Children on the streets are individuals who are isolated and alienated from society. On the streets these children lead risky and vulnerable lives. A vast majority of the children have run away from their homes and landed on the streets and lead reckless lives as they want. These children are entangled in a web of addiction after going through various types of diseases, accidents, and perils. They are admitted to a detoxification program so that they can get out of the web of addiction. The program brings relief from the physical pains and inspires them to move towards a good future. The detox program emphasizes upon bringing children to the medical center wherein they can be medically treated to remove the toxins from their bodies; this is the initial step to giving up drugs.
As per Juvenile Justice Act, every child under 18 years are registered with Child Welfare Committe appointed by the Government.
OBJECTIVES OF DETOX PROGRAM
To give freedom from addiction which is considered as a disease.
To undergo self introspection for seeking new directions in life.
To execute treatment on addict under observation of medical team.
To impart information about rehabilitation program to the addict.
To impart information on addiction as a disease to the addict.
To reduce drug abuse among street children/youth by providing them with detoxification and rehabilitation activities.
To provide medical services for street children/youth at the non-residential/residential set ups so that can avail of such facilities.
To provide children/youth with medical care, proper nutrition, regular checkups, monitor their health after detox so that they enjoy normal health.