Comprehensive treatment programs carried out by highly qualified and internationally acclaimed medical professionals. Our comprehensive treatment programs include:
Detoxification, or detox, is the process of letting the body remove the drugs in it. The purpose of detox is to safely manage withdrawal symptoms when someone stops taking drugs or alcohol. Everyone has a different experience with detox. The type of drug and how long it was used affect what detox will be like. It can take days or months to get through withdrawal symptoms for most drugs. The length of withdrawal depends on a number of factors, including:
Everyone’s detox needs are different. The drug detox process helps addicted people get personalized treatment. In most cases, the process involves three steps:
The medical team screens incoming patients for physical and mental health issues. Doctors use blood tests to measure the amount of drugs in the patient’s system. This helps determine the level of medications needed. There is also a comprehensive review of drug, medical and psychiatric histories. This information sets up the basis for the patient’s long-term treatment plan.
The next step is to stabilize the patient with medical and psychological therapy. The goal of stabilization is to prevent any form of harm to the patient. Doctors can prescribe addiction treatment medications to prevent complications and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
The final step of detox is preparation for a treatment program. Doctors familiarize their patients with the treatment process and what to expect. Inpatient detox offers the best chances of success after detox.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a classification of mental health counseling founded in the 1960s by Dr. Aaron T. Beck. Cognitive behavioural therapy helps people address problematic thoughts and feelings to overcome addiction. Cognitive behavioural therapy is used widely today in addiction treatment. CBT teaches recovering addicts to find connections between their thoughts, feelings and actions and increase awareness of how these things impact recovery. Alongside addiction, CBT also treats co-occurring disorders such as:
Cognitive behavioural therapy shows that many harmful actions and emotions are not logical or rational. These feelings and behaviours may come from past experiences or environmental factors. When an addicted person understands why they feel or act a certain way — and how those feelings and actions lead to substance use — they are better equipped to overcome their addiction. Cognitive behavioural therapists help recovering addicts identify their negative “automatic thoughts.” An automatic thought is based on impulse and often comes from misconceptions and internalized feelings of self-doubt and fear. Often, people try to self-medicate these painful thoughts and feelings by drinking or abusing drugs. By continually revisiting painful memories, recovering addicts can reduce the pain caused by them. They can then learn new, positive behaviours to replace their drug or alcohol use.
Automatic negative thoughts are often a root cause of depression and anxiety disorders, which are common co-occurring disorders with addiction. This means automatic thoughts can make someone more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol as well. CBT helps patients overcome drug addiction and alcoholism by: - Helping to dismiss false beliefs and insecurities that lead to substance abuse - Providing self-help tools to better their moods - Teaching effective communication skills Triggers — situations that “trigger” cravings throughout the day — keep many addicted people from getting sober. Cognitive behavioural therapy helps recovering addicts deal with triggers in three key ways, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Recognize - Identify which circumstances lead to using drugs or drinking. Avoid - Remove yourself from trigger situations whenever possible or appropriate. Cope - Use CBT techniques to address and alleviate emotions and thoughts that lead to substance abuse. Cognitive behavioural therapy techniques can be practiced outside the therapist’s office. Recovering addicts can do many CBT exercises on their own, from home or in a group setting.
Completing a detoxification or rehabilitation program is a major accomplishment worth celebrating. Yet, staying sober is a lifelong process. Assuming a 28- or 60-day treatment program can fix all your problems vastly underestimates the severity of what you’re going through. It takes a little time to get back to where you were before your addiction. But there are so many people who want to help you make it through life after detox or rehab.
After completing detoxification and inpatient rehabilitation, a recovering addict will return to normal life. This includes work, family, friends and hobbies. All these circles and events can trigger cravings and temptations. Research suggests most relapses occur in the first six months after treatment. By understanding your triggers, you can better guard yourself against the coming difficulties. It is important to have a game plan for continuing care before you leave – or even start – your inpatient treatment. It will be easier to integrate the next phase of treatment if you already know where to start. Types of continuing care include:
Individual therapy. A good therapist recognizes an addiction is not just a chemical dependence. It is often based on a lifestyle that may include stress and other triggers that lead to drug abuse. Therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy helps the recovering addict understand their underlying issues and address their addiction holistically.
Check-ups. To promote accountability, it is important to have regular check-ups with a mental health professional. This ensures you are making progress and staying on course. Check-ups can be as infrequent as four times a year.
Rehab opens up many new possibilities and achievable goals that may have once seemed impossible. Recovering addicts have to prepare for the changes in their lifestyle and how it will affect them in their social lives. At first, entering a sober life often means coping with boredom, loneliness or helplessness. Activities that once cantered on using drugs or alcohol may seem boring in recovery. But there are many drug- and alcohol-free activities that can provide a mental and social outlet. Some drug-free hobbies recovering addicts can pick up include:
Recovering addicts can use the money saved from not buying drugs for countless other activities and events. The important thing is to remember that you don’t have to be high or drunk to enjoy life after rehab. Building a daily routine also provides a familiar structure that prevents boredom and thoughts about using. Going to bed at a regular time, attending support groups and making time for new hobbies creates stability and something to look forward to.
