Cantonment Board Dagshai has taken an initiative to fight against the menace of drug/alcohol abuse in the society. For this purpose a DE-Addiction Center is established at Dagshai Cantt near Kumarhatti .
It is observed that there are some Taxi /truck drivers,dhaba workers in the vicinity who get into the practise of consuming drug/alcohol etc and the same practise is also noticed in the youth of surrounding villages.Taking this matter into consideration the Deaddiction center initially started by providing counselling to the affected people.
As the cases were found in numbers so the OPD has been started with the cooperatin of a psychiatrist and psychologist in the Deaddiction center .This marks the phase (i) of the project.
Dr. Arjun Arya visits the De-addiction center from Chandigarh on Fridays and psychologist Dr Chandra Prabha ,visits 3 times a week i.e Saturday,Sunday and Monday for providing therapy/counselling sessions recommended by the psychiatrist. It is pertinent to mention that the services of a psychiatrist are not available even at the District Hqrs Solan and nearby area.
Consultancy and medicines are provided to the addicts free of cost which encourage the people from weaker section to join the center and avail the facilities provided by Cantonment Board Dagshai.