The Epidemic:

  • 267 million tobacco users (2022)
  • 4 million people need help from binge drinking (2021)
  • Prevalence of obesity in India is 40.3%
  • Health Impact: Physical health deterioration
  • Financial Impact: High costs associated with substance abuse treatment and potential job loss.
  • Social Impact: Strained relationships with family and friends
  • Psychological Impact: Impaired decision- making, dependence,& negative effect
  • Behavioral Impact: Engaging in risky behaviors, neglecting responsibilities and escalation of addictive behaviors.


  • Free specialised clinic comprising of psychiatrists, counsellors, spiritual support groups
  • Team led by Dr Vinita Pawar, she has an experience of 5 years in dealing with patients with addiction