Addiction severity and motivation in a fifteen-day community de-addiction camp and thereafter: A longitudinal follow-up
Dr Abhishek Chowhan, Dr Arti Sakral
Substance abuse is gradually increasing in all the society. A community base de-addiction approach in make shift de-addiction camps is a feasible option to tackle with the growing work load on secondary and tertiary care hospitals. This study was planned to find out the remission rates three months after one such de-addiction camp. 25 patients were admitted in a community de-addiction camp. Remission rates, addiction severity and readiness to change (motivation) was studied. Only 5 of the 21 patients who completed the camp relapsed after three months of culmination of the camp. Those who relapsed had a better (low) addiction severity and motivation after three months. The study proves the utility of such de-addiction camps and put emphasis on such de-centralized and inclusive approach.
Dr Abhishek Chowhan, Dr Arti Sakral. Addiction severity and motivation in a fifteen-day community de-addiction camp and thereafter: A longitudinal follow-up. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 8, 2019, Pages 28-34