Bangladesh Rehabilitation and Assistance Center for Addicts (BARACA) is a non-government, voluntary & non-profitable organization, which provides treatment & rehabilitation (Male & Female), awareness programs, harm & risk reduction, VCT (Voluntary Counseling & Testing) for the drug dependent persons and day-care and night shelter for the street-based children at risk.
BARACA is a central project of CARITAS BANGLADESH. It was established on 1st July 1988 and is the first drug treatment and rehabilitation center in Bangladesh.
The basic principles of BARACA are :
– “An addict is sick, he is not bad or mad”
– “All drug users deserve a chance to have a life with human dignity”
– “Our genuine love and appropriate care can give the drug user brothers and sisters a life full of hope and dignity”
– “Hate sin, not the sinner”; they too are victims of society! They deserve a second chance.