Addiction to stimulants and behaviours can be extremely harrowing at multiple levels – physical, mental, emotional, social and financial, to name a few. Thus, the treatment plans and interventions for such patients must also be elaborate and specific. The highly-skilled and sensitive team of mental health professionals at Safe House helps individuals heal from addiction systematically and steadily. Based on the Twelve-Step Programme, our interventions aim at healing the body, mind and soul through abstinence and lifestyle changes.
What is the Twelve-Step Programme?
The Twelve-Step Programme is a renowned psychological model based on the Twelve Steps of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous). The Twelve-Step Programme facilitates a spiritual exploration and awakening in the individuals, enabling them to understand themselves better and find peace within. The programme primarily consists of the following aspects:
- Abstinence from the addictive stimulant or behaviour
- Clean living
- Personal reflection.
The Twelve-Step Model and Safe House Interventions
As a sensitive and patient-centric rehabilitation centre, Safe House follows the Twelve-Step programme but modifies it based on the patient’s religious beliefs and ideologies. Here’s a glimpse at our interventions based on this model:
Abstaining from the addictive substance is one of the most essential aspects of rehabilitation. While the process may initially be challenging, it can help one replace the destructive behaviours with more productive ones. We facilitate abstinence through intensive medical detox supplemented by adequate medical and psychological support. During the detox phase, it is natural for the patient to undergo withdrawal symptoms; however, our psychologists, psychiatrists and physicians continuously monitor the patients’ overall health and smoothen the process considerably.
The Twelve-Step Programme incorporates exercise as an integral part of its rehabilitation interventions. And what could be better than the quintessential Indian practice of yoga? According to research, combining yoga and mindfulness can provide immense energy, satisfaction and stability to an individual struggling with addictions like alcohol, drug and cocaine addiction. Thus, Safe House integrates yoga and meditation as essential aspects of its patients’ daily routines. Our sprawling lawn forms the perfect milieu for such healing activities to take place without any interruptions.
3. Clean Living
A nutritious diet promotes a healthy body and mind. Following the principle of clean living suggested by the Twelve-Step Programme, Safe House provides its patients with extremely nutritious foods while never compromising on the taste. We formulate specific diet plans for our patients, considering their conditions, dietary restrictions and other specifications. Our expert chefs cater to your taste-buds even while following these meal plans handed to them for every patient. We offer you every cuisine type on a platter – from Indian and continental cuisines to English and oriental ones!
Studying various psychological concepts and rehabilitation principles helps patients understand the healing process better. This comprehension helps them become more cooperative and patient while facilitating mental stimulation. Our educational lectures strike the perfect balance between being informative and interactive. These lectures are followed by workbook exercises, which aid in crystallizing the acquired knowledge. We also conduct group discussions, which provide the patients with a sense of belongingness and community.
5. Personal Reflection
Rehabilitation is often a journey within than without, enabling individuals to rediscover their true selves and shed destructive patterns. Patients at Safe House engage in personal reflection sessions every day, introspecting their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and understanding the inextricable link between the same. Such reflection helps them find the root-causes of their addictive behaviours and work towards a balanced and healthy life.