DREAMS (DE-ADDICTION, REFORMATION & ENTREPRENEURIAL ASSISTANCE FOR
MAKING A SAFE SOCIETY)
DRUG ADDICTION / ABUSE
Drug addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder in which compulsive drug-seeking and drug-taking behavior persists despite serious negative consequences. The risk for developing an addiction is exceptionally high during the adolescent and young adult years, and worldwide families and communities are suffering because of addiction’s widespread impact.
Drug addiction is treatable and can be successfully managed. More good news is that drug use and addiction are preventable. Teachers, parents, and health care providers have crucial roles in educating young people and preventing drug use and addiction. Individuals who start using drugs and alcohol as teenagers are far more likely to develop an addiction than those who initiate use as an adult. In fact, addiction could be seen as primarily an adolescent illness as most peoples’ addictions initially develop during this time period.
CONTEXTUAL REALITY: BHUBANESWAR CITY
As the drug epidemic continues to painstakingly seep into the Bhubaneswar city’s social and cultural dynamics, drug abuse naturally trickles into our younger generation – a generation refusing to be left out. Making up one-fifth of the population, 15- 24 year-olds carry with them India’s future. They will eventually determine the Bhubaneswar city’s moral, political, and social persuasions. Bearing the burden of a densely populated Bhubaneswar city is no small task. Just as a single footballer’s attitude and actions can hurt his whole team and cause them to lose the match, illicit drugs have the potential to thwart the success of India's future!
VISION FOR BHUBANESWAR CITY
City capable of satisfying life conditions for those affected by drug abuse and building capacity of persons of different age and qualification, economic condition to make them self-reliant by good facilities for recovery, rehabilitation and offer skills to become productive members of the society.
MISSION BE PURSUED
To make Bhubaneswar a society where individuals cut off from mainstream society by the vicious cycle of drug addiction are provided with the opportunity to recover and regain the courage and capacity to gain practical skills which will be helpful in empowering them.