“After about 50 days, I was allowed to meet my parents at the center. My parents were very happy to see me looking fresh, with few extra kilos on me and my positive frame of mind. I was happy to see my parents smile after a long, long time.”
– An IT student from Bangalore, who was able to come out of his drug addiction with the help of our de-addiction program
Supplementing traditional techniques of drug rehabilitation with a rigorous regime of yoga and meditation, our de-addiction center in Kolkotta is attempting to change lives of many who have lost their way in the world of drugs.
Over the past 13 years the center has treated more than 2000 patients with a success rate of above 40%. More importantly, through the center we have been able to explore a new paradigm in rehabilitation utilizing yoga and meditation as effective tools.
How does the journey look so far?
Over 2,000 patients
have been treated in the last 13 years
40% success rate
in treating patients
Much lower relapse rate
as compared to other de-addiction centers
How did we work?
The organization is well equipped to support the needs of the patients who are nurtured under the tutelage of leading counselors and psychologists. These medical specialists conduct regular group and one-on-one counseling sessions with the patients.
Our program spread over a period of 3-4 months is meticulously planned and involves detoxification, psychological therapy and spiritual therapy. Recreational activities too are a vital component and are given equal importance. In all cases, extensive care facilities are provided to the patients.
What did we learn?
De-addiction need not be an excruciatingly torturous process. An approach involving minimum medication on tapering basis and more based on spiritual therapies is very useful. With few easy techniques and breathing practices, one can very soon break away from the clutches of substance abuse.
How can you contribute?
The problem of drug addiction is rife especially amongst the youth of Punjab and the North Eastern States of the country. We would like to develop many such centers so that those who have lost their lives to drugs may have a chance to get their life back.