Achievements (DAIRRC, in association with UNAIDS, United Nations Drug Control Programme)


Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops on Substance Abuse & HIV


DAIRRC, in association with UNAIDS, United Nations Drug Control Programme, National AIDS Control Organisation and the Ministry of Health, Government of India, had hosted Hope 2000, International Conference on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS, in India at the Taj President Hotel, Mumbai from the 7th to 9th November 2000.

DAIRRC, in association with United Nations Drug Control Programme, and National AIDS Control Organisation of the Government of India, had hosted Hope 2002, International Conference on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS, in India at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai from the 1st to 3rd December 2002.

DAIRRC, in association with the Planning Commission, Government of India, had hosted Hope 2005, International Conference on HIV/AIDS, Alcohol/ Drug Abuse, Environment, Population & Human Rights, in India at the Taj President Hotel, Mumbai from the 3rd to 5th November 2005.

DAIRRC, in association with the Planning Commission (SER Division), Government of India, National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, and with partial support from the Govt. of India - WHO collaborative programme, had hosted Hope 2008, International Conference on HIV/AIDS, Alcohol/ Drug Abuse, Environment, Population & Human Rights, in India at the Taj President Hotel, Mumbai from the 10th to 12th October 2008.

Since 1983 DAIRRC has conducted seminars/workshops for Substance Abuse (3000) and HIV (253), all over India. Workshop beneficiaries include Police personnel (Jr. and Senior Management), Customs and Excise officials, students from graduate and post graduate institutions, Non-Governmental organisations, labour union personnel, taxi and truck drivers, commercial sex workers etc. These awareness programmes have reached out to more than one million people.


Street Corner Meetings For Drugs & HIV Awareness


DAIRRC has, since 1985, organised direct communication with slum and pavement dwellers in Mumbai city and it's peripheral townships. Mumbai has a population of 12.5 million. Of these, 55% live in slums or on the pavements. Lack of organised activity amongst this population coupled with illiteracy, makes this target group unable to be reached easily. A direct communication on AIDS & DRUGS is possible with street corner meetings. D.A.I.R.R.C. has conducted 3000 workshops (on Substance Abuse) and 253 workshops (for HIV awareness). Meetings for the perod 1993 - 1996 were sponsored by The Commission of The European Communities.

FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS:

Over 450 Focus Group Discussions have been conducted by D.A.I.R.R.C. This is part of D.A.I.R.R.C.'s evaluation of it's projects / strategies to combat HIV/ DRUGS.

FREE DETOXIFICATION OF OVER 20,000 DRUG ADDICTS, SINCE 1982

84% heroin addicts 7% Prescribed Medication abuse, 9% others including cocaine, solvents, glue, typing ink erasers, petrol etc.



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