Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth De-Addiction and Research Centre

The Art of Living’s Rehabilitation Centre, VVMDRC, a non-profit organization which inculcates a unique blend of scientific and spiritual approach, was initiated by the leadership of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of The Art of Living organisation, with a vision to eradicate addiction (substance abuse, etc) and provide rehabilitation to those already suffering from the disease.

The unique aspect of the therapeutic treatment encompasses a holistic approach. Incorporating mental, physical and spiritual healing as part of its program, it has helped many to come out of their problems and enlivening themselves in all spheres of life including personal, social, professional, etc and rendering them back as productive members of society.
This pioneer project, Seva Work under the wing VED VIGNAN MAHA VIDYAPEET of The Art of Living organization, has a mission of rescuing individuals from the maladies of alcohol and drug addiction by:
Creating awareness about the mass epidemic of the disease of addiction.
Providing effective treatment and adopting measures against relapse.
Counseling to chemical abuse persons and their family members.
Instilling a sense of spirituality in the minds of the Substance abuser through daily practice of Yoga and Sudarshan Kriya (a particular breathing technique) along with many other activities.
Devising means of social integration for recovered patients.
Widening scope to help victims of substance abuse through social and voluntary service activities.
Increasing capacity to provide help to more people.
Campaigning against spread of HIV / AIDS.
Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth De-Addiction and Research Centre, VVMDRC, a physical, mental and spiritual treatment Centre, was inaugurated on 9th November, 2003, by the then Hon'ble State Health Minister of West Bengal, Sri Surya Kanta Mishra, and started functioning with the following objectives:
To make recovery available for the drug abusers/alcoholism.
Achieving de-addiction and abstinence from drugs and alcohol for life.
Helping persons with substance abuse problems to develop a positive attitude to reform themselves independently.
Helping them to rehabilitate socially and motivate them for gainful employment.
Assist family members to understand the dynamics of drug and alcohol dependant individuals.
To conduct research and training to handle the problem more effectively and to bring awareness to the community.