- Treatment is available for substance (Yaba, Crystal Meth, Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana, Ecstasy etc.) addiction as well as behavioural addictions such as gambling addiction, sex addiction and internet addiction.
- Aside from regular consultation with the doctor-in-residence, clients are attended to by counsellors (group and individual therapy) as well as support staff.
- Physical Therapy will be conducted by our excellent and experienced team of fitness instructors who have an in-depth understanding of the fitness issues faced by addicts.
- Family Treatment Programme that involves and educates the family of the client about addiction and recovery.
- Regular excursions are conducted to places of interest as well as off-site activities and sports.
- All meals are fully catered for in-house and include a wide range of popular local dishes as well as international cuisine.
- The food you eat has a huge impact on your ability to recover from addiction. It affects your mood, energy levels and overall health – and it has the power to help or hinder your treatment from every angle.
- Eating scratch food gives you the physical and emotional strength you need to recover. And let’s face it: when you’re eating food you love, life is just better. Fortunately, at The Brain and Life Hospital, you’ll be eating food you love at every meal.
- With so many choices at every meal, you’ll never have to eat anything that doesn’t excite you.
All of our dishes are carefully crafted to repair your body while elevating your mood and energy levels. Our chef’s number one inspiration is your health. And to make sure you’ve always got all of the nutrients you need, our fresh smoothie bar serves blended fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Finally, to be completely sure every meal supports your treatment plan, our counsellors approve each menu item before it’s served.
Learning to truly enjoy life again is an important part of the recovery process. The Brain and Life Hospital is fortunate to be located in center part of the country. While you’re with us, we’ll encourage you to make the most of natural and cultural splendour by participating in the wide variety of professionally operated activities we organise frequently. Depending on the length of your treatment programme, you’ll have the opportunity to go on anywhere from different excursions. During each one, you’ll be under the watchful care of our clinical support team at all times.
The Brain and Life Hospital defines relapse prevention as tools and techniques used to help people with drug, alcohol or process addictions. You will learn how to cope with any difficulties you have during your recovery. You will also learn to effectively manage and overcome any stressors or triggers in your environment that may cause you to fall back into active addiction.
During your addiction treatment programme you will be involved in various therapies and activities that will help you to learn about relapse prevention. Our hospital will help you to understand your addiction and everything that may have helped to cause it. Once these things are recognised, we will show you what you can do to change these ways or behaviours. Cognitive behavioural therapy and group therapy are both excellent for teaching new tools and techniques to help with situations in the real world that may cause a relapse. While you are at our drug and alcohol detox, there will be a lot of focus on the importance of relapse prevention. You will do certain activities during your therapy treatments that will help you to gain knowledge about preventing relapse, and build a relapse prevention plan before you leave.
It is advised that all clients who graduate from our addiction treatment programme have a relapse prevention plan in place, and we will help you build one during your addiction treatment. This is essentially a plan that you create when you are feeling good in addiction recovery that prepares for you situations where you may find it difficult not to relapse. A relapse prevention plan usually includes the following:
Each category above requires careful planning to ensure that you have a successful relapse prevention plan, in the following ways:
There are multiple challenges that you may face once you have finished your addiction treatment at our hospital. You will be back in your own environment and may be dealing with many feelings and emotions. The Brain and Life Hospital recognises these challenges and difficulties and will prepare you for this before you finish treatment at our hospital. This will help you to recognise everything that may cause you to relapse and will show you how you can avoid them. A comprehensive and effective treatment programme combined with a well-thought-out relapse prevention plan will give you a solid foundation for a long term recovery.
A relapse does not just suddenly occur. There are many things that will lead up to it such as outside influences and stress. There will always be some sort of warning sign or triggers before it happens. Our hospitals will teach you how to identify these signs, and then show you what to do when they occur.
Triggers are anything that may cause you to use drugs or alcohol or fall back into your addictive behaviours. While you are at our detox for treatment, you will learn what triggers are and how to handle them. Counsellors and therapists will help you to identify what any of your own personal triggers may be. Once you are able to understand what may trigger you, you will be prepared for these triggers which will help to prevent a relapse before it starts.
While you are getting treatment at our hospital you will learn how to manage your sober time. In doing so, you will be able to keep yourself occupied and prevent any type of boredom. Boredom in recovery is one of the most common relapse triggers.
Mindfulness is an integral part of our addiction treatment programme and we encourage our clients to continue using it once they have left our hospital. Mindfulness practice will help you develop new thought patterns that may help you to have a new sense of personal power, renewed alertness, and highly improved ability to avoid relapse.
When you take care of yourself physically, it is much easier to take care of your mental health as well. We use various forms of physical activity as part of our addiction treatment programme at The Brain and Life Hospital, and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle afterwards will also be an integral part of any relapse prevention plan.
