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NCJ Number: 119704 Find in a Library
Title: Rehabilitation of Drug-addicted Persons: the Experience of the Nav-Chetna Center in India
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:40  Issue:1  Dated:special issue (1988)  Pages:43-49
Author(s): K Sharma; V Shukla
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 6
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: The Nav-Chetna Drug De-addiction and Rehabilitation Center, Varanasi, India, was established in December 1985. It provides outpatient and residential rehabilitation services, medical treatment, counselling, educational and vocational guidance, yoga therapy, and after care.
Abstract: Drug dependent individuals in rehabilitation treatment at the center are encouraged to promote personal development; strengthen their initiative and confidence; and improve their maturation, attitude, and behavior to overcome drug addiction. This is accomplished through a therapeutic program whose environment optimizes the individuals' natural tendency to self-actualize and eventually stabilize. Yoga plays a key role in this program at all stages. It offers new avenues for positive mental and physical health and helps to free individuals from drug dependency and its associated problems. 8 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Holistic therapy; Rehabilitation
Index Term(s): Drug dependence; Drug detoxification; India
Note: Special issue on treatment, rehabilitation and social reintegration of drug dependent persons.
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