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Drug Addiction Rehabilitation
The Chemically Dependent programme:
 

Our organization helps substance abusers break their dependency on chemicals and helps transform their lives by providing the highest quality of specialized treatment, continuing care services, education and research.  The main aim and objective of this Foundation is to create a drug free generation, to make public aware of the problem, educate them that addiction is a disease and that treatment works, to help addicts and alcoholics lead a new life.

We provide a psycho-spiritual therapy based on the 12 steps of the Narcotics/Alcoholics Anonymous program.  For us the person is more important than the problem and, hence, we believe in the whole person recovery.  We believe in first hand intervention: the process is that we bring clients to a drug and alcohol free environment & rehabilitate them, where their personal journey of recovery begins.  Our motto is – SERVING PATIENTS, SAVING FAMILIES.

A.This programme works in the following stages:

Counselling 24 x 7 (individuals, educational Institutions, families and organisations)
Counselling is done in 3 Levels:
(1) Pre-treatment motivation,
(2) During Treatment,
(3) After-Treatment as a follow-up. This is done one-to-one to motivate people for treatment.

During treatment, trained counsellors work with the client to help resolve their issues. After treatment, the counsellors work with the clients to improve their coping skills and help them deal with issues as they come up. The counsellors work with the families of the client to help them with the affected person.

B. Detoxification & De-Addiction:

Motivating the clients is the primary phase of treatment. The secondary phase of treatment is detoxifying the client. Those seeking treatment are kept in our Detoxification Unit – where under medical supervision the client is gradually brought out of his dependency on chemicals.

After 31 days the client is then ready to be transferred to our Rehabilitation Centre.

C. Long Term Residential Holistic Treatment:

In the Tertiary phase, after detoxification the client is transferred to our Rehabilitation Centre, where he is kept under a strict time schedule. The main aim of the Rehabilitation process is to bring about a healing physically, mentally and spiritually. Through prayer, meditation N.A.(Narcotics Anonymous)/A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings, counselling and the ‘therapeutic community model’, the client starts to gain a sense of belonging and responsibility. Through the activities of the Centre the client is taught to cope with life without the use of any mood altering substance. Holistic treatment usually lasts for four months or more.

D. Abscess Management:

Most injecting drug users use dirty needles and syringes and, as a result, abscess forms at the site of injection. Those with abscesses are motivated to seek treatment. During the detoxification period, these abscesses are treated.

According to medical science, addiction is basically a psychological disease and obsession for substance is its manifestation. Thus, as it is a disease, it has a proper treatment procedure. The flow chart below demonstrates how an addict can live in the mainstream effectively without using addictive substances and can be a person of proactive and productive habits.                           

 

Drug Addiction Rehabilitation
Counselling:
 

·    Addiction.

·    Behavioural Disorder.

·    Personality Disorder.

·    Depression

·    Marital Counselling.

 

Drug Addiction Rehabilitation
PLHIV (People Living with HIV/AIDS) programme:
 

From the time scientists identified HIV/AIDS virus, social responses of fear, denial, stigma and discrimination have accompanied the epidemic. Discrimination has spread rapidly, fuelling anxiety and prejudice against groups most affected as well as those living with HIV/AIDS.

Despite numerous conferences and expert consultations, and despite the passing of Resolution 49/1999 of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights prohibiting discrimination on basis of HIV status, relatively little is known about the causes of these negative responses or how they can be combated. For these reasons we have started various programmes to combat the above problems.

It may be noted that according to West Bengal State Aids Prevention and Control Society (NACO) report of 6/2005 the cases recorded between 1986 and 2004 number 3350 in Kolkata city alone. The reasons for the rapid rise in the number of afflicted people are unsafe sex (85%), use of contaminated syringes among IDUs (7%), blood and blood products (3%), pre-natal transmission (3%) and unidentified causes (3%).

The beneficiaries of this programme are

·    Female Sex Workers

·    HIV Positive People

·    People with AIDS

·    Families of the PLHIVs

·    Injecting Drug Users

·    Children of PLHIVs

First hand support is offered to people living with HIV/AIDS in our centres. Counselling, care and support are the basis of the help extended to them.

 

Drug Addiction Rehabilitation
Women and Children programme
 

Survey shows hundreds of children between the age of 5 & 14 years living in slums, garbage dumps and railway platforms. These children are part of organised groups indulging in petty crimes (thefts) and rag picking for their daily sustenance. They also use mood-altering substances (drugs), such as glue, solvents and cannabis, and even medicinal drugs. These children are a risk to society as they turn out to be hard core criminals and addicts by the time they are teenagers or die due to malnutrition and lack of proper treatment. Given proper rehabilitation, treatment and life skills training these children can become useful members of society in the future.

Survey also shows female children, living in the same areas, driven to prostitution, at times, for their daily sustenance. They are also prone to STD and HIV/AIDS due to lack of proper education and awareness of the effects of unprotected sex. Provided proper guidance, counselling, shelter, formal and informal education and some job skills training for gainful employment they can become independent and live with dignity.

Three international borders and three backward and economically weak Indian states surround Kolkata. There is an influx of women from these states and countries seeking employment that is not so easily available due to various circumstances, leading them to work in the flesh trade (prostitution) market or as daily labourers at construction sites and part time maids in residential areas, etc. We, therefore, work among these women below the poverty line to help them to learn a trade or skill to enable them to earn and provide for themselves and their families and become independent and economically stable to lead a dignified life in the society

 

Drug Addiction Rehabilitation
Awareness programmes
 

These are conducted in homes, in educational institutions like schools and colleges, in law and enforcement agencies, in public and private sectors and NGOs through slide shows, lectures, music concerts, drama and leaflets. We also hold camps to promote awareness of the treatment of drug/alcohol users in high- risk areas in collaboration with Kolkata Police and other government and non-government agencies working in the same

HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme:
(Among I.D.Us in educational institutions, through mass media, printed materials, counselling of PLHIV’s). These are conducted in the red light areas, in schools and colleges, in business offices, on busy intersections, bus stands, railway platforms etc., to make public aware of HIV/AIDS, and to guide them to proper assistance.