Hospital Based Treatment for Community Supported Recovery
TT Ranganathan Clinical Research Foundation has been conducting free treatment camps in six locations in Tamil Nadu since 1989.
- Providing treatment at the doorsteps of the villagers, tailoring it to suit their needs.
- Creating awareness about the problems associated with drinking and transforming the community into an enabling force to combat alcoholism.
Key issues in organising camp programmes
Identifying alcoholics living in one specific area through multiple entry points – Recovering patients of earlier camps, teachers, health workers, animators and relatives.
Initiating the process of rehabilitation before the camp
- Home detoxification
- Dealing with medical problems
- Motivating both the client and their family to attend the camp programme