Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the commonly asked questions about the psychiatric rehabilitation program.


Before Treatment

When does someone need help?

This is the most difficult question to answer for anyone suffering from a substance abuse issue or a mental disorder. It is impossible to be objective about your own condition and oftentimes individuals avoid seeking help because of social stigma and fear of ostracization. If your mental health issues or substance dependence has caused problems in your work, family or social life then it is time to seek help and not worry about any societal perception or concerns of ostracization.

Admission Process

To be admitted at Chaitanya, any potential resident or their family members in charge must complete a set of prerequisites before Residential Care Treatment can be provided. For medical as well as legal reasons, referral of the treating Psychiatrist with the consent of the Family or caregiver is required in writing. Application for the admission should be made in a Prescribed form (available in the Center) along with:


  • A Reference Letter from the treating Psychiatrist,
  • Detailed patient medical history along with past treatment records and prescriptions,
  • 2 photos of the Patient and Photo Identity and address proof of the patient and the Guardian,
  • Necessary clothing and other belongings,
  • Physical fitness report from our Staff Physician (If the patient is having any physical problem)
  • After a trial stay of two weeks, if the person is found suitable to avail the Rehabilitation facilities at this Center, he will be admitted accordingly.

During Treatment

Individual or Group Oriented

Both. We have individual one-on-one sessions to give the residents specified medical pyschiatric help and counselling. We also advocate a balance of group-sessions to make our residents feel included and are part of the significant treatment goal.

Rehabilitation Process and Relapse

The process of rehabilitation is intended to help a resident regain their health and happiness by undergoing a set of routine exercises and activities designed to benefit them. For those with mental health issues, rehabilitation can be the difference between living a healthy and fulfilling life or suffering under the burden of disease and illness. We realize that the temptation to relapse is very strong and ever present and one of the key features of rehabilitation is how to avoid temptation and if avoidance is not possible, how to control those urges. At Chaitanya we offer psychotherapy as well as physiotherapy to the residents so their bodies as well as their minds are capable of pursuing a stable and fulfilling life.

Yes. While there is no guarantee in preventing a relapse, our former residents are coached in techniques that can help prevent relapse once they leave Chaitanya. By staying positive and goal-driven, it is quite possible to overcome addiction in the long run. However, recovery is a long process, and constant vigilance on the residents is required for continued sobriety and relapse avoidance. Therefore, we focus the ongoing support to the residents even after their recovery through follow-ups and counselling services. 

Drug and Alcohol Treatment

The process for treating substance abuse and dependency varies from resident to resident, but the circumstances for their rehabilitation is streamlined to a degree. By creating a safe and substance-free space, the first step is to free the resident from physical dependency, followed shortly by mental freedom from substance abuse. During this recovery period, the patient’s illness and the underlying issues are examined.

Family Visit

Yes, family members are allowed to visit twice a month. If required, visits are planned with the Counsellor and the Psychiatrist. Before a visit, the family must inform the staff at Chaitanya. Visits are generally well-received by the residents, however, should any visitation cause distress, the team would recommend a suitable gap between visits to avoid any problems in the recovery process.


Visiting Hours are between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays with prior approval.


There is no standard length of time for the rehabilitation process due to the differences in illness and severity. However, changes in the residents can usually be seen within a few weeks of admission as they grow in acceptance of the treatment process. Usually, visible results can be achieved between 3 to 6 months with participation from the resident, their families and the medical experts.


The discharge of a resident is dependent on the improvement. This decision is taken collectively by the professionals involved in the treatment and family members. Post-discharge, the residents are encouraged to continue follow-up consultations, prescriptions of necessary medicines and counseling to ensure a full recovery.

Other questions


Chaitanya Institute for Mental Health, Nepal, takes its security very seriously regarding our residents. The area surrounding Chaitanya is a very secure place with adequate personnel on duty, round the clock.


Yes, under the current circumstance presented by COVID, it is understandable that many potential residents are apprehensive about their economic well-being and mental and physical health. Therefore, to avoid any financial hardships during the treatment process, residents can request to work from center under a specialized work schedule.

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