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Changing negative attitudes and reducing bias can motivate the Recoveries

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Update : Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Speakers at the Recovery Get Together:

staff reporter, Dhaka : Press Release: September is celebrated all over the world as Recovery Month. Family and society’s negative attitude towards substance users hinders the process of rehabilitation and treatment. One of the purposes of celebrating this month is to inspire the recovery community not to feel alone in this ongoing process of their recovery life, to not feel ashamed or embarrassed about their recovery. Recoveries need to be motivated by changing society’s negative attitudes and reducing discrimination.

The speakers said these in a discussion meeting on the occasion of celebrating the International Recovery Month at the recovery reunion program at the Head office of Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Dhanmondi on Tuesday (October 27).

The theme of this year’s Recovery Month is “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community”.

In the program under the chairmanship of Md. Sajedul Qayyum Dulal, Executive Director of Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Mr Abdul Wahab Bhuya Director General of the Department of Narcotics Control was present as the chief guest. Md. Masud Hossain Director (Treatment and Rehabilitation), and Professor Dr Bidhan Ranjan Roy Poddar Director of National Institute of Mental Health and Founder and CEO Mr. Prem Kumar of Solace Drug Treatment Center were present as special guests. Dr Rahanul Islam, Resident Psychiatrist of the Central Drug Addiction Treatment Center was also present as a speaker.

In the chief guest’s speech, Abdul Wahab Bhuya said that drug addiction causes physical, mental, economic and social problems. To address health and safety issues in drug addiction treatment should involve various stakeholders, including policy makers.

Mr. Iqbal Masud, Director Health and Wash Sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission, gave the welcome speech at the Program.

After the discussion meeting a delightful cultural program that included singing, reciting poetry, and dancing was celebrated and was performed by the recoveries.

Recovered persons, family members and staff from the Ahsania Mission Drug Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Center Gazipur and Ahsania Hena Ahmed Monojotno Center participated in this event.

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