Welcome To Samarpan: The Best De-Addiction Treatment In Mumbai
India is not the country most people associate with luxury rehabs. And until recently drug addiction treatment in Mumbai was woeful. But times are changing and it is now possible to get first-class addiction treatment in the Mumbai area, with Samarpan Recovery.
Should I Go To Rehab In Mumbai?
Mumbai is one of India’s premier cities. Rich in history and dazzling architecture, it is considered by many as the economic, commercial and financial capital of the country. It also boasts superb options for food, and a scenic beach, and is one of the principal cities for the “Bollywood” film industry.
But should you go for drug addiction treatment in Mumbai? Probably not. While there are many benefits of living in Mumbai, access to high-quality rehabs is not one of them. This means people looking for drug rehab must go further afield for treatment.
While some Mumbai residents opt to head abroad for drug rehab, it is no longer necessary for people in Mumbai to leave India to get help with their addiction. This is great news for Mumbaikars, as rates for treatment outside of India tend to be much higher.
So what is the best alternative to a drug rehab in Mumbai? We suggest Samarpan Recovery, located just 150km from Mumbai.
Why Come To Samarpan Recovery?
There are a wealth of reasons why Samarpan Recovery is the number one alternative to drug addiction treatment in Mumbai.
Closeness To Mumbai
Samarpan Recovery is a mere 3 hours drive from Mumbai, making it easy for Mumbai residents to get to. There is no need to catch flights, which can pose unique challenges for people with substance abuse disorder who need to have drugs in order to stay out of withdrawal.
And while we believe that our clients should spend the initial phase of recovery free to work on themselves, Samarpan’s proximity to Mumbai ensures that families may visit their loved ones at our facility. We have family therapy sessions where families can come to our centre and begin to heal any rifts that occurred during their loved one’s addiction.
Withdrawal can be an agonizing and dangerous process. At Samarpan Recovery, our team of medical professionals can administer medication that will keep you safe and comfortable throughout your withdrawal.
Scenic And Peaceful Location
While Mumbai offers many possibilities, few people would describe it as a peaceful place. Coming to Samarpan Recovery gives you the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of Mumbai life, and stay in a serene environment that is exceptionally conducive to healing.
Reasonable Rate Compared With Overseas
Some Mumbai residents believe that the only way to get good quality drug treatment is overseas. With Samarpan Recovery so close, this is no longer the case. And while you would expect to spend tens of thousands of dollars on treatment abroad, the rates at Samarpan are a little more reasonable.
Our treatment facility boasts private rooms with double beds for all clients, swimming pool, gym and dedicated dining hall. We believe that our center cannot be matched by any drug rehab centre in Mumbai.
First Class Staff
There is no need to travel abroad when Samarpan Recovery already boasts such an awesome team. Samarpan is headed by Martin Peters, a substance abuse therapist who has 30 years treating A-listers, international sports people, high net worth and high profile individuals.
Samarpan’s international team boasts a wealth of experience, with several clinical psychologists, a plethora of skilled nurses, art therapist, a personal trainer and more. We are also pleased to offer all our clients top-notch meals, thanks to the considerable talents of our chefs.
Aftercare In Mumbai
While our inpatient facility is located outside of Mumbai, we do have an outpatient de-addiction centre in Mumbai that our alumni have access to once they complete treatment at our inpatient centre.
It can be highly valuable to continue receiving support after you have graduated from our centre. We find that those who continue to engage with outpatient treatment have greatly enhanced long-term outcomes compared with those who do not.
And if you do not want to come to our centre in Mumbai for any reason, one of our therapists can work with you over video calls, so you can continue working on yourself from the comfort of your home.
Which Drug Addictions Are Treated At Samarpan Recovery?
While in the past drug addiction treatment in Mumbai meant providing treatment for a few different drugs, this is no longer the case. Samarpan Recovery helps clients with addictions to all substances, including “designer drugs”.
Heroin addiction has been a serious problem in India since the 1970s. While heroin addiction is predominantly concentrated in the North Eastern states which border with Pakistan and Afghanistan, Mumbai has certainly not been spared the scourge of heroin. There are 10s of thousands of users in the city, and this number has not stopped rising. There is not one de-addiction centre in Mumbai that has not had a client who is addicted to heroin.
Heroin addiction in Mumbai can be a particularly difficult problem to treat. People on heroin can stay hooked on the drug for years, as the withdrawal symptoms from ceasing use are just too difficult for them to bear.
This is why it is so important to choose a de-addiction centre in Mumbai or nearby that offers Medication Assisted Treatment. This family of medicines can help people who are addicted to heroin to withdraw safely and with far greater comfort.
