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Project Disha: Detoxification Centre

Detoxification CentresAt our Detoxificaion Centre, clients engage in an intensive 15-day programme during which they undergo the detoxification process in a safe and supportive environment. Clients receive comprehensive medical and psychological care as they experience the physical and emotional symptoms of withdrawal. A doctor at the centre carefully manages the tapering off of opioid substitution therapy and then oversees the management of physical withdrawal symptoms.

Meanwhile, our counselors provide our clients with individual, group, and family counseling in order to guide them as they try to change their thinking and behavior to enable them to live a life free from drugs after the completion of the program. Methods employed include Cognitive Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, and the 12-step recovery programme recommended by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Family counselling sessions focus on helping families understand the nature of addiction, how to support their family member’s decision to quit drugs, and their role in their family member’s recovery.

After clients complete the programme, clients who are motivated and able are referred to our four month rehabilitation programme at the Good Shepherd Recovery Home in Pune.