While a period of one month may generally be required for a substance abuser to undergo various phases of counselling, de-addiction and psychological recovery, a provision for aftercare will be made for a maximum period of another one month in deserving cases. The services of recovered addicts should be gainfully utilized in serving substance abusers undergoing recovery. After detoxification, the recovering substance abusers will be encouraged to go out to their families and work places. These centres would also be encouraged to take up income generation activities to facilitate the economic rehabilitation of the addicts.
The Treatment-cum-Rehabilitation Centres will ordinarily have 15 bedded or 30 Bedded facilities. In exceptional and rare cases, the reputed Centres under the Scheme may be allowed to establish 50 Bedded facilities by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment The decision to permit a 50 bedded facility would be taken on the recommendations of an official Committee to be constituted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, subject to the following conditions :
- The Centre has been uninterruptedly funded under the Scheme of the Ministry for a minimum period of ten years.
- The Centre has the requisite infrastructure, expertise and resources for a 50 bedded facility.
- The Centre has proven record of community programmes, prevention and identification of addicts, detoxification and rehabilitation, after-care and follow-up and monitoring of relapse and/or rehabilitation.
- Any other condition deemed necessary to ascertain the necessity and desirability of funding a 50 Bedded Treatment-cum-Rehabilitation Centre