FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FAQ’s related to Substance Addiction
Our team of qualified addiction counsellors, psychiatrists and medical officers evaluates each and every patient in all respects. Only then the advice for IPD or OPD is given. Consent of the patient and a family member is a must to start the treatment. In the IPD an admitted patient is supposed to stay for a minimum of 4 to 5 weeks. After discharge from the Centre the patient must follow up in the OPD on regular basis and comply with treatment and counseling instructions as advised.
Yes, it is. Ours is a no profit Centre. Poor (BPL card holders)and needy patients are given fee concession.
No. Forcibly picking up an unyielding patient is illegal. However, we can help in enhancing his / her motivational level. where he can seek treatment of his own accord.
Addiction treatment is multi-pronged and usually long term based. Its duration varies from patient to patient.
All the addictive substances or intoxicants are a cocktail of deadly chemicals. The root cause of addiction is these that the intake of these chemicals produce a feeling of euphoria and this abuse tends to repeat the experience. All the intoxicants can be easily stopped under medical guidance.
No. The medicines are prescribed by our doctors who specialize in addiction medicine. The patients are supposed to comply with prescribed dosages and instruction given. Each and every patient is supposed to follow up in the OPD on a regular basis. The prescribed medicine dispel dependence rather than to cause it.
No Opium and Bhukki are addictive substances. It is a misconception that they have any role in the prevention or treatment of any disease.
No Opium is not an alternative to quit alcohol addiction nor is alcohol a treatment to quit opium. Both of these are very addictive chemicals. In the process of quitting alcohol with the help of opium one can get addicted to opium itself, or may be to both alcohol and
medicine experts and counsellors before much time is lost.
No. Quitting drugs will rather improve sexual function.
If sexual problems occur, do not feel shy and always talk to your doctor and counsellor for help. Never indulge in self-medication or consult quacks or think of restarting drugs or alcohol.
No. Tobacco is as harmful and addictive, perhaps more, as other drugs like opium, bhukki, heroin, alcohol. cocaine etc.In our country, up-to 40% of the total number of oral cancers is related to tobacco use. All types of tobacco products like cigarette, beedi, zarda, pan-masala and other similar products which are sweetened and flavoured and packed in colourful small packets or sachets etc. must be shunned.
No. Hukka is a pipe like apparatus which is used to smoke tobacco. A hukka user inhales smoke from indirectly burning tobacco. This smoke contains cancer causing ingredients. The water in the lower part of hukka apparatus does not neutralize deadly chemicals from the tobacco smoke.
Yes, Medicines help to check withdrawals. Medicines must not be stopped without consulting the doctor.