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Navajeevan Counseling Center

Dr. A. V. Baliga Charities started Navajeevan Counseling Center as a specialized de-addiction and counseling center at Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Hospital in 2005. The Center deals with cases of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, which have grown into major problems over the last few years.


The De-addiction Center caters to a sizeable number of patients seeking treatment for Substance Abuse problems, mainly in the districts of Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada. Of late, the Center has also been receiving patients from other locations in and outside Karnataka.

Clinical Services:

The clinical services consist of inpatient and outpatient consultations for Alcohol and Drug Abuse. The 30-bed inpatient facility offers a comprehensive treatment program that includes Detoxification, Motivation Enhancement for behavioral change, training in techniques to prevent relapse and intervention for families of persons with substance abuse disorders. Patients with co-existing emotional and behavioral problems are treated using appropriate procedures, and are advised long term medical treatment as a standard procedure. The hospital provides Neuropsychological Assessment, Rehabilitation, Motivational Enhancement, Relapse Prevention Techniques, Group Therapy [Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings], Family Intervention and other Psychological Interventions including Yoga Therapy and Spiritual Exercises for relapse management.

Alcohol De-addiction Camps:

Along with regular outpatient and inpatient care, the Center also conducts Alcohol De-addiction Camps. 10 De-addiction Camps have been successfully completed till now, with over 400 people having benefited from them.

These camps are conducted once in 6 months for a duration of 10 days. Participants are charged Rs.300, with accommodation and medication provided freely.

Daily Schedule of Patients:

Time Activities
6:30 am – 7:00 am Daily hygienic activities
7:00 am – 8:00 am Yoga Class
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am Doctors' rounds, Health check-up
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Awareness Lecture
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Leisure / Recreation time / Snacks
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Awareness Lecture
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Leisure / Recreation time
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm TV Watching
10:00 pm Sleep

Topics of daily lectures in the De-addiction Ward:

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