June 3, 2013

When I came here in SHAFA, I initially felt trapped and was totally close minded and angry with every one especially my family. I had started my addiction with smoking at the age of 15yrs, that turned into serious drinking and multiple addiction before I completed 18yrs. I was admitted to SHAFA on 27-06-2008, I… Read more »

Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre Facility
September 6, 2011

Hi There Friends, I would like to thank Mr. Rony George and Mrs. Sushupti Rony director and program co-ordinator at chaitanya mhcc. For wat i am today, I was an addict as well as a p.d. It is because of them that I stand here today on my own with my head held high. Going… Read more »

June 2, 2011

This story can be found on Faith Foundation Society’s website. To find out more about Faith, go to their website or check out their listing page. I was in my graduation when I started using alcohol for fun and curiosity. After some days my sense of fun would only be related to consuming alcohol. In… Read more »

Shri Yogendra Kumar - President of Sai Sahara
May 26, 2011

This story is about Shri Yogendra Kumar, President of Sai Sahara Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre. The story can be found on their website. To find out more about Sai Sahara, check out their website or go to their listing page. It wouldn't have been possible for me to come into the treatment without the… Read more »

May 18, 2011

It was the year 2000. Meena had a relapse. This time, her addiction was frightfully intense. She believed that nothing could break this vicious cycle of addiction but the substances themselves.

May 4, 2011

The universal saying goes that a cat has nine lives. As an individual I wouldn’t know whether it is true or not, but in my case the fact is that I have had three lives.

April 14, 2011

I am a recovering drug addict. I started drinking heavily and abusing drugs when i was 16. I didn’t realize what was happening to me and soon I was in the grip of addiction. I couldn’t stop using drugs and everyday would find a reason to get high. Slowly, I was so addicted to it that I had to use every day to survive. But I couldn’t do anything when I was using, my brain was so clouded that I didn’t realise that I was making a mistake and most importantly I didn’t know that there was way to stop.

Living in a very religious family I always felt deprived and controlled. I was full of fear and became very angry when things didnt go my way. This behavior continued during my adolescent years. In school I felt very inferior to everybody. I felt that I am not good enough to fit in anywhere and it made me feel miserable. I remember watching English movies where people were smoking and drinking and everybody is scared of them and slowly I started fantasizing about being a person like that so people would not make fun of me.