Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Recovery Symptoms": Involving Communities

ENS - Express India - Pune, Maharashtra, India

Monday, August 13, 2007

Pune: Soon, addicts will be able to overcome their weaknesses within 24 hours, according to de-addiction expert Narendra Chitte who plans to start around 1,000 centres all over the State as part of his ‘Tobacco, alcohol chale jao’ campaign.

He was speaking at a press conference here on Monday.

The centres will offer free de-addiction programmes for the poor, while others will be required to pay a nominal fee.

Chitte runs a de-addiction programme for alcohol, gutkha, nicotine and drug addicts in Pradhikaran, Nigdi. He describes a four-step process for tackling addiction. “Lack of self-confidence and motivation push an addict towards substance abuse. These centres will provide counselling, psychological techniques, a herbal programme and detox consultation that relieve a person of his substance abuse within a day,” he said.

While Chitte agreed that those who undergo de-addiction programmes always have a risk of relapse, he argued, “Around 76 per cent males and 64 per cent of females in the state are substance abusers. The right kind of counselling is to strengthen the addict’s mind against the urge to consume addictive substances. There are no such things as withdrawal symptoms. They are ‘recovery symptoms’ which an addict faces once he stops consuming the substances and is beginning to overcome his addiction.”

Chitte plans to involve communities which are against addictive behaviour in this endeavour. “The Warkaris, Jain, Buddhist and Sufi communities staunchly preach against consumption of any addictive substance. Their co-operation along with the other NGOs who share the same goal, will help widen our base.

“The centres will create around 4,000 jobs for counsellors, doctors and social workers who will get training,” said Chitte. While rave parties and drunk driving incidents have blamed the addict, no one questions the substance providers,” he added.

Chitte has organised a de-addiction workshop at ‘Radhakrishna’, Aaher Garden Road, Shevantiban Colony, Chinchwad, at 11 am on Wednesday and Thursday.

2 comments:

Fortune Park Hotels Ltd - Best chain of business & leisure budget hotels India said...

Pune exemplifies an indigenous Marathi culture and philosphy in which education, arts and crafts, and theatres are given due prominence The charm of this quaint city of Pune is around it in the forts, the caves and the other adventurous treks around the little mountains and hillocks. The Ganapati festival also called the Pune Festival, celebrated annually, with great religious zeal in the city. The Film and Television Institute of India, Chaturshrungi Temple, Sinhagad Fort. and Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, located in the Sahyadris, are attract interesting places to visit. Your trip to Pune can be further become enjoyable by staying at budget hotels in Pune. This hotels in Pune gives you all the amenities you are looking for. The interiors have been specially designed for the business traveller. Hotel accommodation has rooms that are well equipped with a complete range of amenities. mini bar, cable TV, electronic safe, wi-fi connectivity, tea/coffee making facilities and much more. business traveler.

John said...

thats a great job Mr.Chitte, i have herad the no. of drug addiction cases in india have been on continuous rise. at least we are hearing of someone who is giving himself for the cause.

JWP
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Comprehensive resources for those looking for recovery from addiction. http://www.addictionrecovery.net

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Recovery Symptoms": Involving Communities
ENS - Express India - Pune, Maharashtra, India

Monday, August 13, 2007

Pune: Soon, addicts will be able to overcome their weaknesses within 24 hours, according to de-addiction expert Narendra Chitte who plans to start around 1,000 centres all over the State as part of his ‘Tobacco, alcohol chale jao’ campaign.

He was speaking at a press conference here on Monday.

The centres will offer free de-addiction programmes for the poor, while others will be required to pay a nominal fee.

Chitte runs a de-addiction programme for alcohol, gutkha, nicotine and drug addicts in Pradhikaran, Nigdi. He describes a four-step process for tackling addiction. “Lack of self-confidence and motivation push an addict towards substance abuse. These centres will provide counselling, psychological techniques, a herbal programme and detox consultation that relieve a person of his substance abuse within a day,” he said.

While Chitte agreed that those who undergo de-addiction programmes always have a risk of relapse, he argued, “Around 76 per cent males and 64 per cent of females in the state are substance abusers. The right kind of counselling is to strengthen the addict’s mind against the urge to consume addictive substances. There are no such things as withdrawal symptoms. They are ‘recovery symptoms’ which an addict faces once he stops consuming the substances and is beginning to overcome his addiction.”

Chitte plans to involve communities which are against addictive behaviour in this endeavour. “The Warkaris, Jain, Buddhist and Sufi communities staunchly preach against consumption of any addictive substance. Their co-operation along with the other NGOs who share the same goal, will help widen our base.

“The centres will create around 4,000 jobs for counsellors, doctors and social workers who will get training,” said Chitte. While rave parties and drunk driving incidents have blamed the addict, no one questions the substance providers,” he added.

Chitte has organised a de-addiction workshop at ‘Radhakrishna’, Aaher Garden Road, Shevantiban Colony, Chinchwad, at 11 am on Wednesday and Thursday.

2 comments:

Fortune Park Hotels Ltd - Best chain of business & leisure budget hotels India said...

Pune exemplifies an indigenous Marathi culture and philosphy in which education, arts and crafts, and theatres are given due prominence The charm of this quaint city of Pune is around it in the forts, the caves and the other adventurous treks around the little mountains and hillocks. The Ganapati festival also called the Pune Festival, celebrated annually, with great religious zeal in the city. The Film and Television Institute of India, Chaturshrungi Temple, Sinhagad Fort. and Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, located in the Sahyadris, are attract interesting places to visit. Your trip to Pune can be further become enjoyable by staying at budget hotels in Pune. This hotels in Pune gives you all the amenities you are looking for. The interiors have been specially designed for the business traveller. Hotel accommodation has rooms that are well equipped with a complete range of amenities. mini bar, cable TV, electronic safe, wi-fi connectivity, tea/coffee making facilities and much more. business traveler.

John said...

thats a great job Mr.Chitte, i have herad the no. of drug addiction cases in india have been on continuous rise. at least we are hearing of someone who is giving himself for the cause.

JWP
---------

Comprehensive resources for those looking for recovery from addiction. http://www.addictionrecovery.net