There are many peoples in Nepal who did not want used use alcohol but they can’t. They try to stop drinking for few days or month but later back to same in alcohol. As a week law of Nepal, alcoholism is creating more and more problems, most of the road accident by alcohol drinking .Rapes cases, prostitution, damage of brain, damage of kidney, liver problems etc.
All over Nepal to spread awareness and Alcohol controlling programs, rally of awareness in alcoholism disease, Gathering of all recovering alcoholic in Nepal in one place. Service / Counseling for those who want to stop drinking alcohol. Help in Rehabilitation & detoxification, in other district (out of Katmandu) also help to start alcoholic network. For these our voice is united and we formed Alcoholic Recovering Voice Nepal in short ARV Nepal.
ARV Nepal is non- profit, non government organization located in 158/37 ka bhimsenthan, Paropakar Marg, Kathmandu, with the main aim aware people about alcoholism disease and advocacy in alcoholism act law about Nepal. As a law, rules and regulations of government “Alcoholic Recovering Voice Nepal” registered in Nepal Government Home Ministry, Social Welfare Council (SWC) and certificate of membership of Recovering Nepal, National network of drug users in Nepal. We have to be very active and go hand in hand and the main thing is to educate and make the people aware, and we have to help those who are suffering. So we need support from all side and we are able to achieve our goal.
“Alcohol” is an oldest form of drug. Alcoholism is not a new problem for Nepal. We all know that alcohol is socially accepted almost all over Nepal. As a tradition, in festivals we used alcohol mostly in Nepal. There are no any criteria in alcohol. We all know Alcohol creates many problems in life, such as health problems, family problems, social problems, financial problems and many others too. There are many organizations working for controlling the narcotics. But there are only few organizations working for the alcoholism disease. There are many detoxifications center, rehabilitation center but normal peoples can’t effort there charges. As a week law of Nepal, alcoholism creating more and more problems. Most of the road accident by alcohol drinking .Rapes cases, prostitution, increased on criminal activities, damage of brain, and damage of kidney, liver problems, immune system problems, and harm to fetus during pregnancy. It is not enough by stop giving advertising in television, and radio about alcohol. We all Nepalese people know that government get huge amount of tax from alcohol. So government should be considered for few amount of money in alcoholic treatment and awareness programs. There are not any programs / advertisement came on television and radios about alcoholism diseases. Almost many places we see with out any permission they are selling the alcohol.
Every month we ARV Nepal have been trying to do awareness program on alcohol abuse. We mainly focus on alcohol awareness because in Nepal, we all know alcohol is socially accepted and Nepali peoples did not accepting alcohol problem as a problem or they not accepting alcohol as a drug, they mostly didn’t know alcoholism is a disease and we can control that disease by treatment. Misconceptions about alcohol are common all over the world. These misconceptions have led many a person to used alcohol and suffer from alcohol dependence syndrome with its physical, mental, social and economic concomitants. Some of these misconceptions are
- Driving & Drinking
- Alcohol & Body Heat
- Alcohol & Sex
- Number one problem solving
- Alcohol & work performance
- Alcohol & Sports
- Alcohol & Appetite
- Empty Calories
- Conventional method of sobering
- Blunting recollections
Keeping all the thinks in consideration we have planned to do every month one awareness programs. This will be held in different place of Nepal. “Say No to Alcohol” and “Alcohol free youth” is main motto of our programs. We have some speech to delivered and we are hoping for some social workers, police, doctor, student, teacher and politician share their views and thought on this awareness program. At the End we are having candle light on the hand and pray for god for all suffering people take out them soon from the alcohol.