Harm Reduction And Detoxification

Around 250 people per 100,000 people in India are known to be drug users in India, while over 5.7 crore people across the country are dependent on Alcohol. Addiction to either drugs or alcohol causes severe damage to one’s physical, mental and social health. But, there is hope as addiction to substances can be treated. The different approaches to treating addiction include out-patient services, in-patient services, and rehabilitation.

Harm Reduction and Detoxification is a rehabilitative program offered by Cadabam’s Group. This program helps individuals who are facing minor problems due to alcohol or drug addiction recover under medical supervision and equips them with the skills they need to cope with the rigors of daily functioning.

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What is the harm reduction program at Cadabam’s Anunitha?

Addiction to alcohol and drugs can be of various kinds and severity. A crucial part is also played by how early the symptoms of addiction are discovered and how early the individuals and the families seek help for the disorder. Cadabams offers a Harm Reduction and Detoxification program for individuals who are in the early stages of substance dependence. This program is for people who are just beginning to develop problems with alcohol or drug consumption. 

The program stretches across 30 days and is intensive in nature. At the end of the program, individuals will have learned how to reduce the harm caused by alcohol or drug consumption, they will have learned how to cope with the impulse to consume the substance, they will have learned how to stay away from the substance, and they will have completed a detoxification period overcoming withdrawal symptoms under medical supervision. 

The program is for individuals who might not be able to take enough time off from their daily responsibilities to completely indulge in a rehabilitation program. The intensive nature and effectiveness of the program make it the perfect recovery experience for working professionals who need express healing.

What does the program involve?

  • Detoxification: Detoxification (detox) is the process of a person's body being cleansed of drugs or alcohol they have taken. When someone quits using drugs or alcohol, detox is used to appropriately treat withdrawal symptoms. Detox is a personal experience for each person. The type of substance used and the length of time it was used have an impact on the detox process. The process involves the evaluation of the individual, their physical fitness, and their symptoms. The next step is to stabilize the individual and their health before beginning detoxification.

  • Overcoming withdrawal symptoms: Withdrawal symptoms are the unpleasant physical symptoms that are associated with stopping the consumption of a substance. The harm reduction and detoxification program help the individual overcome these withdrawal symptoms associated with addiction under medical supervision.

  • Regular Therapies: These include individual sessions with our multidisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapists, counselors, and more. Through these sessions, individuals learn about their condition better and begin to develop skills to cope with it. Therapies also include group activities that help individuals recover through interacting with other people going through the same condition. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reel Therapy, Motivation Enhancement Therapy, and more.

  • Improvement of Physical and Mental Health: With regular therapeutic sessions, physical fitness activities, and opportunities to play indoor and outdoor games at the rehabilitation center, Cadabams accelerates the improvement of your mental and physical health.

How does this program ensure effective and sustainable recovery?

  • This program goes beyond basic symptomatic management and understands the root cause of addiction.

  • The program helps individuals develop coping mechanisms against addiction and helps them control the impulse to consume the substance.

  • Helps individuals ensure effective recovery without disrupting their employment and family life.

  • This program helps individuals who are on the verge of developing a dependency to overcome it and return to daily functioning.

  • The program also helps repair the damage caused by addiction and helps individuals regain their physical, mental, emotional, and social health. 

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Years in rehabilitation


Campuses across 2 states


Individuals recovering and returning to society from Cadabams every year


Mental health professionals working with us

The Cadabam’s Treatment Experience - Biopsychosocial Model

Our centres where this program is offered

Types of Admissions

Regular Admission

As and when the family or the primary caregiver confirms the admission by following the processes related to “Admission Procedure”.

Referred Admissions

Many psychiatrists utilize our psychosocial rehab services for their clients. In cases where the resident is referred from a psychiatrist for psychosocial interventions, the referring psychiatrist also becomes part of the treating team and he/she will be regularly updated about the progress and will also be involved in the overall care. Hundreds of eminent psychiatrists trust us with their clientele when it comes to residential care & rehab.

Admission under Special Circumstances

We have a number of patrons from various countries and different parts of the country seeking admission. We also have mental health professionals across the country referring us to complex cases that require psychosocial intervention. Under special circumstances where it is not feasible to visit or in case of a crisis/mental health emergency the Director-operations will guide the family after assessing the need for intervention.

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This place changed my life. Would recommend it to everyone for recovery.


Very effective treatment is given by their team of well-trained professionals. They are both patient and family-friendly. The hospital is well organized and the treatment plan is excellent. The activities are challenging and very useful. Our Thanks to Cadabams.

Uma Ramesh

Thanks, Anunitha. My son had gone for deaddiction. Ms. Raji, Jobin, and Sufia have done wonders. He was treated professionally and there is a vast difference in his behavior from before admission and after 2 months of treatment. He liked the food out there. Raji is fantastic. She understands the patient closely and is very attentive. She is completely dedicated. We have constantly been after Raji, Jobin, and Sufia for the ongoing developments in my Son but they have always attended to us calmly and understood our concern. My Son is back to his studies and other activities and leading a normal life. Thanks to the entire staff who was involved in treating my son. Anunitha is a very good place for treating Deaddiction.

Nilesh Jing

We had a very satisfying experience at Anunitha. The professional approach and the diligent personal involvement were exemplary. I would particularly put on record the contribution of Mr. Rajsekhar for handholding and for providing us the clarity and direction of the process and for Mrs. Renuka, Mr. Biju, and Mrs. Saji for taking care of all the requirements of professional service during the course.

Rajnish Kumar

Difference between Rehab and In-Patient


  • Continued Care and Monitoring in a setting that feels like home
  • Focuses on long-term recovery that is sustainable.
  • Involves the family over the treatment course to ensure sustainable recovery.
  • Round-the-clock assistance for the individual, with all basic needs cared for. 
  • Most important step towards recovering from psychiatric illnesses.

IP Care

  • Hospital setting for care in acute situations
  • Focuses on immediate relieving of symptoms in case of emergencies
  • Mainly involves the treating team that focuses on symptoms reduction
  • Individuals will need a family member with them in case of emergencies
  • The first step is seeking care for acute mental health disorders, after which rehabilitation may be necessary or not

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Our Professionals

Dr. Arun Kumar

MBBS, M.D. (Psychiatry)

Raji Raj

MSW, M. Phil (RCI)

Dr. Swarupa M U

Ph.D. (RCI) in Psychiatric Social Work

Suhita Saha

M.Phil (RCI) in Clinical Psychology

Renuka B H

M.Phil (RCI) in Clinical Psychology

Why Cadabam's?

For over three decades, Cadabam’s Group has been at the forefront of mental healthcare in India. We were the first in the country to have dedicated facilities for de-addiction, and have since built one of the best de-addiction experiences in the country. At Cadabam’s you have access to cutting-edge infrastructure, an expert multidisciplinary team of professionals, and our vast experience in mental healthcare, all of which make the perfect recipe for a successful recovery journey.

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