Mukund Gangurde - Vikhroli
Has been an Alcoholic for last 10yrs. His mother would give him the medicine with water earlier. He now takes tablets. His Alcohol consumption has reduced considerably.
Avinash Kamble - Vikhroli
I was a Tobacco addict & would also consume Mawa(a preparation of tobacco, pieces of areca nuts & slaked lime)& Paan( a preparation of betel leaf with tobacco, pieces of areca nuts & slaked lime ). After watching the video on De-addiction, I reduced the consumption by 50%. I also took up the 7- day meditation course because of which I’m feeling more at peace & I’ve been able to kick a 15yr old habit. I keep a piece of clove or cardamom in my mouth.
Amol Gangaawane- Vikhroli
I have been consuming Gutkha(preparation of tobacco, areca nuts, cardammon) for 2 years. After coming here I was able to quit the addiction in 15 days. Earlier I would eat Gutkha twice or thrice a day. I then attended the Meditation course. I was free of addiction as well as my tension.
Mirasaheb Mulani, Vikhroli, (Godrej)
I was a Tobacco addict. I have been coming here for 3 months now. The medication has helped me come out of this addiction.’
Vishnu Kadam, Suryanagar
I have been an addict since childhood. On coming here I took up the Meditation course & went on medication. Earlier I used to be constantly drunk. Meditation has helped me kick my Alcohol & Tobacco Addictions.
Jyoti Chavan, Suryanagar
I lived in a village & got this habit from my uncle. I’ve been addicted to Masheri(roasted & powdered Tobacco) since childhood. I have tried innumerable times to get rid of this habit but couldn’t. I came here; saw the show on addiction & its effects. What I saw was so horrifying & that was the turning point. I quit the habit at once.
Tungeshwar Dangwal, Vikhroli
I came to the Brahma Kumaris’ Institution at a point when I was absolutely distraught. Here I attended the 7 day Meditation course after which I felt calmer. Then one day while attending the de-addiction program I saw the video about addiction. That prompted me to give up my tobacco addiction. Practicing meditation enabled a gradual increase in my self confidence. Even at times when there is an urge for tobacco, I pop in a piece of clove or cardamom.
Iliyas Mukadam, Vikhroli, (Godrej)
I work in the generator workshop. I was addicted to tobacco & gutkha. I acquired this ill habit from my friends which gradually went on to become my addiction. I tried getting rid of them in the past but in vain. This increased stress & I fell ill quite often. On Dassera I attended a camp on Asthma. There in the De-addiction campaign I saw a projector show on ill effects of addictions. I understood that this could very well happen to me. I wanted to know more so I came to Shantivan. I started taking medicines, provided here to aid de-addiction. Along with medicines I followed a strict code, of diet & all the dos & don’ts, religiously. Initially it was very difficult for me. I was restless. I would try to divert urges by eating chocolate, drinking sugar-cane juice etc. The first week was the most trying but I didn’t give up. By second week I was feeling much better, calmer. The same time I also took up the Meditation course which made it easier for me to get rid of these habits.
Dnyaneshwar Talekar, Vikhroli
I work in a courier company. I have been a Tobacco addict for years. I’ve attempted to free myself from this habit a couple of times in the past but did not succeed. This year during Dassera I attended the De-addiction camp organized by Brahma Kumaris. I saw a projector show depicting the ill effects of addictions. I realized what damages they cause. I took the medicines provided for de-addiction regularly. The medicines proved to be very effective. I’ve quit Tobacco completely. I also attended the Meditation course which enabled me to draw strength from the Supreme, to renounce these habits.
Jagannath Salunkhe, Vikhroli
I’m Police Officer & I’m addicted to Tobacco & Alcohol since last 25 years. As a result of these addictions I also suffered from Insomnia. Sundays my wife would get medicine for me. Incidentally, a vegetable woman mentioned to my wife about this de-addiction camp organized by Brahma Kumaris. After procuring medicines from them my wife would mix it regularly in my drinking water without me knowing it. The effects became visible. My cravings began subsiding. On seeing this I consciously began to follow the de-addiction program. I also attended the 7 day Meditation course. Now I have renounced Alcohol & Tobacco completely. And Meditation has helped me transform my erstwhile anger ridden & irritable self.
Amrut Ramesh Koli, Vikhroli
My name is Amrut Ramesh Koli. I was only 13 when I tasted beer for the first time. I liked the experience. College parties, birthdays, weddings became mere excuses for drink-up sessions with friends. Gradually such sessions kept increasing I enjoyed myself even more. I transitioned from beer to other potent forms of liquor like Vodka, Whiskey, and Rum. After nursing this habit for 15 years quitting it had become an extremely difficult task. One day on behest of my family, I visited Shantivan. Practicing Meditation & regular intake of medication enabled me to give up alcohol. Earlier I couldn’t say ‘No’ to alcohol when offered but through the meditation course I learned to draw might from the Supreme. This empowered me to say ‘NO’. At first when I refused, my friends tried to force me they were very upset so I sat with them again not with glass of alcohol but juice. This made my friends very happy & also boosted my confidence. Contemplating on God, the Supreme continues to give me strength & now I don’t desire alcohol. Because of meditation I’ve learned to conquer my mind & I’m extremely grateful to Brahma Kumari sisters for it.
Bapurao Ingle, Vikhroli
Last 4 years I had been travelling regularly to Pune for a de-addiction therapy. But it did not work. Here after attending the 7 day meditation course I was able to lower my alcohol consumption considerably. Then I also started taking medication that was provided. And now I have given up alcohol completely.
Bhikaji Naik, Panvel
I was addicted to Tobacco & alcohol since 10 years. Not one day in this entire span has passed without me consuming alcohol. But after coming here I started attending the meditation course along with a regular intake of medicines. I’ve got rid of these habits & besides I don’t feel stressed any more.