International Recovery Month Celebrated

International Recovery Month Program

Director General of Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) Mr Abdul Wahab Bhuya has said that family and society's negative attitude towards substance users hinders the process of treatment and rehabilitation. He said this while addressing the celebration of International Recovery Month of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) as the chief guest at DAM auditorium, Dhanmondi, Dhaka on 27 September 2022.

He also said, celebrating this month is to inspire the recovery community not to feel alone in this ongoing process of their recovery life, to not feel ashamed or embarrassed about their recovery. We must address health and safety issues in drug addiction treatment and it should involve various stakeholders, including policy makers.

Director (Treatment and Rehabilitation) of Department of Narcotics Control Md. Masud Hossain and Director of National Institute of Mental Health Professor Dr Bidhan Ranjan Roy Poddar and Founder and CEO of Solace Asia Mr. Prem Kumar were present as Special Guest on the occasion. The event was presided over by the Executive Director of Dhaka Ahsania Mission Md. Sajedul Qayyum Dulal. Moreover, Dr Rahanul Islam, Resident Psychiatrist of the Central Drug Addiction Treatment Center and Mr. Zaforulla Kazal, Additional Director of DNC were also present as speakers and Director of Health Sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission Iqbal Masud delivered the welcome speech.

Moreover, five recoveries shared their recovery journey and feelings of drugs free life. One family member also shared her experiences and challenges of family life.

After the discussion meeting a delightful cultural program that included singing, reciting poetry, and dancing was celebrated and was performed by the recoveries.

Recoveries, family members and staff from the four Dhaka Ahsania Mission Drug Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers participated in this event. Beside that different centers of DAM organized various program to celebrate the recovery month.

It is to be noted that Dhaka Ahsania Mission has been working for many years in various socio-development activities as well as prevention and control of drugs through Addiction Management and Integrated Care (AMIC) program. The anti-drugs program in the health sector of Ahsania Mission has stepped into its 33 year.

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