De-addiction
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De-Addiction Program at Chainpur


In Chainpur it is being traced out by a survey that 99% of adults and youth are victims of Alcohol. These victims are asked to stay for 15 days in a centre for De-addiction program. The first camp was conduct by Fr. Seraphinus and Mr. Bosco who came from Kripa Foundation Vasai, Mumbai along with Sr. Flora DSA from Gumla. Fr. Joe Periera who initiated the Kripa Foundation all over India and aboard has assured to help us in this regard. We have approached Central Institute for Psychiatric (CIP) Ranchi for doctors who have promised to help us with treatment and counseling. Since alcoholism is a progressive and chronic disease, there is always danger for relapse. Therefore it needs a residential treatment program. We want to focus on group interventions.

The topics of the discussion include:


- The disease concept
- Twelve steps of AA/NA

The interventions will be as follows:


1st phase: Admission and De-Addiction


Soon after admission, detoxification under strict medical supervision is done. At this stage the emphasis will be to ensure the client`s physical stability and also introduce the client to a more disciplined and scheduled day to day activities.

2nd phase: Rehabilitation


Here the client is mentally and physically trained to be re-instated into society. Here he is trained to cope with everyday situations without the help of chemicals through healthy interdependent relationships with others in the community.

3rd phase: After care and Extended care


The clients are recommended to attend AA meetings and regular counseling and slowly wean off once they are confident of having adjusted to the regular functioning of society. Extended care is offered to those who require longer training to reintegrate into society. This may be for a year or more depending on individual cases. It is a very challenging apostolate to convince, inspire and encourage these alcohol victims. Men flock of this area wants to give up drinking but is unable to resist because of the persistent pressure from their friends and easy access to alcohol everywhere.

Future Plans


- To send the alcohol addicts to Mumbai for treatment, those who return with strong will power could be kept as staff in our centre.
- To send more sisters for training.