The third fortnightly Family Counseling and Meeting of the year was held on the 12th of February 2011 at the Delhi house of Shafa. Although the summers have started slinking in, it was sad to see such a few family members attending to the counseling. However, the small number of people gave the total affair a very cozy feel. People who would otherwise be back benchers and not talk much, spoke and discussed their problems.
Mrs. Khanna (alias) told other families how she discontinued coming to family counseling’s of Shafa and her husband, who was in recovery for the past ten years, relapsed.
Mrs. Sinha (alias) shared how her brother’s nature has totally changed during the past one and a half years of his association with Shafa. Mr. Sinha (alias) on the other hand was happy that his brother-in-law could now hold people responsible for their demeanors. The couple visited Shafa for the first time and was impressed with Shafa’s approach to the eradication of addiction.
Shipra Ji, started the talk with the topic – co-dependency, to which Ranjan Ji continued and shared his wise knowledge with us. We talked about how addiction engulfs not only the victim but the families as well.
Last but not the least, is a big question mark to the parents, wives, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and other kith and kins of the remaining 88 residents staying in Shafa, who would never get treated without their family support.
The statistics of the family meetings and the phone calls are as follows:
Meetings - 03 Phone Calls - 02
Meetings - 03 Phone Calls - 04The next Family Counseling and Meeting would be held on the 26th of February 2011.