What is alcohol or Drug addiction?
Alcohol addiction is a dependence syndrome also known as alcoholism, which is a progressive brain disorder. It affects not only the individual but also their families and other aspects of their lives such as economic independence, employment, social standing etc. Addiction is a treatable condition. However only symptomatic treatment for alcoholism may not be enough; for long-term rehabilitation, addiction along with its associate disorder(s) too should be treated by the right kind of medical and psychological professionals/ team.
In today’s era, advances in modern medicine have made is it possible to treat many psychiatric illnesses to the point of recovery or improved level of rehabilitation among people- making it possible for them to lead near normal lives. Revamp Hospital is conveniently located in Chennai – within the reach of supportive services (transportation etc) which in turn make our services easily accessible for all.
Revamp Hospital has a team of well qualified and experienced medical and para-medical professionals. This team of experienced and well regarded professionals includes Dr.P Devaraj (M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D) renowned clinical psychologist in chennai and Founder of Solution Counseling Center, Since 2001 it’s has been providing affordable (psychological) treatment for over 16 years to people in distress and desperate situation and deserving mental health and care. In many leading psychiatric hospitals and de addiction centers, Dr. Devaraj is a well known consultant clinical psychologist and one of the leading psychotherapist- in Chennai. He is also one among the few psychologists who does hypnosis
Treatment of addiction
Detoxification – (Detox)
Medically speaking, detoxification basically refers to the process of controlling symptoms of a person who experiences withdrawal during a period of abstinence from the substance of addiction (alcohol etc).
This process of revitalization and wellness involves counseling and medications to make the patient realize and modify his behavioral changes.
Coping Skills Training This intervention helps in full management of persons- to enhance their coping abilities and especially to deal with difficult life situations without resorting to substance use.
It helps patients to maintain and sustain the positive changes that have been brought about in their substance use behavior. It further provides the patient with knowledge and skills to prevent further relapse behavior.
Follow up & Support
This is an important and integral part of the over-all treatment plan. This is the stage wherein patient’s ability and readiness to go back into the community and lead normal lives – is assessed and evaluated. It helps in identifying and evaluating as to how the patient is able handle urges and helps in the identification of the triggers and handle the consequences of an unwarranted relapse.
Community awareness programs
Here the intervention mainly looks into linking the patient to Community programs like AA, NA to maintaining the sober life.