I am a single mother and my daughter means the world to me. I have always given her total freedom because I trust her and know that she will never do anything reckless but teenagers can sometimes become difficult to deal with. They become rebellious and stop listening.
My daughter was only 18 when I realised she was taking drugs. My mind stopped working. I could not believe that my sweet little daughter could fall into such a trap. She was a smart and intelligent girl. I did not know how to deal with the situation. I spoke to her about it but she vehemently denied. I knew I had to handle the situation carefully because I did not want to lose my only daughter. Since she had not been taking drugs since long, I had to take her to a rehab as soon as possible so that she could get de-addicted while it was still controllable. I could not get her admitted to a rehab in US since she would lose her friends and her reputation was at stake.
An Indian neighbour told me about Safe House Wellness Retreat in New Delhi, India. I searched for them on the internet and found good reviews. My daughter always wanted to go to India and I realised I can use this as an excuse to take her to the rehab. I managed to convince her that we were going to India for a trip. After hesitating for some time, she finally agreed. I took her to Delhi during her winter break. She was shocked when I took her to the wellness retreat. She cried and protested and accused me of tricking her. My heart broke when I saw her being dragged away as she cried and shouted at me. A part of me wanted to get her back but I knew this was for her own good. Since the addiction was not strong, the doctors told me that she can be cured in just one month. If the treatment required, they might extend her stay.
My daughter has always been a fighter. The team at Safe House made her understand the mistakes she had made and how she was becoming a drug addict. She soon realised that I wished nothing but the best for her. I visited her every day and witnessed her recovery in person. She cooperated with the doctors and followed the routine religiously. The rehab has many facilities for the patients. My daughter loves swimming and she swam every day. It made her feel like she was leading a regular life. The only problem was the food. It was very different from what she had in US because the culture and eating habits in both the countries are quite different from each other. I spoke to the staff about it and they understood her problem. They customized the meals according to her liking. She never skipped meals thereafter and attended the lectures and counselling sessions on time. After a month and a half, she was totally cured. I went to pick her up the day she was leaving Safe House. She looked beautiful as ever and was happy. I took her to all the Indian cities she wanted to visit.
Coming from a different country, it was very difficult for me to trust someone in India. I had to allow them to take responsibility of my daughter. But I am grateful to Safe House for helping me deal with the most difficult phase of my life. My daughter and I are closer than before now and I am glad that her drug addiction is finally cured.
I always wanted to have a company of my own. Working hard was never a problem for me but I did not want to be answerable to others because I knew I had the calibre to start my own business. After my MBA, I started a company of my own whose details I will not reveal. It was a dream come true. I gave my life to the company. Watching it grow made me immensely happy. But unfortunately, life had different plans for me. My world came crashing down the day my company was seized because of a few wrong decisions. I consulted lawyers and tried to find ways to save my company but it was all in vain. I could not digest the truth. My mind was not ready to accept reality. I started drinking to get over the pain. I started frequenting bars and pubs. I was a regular customer at one of the bars. A drug dealer realised that I came in every day to drink and left the bar in an intoxicated state. He figured out that I was going through a bad phase and that made me a vulnerable victim. He introduced me to the word of drugs. The loss of my company had taken its toll on me. I could not think rationally. Drugs looked like a way to forget the world and I happily gave in. That phase of my life is still a blur. I could not distinguish between days and nights. There was not a single day when I was sober. I did not talk to my friends or my family. I did not wish to change my lifestyle.
One day something unfortunate happened and I was nowhere to my found. People called me, came to my house but I was sleeping in my car outside a night pub. I do not remember how long I was in the car but when I woke up it was too late. I was not available when I was needed the most. That was the turning point of my life. I could see the mess I was in. I started talking to my closed friends and told them about my condition. One of them took me to a psychiatrist who sent me to Safe House Wellness Retreat. I never liked following orders. I hated being told what to do and what not to do. That was the reason I wanted to have my own company. And then I was in a de-addiction centre, where people expected me to follow orders all the time. I couldn’t wake up whenever I wanted to. I was not allowed to have drugs. I was expected to eat on time. The withdrawal symptoms made it worse. I became uncontrollable. The entire crew of Safe House had a hard time but they were patient with me. I missed counselling sessions and refused to eat. I thought I was going to be thrown out of the rehab but I was surprised to see that I was given personal attention. I had a case manager who was assigned to me solely. The psychiatrists and counsellors spoke to me for long hours. Healing was a long procedure and a Herculean task for them. I took a lot of time to be cured because of my difficult behaviour but continuous efforts proved to be helpful.
