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Acudetox counseling workshop for Work life Balance at Department of Social Work (MANUU), Hyderabad

A Workshop on Acudetox counseling for Work life Balance, Stress management and Addiction treatment was organized in the Department of Social Work on dated 21.10.2013. The workshop was presided over by Prof.H.Y. Siddiqui and coordinated by Dr.Mohd. Shahid Associate Professor & Head, Department of Social work, Mualana Azad National Urdu University Hyderabad The participants were mainly the students of social work and few from other departments. Two major organizations named NADA India Foundation, New Delhi and 2nd Life Wellness Centre, Hyderabad have anchored the workshop. Mr SuneelVatsyayan, MSW, NADA ADS Chairman Nada India, New Delhi and Dr Sagar, NADA ADS2nd Life Wellness Centre, Hyderabad were the major resource persons.  

The workshop aimed to facilitate the participants in developing programs and to address the issues of work life balance, Stress and Control /stop alcohol or tobacco. As the given issues are one of the major emerging areas of social work practices, the workshop…

New Prime Minister of Norway,Erna Solberg visited Retretten NADA Norway

New Prime Minister of Norway,Erna Solberg visited Retretten NADA Norway 2 weeks ago. Retretten was her first visit as a Prime Minister. She was with the new Minister of Health, Bent Høie. Congratulation RITA NILSEN

NADA-Europe to NADA-world status...Dr. Michael O.Smith

From the Desk of Dr. Michael O.Smith....
I am completing my first part of the post-NADA 2013 and pre NADA 2015 tour.  Rita’s program, Retretten, is closest program to Lincoln at this time.  It is a very fitting location for the elevation of NADA-Europe to NADA-world status.  It will be the 30thanniversary of NADA, and the 25thyear of NADA-Europe.   Rita visits 2 jails frequently.  There is the old city prison near Retretten.  This week senior and junior officers together with various regular inmate clients. Everyone participated equally for over an hour—a wonderful letting go of status and validation of the human spirit of all.  Today we visited the most successful of the 14 addiction treatment center inside prisons.  Again a triumph of common sprit.  The program would be much more powerful if the more senior  prisoners were able to provide outreach and counseling for the  inmates in general population (an analogous situation to being in an outpatient program).  Such possibilities are im…