Every individual is treated as anonymous and equal (beyond their caste, religion, socio-economic status). Every member is called as ‘Mitra’ such as ‘Mitra Sunil’ etc. Vocational rehabilitation of addict is a strong indicator for their future recovery.
People with addiction are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to employment due to a number of factors, including low expectations by society, stigma and discrimination and the lack of resources. Nasha Mitra program helps to restore hope among these people of realising their vocational goals and feeling included as a valued members of society.
All community members have the right for their security and human dignity. Work is an important component of recovery by providing opportunities to develop self-efficacy and self-esteem, key elements in Maslow’s (1943) hierarchy of human needs.
Unfortunately, addiction problem potentially affects even Maslow’s basic needs of an individual and their family. Nasha Mitra provides a structure, routine, economic security, social identity and opportunities for individuals to contribute meaningfully to their family and local community. As a result, with Nasha Mitra approach an addict is able to gradually fulfil higher level of their Maslow’s needs. Otherwise, continuous experiences of social disadvantage can have significant effects on mental health and well-being. Ongoing unemployment and social exclusion drives an addict into a vicious cycle of disadvantage, poverty and addiction.
Work (source of income)
1. Already working people
2. Support people to get back to their business or job which they were already doing
3. New Job creation
a. Based on local needs and demands (self sustaining)
b. Not for profit
c. Lowest price for the product
d. No advertisement - only door to door servicing and word of mouth
e. Team values
f. Any one from the affected family can work such as patient,partner,child,parents on different days
g.Extensive consultation with experts particularly retired professionals from different disciplines helps to develop evidence based vocational program