Today when I look back, I cannot thank Safe House enough. They did not abandon me but treated me with utmost care and patience. Although I still drink occasionally, I have stopped going to bars and my life is free of drugs.
I never wanted to get addicted to drugs. It all started with my friend’s bachelor trip. I definitely enjoyed the effects of the drug but I knew it was a onetime thing. A few days later, I went to a party where my friends insisted that I should get high. I tried drugs for the second time that day. It was a different feeling. You tend to lose the sense of reality and everything seems better. The hassles of everyday life take a backseat and you enter a different zone altogether. This happened a few times and every time I decided that it was going to be the last time I consumed drugs. Before I realised, I was addicted to it. I tried hard to get rid of it but whenever I felt uneasy, it was the most obvious thing to do. It helped me calm down and I instantly felt better. Very soon it was a part of my daily life. I found a supplier near my office and he helped me to replenish the stash. The addiction continued for about 5 years during which I lost a lot of money and many friends. I was not proud of the habit and I hated my friends for introducing me to it. I started hating my life. I wanted to commit suicide but didn’t have the guts to do it. I wanted to bring an end to my addiction and lead a normal life but once you get addicted, it is impossible to stop taking drugs.
One day a colleague saw me buying drugs from the seller and he knew that I was taking drugs. He decided to confront me the next day. I denied it at first but he told me he had been a victim too. I was surprised as well as relieved to find someone in the same boat. That is when I found out about Safe House Wellness Retreat. Since I wanted to get rid of the addiction, I visited Safe House as soon as possible. The decision was not very easy. I had to take a break from work. I had to stay away from my closed ones. Every day I cursed myself for letting myself fall into this vicious trap but the educational lectures at Safe House made me realise that it was normal to get addicted to drugs. I was not a bad person. The sessions with the psychiatrists made me regain the lost confidence. I started meditating to control my mind. I woke up early in the morning every day to meditate, which was then followed by breakfast. Although it was very difficult, I tried to follow the routine every day. I had to get my life back on track. My dreams could not die a slow death because of a wrong decision. After a few months, I started feeling better. I did not feel the urge to take drugs anymore. I started a new life and I haven’t looked back ever since.
I’ve noticed that once you get addicted to drugs, a feeling of self-hatred takes over your mind. You hate yourself for getting drawn to drugs. I want to tell every drug addict out there that they are not wrong. They are normal people who have taken just one wrong decision and it is very much possible to get back on track. So do not loathe yourself. Instead, get yourself enrolled in a correction centre. Safe House is a haven and it can help you start a new life. You just have to take a step in the right direction and Safe House will take care of the rest.
I started drinking at an early age. Before I realized, I was addicted to alcohol. I wanted to distract myself but every night I ended up drinking in the solitary confinement of my room. I stole money from my parents, I borrowed money from my friends, I sold my phone and eventually I sold my soul. I started carrying a small bottle with me because at times I had the sudden urge to consume alcohol.
I wanted to study in a premier engineering college but my dreams were shattered the day I failed in the class 12th examination. Instead of mending my ways, I started drinking as well as taking drugs. I was jolted back to reality the day I almost lost my life. I was scared and confused but I decided to confess to my parents. Instead of abandoning me, my parents decided to help me out. After discussing my case with a renowned doctor, they took me to Safe House Wellness Retreat.