Also Known As - Drug Screen, Drug Test, Urine Drug Testing, Substance Abuse Testing, Toxicology Screen, Tox Screen, Sports Doping Tests Formal Name Drugs of Abuse Screen
To screen for drug abuse, to monitor someone with a substance abuse problem, to monitor compliance with prescribed medications, or to detect and evaluate drug intoxication or overdose
A randomurine sample; sometimes a blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; hair, saliva, or sweat
Some prescription and over-the-counter drugs may give a positive screening result; prior to testing, indicate any medications that you have taken and/or for which you have prescriptions.
Drugs of abuse testing is the detection of one or more illegal and/or prescribed substances in the urine, blood, saliva, hair, or sweat. Testing detects substances not normally found in the body, with the exception of some hormones and steroids measured as part of sports testing.Drug abuse testing usually involves an initial screening test followed by a second test that identifies and/or confirms the presence of a drug or drugs.... - Urine testing shows drug use over the last 2 or 3 days for amphetamines, cocaine, and opiates. Marijuana and its metabolites, cannabinoids, may be detectable for several weeks. Methadone, barbiturates and benzodiazepines can be detected for about a week. - Hair samples, which test the root end of the hair, reflect drug use within the last 2 to 3 months but not in the amount of time it takes for the hair to grow, the most recent 2 to 3 weeks. - Saliva detects which drugs have been used in the last 24 hours. - Samples of sweat may be collected on an absorbent patch worn for several days to weeks and therefore can indicate drug use at any point during that extended period of time. Different types of samples are often used for specific purposes. For instance, hair samples may be used as an alternative to urine testing for employment or accident drug testing. Sweat testing may be used as a court-ordered monitoring tool in those who have been convicted of drug use, while saliva is often used by the insurance industry to test insurance applicants for drug use. Blood is most frequently used for alcohol testing. Interpretation of sports testing results for hormones and steroids should be done only by laboratory professionals who are familiar with particular test methods. A negative result indicates that there is a "normal" amount of the substance present in the body. Positive results reflect the presence of the substance above and beyond what is normally produced by the athlete's body. These results can be complicated by the fact that each person will have his or her own normal baseline concentration and will produce varying amounts of hormones and steroids, depending upon the circumstances.
It is abundantly clear from several unique sources of research conducted over the last few years that including an individual’s family in their treatment for substance or process addiction leads to more effective outcomes. Put more simply, addiction family programmes increase the client’s chance of achieving lasting recovery.
Here at The Brain and Life Hospital, we offer a unique addiction family programme that involves bringing the client’s family into treatment with their loved one. This enables a much deeper understanding in the family of what the disease of addiction is all about, how it is treated and, most importantly, how they can support their family member during and after treatment. Family members of clients in addiction treatment are encouraged to join the programme at no extra cost.
- Increase the family’s awareness of the disease of addiction.
- Address co-dependency issues within the family.
- Give the addicted family member a chance to openly talk about and share with his/her family their own struggles with addiction in a supportive environment with trained counsellors who can assist in clarification when necessary.
- Help family members understand ways in which they can play a role in ensuring a successful addiction recovery in the future.
Participating in the addiction family programme is, of course, optional. However, we strongly encourage it. Addiction has long been labelled a family illness. This ‘illness’ is known in clinical terms as Co-dependency and can be described as family members taking on various dysfunctional behaviours and distorted beliefs as a way of surviving within a family that is undergoing severe and prolonged stress. There are particular roles that family members have been known to take on in an effort to deal with the addict/addiction. These roles are of course unhealthy, and often result in fuelling the addiction rather than helping to stop it. In order for lasting recovery to be possible, these roles must be broken. And in order for these roles to be broken, family members must have a thorough grasp of the roles they have been unconsciously playing, why they are causing more harm than good, and of course how to recreate roles that are supportive of recovery instead.
The main goal of this family programme is to help the family develop a new understanding for the disease of addiction and strategies for coping with it within the family. It is also a time to create a long-term plan for how family members can aid in their loved one’s long-term addiction recovery goals. In some cases, where underlying family issues are quite intense, we may refer you to a family addiction counsellor or support group in your area for follow-up.
The center takes part in the following activities to make the society aware and to prevent drug abuse habits:
Drug Addiction - We provide all kinds of treatment related to Drug Addiction
DrugMental Health - We provide service for all kinds of mental health problems.
DrugOut Patient Psychiatrist Consultation - We provide all kind of outpatient psychiatric consultation. We have the best doctors of this country in our reach.
DrugOut Patient Counselling - We have internationally trained addiction counsellors and psychologists to provide all kind counselling related to drug addiction and mental health issues.
DrugFamily Therapy - We have the best psychologists to provide any kind of family counselling or family therapy.
DrugCouple Counselling - We have the best psychologists to provide couple counselling.
DrugBehavioural Therapy - We provide behavioural therapy for those who are suffering with different kind of behavioural problems.
DrugAnger management - Those people who cannot manage their life for the lack of proper knowledge or for any kind of problem we also have proper guideline and program to help them manage their life and be productive to lead their life with great skills.
DrugDrug Scan - We have the latest equipment to find whether a person has taken drugs or not.
DrugRehabilitation - Rehabilitation is one of our main important services. It can be for drug addiction, mental disorder or any kind of problem when a person needs to keep under in facility supervision.