This withdrawal hugely affects social skills, professional performance and places tremendous strain on family ties.
Chief Guest Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt launched “Samarpan“, a rehab center for alcohol & drug de-addiction near Pune. The Guest of Honor was Narendra A. Baldota, who is the CMD of Baldota Group. Mahesh Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt and Narendra A. Baldota cut the ribbon for the official launch.
Dr. Azhar Hakim, a well-noted Psychotherapist shared the idea of the inception of Samarpan(surrender) and the wrap around services & holistic healing that would be offered to the clients, as part of this initiative.
Martin Peters gave the information regarding the setting up of a World Class Rehab Program. In this 28-day program focused on addiction recovery, clients will have to stay at the rehab center near Pune where they will recover in a modern & spacious setting.
Mahesh Bhatt said that dedication is a new light of hope. But one day when my second daughter Shaheen was born, I returned home after drinking alcohol. I remember I took my daughter in my arms, she turned her back because my mouth was smelling of alcohol. And that one moment changed my life. It’s been 34 years since then, and I haven’t had a sip of alcohol. Therefore, to get rid of alcohol, you have to take steps yourself, and have a strong intention. I am very happy that Narendra Baldota started a center like Samarpan.
Dr.Rahul Bajpai, the COO of Samarpan, invited me and Pooja to inaugurate this program not because we are celebrities but because we have suffered from the addiction and recovered. A pearl shines only through pain. I congratulate all the people associated with it for launching a facility like Samarpan.
Pooja Bhatt said that generally people introduce me as an actress, filmmaker and activist. But I want to say that people should say that Pooja Bhatt has recovered from alcohol addiction. People remember me because of the film Daddy in which I played a girl whose father was an alcoholic. In real life, a message from my father Mahesh Bhatt changed my life.I was an alcoholic and Bhatt Saheb messaged me if you love me then you should love yourself. That day I became emotional and I gave up alcohol.
Pooja Bhatt further said that I accepted the habit of drinking alcohol but people do not do it.There is a need for a center like Samarpan today. If you are an alcoholic then you are not a criminal.
With acute understanding of the needs of those confronted with mental health and addiction issues, Samarpan emerges as a beacon of hope. Samarpan is India’s first rehab center that wraps-around care that embraces De-addiction, Mental Health & Wellness services. Helping them overcome mental blocks; providing a supportive ecosystem; imbuing a sense of positivity & hope; and ensuring they once again regain their zest for living. In short, the Samarpan promise is to get them ‘Back to Life’.
Currently India has 0.75 Psychiatrists per 100,000 populations, while the desirable number is anything above 3 Psychiatrists per 100,000. There are about 1,000 psychologists and 30,000 social workers for 1.4billion people.