Supported By:
ROTARY CLUB AMRITSAR SOUTH
DE-ADDICTION

Drug abuse among the prisoners was a major problem initially. Many prisoners were addicted to drugs, with some of them becoming habitual of taking drugs in the jail itself. Many of them took it to get artificial relief from mental stress and anxiety. To tackle the problem, we launched a drive to identify drug suppliers, including some corrupt officials, prisoners and medical staff members. They were transferred out to break the nexus, in addition to registering cases against the erring persons involved in this drug-racket within the jail. The intake of drugs was prohibited and controlled within the premises through effective supervision.

A De-addiction centre has been set up in the prison itself with active co-operation of Civil Defense Amritsar and Rotary Club Amritsar. More than 200 hard core addicts have been cured so far in this centre. Unlike traditional process of de-addiction, we have adopted improvised method for it and it gives quick results. The major components of de-addiction schedule are:

  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Games and Sports
  • Religious and cultural activities

We have chalked out a project for the follow-up and rehabilitation of the cured prisoners after their release from the jail with Rotary's assistance. We are imparting training to the prisoners to assist the society in tackling drug menace through self help groups.

IN THE NEWS

De-addiction Centre set up in Central Jail -- The Tribune, January 20, 2006
Jail gears up to tackle dug trade -- Hindustan Times, March 6, 2006
Reformed, they see a new dawn ahead -- Hindustan Times, July 17, 2006
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