KVM Integrated Rehabiliation Centre for Addicts (IRCA) was started in 1990 in the premises of KVM Multi- Speciality hospital. Our dream is creation of an addiction free society. To translate it into reality, we employ awareness programs, de-addiction tratment facilities and comprehensive rehabilitaion programs.
The ‘Disease of Addiction – According to WHO, 10% of the population suffers from addiction to alcohol or drugs. Addiction is now recognized as a disease by leading medical uthorities such as WHO and the American Medical Association. It is a multi-faceted, chronic disease that afects all areas of the alcoholic or addict’s life. Alcoholism has devastating effect on all areas of the affeced person – physical, mental, social, financial, emotional and spiritual. His ethical or value system is greatly eroded – he easily lies, cheats, manipulates or steals to maintain his habit. It adversely affects his relationships with family, colleagues and friends.
What is Drug Abuse
Taking a drug for reasons other than medical, in and amount, strength, frequency or manner that damages the physical and mental functioning of an indivual.
Why Drug Abuse
Although we may assign no single reason or cause which are varied. Most of the addicts start using drugs in out of curiosity.