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For people looking for substance misuse treatment, price is often a factor in their
considerations. There is a multitude of options available for people in terms of cost, as
well as approach.
In the addiction treatment field in India, there are a variety of treatment facilities. Some of
these are expensive, some less expensive, and some are extremely inexpensive. Of course,
there are significant differences in the programs offered, the experience, expertise, and
quality of staff, the treatment approaches, the facilities, and also in the outcomes.
Quality is a significant factor in terms of price for all things. Something that is of better
quality will often cost a bit more. It is the same in healthcare, which includes addiction
treatment programs, as in other service industries.
At Samarpan, we are very focused on seeing you not only succeed in treatment, but in
achieving positive outcomes from your treatment episode - this is critical. The success rates
of many rehabs vary dramatically although, there are variances in how rehabs chose to
define success. We understand that looking at outcomes is important however, we do not
just look at if a person is clean and sober after a period of time as a success - effective
treatment outcomes should be measured on a number of points, which are laid out as; the
Office of National Drug Control Policy provides a good overview of what treatment is meant
to do. A person receiving effective addiction treatment should show some of the following:
Some of these places are “affordable” but may not be very good. They are a factory version
of the treatment, where “one size fits all” in terms of a treatment model, no matter what your
history is, the substance involved, or your psychological profile. They may also have
untrained staff, that have little or no addiction or mental health-specific training or
credentials. Furthermore, the program may not be using evidenced-based approaches to
treatment or approaches that are dated.
At Samarpan, our approaches to
treatment are aligned with best practices, and continually develop our staff with training and
supervision to ensure that our program keeps abreast with the latest evidence-based
interventions as they evolve.
Other centres have many beds to fill because in their version of treatment the profit is
based on volume. They may lack individual care and every person is treated the same, when
in fact, no two people are the same. The larger a center, the more of an “institution” it can
be, and the less individual care you can expect. Suffice it to say, that often treatment centres will
cross-pollinate their community with people with various other issues – so it’s certainly not
uncommon in India to find acute mental health patients and dementia patients being within
the same facility as people within a substance misuse program.
At Samarpan we are a specialist in the Substance Misuse Primary Residential Program, which means
we work only with people who have a Substance Misuse issue and may have other co-occurring disorders. We will not admit anyone just to fill a bed.
The most important part of any treatment facility is the individual treatment clients receive.
The staff must be highly qualified and experienced to provide the best possible care.
Samarpan has recognized Addictions Therapists with internationally recognized
qualifications running the programs, with other staff undertaking further professional
development to achieve recognized addictions credentials.
When considering rehab, you do need to consider other aspects such as the facility –
private en-suite rooms, the food and nutrition, the physical training program, and other
complementary approaches such as massage, reiki, yoga, EFT, meditation, and various other
activities, including the communal areas and overall environment. Rehab is hard work… so
don’t overlook the other factors that will play an important part in your recovery. At
Samarpan, we have created an environment whereby everything within the centre is a
therapeutic intervention deliberately set up to ensure that we enable our clients to address
as many areas of their lives as possible whilst in treatment.
Some treatment centers will not conduct comprehensive assessments nor will they offer as
many individual therapy sessions as we do at Samarpan because those sessions require a
licensed professional and cost more. These interventions are extremely important for getting
to the root causes of your addiction so it can be effectively treated. Often, clients only have
one individual therapy session per week in these places and do not even have a treatment
plan that they have collaboratively devised with their therapist.
At Samarpan, we include a full nursing and health check-up on admission, and your health
will be monitored daily by our 24-hour Nursing staff and supervised by our Medical Officer
and Consultant Psychiatrist. Many places don’t include this, but we feel your health and
safety going into treatment are critical and should not be overlooked.
In some of these other facilities, the group sessions often have too many people, so most
people do not get to contribute or be involved, and people can “hide” in the crowd. In order
for Group Therapy sessions to be effective, the group should not comprise more than 12
members otherwise it becomes unmanageable and clients effectively get nothing out
of these sessions.
Some of these programs do not have all of the treatment interventions we are able to
provide (CBT, 12-Step Facilitation, Relapse Prevention, DBT, Mindfulness, ACT, and Art
Therapy) so we can truly customize and tailor your treatment program to your needs.
Additionally, in many places, the staff do not have the experience our staff has. We ensure
that we hire people with formal qualifications in Mental Health, Psychology, and addictions,
and have recruited staff from overseas to bring an international flavor to your treatment
Lastly, there is the quality of the food, the comfort of our facility, and the many things you have
to do here when you’re not in treatment. It all adds up. We know that providing a
therapeutic environment where you are comfortable, whilst being uncomfortable is a
But the primary difference is this – you need quality treatment. That quality translates
directly to outcomes. Let’s face it, if going through treatment at a less expensive facility only
means you’ll end up going through treatment again, it’s actually more expensive. It’s
absolutely imperative that looking for treatment, should not be based on price alone.
There are a number of important questions that you need to ask, and we recommend some
of these questions as important
So, although the cost is important, it should not be the most important consideration. Your
treatment and outcome are… and they are determined by a lot more than price. That is why
at Samarpan we realize that we may not be the cheapest provider in India, but we certainly
offer a thorough and structured continuum of care, whereby we plan and track our clients
through their treatment journey, and also once they leave. That way we are continuously
evaluating the efficacy and experience of our program to continue to improve and evolve it.
Should you require any information about our program for yourself or a loved one, then we
are just a phone call away.
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