NGO spreads awareness of addiction treatment

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 11, 2013 20:47 hrs

Non-governmental organization Hope Trust on Tuesday organised a conference to spread awareness over the issue of ethical and effective treatment of alcohol and drug addiction, here at the Middleton Chambers.

The NGO also urged for affiliations and collaborations to open rehabilitation facilities in Kolkata.

"The Hope Trust established in 2002 earned international acclaim for ethical and effective treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. The Center attracts patients from many parts of India and overseas, including the US and Europe", said Rahul Luther, Founder and executive Trustee, Hope Trust.

"Hope Trust has been getting a significant number of clients from West Bengal and the North East. Therefore, therapists have come here to interact and provide solutions to families affected by addiction", he added.

Luther said that they treat 30 patients during the period of 100 days.

"Hope Trust is also seeking affiliations and collaborations to open facilities in this part of the country, replicating its successful model to help addicts and alcoholics in West Bengal and North East areas", said Rahul Luther.

"The treatment at Hope Trust is holistic, addressing the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects. The program incorporates the WHO-approved ´12 steps´ and is based on the renowned Minnesota model. The recovery of the addicts is enhanced by Yoga and meditation. There is competent medical and psychiatric back up", said Raisa Luther, Addiction Therapist at Hope Trust.

"Hope Trust is in collaboration with one of Canada´s leading rehabs, Renascent. The track record and international reputation of the facility attracts clients from all over the world- Australia, Dubai, Bangladesh, Maldives, Malaysia, Sultanate of Oman, Singapore, USA, UK," said Rahul Luther.

(Reporting By Bikram Roy)