About Baraca

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.

                                                     History of BARACA:

Since there was no effective drug treatment in Bangladesh, it was highlighted as a totally new problem for everyone and alarming worries. Particularly when there was no effective formal common physical & mental treatment, the drug dependant persons and their families faced deep frustration and indescribable miseries. In this situation Holy Cross community and a few devoted Fathers, Brothers and Sisters with some affected guardians came forward and with their cordial efforts BARACA started its journey on 1st July 1988.

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.

BARACA program’s Mission:
– BARACA program exists to help drug users irrespective of cast, creed, religion and economic situations.
– Provides services and VCT non-judgmentally to marginally and neglected male and female who are living on the streets to reduce personal and social risk.
– To conduct awareness programs on Drugs, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B & C.

The complete activities of BARACA include the following:

  1. Treatments and Rehabilitation (Male & Female)
  2. Harm Reduction (DIC’s & Night shelter)
  3. Awareness Program
  4. Follow-up
  5. VCT (Voluntary Counseling & Testing)
  6. Networking among the drug treatment & rehabilitation centers

The complete activities of BARACA include the following:

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