Treatment at Saket de-addiction centre,Patiala,changed life perspective

Treatment at Saket de-addiction centre,Patiala,changed life perspective

Patiala-“Chitta had made my life a hell, but with the treatment from Saket Drug de-addiction and District Rehabilitation Center, Patiala, now I have been able to nurture my family and live a new life again.” A youngster, got rid of drugs and now living a normal life has shared his tale, which is testament of successful going of Punjab government’s war against drugs as supply line of drugs is cut-off and addicts are being treated in de-addiction and rehabilitation centres.

‘Suraj’ (changed name), 28-year-old 12th pass boy from a village on Patiala-Sangrur Road sharing his painful saga told, “bad company addicted me of Chitta and smack. Chitta has been eaten me day by day. Lack of this drug felt me fierceness to the head, brain remained ready to burst, penetrating headache, hunger-less whole body from toe to the head is being ruined. I were fortunate enough to enter Saket Hospital, where three months of treatment cured me completely.” He said that it is better to treat ourselves than to destroy the life because to inhale the Chitta we have to sit at desolate and dirty places as nobody allows us to sit with them.

Rita wife of another 27 years old Jagmohan Singh (changed name) from Samana area said that her husband had also become addicted to narcotics such as smack, pills, tobacco, alcohol, which made their life hell, but he rescued from the addiction at Saket hospital, and now he is earning well in abroad.

Treatment at Saket de-addiction centre,Patiala,changed life perspective

While the mother of another 21-year Gurjit Singh (changed name) resident of village near Patiala said that she and her husband both are labourers and their hopes were on their only son, but the bad company and drug addiction did not leave him to do any work but with the grace of the God, he got treated at Saket Drug de-Addiction Center and now got some work to earn the daily needs.

Deputy Commissioner Patiala Kumar Amit has appealed that affected people should come forward to take benefit of the free de-addiction centers and (OOAT) centres at government hospitals. “Punjab Government is providing free treatment at drug de-addiction centres and (OOAT)”, he said adding that 1085 patients were treated at Red Cross Saket Hospital in the last year and 320 patients approached for de-addiction in last three months. Parminder Kaur Manchanda, Project Director of Saket Hospital said that we are using treatment methods like; worship, yoga, family counselling, lectures, meditation, medicines and motivation for drug de-addiction.