At Serene Life Hospital, we serve to help people who need recovery from Psychiatric illness, Addiction (Alcohol & Drug) and other Behavioural issues. Help them to successfully live their life, the team of Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Social workers commit themselves to deliver the results that change the life. We have Out & Inpatient Facility with 45 beds Resident Care
Our Scientific, Psychological and Multi focused process and approaches, along with intense monitoring of a patient under the guidance of Best Multidisciplinary Mental Health Professionals, like Psychiatrist, Physician, Psychologist and Social worker makes us one among the top mental health care service provider in Chennai.
We combine different clinically proven Techniques, Yoga, Meditation, Therapies and Medications to provide our mental health care services well versed. Serene Life Hospital has 45 beds and serves adult patients experiencing behavioural problems and those having difficulty facing basic living needs due to combination of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse problems.
Based on the patient’s condition we treat it as Outpatient or In-patient. Mental Health problems are common but seeking help is your responsibility.
Treatment for ALCOHOL ADDICTION
A chronic disease in which a person craves drinks that contain alcohol and is unable to control his or her drinking. A person with this disease also needs to drink greater amounts to get the same effect and has withdrawal symptoms after stopping alcohol use. Alcoholism affects physical and mental health, and can cause problems with family, friends, and work.
A disorder characterized by a pathological pattern of alcohol use that causes a serious impairment in social or occupational functioning.
A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. For most adults, moderate alcohol use is probably not harmful. However, about 18 million adult Americans are alcoholics or have alcohol problems. Alcoholism is a disease with four main features:
Craving – a strong need to drink
Loss of control – not being able to stop drinking once you’ve started
Physical dependence – withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, or shakiness when you don’t drink
Tolerance – the need to drink greater amounts of alcohol to feel the same effect
Alcoholism carries many serious dangers. Heavy drinking can increase the risk of certain cancers. It can cause damage to the liver, brain, and other organs. Drinking during pregnancy can harm your baby. Alcoholism also increases the risk of death from car crashes, injuries, homicide, and suicide. if you want to stop drinking, there is help. Start by talking to your health care provider. Medicines, counselling, and support groups may help you to stop drinking. The following elements are the template for which the degree of dependence is judged:
• Narrowing of the drinking repertoire.
• Increased salience of the need for alcohol over competing needs and responsibilities.
• An acquired tolerance to alcohol.
• Withdrawal symptoms.
• Relief or avoidance of withdrawal symptoms by further drinking.
• Subjective awareness of compulsion to drink.
• Reinstatement after abstinence.
PROCESS OF TREATMENT
Our established Treatment agenda for Intervention, Prevention and management of addiction & associated disorders is guided by a philosophy for mutual concern and responsibility that is based on the Best Standards of Quality of Patient Care. Managed by a team of qualified, experienced and well trained professionals, our Therapeutic recovery programs help alcoholics and addicts to regain their normal lives and helps them to lead an alcohol and substance free life.
This is the first communication with the Hospital. Based on the patterns of abuse / dependence, guidance regarding admission or outpatient treatment would be given. During this session respective family will be educated about the disease, treatment process and they are shown and explained about the facilities..
An important and essential session that happens after admission where our psychologist meets the family members to collect information regarding addiction history, physical illness, psychological problems, precipitating factors of addiction, social & occupational issues etc..,
EMERGENCY PATIENT ESCORT SERVICES
Our Emergency Rescue team consists of task oriented members, who can skilfully provide support and handle an emergency if needed.
Detoxification, Withdrawal Management, Anti- Craving Medications, Substitution Treatment, Physical, Psychological, alcohol and substances related Psychiatric Disorder Management.
Detoxification Process (Medical Management) helps to pave the way for abstinence. This process normally takes 21 days. It is basically aimed at the acute stage of withdrawal, where the patient is treated medically to bring back patient’s physical health & routines
Reclamation process (Psychological) basically referred to Post Acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) which makes the patient to realize and modify his behavioural changes / disorders, decreased efficiency, poor money handling, selfishness, carelessness, ethical breakdowns, dishonesty, prolonged time in toilets, stealing, carelessness towards Family and Work those were progressive along with his abuse. The rehabilitation process includes psychotherapy, individual counselling, family counselling, family therapy, group therapy, relaxation therapy, relapse prevention therapy & occupational therapy.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Our Cognitive-behavioural therapy helps Patients in recognizing and understanding the causes of their Addiction and associated problems and helps them to develop skills necessary to overcome them.
PSYCHO-SOCIAL INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION THERAPY
Our Psychosocial interventions include a broad range of psychological and behavioural strategies either alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy and other medical or other interventions, which help in the Intervention, Prevention and Management of Addiction and Co-related Disorders.
