The Pathway Foundation emphasize on scaling up the quality and upgraded services to the population who are substance drug users ie opiate users chasing and injecting), alcohol, Solvent abuse involves inhaling the fumes from domestic and industrial products creating a strong intoxication, charas, and ganja, medical drugs, cocaine and mephrodone (MD) etc.
The Pathway Foundation executive members enhance quality and skillful experience of coordination, counseling, and outreach from several years in the same field, being following the path and abstinence – where they set a trendsetting example and Role model for those who are in crisis of SUD.
The Pathway Foundation in Mumbai is committed to offering the best professional services and a caring atmosphere for bringing a lasting recovery in the Persons suffering from Substance use disorders.
A survey indicates thatÂ 7.5 crores Indians are drug usersÂ and dependant on substance drugs, whereas the population of substance drug users in Mumbai have reached up the mark of 50,000.
The number is going up significantly spreading to semi-urban and backward areas. Substance abuse is becoming an area of concern as this is increasing by traditional, mooring, social taboos, the emphasis on self-restraint, and pervasive control.
Although the need is unending through the experience and field intervention by executive members it was observed:
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Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods neither approved nor supervised by medical professionals.
Substance abuse/drug abuse is not limited to mood-altering or psycho-active drugs. If an activity is performed using the objects against the rules and policies of the matter (as in steroids for performance enhancement in sports), it is also called substance abuse.
Therefore, mood-altering and psychoactive substances are not the only types of drug abuse. Using illicit drugs? Narcotics, stimulants, depressants (sedatives), hallucinogens, cannabis, even glues, and paints, are also considered to be classified as drug/substance abuse.
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MBBS from K.J. Somaiya Medical College & Research Centre, Mumbai in 2004 MD PSYCHIATRY from Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital- Mumbai in 2009, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) Diploma in Hospital Administration, from Indian Institute of Management & Technology, Chennai in 2002
Prajakta Jagtap is a clinical psychologist. She is practicing psychometric testing and psychotherapy for more than 5 years. She emphasizes on non-judgmental, safe, empathetic, and collaborative space for an individual and group.
International Certified trainer for Substance use disorder Addiction Expert counsultant Dr Manish Shukla is a Consultant Psychologist and Therapist experienced for more than 10years+ in treating Substance use disorders and psychological Illness like Depression, Anxiety, and other Personality disorders induced by Substance drug use. He is also experienced in family counseling services and community interventions and awareness. He is a Internationally Certified Addiction Professional, Mindfulness practitioner and Emotional intelligence practitioner, He is also a master Trainer for Harm reduction in SUD from UNODC(United Nations office on Drugs and Crime. He is a Secretary of Association of Rehabilitation Centre, Registered member at CCI (Counseling Council of INDIA), Active Member of Ecolink Alumni (Global level) Association, Registered Member of International Society for Substance Use Professionals, GCCC( Global centre for Credentialing and Certification, DAP(Drug Advisory Programme).
Dr. Priyanka Tiwari is a researcher in the field of toxicology and is constantly working on how toxicants affect psychological health. She believes in everything psychological is biological.