Procedural Information

  • Admissions for in-patient treatment are only made consequent to obtaining a signed informed consent for admission and treatment from the patient or a responsible relative, in case of minors.
  • Since the admission is voluntary, we assume that the patient is sincere in his/her desire to abstain from substances of abuse. One of the reasons for in-patient admission is that it will allow the client to make a break with their use of drugs in a protected circumstance.
  • Consequently, patients using or attempting to use alcohol or drugs during their admission or bringing in substances into the premises would regretfully be discharged from inpatient care, as it interferes with their own treatment and also brings down the motivation of other clients.
  • This will not prevent the patient continuing his/her treatment on an out-patient basis or prevent subsequent admission.
  • Patients will be subjected to random breath and urine testing for alcohol or other substances in the ward, as a routine procedure.
  • Group therapy is a regular and mandatory activity which accompanies medical treatments and all clients are expected to attend these activities,It is conducted by staff with specialization in substance use treatments.


Each client undergoes a cycle of therapy sessions in a group, specifically focused on:

  •  Enhancing one’s motivation to change
  •  Learning skills to recognize and deal with common situations which are likely to trigger off a relapse

  • The inpatient facility at the Centre for Addiction Medicine, is able to cater to different economic abilities, ranging from general ward beds, three bedded rooms, twin-sharing rooms as well as single occupancy rooms.
  • Type of bed    Charges Rs/day Deposit Rs Number of Beds(Male) Number of Beds(Female)
    General Ward 50 2500   23 14
    General Ward-BPL 5 1025
    High Dependency Unit 85 3500   6 2
    Six Bed Facility 75 4000   6 -
    Three Bed Facility 125 4500   6 -
    Twin Shared Facility 150 5000   6 -
    Single Room 300 7000   9  3
    Deluxe Room 1000 11000   4  1

    A separate facility for women with problems related to addiction is functioning. 

  • The double and single bed facilities accommodate one patient and one relative (preferably of the same gender). They have attached toilets.
  • The wards are charged differentially depending on the income slab as per hospital rules.
  • The charges are nominal and meant for covering the ward stay and medication. These may be periodically revised.
  • The hospital requires a security deposit equal to 10 to 15 days room charges at the time of   admission, payable only at the central cash counter in the  Out-patient clinic,   which gets  adjusted with the final dues. Please do not pay any money anywhere else or to anyone else.
  • The room fees include consultation and clinical charges. Fees for investigations are charged additionally.        
  • Food will be catered to Patients admitted under BPL Category in General ward. Other Patients may order from the Dietary Department paying additional charges.  Clients wishing to have food delivered from home are also accommodated.  
  • Meals Rs/day
    Ordinary 80
    Special 120

    Room allotment is on a first come - first served basis.Nurses and doctors are available round the clock.

  • Persons with serious medical problems are admitted in a high dependency unit.


    In compliance with the revised rules on the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act-2003, the premises of Centre for Addiction Medicine has been declared as NO TOBACCO ZONE and made free from all tobacco products with effect from 10th October 2010.