Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth De-Addiction and Research Centre
The Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to substance abuse rehabilitation and restoring personal dignity to afflicted individuals through an intensive healing programme in conjunction with sober living facilities and a stable, loving and caring environment.
This pioneer project is inspired by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of Art of Living. The Seva Work wing of this global organization has a mission of rescuing individuals from the maladies of alcohol and drug addiction by:
Creating awareness.
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 addicts through daily practice of Yoga and Sudarshan Kriya (a particular breathing technique after Pranayama) along with many other activities.
Devising means of social integration for recovered addicts.
Widening scope to help victims of substance abuse through larger activity and also by increasing capacity to provide help to more people.
Campaigning against spread of HIV / AIDS.
Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth De-Addiction and Research Centre, a physical, therapeutic 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 objectives of:
To make recovery available for the drug addicts/alcoholics.
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 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 also to bring awareness to the community.