Initially, I was sceptical and embarrassed. I didn’t want to be treated like a patient but I was relieved to find that the counsellors and staff were very warm and helpful. I kept myself immersed in the various books available in the well-equipped library of Safe House. I also kept myself physically active by playing badminton. The staff made sure that I had my meals on time. There were days when I used to feel very anxious and shunned food. The counsellors helped me to overcome the anxiety and feel normal.
Gradually I started feeling better. My health improved and my mind was calmer. The anxiety attacks reduced. After a few months, I was ready to go back to my regular life.
Today I lead a normal life which is free of alcohol and drugs. I’m thankful to Safe House for counselling me and believing in me. I would like to recommend this place to anyone was wants to break free from the chains of addiction and come back to normalcy.
A mere incident can change your life completely. A year back I met with an accident. Luckily, I did not hurt myself much but I had a few external injuries. However, I had one major injury on my shoulder because of which I had to undergo a very heavy dose of medication. The pain was unbearable and only the medicines could help me to sleep.
A couple of months later when my medication stopped I realized that I was addicted to a certain medicine. It was a pain killer but it induced sleep instantly. I found it very difficult to fall asleep without the tablet. The nights I didn’t pop the tablet in, it took me about three to four hours to get sleep. This irritated me. I never woke up fresh in the morning. I kept cribbing all along.
Me and my husband could not find any solution to this problem and so we decided to look for a center or an expert who would help me to get rid of this medicine addiction. We spoke to a family friend who is a psychologist. She was out of the country for a seminar. She recommended Safe House Wellness Retreat to us. We went through their reviews and found it as a nice option.
It’s been over a year since I came back from Safe House Wellness Retreat. I am physically, mentally and emotionally very happy today. Gone are the days when I used to struggle to sleep. Safe house was actually very safe. Being a young lady I was very skeptical about going there alone as I had heard of very scary incidents of other rehabs and deaddiction centers. This one was completely different. It was safe, it was comforting.
I thought I would be looked down at for being an addict but in contrast to my opinion, I was taken care of very well. I felt as if I was at home. The counsellors spent hours and hours with me trying to tame my mind. The yoga and the meditation sessions relaxed me down mentally and I was able to sleep with ease.
The food they offered was healthy and tasty. Apart from getting over my medicine addiction, I also started eating healthy. The sprawling green lawns at safe house were serene and peaceful. It was like a luxury holiday I was on. Never did I feel that I was in a rehab.
I’m really thankful to Safe House Wellness Retreat. In fact, I have a plan to visit them for a detox soon.
My purpose of writing this review is to inspire all those people out there who are still thinking if they should join a rehab or deaddiction center.
Guys! Believe me I was in the same situation until a few years back and being addicted to alcohol, cigarettes or drugs has never done any good to anyone ever.
A lot has happened with me ever since I decided to move out of Delhi. I went to Mumbai with a dream but I came back with an addiction. I got in trouble with the police for consuming and selling drugs on night. I was behind the bards for a week. That was the day I decided to move back to my home town and get myself admitted in a rehab center because I was finding it difficult to survive without drugs.
After a lot of research, I chose to admit myself in Safe House Wellness Retreat. Going through their entire website and reading their reviews I was pretty convinced.
On my first day I was introduced to the experts who helped me throughout my journey of deaddiction. The staff was very cordial and loyal. I can say they were loyal because there was this one time when I was craving for drugs very badly an I offered a bribe to one of the staff members to let me out for an hour or let a friend of mine in. He refused out rightly. No amount of bribe I offered made him give in. Back then I was frustrated but today I am really thankful to the staff.
Safe House Wellness Retreat is very well kept. It is no less than a 5-start hotel. The room are huge, well-equipped and air conditioned. The bathrooms are spacious and clean. The recreational activities include table tennis, badminton, swimming pool, multi-gym and a lot more. They also have an array of indoor activities like chess, carom and a library full of interesting and motivational books.
They offer mouth-watering veg as well as non-veg food depending on your preference.
Today, I believe that the days I had away from Mumbai were a trap I got into and my only savior was the safe house. So, ya please don’t hesitate to join safe house for your mental and emotional recovery. Realize that it is your life and you have to make the most out of it!