The addicts complete the process of detox and come to the rehab for behavioral change. This program focuses on motivating addicts to leave street and drugs and integrate into the mainstream. Transformation in the behavior, attitudes, habits, lifestyle and thought process are brought about through self reflection. In the rehab addict is also prepared to attend school or training program.
Group Session / Life Skill Education (LSE) / Soft Skill
Physical grooming, interpersonal skills, Self–Awareness, Decision making, coping with stress and emotions are inculcated through sessions.
For street youth and addicts, maintaining their addiction can dominate their lives. Once addicts get clean, handling life with the absence of the drug or behavior of choice can be difficult. Overcoming an addiction requires a lifestyle change, and life skills lessons are often necessary to make this change possible. By helping former addicts learn basic life skills they can be helped in handling freedom and make the transition less painful.
LSE could be well understood as, enable the youth while they are admitted in detox and rehab programs to get to know self, their behavior, body language and incorporate socially accepted values, etiquettes, behavior, attitude and habits. Enabling them to smoothly become the part of the mainstream or assimilate themselves in to social milieu.
One to One session:
Addiction to drugs has physical, psychological and socio-cultural dimensions. Drug abuse leads to tolerance which creates a dependency. Drug users needs One to One session in the process of giving up drugs.
Drug addiction may reduce the person to a state of utter helplessness and hopelessness in life. The person involved may be willing to get out but cannot do so on his own. In this helpless condition addict requires others who can help him to cope with this problem.
Recreation [indoor/outdoor activities]:
Recreation and entertainment becomes an imortant component for the drug using children/youth. While on the street they had never envisaged any form of recreation or entertainment without using drugs. This association is rather strongly embedded in them, wherein in the rehab program some of them find it difficult to participate in the recreational activities. However, the Staff at the rehab centre is constantly encouraging them to engage in indoor games and other activities, by participating with them.
Recreation is one of the essential prerequisite for development as children/youth learn different values which formal education not necessarily covers such as leadership, sharing, venting out feelings, aggression, anger, humility, generosity, working in team/group, controlling anger etc. Some sessions are planned for them so that children learn to sit in one place, concentrate, and use their hands for constructive things. Furthermore, instilling in them stability and preparing them for formal education at school.
Outdoor activities/games are important for children/youth for them to utilize excessive energy and power. Cricket is a game the boys associate with and look forward to playing during the long school vacations. The girls play hopscotch, statue, passing the parcel, and numerous other games. It is when children play in groups that they tend to develop sense of belongingness. Picnics and outings are interesting ways to orient and expose children/youth to different places that are dissociated from use of drugs.
Indoor activities/games are also important for children/youth and are encouraged during the free times in week days and on weekends. Most of the activities/games are executed in small and large groups by the Staff or Peer Educator.