Our residential treatment facility began functioning in September 2002.We started in a small way with about 10 patients initially in a rented house on the outskirts of Dehradun. Gradually the number of people coming for treatment increased. We have completed 11 years of existence and approx 1000 persons have taken admission in Nijaat.
With the passage of time we have progressed and since May 2013 we have our own campus and we currently have the largest NGO run facility in North India. We activities have increased and we currently offer following services:
- Day counselling for drug and alcohol dependents- for both men and women
- Residential treatment facility for men dependent on drugs and alcohol
- Counselling services for persons undergoing addictive behaviour such as Gambling, Sex addiction including pornography
- Awareness programmes in schools, colleges, communities
Nijaat is amongst few facilities in India where there is no verbal and physical abuse and we offer choice in terms of accommodation two bedded room, four bedded room, six bedded room and ten bedded room. Every person has a bed to sleep with adequate bathrooms and toilets. There is a big ground where people play outdoor games, there are indoor games and we have a well stocked library. Some of our clients have abstained for 10 years, some have re-established their business and careers , have integrated with their families and have become useful and productive members of society.
As the initial five year support term came to an end worries mounted and the challenge was to find a new source of funding to sustain the rehab program. The timely intervention and saving grace came through The Bethany Trust in Thane who is currently the major contributor towards the running of the rehabilitation program today which reaches out to thousands of individuals through its workshops, awareness campaigns and street plays etc. in and around Dehradun, the capital of the state of Uttarakhand, India.
We have conducted workshops at The Doon School, Welham Boys School, Woodstock School, University of Petroleum and Energy Sciences, Police Department, Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Academy of Admininistration amongst others.
The atmosphere at Nijaat is based on love,care,respect,gentleness and empathy.