Welcome to Nashamitra
Nashamitra is a not-for-profit, self-empowerment based and innovative model of care for the complex problem of addiction. In recent times, substance use disorder has been categorized under lifestyle disease. However, the social, and environmental factors are crucial in the development of substance use disorder. Therefore, the substance users, their family and community take an equally important role in the journey of Nashamitra. Nashamitra emphasizes holistic recovery and sustainable socio-economic development for recovering substance users. A diverse team of Nashamitra provides the latest evidence-based treatment for addiction by a group of skilled professionals and volunteers.
Nashamitra aims to address social determinants of a substance use disorder, which is deeply embedded in the environment where the recovering substance users grow up. However, these social determinants of addiction, such as unemployment, social stigma, and poverty, are often oversight by institution-based care for addiction. Therefore, a recovering substance user can only achieve a sustainable socio-economic goal by working with grassroots or community level people. Thus, Nashamitra endeavours to bring people from all walks for the great cause of uplifting lives of young substance users. The focus of Nashamitra also incorporates the welfare of the children of addicts and other vulnerable family members of substance users.
Nashamitra looks above the medical model of addiction and promotes a holistic approach to solve the addiction problem. It gives a lot of emphasis on empathy, respect, and equality. Nashamitra not only examines the issues of the young person with addiction problems, but it also tries to instill a positive attitude and teamwork mentality among their close family members and surrounding community. Thus, social recovery takes place in conjunction with medical recovery. Furthermore, Nashamitra involves the local community and empowers them to appreciate their critical role in the sustainable recovery of a young substance user, rather than blaming the victims of addiction for their problems.