Estd. 1992

NORTH EASTERN BUDDHIST CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

(A North East India based Organisation having branches in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Mizoram)

(REGD. UNDER SOCIETIES REGISTRATION ACT XXI OF 1860 VIDE REGD NO. 1072/1992-93)

Head Office: Niz Kodomoni, P. O. Boiragimath, Dibrugarh, Assam, Pin – 786003

Email: nebca@nebca.info Phone & Fax: 0373-2325007

Mobile: 09435085305 Website: www.nebca.info

NEW LIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE FOR ADDICTS (IRCA)

(YEAR 2020 – 2021)

Respected Patrons / Members:The Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts (IRCA) would provide composite/ integrated services for the rehabilitation of the substance dependent person. IRCA is responsible for preventive education and awareness generation which target groups (vulnerable and at risk groups) in their neighborhood. IRCA envisages total recovery of the addicted person leading to his socio economic rehabilitation through an appropriate combination of individual counseling. IRCA also aim to enabling the addict to achieve total abstinence and improve the quality of their lives. The detoxification services would be provided for safe and ethical management of withdrawal symptoms. The addict would be helped to overcome the desire to use drugs even when he is in situations which were once tempting.

Drug addiction has affected several numbers of individuals and is associated with impairment in various aspects of physical, psychological and socio-occupational functioning. Drug abuse deteriorates the human health. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment introduced IRCA (Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts) in order to provide composite or integrated services for the rehabilitation of substance dependent individual. It aims for the whole person recovery (WPR) and has set certain guidelines for the structure and functioning of these centres. Time-to-time assessment of these centres is important to know about whether the guidelines are effectively implemented or not and how far the objectives of the center are being met. Objectives: To assess the structure and functioning of Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts (IRCA), Dibrugarh, Assam. Methodology: It is a qualitative study and case study, which was done with questionnaire tools, interviews and records of the center. Results: The center was smoothly functioning with adequate number of staff for the respective tasks. There was adequate provision of infrastructure and material resources. There was lack of training activities for the staff and educational and vocational activities for the patients. There were inadequate funds by the government and was not allotted to the center on time. Conclusion: The procedure of counseling was effectively done in order to spread the awareness and educate not only the drug users but also their family. The center failed to achieve its objective to make a patient gainfully employed after their recovery. Lack of training activities and lack of support from the government were the key factors that the center was unable to fulfill its objectives fully

Secretary General,

NEBCA, Assam