Dhwani is a project under Integrated Rehabilitation Center for Addicts sponsored by Government of India (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment).

Rajeev Gandhi Integrated Rehabilitation Center for Addicts, Mandya

"Dhwani" Rajeev Gandhi integrated Rehabilitation Center for Addicts is a Central Government sponsored rehabilitation center to help addicts abandon drugs or alcohol and lead an independent normal life. At Dhwani, we use Yoga, meditation, pranayama, medical advice, and therapy. We also conduct personal counseling and family counseling to relieve familial problems that help addicts.

Objectives of IRCA

The aims and objectives of the present Scheme for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse are :
  • To create awareness and educating the people about the ill-efforts of alcoholism and substance abuse on the individual, the family and the society at large.
  • To provide for the whole range of community based services for the identification motivation, counselling, de-addiction, after care and rehabilitation of addicts.
  • To promote collective initiatives and self-help endeavours among individuals and groups vulnerable to addiction or found at risk.
  • To establish appropriate linkage between State interventions and voluntary efforts in the field of alcoholism and substance abuse prevention.
  • To increase community participation and public cooperation in the reduction of demand for dependence-producing substances.
  • To support activities which are in consonance with the mandate of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in this field.

Aim of IRCA

To help the drug user to
  • Achieve total abstinence-a drug free life.
  • Whole person recovery (WPR) indicates improving the quality of their lives by helping them to
    • Identify and deal with personality defects.
    • Strengthen inter-personal relationships.
    • Develop healthy work ethics and financial management.
    • Develop healthy recreational activities
    • Establish a crime free life
  • Become aware of risk factors for relapse and develop positive coping skills to sustain their recovery through follow-up services.
  • Providing guidelines to family members to break out of the victim mould' and emerge as strong survivors to deal with their problems and improve the quality of their lives.