Mochana De-addiction Center

One very common fact observed among addicts is that they lack the courage to face the reality and to accept that they are addicts. We, therefore, in this wing focus on drug and alcohol intervention and also of other substances of abuse as cigarette smoking, tobacco chewing, etc.
Our goal, here, is for the addict to accept the reality of their addiction and to seek help. The process of conducting a drug/alcohol intervention is a difficult and delicate matter. It is important that they be done properly; otherwise the individual may feel cornered and become defensive. No drug/alcohol intervention should be undertaken without advice and counsel of a professional experienced in the drug/alcohol intervention process. Advice from a trained professional is useful in determining the proper strategy and timing for the specific drug/alcohol intervention. Furthermore, since people embarking on a drug/alcohol intervention often feel ambivalent and apprehensive, it is important that they trust the interventionist.

Drug/Alcohol intervention is a process that helps the addict recognize the extent of their problem. Individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol usually do not know their addiction is out of control. They tend to look at those around them as a measure of how right or wrong their actions are. They look at their alcohol-using peers/Mends and their own use appears normal in comparison. These individuals need objective feedback on their behavior. Through a non-judgmental, non-critical, systematic drug/alcohol intervention process, the individual is confronted with the impact of their drug/alcohol abuse and able to see his/her own lifestyle choices. When they truly understand the impact that their alcohol dependence or drug addiction has on others, they may truly begin to see they are hurting those around them.

This wing is located on the first floor of our Marian Clinical Counseling Institute. The de-addiction programme is conducted as camps every alternate month. 2 batches of 100 clients each will be taken in for the de-addiction programme per month. Length of stay is usually 21 days during which they will undergo counseling, directed meditation and music therapy. Depending on how they catch up, they will be directed for retreats or for treatment at the end of 1 week.

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