From the depths of despair to a peaceful life

  • Vijay Kumar Yadav, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2014 20:43 IST

A year ago, 29-year-old Trombay resident Shoaib Ansari (name changed) visited KEM hospital’s de-addiction centre. At the time, he was barely able to stand without his father’s support.

Severely addicted to brown sugar, he was unable to pay attention and focus on what the doctors were saying.

Ansari got addicted to drugs while partying with his friends. It hampered his ability to work and he constantly fought with members of his family. His aggression was sometimes uncontrollable, which disturbed both him as well as his family.

“His father brought him to the de-addiction centre,” said Dr.Snnigdha, a clinic psychologist at KEM's de-addiction centre.

“We started a course of the methadone syrup treatment on him and showed drastic improvements, which was helped his self-control.”
Ansari completed the de-addiction course two months ago. Today, he has a job and lives a peaceful life.

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