A Homeopathic remedy to cure addiction?
Tribune News Service wrote:Brahmkumaris offer antidote against drug addiction - here
Ludhiana, September 8, 2001
The Brahmkumari Ashram has claimed to have developed a drug for de-addiction with amazing results. Disclosing this here today, the local head of the ashram, Miss Rajkumari, said the drug would be introduced during the de-addiction camps to be organised within a week.
The ashram has embarked upon a massive campaign against the de-addiction. The Minister for Technical Education, Mr Jagdish Garcha who also addressed a press conference appreciated the concern shown by the ashram about the menace of drug addiction.
Quoting a survey which was ordered by the government, he revealed that 70 per cent of the children in schools in a particular area had been found to be addicted to one or the other type of addiction. Surprisingly, he said, 30 per cent girls had also been addicted to these drugs, and these figures were from rural schools.
The minister called upon various social and religious organisations to come forward to root out this menace from the state. He assured all support and cooperation to the Brahmkumari ashram in its mission against the drug addiction.
Mr Baldev Raj Sawhney, who has been associated with the Brahmkumari ashram for the past few decades, said that the wonder drug against addiction had been developed by a doctor couple practising homoeopathy system of medicine at the Brahmkumari ashram headquarters at Mount Abu in Rajthan.The drug had been developed after a prolonged research. He said that a team of 20 homoeopathic doctors was currently participating in a conference being organised at Mount Abu. These doctors will be able to tell in detail about the de-addiction drug.
Giving details of the drug, Prof Hardip Singh said that it is in the form of small tablets. Normally a person stops taking any type of drug after one dose. But sometimes additional doses are also required. The tablets are taken when a person feels the urge for the drug. There are different antidotes for liquor addiction, smoking or other addictions like chewing of tobacco or opium. However, Prof Singh clarified that the primary requirement for the treatment to succeed was that there must be an urge in a person that he or she wants to get rid of that addiction, whatsoever it maybe.