Muktangan Mitra runs Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre with the aim of creating an addiction free society. Muktangans approach towards treatment and its five-week rehabilitation programme involves individual and group counselling, family therapy, music and arts based therapy, work therapy and yoga. Along with treating addictions, the organization also provides vocational training and helps individuals with social rehabilitation.
Muktangan conducts awareness programs through street plays, awareness lectures, film shows, etc. at company premises, addiction prone areas, educational institutes and various cities in Maharashtra.
‘Jidnyasa’, an awareness program run by Muktangan for adolescents is one of the most comprehensive modules of adolescent sensitisation in mental health. This initiative is conducted in association with Stree Mukti Sanghatana, Mumbai and so far, Muktangan has implemented this in 27 schools run by Pune Municipal Corporation. It has trained more than 60 communicators to implement the program. Drug awareness and related issues are communicated by Muktangan’s volunteers. The majority of its audience is from slums or low income families and is vulnerable to drug abuse.
In FY2014, Muktangan treated 1,761 patients, of which 117 were females. With a team of 62 dedicated staff members and hundreds of volunteers, Muktangan is constantly striving to achieve its dream of creating a drug and alcohol free society.