief, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder & other Psychiatric illness. This combination of addiction along with a mental health issue is called "co-occurring disorders" and, in fact, is quite common. Prabal has medical staff, psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors on site who are skilled at addressing the complexity of issues around co-occurring disorders alongside the addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Q.30 Are families and relatives allowed to visit?

Ans. Of course,but there are some limitations to visiting. Visiting hours are on Saturday and Sundays. Residents are allowed visitors once they have been cleared by the treatment team.

Q.31 How long is the recovery process?

Ans. Though recovery is a lifelong process, it begins with a rehabilitation period of 03 months to 1 year plus. The period of rehabilitation focuses on an overall change in personality and attitudes of the addict. The addict carries forward his learning’s from the process to active life and practices the program for a sustained recovery on a daily basis.

Q.32 How does the counseling Work and what will the psychologist do?

Ans. Counseling is a process involving team work between your psychologist and you, which is aimed at creating a positive functional life for you. We help you know – ‘how your mind works and responds’, making it easy for you to alter your thinking style and thereby modify your response mechanisms. We listen to you and accept your emotions the way you experience them. Our experts help you to make sense in the small things and you get the life spirit back once again.
Your psychologist helps you to identify the deeper reasons of the issues that cause the disturbances in your life. This makes it easy for you to work on the actual problem and not just the surfacing disturbance. You also get to work on your problem solving mechanism thereby becoming empowered to create the positive life for yourself. We help you to address past hurts which are deep rooted. Also we have years of experience in the field of counselling and after seeing life so closely and we have discovered all important aspects that impacts functionality. So when you are well aware of all the possible mistakes by knowing the solutions well in advance, you get enabled to create the healthy environment for yourself.

Q.33 What is Recovery?

Ans. After a patient has completed their rehabilitation program, they are not finished with recovery. In fact, recovery is a lifelong process that an addict must work at for the rest of their life. Sometimes, the path to lifelong recovery will be easy; other times, it will be difficult for individuals to withstand the temptation to relapse. Like anything in life, it's a journey that may feature varying terrain so lifelong support is essential.
Prior to leaving an addiction treatment program, the patient will meet with counsellors to discuss a plan for aftercare. Many addiction rehab facilities offer follow-up programs to assist the patient as they return to normal life. These may include weekend stays back at the rehab centre when the individual feels a touch-up stay is needed. Or a patient may live in a sober living facility for a while with other recovering addicts before returning home. While in a sober living facility, recovering addicts perform chores, work at an outside job and participate in group therapy sessions. This offers a supportive transitional time for recovering addicts before being thrown back into "normal" life.
Many patients maintain regular therapy sessions post rehab, and some submit to schedule drug testing as a way to keep them accountable to their sobriety. Group therapy is a wonderful method for building a support system in your local area. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are well-known 12-step groups that many recovering addicts attend on a very regular basis. Both AA and NA have meetings all across the country at easily accessible

Q.34 “What is your success rate?” The most common question we are asked?

Success and its measurement are subjective. We at Prabal are aware that without continual personal growth and progress, success or improvement may not be achieved.
Success is acknowledging and accepting help. Life becomes easier when you learn to accept.
Success is starting a recovery journey. The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
Success is having a good laugh. – Laughter has a therapeutic benefit to body, mind and spirit.
Success is doing something different. Without doing things differently there will be no change.
It is important to understand that recovery is a journey, not a destination. It is a journey of healing, growth and change. Our team of qualified and experienced counsellors and support staff, facilitate an individual recovery program for each client to address the underlying emotional issues that lead to addiction. Our treatment approach is client centered, and has abstinence as its core aim. We work with our clients to develop health habits evidenced based, positive emotions, personal growth and change.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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


    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


    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


    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.


    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


    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.


    “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


    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


    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.


    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.


    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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