According to UN there are 1 million heroin addicts in India officially while unofficially this data reaches to 5 million. Further, Odisha apparently has been seen to have a growing number of drug addicts that includes 40% of the kids being involved in using inhalants while less than 15% of them using heroin. Therefore, Drug De-Addiction Centre extends a helping hand towards men who are addicted to substance abuse of various kinds and is looking for a way out of it.
Today our society is completely under the wings of Drugs. Our new generation is moving towards self -destruction under the influence of Drugs. It is difficult to fulfil the basic needs, but it is easier to get drugs from anywhere which makes it more crucial to address. To annihilate the practice of drug addiction and extending a helping hand to those who are looking for a way out of it, Peoples Forum started a program named Drug De-Addiction centre with the support of District Administration with the financial support of District mineral foundation Jharsuguda. The centre was inaugurated on dated 27th june,2017 by District Collector and District Magistrate. The centre was started with 15 bed facility, other advanced and hygienic environment and infrastructure. The motto behind running the centre is to help people get over their addiction focusing on the sustainable development.
The objectives of the Program for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse are:
The team of DDC performs various street plays and conduct rallies in the community to create awareness among the people.
Total people getting employed after getting discharge from the centre- More than 20