After going through the detoxification pages and experiencing withdrawals, the patient feels comfortable physically. The body has stopped asking for the substance however, the mind is still preoccupied; probably obsessed with the thoughts of the using chemical. This is because it was his mind that needed it first and later it became a physical need. The process is reversed. The physical dependence is taken care of it’s the mind turn now.
This is a phase wherein the patient stabilizes gradually. The intensity of the urge to use which is severe initially slowly subsides and the patient attains normally in thinking and functioning. This is a chivied by using the one day at a time method.
During de-addiction, which lasts for around 1 to ½ months, the patient starts getting used to the place. Schedule, food, program, people, etc. He is no more restless and anxious.
In this phase, the focus is on educating the patient regarding the disease aspect its causes, characteristics, effects, etc. He starts following time discipline and attending all the sessions waking up at 6:00 am. These sessions include Devotion, Yoga, Meditation, Prescribed Reading, Inputs, N.A. / A.A. Meetings, Group Sharing, etc. For Youngsters, a gym workout is also included. All sessions that are incorporated, are with the sole purpose of bringing about a holistic change in the patient. His mind, body, and spirit all need to be healthy. During weekends, entertainment time like in-house games, dance, late-night movies is also provided. Except for weekends, the wind-up time is 10:00 pm preceded with a short meditation. Once stability is achieved, a meeting with family members is organized. The objective of this meeting is to build up motivation in the patient and reinstall hope in the family. The rehabilitation phase commences from here.