Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Thank you for visiting us. During your visit here, you will meet a :

  • Counsellor who will assess the level of problems you face due to alcohol / drug use and explain the treatment programme in detail.
  • Doctor who will assess your health condition

Based on this, you will be able to make a decision regarding admission. T.T.K Hospital has been treating people with alcohol and drug problems for nearly 30 years and is recognised as a premier addiction centre in Asia.

We have explained the treatment programme and answered a few questions that you may have about the treatment here. If you need any further clarification, the intake counselor will be happy to help.

Our centre believes in a humane approach. We always take care of patients rights. No patient is restrained at the hospital or kept there against their will. We believe that patient cooperation is fundamental to the success of their treatment

No restrictions whatsoever! Patients are free to move around inside the hospital. Since it is an inpatient programme, patients stay within the hospital premises. Patients are encouraged to get involved in activities such as exercises, therapy classes, evening games, gym etc. Patients are allowed to go home for a week-end during the second week of their programme.

Recovery is a process. You may feel alright in a few days and feel confident about your recovery, but behavioral change takes time. Acquiring coping skills and changing your attitude and behavior, etc., leading a qualitative sober life, is a process that takes time. So discharge will be only on completion of the program

No, substance-dependent patients have to be admitted into the hospital where they will have the focus required to benefit from the therapeutic programme. Recovery is a process that takes time and in an inpatient programme, the patient is further helped when he interacts with other patients facing similar problems.

Family involvement is imperative in the therapy programme. Family members are requested to attend classes and counseling so that they can be with the patient, or visit the patient, every day.

Just like the patient is affected by his substance abuse, the family too is affected. Many family members become co-dependents. The family programme serves a dual purpose – it helps the family members to recover, to be empowered and to help the patients in their recovery.

No. We will be giving you medicines to help make your withdrawal period safe and hassle-free. We will treat you for any physical problems that you suffer. Only when you are physically and mentally fit will you be able to attend the psychotherapy programme.

Yes. We have a psychiatrist visiting here who can help you with any psychological problems. The counselor will present your case to the psychiatrist.

You can come with your family members for initial consultation. This is done absolutely free. We will screen and assess you and tell you what needs to be done next. If you are addicted or dependent, as per the initial screening, you will need immediate help. However you will be admitted only with your consent. In case you are not dependent but still have problems, we will be happy to refer you for counseling.

No. We will motivate him to take up the treatment. If he is still unwilling, we will request him to go back home, take his time to think and return for treatment. We will send a recovering alcoholic (AA Member) to his home if required, to motivate him. The AA member will focus on his suffering due to addiction and the process of recovery and the benefits.

The treatment helps people to:

  • Give up alcohol and drugs totally.
  • Focus on other aspects of life such as work, family relationships, etc.

During the one month inpatient treatment here, people are given medical as well as psychological help.
Medication- is given to treat sleeplessness, poor appetite, tremors, restlessness as well as other problems. The person will stay in the medical ward for 4-5 days or until physically fit. Psychological therapy is provided for a period of three weeks. The therapy includes

  • Lectures to present information about alcohol / drug use and how one can recover from addiction.
  • Group therapy and group work to think about the information presented in the class and relate it to one’s own life situation.
  • Counselling sessions where personal issues are discussed and a personal recovery plan is developed to stay off alcohol / drugs and improve quality of life.
  • Self-help group meetings (AA) where one can listen to and benefit from sharing of experiences of others who have recovered from addiction.

Family therapy programmes for family members to better understand how they can provide the right kind of support after treatment. One family member is expected to attend the family therapy programme during visiting hours for two weeks.

During week days, persons in treatment can eat vegetarian food from the hospital canteen. Food from home / outside may not be brought into the hospital during week days. On Saturdays/Sundays, food may be brought from outside after it is duly checked by the Security.

The treatment here is residential and the person has to remain in hospital for the entire duration. After two weeks if the person’s condition is stable, he will be permitted to go home during week ends.

For patients who stay in a private room (A Ward / C Ward) one attendant should necessarily stay with the patient during the nights. For patients in the B ward this is not necessary. If they wish to stay in the hospital, the wife or mother of patients in the B ward can stay in the family ward. However, for all patients one family member must attend the two week family therapy programme from 10 a.m. and can leave the hospital at 3p.m. after the programme is over.

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