At Samarpan Recovery, we offer everyone with severe heroin addiction access to medication-assisted treatment. You will be given these medications by trained medical professionals, who will make sure that you receive the correct dosages and are kept safe at all times.
Many Mumbaikers believe that cannabis is a harmless substance and that it can be used without any adverse effects. This is unfortunately untrue. Cannabis use is harmful, and some of the population are genetically predisposed to developing mental health problems due to using the drug.
As with all drugs, cannabis use can be addictive, and cannabis addiction does ruin lives. At Samarpan Recovery we address cannabis addiction in a similar fashion to all other addictions. That is, removing the drug user from an environment where they have access to the substance, heal the body and mind, and get to the underlying reasons why they were using the drug.
Club Drugs Rehab
Drugs like Ecstasy and Mephedrone are now more popular than ever in Mumbai. These drugs are often used in a party atmosphere, but use can spill over into home life and become a fully-fledged addiction.
Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, is a stimulant that causes euphoria in users and allows them to stay awake for days at a time. The comedown after use can be devastating, and it is common for users to continue taking the drug to ward off the inevitable crash.
Meth users often lose weight and can become emaciated, and face severe mental health problems.
Cocaine users often start taking the drug at parties. At first, using the drug may be unproblematic, and use is kept to weekends. But over time, cocaine users begin taking the drug more, as their usage slips into the week. Before they know it, they are taking the drug several times a week, and spending exorbitant sums in chasing their high.
People who are addicted to cocaine may begin taking the drug just to get through their day. This can cause serious issues as people notice that they are high. The wrong person - such as a family member or colleague - noticing their cocaine use can spell disaster for users of this drug.
Prescription Drugs Rehab
It used to be straightforward to buy prescription drugs such as diazepam and codeine over the counter in India. In recent years, though, changes in legislation and policing have meant that most pharmacies no longer sell these drugs. This has meant that users either had to seek pharmacies who continued selling their tablet of choice illegally, or buy these drugs on the street.
NOTE: if you are heavily addicted to benzodiazepines like Valium (diazepam) or Xanax (alprazolam), you should always go through a medical detox, as withdrawal from these drugs can cause fatal seizures.
Support Groups For Drug Addiction In Mumbai
While rehab is the gold standard for treating addictions of all kinds, there are support groups for addiction in Mumbai. These groups can help you stay free from drugs after you have been to a de-addiction centre in Mumbai. Support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous can provide you with support after you have completed rehab, and also offer you the opportunity to work the 12-steps of Narcotics Anonymous.
At Samarpan Recovery, we facilitate NA meeting attendance, allowing our clients to either attend meetings at our centre, or go to off-site meetings.
We find that engaging with an NA program helps clients stay clean in the long term. But remember: Narcotics Anonymous is not a replacement for drug addiction treatment in Mumbai, as NA cannot provide you with a medical detox, and does not have a facility that allows you to deal with your trauma and mental health problems.
You can find a complete list of all Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the Mumbai area here. Note that these times and locations are subject to change. If you would like more information on Narcotics Anonymous, please feel free to contact us. We can put you in touch with NA members.
How Much Is Drug Addiction Treatment In Mumbai?
Rates for drug rehab in Mumbai vary greatly depending on the quality of the facility. There are state-run facilities that offer low or no-cost addiction treatment, but these centres offer very little therapeutic value. Relapse rates after leaving these centres are very high, even when looking at short timespans. Expect these places to cost several thousand rupees per week.
The tier-up from this is the budget drug rehab centre in Mumbai. These places are marginally better than state-run facilities. There is likely to be a rudimentary program that involves 12-step facilitation and little else. As there is no trauma work or mental health treatment available at these centres, relapse rates are also very high. You should expect to pay around 10-20000 rupees per month.
Mid-tier de-addiction centres in Mumbai are a significant step up from budget centres. This is the first level of addiction treatment that offers evidence-based treatment and therapy. Some of the staff at centres in this price range are likely to have formal training. However, facilities at this rate still tend to be fairly basic and are often in built-up areas. These centres cost between one and three lakhs per month.
Luxury centres like Samarpan Recovery are a significant step up from mid-tier centres. They also provide clients with evidence-based treatment and therapy, but are far more experienced and have higher levels of education. As a result, long-term recovery rates are significantly better. You should expect first-rate facilities, your own room with soft furnishings and a private bathroom. Often these centres are set in serene areas amongst the countryside. Luxury centres in India usually cost around 10 lakhs per month.
Samarpan Recovery is a luxury addiction treatment facility in the serene and scenic Mulshi hills area, just outside of Pune. We treat drug addictions of all kinds, and pride ourselves on our success rates.
Clients come to our centre suffering from the most severe addictions, and come out of our centre drug-free, full of vigor, and ready to take on life again.
But don’t just take our word for it. Come and check out our centre for yourself.