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Patient Champions and Peer led NGOs united for #Health4JusticeJustice4Health on World Drug Day 2019

International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit trafficking'theme "Health for Justice, Justice for Health"  was observed on 25th June 2019 by Vikalp (CCAA Trust)  a member  of Young India Network for Good health along with ten other peer led NGOs at Gaziabad Railway Station ( U.P),namely, Pray for all,New Serve Nissan,JM Baksh Foundation,servhit Foundation,AACA Trust,Jeevan Uday Nasha Mukti Kendra,Aarti Foundations,Vijeta Seva Sansthan, A Real Life Foundation. These patient champions and peer led NGOs have been running Drug Rehabilitation centers in Sahibabad and Gaziabad area. Nada India and Young India Network for Good Health have been organizing  Non Communicable Disease prevention program and giving peer educators and counselors training in behavioral change counselling for the prevention of NCDs and its risk factors among drug using population. Mr.Abhilash T.Issac convener of Young India Network informed that Network has involved  patient champions and peer led mem…
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Besides addiction cross cutting issues like NCDs &Tuberculosis are real challenges says National Award winners Pradip & Harish

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There were ‘’patient champions” running peer led drug rehabilitation centers. Two such National Award winning entrepreneurs Pradip Goyal, who runs Vikalp in Ghaziabad and Harish Bhutani who runs Nav Vikalp in Jaipur explained the challenges of working with patients who have, besides addiction, cross cutting NCDs like, Tuberculosis, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and mental health problems....
The annual World No Tobacco Day was observed on 31st May. The day is observed by the World Health Organization [WHO] and global partners as an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. This year’s focus for the day was, “Tobacco and lung health”. Everyone knows how tobacco affects our lungs. The WHO release says, the campaign will increase awareness on, “the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer, to chronic respiratory diseases”.

There are frighte…

Alcohol Prohibition In Bihar: A Policy Analysis

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Posted on May 16 '19, in Alcohol's Harm To OthersIOGTObstacle To DevelopmentPolicyPreventionRecoveryResearchSustainable Development Alcohol: major obstacle to development The situation of women’s safety here in Bihar was such that women would not step outside their homes beyond 6 pm. Alcohol fueled domestic violence had been accepted inside the homes to such an extent that there had been about 85 women in the village who committed suicide seeing no escape.” Ritu Jaiswal, a local politician in Bihar explains how alcohol hinders sustainable development in Bihar, India. Already many years before, in March 2013, Bihari women started protesting alcohol fueled harm in public. “Humari aabroo ki keemat pe sharab ka dhandha nahi chalega.” (The sale of liquor will not continue at the cost of our honour.) The chant echoed through Konar, a village near the town of Sasaram in Bihar’s Rohtas district. That day, around sixty women took to the streets to protes…

Next NADA Acudetox workshop in Delhi on 1st June 2019

Alcohol violence in the family is forcing a lot of children to join work force,,,,

Educate 500 families living with alcohol use & NCD

"At the age of 17 years, Mahesh has given up his schooling to work as a salesman." Alcohol violence in the family is forcing a lot of children to join work force. We target to sensitize 500 children about the issue of alcoholism and NCDs & encourage them to continue their education. Uma's troubles became worse when her husband started using alcohol and abuse became an everyday affair. We intend to counsel, heal 240 women survivors of violence to seek help and to live healthy & productive life.  Challenge Worldwide, 3 million deaths every year result from harmful use of alcohol. It can lead to a range of mental, behavioural and other non-communicable conditions (NCDs). The harmful use of alcohol also brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large. The recovering addicts and their families are usually not aware of NCDs and its relation with their alcohol and drug use. Moreover…

volunteers (recovering addicts) are bridging the gap in service delivery....“Delhi Substance use Disorder Treatment, rules,2018

Draft: “Delhi Substance use Disorder Treatment, Counseling and Rehabilitation Centres rules,2018 by Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Health and Family Welfare Department)
Comments and Observations by Suneel Vatsyayan,Executive board member of  National Association ofProfessional Social workers in Indiahttp://napswi.org/ Founding board member,Healthy India Alliance .Chairperson, Nada India Foundation www.nadaindia.info

General comments The proposed rules are long awaited and state intervention was certainly required to respond to the demand of the drug and alcohol in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The framing of these rules will help NGOs to contribute in the task of Government making Delhi healthy and drug free. There have been various initiatives by volunteers (recovering addicts) addressing the problem of drug and bridging the gap in service delivery at community level in the last three decades. The accreditation of peer educators/counselors ,detox centers and rehabilitation centers…

एक्यूपंचर की मदद से छूट सकती है शराब....

एक्यूपंचर की मदद से छूट सकती है शराबप्रियंका पांडेय पाडलीकर Updated Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:30 AM IST शराब एक ऐसी लत है जिसे छुड़ाने के लिए सिर्फ चिकित्सकीय इलाज काफी नहीं है। परिवार और समाज का सहयोग, सही परामर्श, चिकित्सकीय उपचार के साथ-साथ नशे की लत से मुक्ति पाने के लिए आज कानों पर एक्यूपंचर थेरेपी का प्रयोग भी बहुत मददगार साबित हो रहा है। वैकल्पिक चिकित्सा के रूप में यह आज काफी प्रचलित और भरोसेमंद चिकित्सा पद्धति मानी जा रही है।

अगर आप भी नशामुक्ति के लिए प्रयासरत हैं तो मनोचिकित्सक, एक्यूपंचरिस्ट और सर्टिफाइड एडिक्शनिस्ट और नेशनल एक्यूपंचर डिटॉक्सिफिकेशन एसोसिएशन (नाडा) के संस्थापक व चेयरमैन‌ डॉ. माइकल ओ. स्मिथ से बातचीत के आधार पर जानें इस थेरेपी से नशामुक्ति के बारे में। 

कानों में एक्यूपंचर से मिल रही सफलता
हमारे देश समते विश्व के कई हिस्सों में नशे से मुक्ति के लिए एक्यूपंचर थेरेपी को प्रभावी वैकल्पिक चिकित्सा का दर्जा मिल चुका है। शराब, अफीम और कोकीन आदि की लत को छुड़ाने के लिए करीब 2,500 कार्यक्रमों में इसकी मदद ले चुकी है। इस थेरेपी में खासतौर पर कानों के तीन से पांच एक्यूप्रेशर…