09 Jul Inpatient Program
People come to the Kripa Rehabilitation Programme from various cities in India. These people represent all ages, social, occupational and religious backgrounds. There are no constraints on caste, creed or social status.
People refer themselves or are referred by concerned persons from medical, legal, family mental health or Alcoholics and Narcotic Anonymous Communities.
PRIMARY CARE (DE-ADDICTION)
Shortly after admission, a general health assessment is conducted and thereafter the detoxification process is initiated. After the patient’s physical condition has stabilized, the patient is moved to Primary Care where through various mediums of the programme he is made to understand the multi faceted aspects of his illness; his powerlessness over the use of his substance of choice and his unmanageability, if he continues to use. He learns the importance of surrender to a Higher Power in order that he may start to take the first step in his recovery.
Because chemical dependency affects all areas of a person’s life, each patient’s social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical condition is carefully evaluated with special attention to the consequences of alcohol and other drug abuse. The patient has to fill in a self evaluation form, which is appraised in the counselor’s initial interview and assessment. This form is the blue print for the patient’s treatment at Kripa.
SECONDARY CARE (REHABILITATION)
While the length of stay for patients at Kripa varies according to individual need, the average stay is 90 days.
The treatment itself is an absorbing, intensive experience. Patients have to strictly adhere to the daily schedule, which gives them a conscious awareness of time zones and time management. The 24 hours is divided into work / study periods of 38.25 %, leisure / exercise 17.70 %, life fulfilling activities 12.50 %. Daily group therapy helps patients better understand themselves and their disease, through a process of listening to sharing of similar experiences by their fellow alcoholics / addicts in treatment. By sharing personal experiences, patients learn, often for the first time, to release stress and in turn begin to trust and seek help from friends and loved ones. Group sessions on grief, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotic Anonymous and other topics help patients recognize personal barriers in their recovery. The programme provides the individual with tools to overcome bottlenecks that they are faced with.
AFTER CARE (FOLLOW UP)
A. The available facilities of attending AA / NA meetings are the most highly recommended ‘aftercare’ for patients leaving Kripa. A list of meeting places is made available to each individual on discharge.
B. Going to work from and returning to the Center is another ‘Aftercare’ service made available to individuals at Kripa. This is a phase which gradually enables the patients to adjust to normal functioning in society and in turn maintain continuity of his / her recovery.
C. Regular and frequent availability of counseling at counseling centers of Kripa is another ‘Aftercare’ service.
Clients in need of a longer treatment programme are recommended to Extended Care by their personal counselors, which could be extended to a period between six months to a year. This offers a person a complete year long space to restructure his / her entire lifestyle.
Kripa Foundation Recovery programme draws its inspiration from the multidisciplinary treatment of the Minnesota Model and Hazalden, USA.