Page 1 of 51] Inventory of Programmes and Schemes to Facilitate Rehabilitation of Drug and Alcohol Dependants by Arun Goswami
This compilation provides information on schemes available for empowering and rehabilitating different sections of society including women, children and youth who are victims of drug abuse and alcoholism.
It also provides information about UN agencies involved in the field.
2] Community Based Drug Rehabilitation
urugan, a weaver, was admitted for treatment to a deaddiction centre. He was unable to sleep without his nightly ration of alcohol. Despite his mounting problems, he continued to use alcohol. He became irregular at work and his wife had to take up the responsibility of weaving. Their son dropped out of school to help his mother. Murugan became steeped in debt because of his drinking. The family was virtually starving. Yet Murugan’s drinking continued.
He mortgaged the silk thread given to him for weaving and even sold his wife’s mangalsutra (sacred marriage thread) to buy alcohol.
The story of countless such Murugans is repeated all over India. Many such persons with drug and alcohol addiction are treated in de-addiction centres throughout the country. Of these, seventeen NGOs and one governmental institution participated in the Community Based Rehabilitation Project. read more…
3] A field guide for service providers and trainers