of seminars in schools, colleges and other
institutions, on the harmful effects of
Drug abuse; the programmes are primarily
targeted towards the young people and school
going children to publicize the dangers
of drugs and to prevent people from taking
them by showing alternative healthy values.
We help arousing self-awareness, disclosures
and courses on AIDS (HIV) and other illnesses
and ailments arising out of prolonged drugs
and alcohol abuse.
Performing street plays all over India,
spreading information about disease of addiction.
RELAPSE PREVENTION PLAN
This offers the patient an opportunity
to reflect upon his real life situation
and identify the crises as a result of
his drug abuse and helps to motivate him
to join the Rehabilitation programme.
Chemical dependency (drugs/alcohol
related) affects not only the addict/alcoholic
but the entire family in day-to-day life.
We, therefore, request the urgent need
for the family’s support and co-operation.
ASSISTANCE TO FAMILY MEMBERS
(a) We organize
Family sessions on a weekly basis. Professional
Counseling by dedicated and qualified
counselors and staff providing individual
case-study as required for the all-round
development of the chemically dependent.
group therapy and 1-to-1 sessions and
get-togethers on a weekly basis or as
and when required.
the patients’ home by our team of
trained counselors and voluntary staff.
(d) Our committee
of staff and trusties & members, all
having real life experiences in the field
of addiction, discuss problems, crises,
pain and frustrations and their solutions
with recovering addicts/ alcoholics. They
share their love, care and concern to
give hope and strength to the family members,
not go give up but keep trying. They also
try to make the families realize the importance
of tough love.
Based on a follow-up support
system, this offers the chemically dependent
person, having completed the programme,
to lead a drug & alcohol-free life-style
after his discharge from the Rehabilitation
Centre. The purpose being to support them
in their new life and help prevent relapse.
• Advising the patients
to remain connected by routine visits to
the center and by telephone incase of not
being able to meet personally to their counselors
when encountering problems in daily life.
• Visits by counselors
to the homes of ex-residents.
• Regular get-togethers
for expression and sharing of their positive
and negative experiences and feelings in
their outside life and learning from them.
It includes sharing their reservations and
fears honestly with their counselors for
Training and Research at Sawera Foundation
Since 2001 we have been working with
the problem of drug addiction. This has
helped us accumulate a wealth of experience
in handling drug addicts, dealing with
their problems, helping them get back
to living, and making sure they remain
drug-free even after they cease to be
residents of the center. And we are more
than willing to share this experience
of ours with anybody desiring to gain
We have students from other Institutes
of Social Science coming over regularly
to Sawera Foundation for field work and
block placements. We are also willing
to offer short-term in-house workshops
which can provide training to social workers
and others interested in working with
Our Research Department analyses data
of records of patients to keep abreast
of our growth and gives feedback. Our
recovery rate has been calculated to be