At any rehabilitation centre, the rehabilitation process lasts 3 to 6 months. This time frame depends on the mental, emotional and physical health of a person when they first enter the rehabilitation centre and how they respond to the process afterwards.
Here are a few stages that a person goes through in a rehabilitation centre in India.
Few Stages in Rehabilitation Centers
The Detox Stage
At this stage, a person is put within the detox process to remove all the toxins from their bodies slowly. It is usually the first stage of the rehab process and can make or break the deal when it comes to a successful rehab.
In this stage of the Rehab, the person is not expected to participate in any activity and can sleep through most of the day. He is given meals as per his convenience and can also be given some light medication to ease the process. It can last any time from 10- 15 days to over a couple of months, depending on the severity of the addiction.
At the end of the detox period, most people voluntarily start interacting with people and start helping out in the daily tasks in the centre. However, they are still not fully integrated into the system and can take a little while before they are integrated.
After the Detox
In this leg of the treatment, the person made to participate in a number of activities which are aimed at bringing discipline and regimen back into their lives.
- Wake up early in the morning- this means that a person has to wake up around 6 or 7 am and often get 1 hour to bathe themselves and brushing too. Usually, this accompanied by tea and some snacks.
- Prayer is also held in the morning as many people find refuge in God after such bad things happening. It is followed by readings from books about narcotics and de-addiction.
- After the prayer, breakfast is served. Breakfast in most cases is a pure vegetarian meal which is accompanied by medicines.
The people are made to realise the importance of community and trained in a way so that they can ease back into society without any apprehensions. So they are made to easy jobs like cleaning the utensils, dusting etc.
This is the first time where everyone is checked upon and asked how they are doing. This is followed by personal or group sessions, which are accompanied by an assessment.
During this time, the counsellor asks how the person is doing and if he needs any guidance or help.
After all this lunch is served and people mostly get a choice of veg or non-veg at this time of the day.
After lunch, people are given 2-3 hours of recreational time. They are free to do whatever they want during this period.
In the late evening, another session is held to see how the patient is doing. Dinner is served, and this is usually a choice between veg and non-veg
After the dinner, prescribed medicines are given, and lights out happens often an hour or two after dinner.