PHILOSOPHY & PROGRAM
Our rehabilitation philosophy’s primary goals are the cessation of substance abuse behaviors and fostering personal growth. This requires the drug user to break free from the vicious cycle of drug addiction. This means fundamentally changing the way an addict thinks and lives, dismantling the addictive framework of their life, how they perceive themselves and their beliefs, and how they relate to others.
Our rehabilitation method engages the whole person in the recovery process and challenges the individual to have a full, positive life with healthy supportive relationships and satisfying work. Community activities lead members to learn about themselves in the areas of emotional, intellectual and spiritual condition; behavior management; and survival skills, which may include vocational and/or educational assessment. We believe that people can change and that learning occurs through challenge and action, understanding and sharing common human experiences. The Program provides a healthy environment and routine to replace the addiction and its associated dysfunctional lifestyle. Since addiction is a multidimensional problem the person is sick physically, mentally and spiritually. We treat the person as a whole.
A person starts to use drugs because it is a convenient and easy way to escape from reality and life’s problems (fear, shame, guilt, inadequacy, etc.). The problem becomes non-existent until the drug wears off and then resurfaces, often in a way that is worse than before. So to recover, one must face the obstacles which caused one to use drugs, and then admit that the drug is not solving the problem. In a treatment and rehabilitation environment, both the problem and the addiction are important and both must be addressed. After a few days of detoxification (the physical aspect of treatment), the more important spiritual aspect is addressed using the Twelve Steps Program of Narcotics Anonymous.
Every recovering addict professes these twelve steps in morning and evening meetings, reaffirming their commitment to be drug-free.
At the Rehabilitation Center (Farm) in Sinjhoro, and the Halfway House in Karachi, daily chores such as cleaning, washing, cooking and others are followed as a routine exercise. The tasks are managed by responsible senior residents. To accomplish these tasks, different groups are rotated within the residents living in the center.