MOTIVATIONAL ENHANCEMENT THERAPY
Denial, Justification and Blaming is the nature of Addiction. Motivation is key factor for Patients to begin, continue, comply with and succeed in treatment. It involves recognizing a problem, searching for a way to change, and then beginning and sticking with that change strategy. Our Motivational Improvement Therapy are based on principles of motivational psychology and is carried out by a qualified Clinical Psychologist and Counsellor
LIFE STYLE MANAGEMENT
Holistic Recovery requires Person Changes in terms of Body, Mind and Soul. Our Life style Management modules are designed in such a way that this change happens while the Patient is undergoing treatment. This involves Yoga, Meditation, Physical Exercise, Spiritual Practices and other healthy recreational activities to fill the void created by using of drugs.
Our Individual and Family Counselling Sessions helps in Assessing the Motivation of a patient. Motivating a patient in treatment means encouraging the patient to make behavioural changes, by discussing the disadvantages of continuing substance use, the advantages of stopping substance use, and helping the patient in making the necessary change. Individual counselling can be carried out in different situations
Over several sessions with a Patient who is in the treatment program
In the form of a brief intervention with a person referred for drug-related problems who has not yet entered a treatment program
In a situation of crisis.
COPING SKILL TRAINING
Our Coping Skill training facilitates patients to develop coping strategy to manage day to day practical difficult life situations without resorting to substance use.
RELAPSE PREVENTION MANAGEMENT
The Core of our Relapse Prevention Program involves in anticipating the problems patients are likely to meet, and helping them develop effective coping strategies. We conduct Relapse Prevention Programs for Out-patients as well as Inpatient treatment program.
This treatment module helps patients in self-monitoring and to recognize drug cravings early on and identifying high-risk situations for use, and developing strategies for coping with and avoiding high-risk situations and the desire to use.
It helps patients to maintain changes in their substance use behaviour, about how to anticipate and cope with the problem of relapse and develop specific techniques of exploring the positive and negative consequences of using.
You are not thinking about using but your behaviours are making you up for a very possible relapse in future. The signs are anxiety, intolerance, anger, defensiveness, mood swings, isolation, not seeking help, avoiding meetings, poor appetite and sleeping patterns.
A war inside your mind to use and not to use. In initial phase you are casually thing about using, but in later phase you are positively thinking about using. The signs are lying, remembrance of using places, friends, visualize or fantasize about past use and planning for relapse.
If you don’t use the techniques to overcome the emotional & mental relapse it will strongly lead to physical.
ALCOHOLIC ANONYMOUS – (Known as AA worldwide) It is a fellowship of Men & Women who share their past experience, their strength, hope in order to solve their common problem and help others to recover from Alcoholism.
NARCOTIC ANONYMOUS – (Known as NA worldwide) It is a fellowship of Men & Women who share their past experience, their strength, hope in order to solve their common problem and help others to recover from substance abuse (drugs) to stay clean.
AL ANON – Commonly referred as Family groups. It is a fellowship for Wives / Guardian of Alcoholics who share their past experience, their strength, hope in order to solve their common problems. As they acknowledge it is a family disease and that changed attitudes can support Recovery.
ALATEEN – Alateen is a part of Al Anon, but made for the teenagers from 12 – 17 year olds as addiction is a family disease. It is not for teenage abusers, but for those who have been affected by someone else abuse. They also meet and share their past experience with an abuser in their lives. They do share, help & support each other and gain knowledge of the disease and sense the benefits of understanding that they are not alone.
NETWORK SUPPORT SERVICES
Family, Relatives, Friends and Self Support Group meetings constitute a very vital role for the Ongoing Recovery of a Patient and helps the individual affected by the disease of Addiction to help lead a substance free life, with a balanced life style and Spiritual Recovery. Inpatients are taken to Self-Support group meetings, while in treatment and are encouraged in attending these meetings once the patient gets discharged.
FOLLOW UP AND OUT PATIENT SERVICES
Follow up and Outpatient Services helps in Relapse prevention and is an ongoing process in the Recovery of the Patient The Physical. Psychological, Emotional, Family, Job and Spiritual state of the Patient are evaluated when the patient comes for follow up.
This helps in evaluating as how the patient is able to handle urges and helps in the identification of the triggers and the consequences, the patient should be engaged in problem-solving and the methods for relapse prevention.
AFTER CARE AND COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS
Treatment helps a Patient in terms of understanding the nature of the Disease of Addiction and Developing Coping Strategies and Skills. We run Services which include After Care Services to handle Long term Substance use and Conduct Awareness Camps and Medical Camps to create and spread awareness of Addiction as a disease and its ramifications to the Individual, Family and Society.
If you or Someone you know is in crisis please contact our hospital for Outpatients appointment, Call 9940004145 / 46.
Out patient Treatment Timing : Every Tuesday Wednesday Friday 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
We also treat all kind of psychiatric disorders
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