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PUNE:

Alcohol

and drug rehabilitation centres are in high demand in the “dry spell” because of the Covid-19 lockdown.

The rehab hubs in the state recorded a 40-50% increase in enquiries for admission during the phase though they have stopped admission because of safety reasons. Their officials claimed that the closure of liquor and paan shops and non-availability of alcohol had been causing withdrawal symptoms among those addicted to alcohol and tobacco.

Calls to deaddiction centres nowadays mostly pertain to alleviation of serious withdrawal symptoms like

delirium tremens

, including nightmares, agitation, confusion, disorientation, visual and auditory hallucinations, tactile hallucinations, fever, high blood pressure and heavy sweating. The centres are at present only prescribing medications on the phone to

patients

reporting such withdrawal symptoms.

Nitin Dalaya, director, Nityanand Rehabilitation & Residential Mental Healthcare Cenre (NRC), told TOI, “Those addicted to alcohol could initially make do with the stocks they had, but gradually they ran out of alcohol. Now, they are running from pillar to post either to procure alcohol or relieve their withdrawal symptoms. Hence, enquiries have gone up by 40-50%, but we are unable to provide admission currently and only guiding people on the phone by prescribing some medication to relieve their symptoms. We are getting the maximum calls for alcohol withdrawal and a few for cannabis withdrawal.”

Amar Shinde

, who runs the Jagruti Rehabilitation Centres in Pune and Mumbai, said, “Earlier, we would not get so many calls from the patients’ relatives complaining about withdrawal symptoms. Now, such calls have gone to 5-10 per day as against the earlier figure of one to two per day. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms come on gradually. If a patient does not get alcohol within six hours, s/he starts experiencing tremors. During the next 12 to 24 hours, the patient has sleeping difficulties at night, while s/he begins hallucinating during the subsequent 24 to 72 hours, followed by delirium and then convulsions.”

Savio Dcruz, a trustee at the Moksha Foundation — an addiction treatment and rehabilitation facility centre in Nashik, said, “We have seen an increase of about 20% in the number of calls per day for alcohol withdrawal symptoms after the lockdown. Basically, the relatives of those addicted to alcohol are calling. They are finding it difficult to keep such patients in the house as the latter have been going through alcohol withdrawals. Such people want to run out of house in search of liquor. Hospitals have also not been admitting such patients as they are preoccupied with Covid-19 patients.”

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