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Cadabams Hospitals unveils Anunitha, a dedicated de-addiction centre for women

Sumit Vishwakarma
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Cadabams Hospitals unveils Anunitha

In a bid to combat substance abuse among women, Bengaluru-based Cadabams Hospitals has unveiled the Anunitha Deaddiction Centre for Women. 

The launch comes in response to the alarming findings of the National Survey on Substance Use in India, which estimates that 57.4 lakh women are grappling with substance abuse issues.

The centre aims to provide a specialized, supportive environment for women, acknowledging the unique challenges they face in seeking help due to societal stigma and a lack of women-specific treatment options.

Understanding the unique challenges


Neha Cadabam, Psychologist and Executive Director at Cadabams Hospitals highlights the critical role of peer pressure and societal expectations in driving young women towards addiction.

She points out the additional burden of stigma that discourages women from seeking help, emphasizing the need for a supportive space where women can address their addiction without judgment. The centre's approach is informed by an understanding that women's experiences with addiction can significantly differ from men's due to both biological and social factors.

A comprehensive approach to healing

Anunitha Deaddiction Centre for Women distinguishes itself by offering evidence-based therapies tailored to the unique needs of women. This includes trauma-informed care, gender-sensitive approaches, and a therapeutic model that incorporates mindfulness and holistic treatments.

The centre's dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing compassionate care and empowering women to achieve lasting recovery in a safe and supportive environment.

Building a supportive community

The centre is designed to foster a sense of community among recovering women, with female staff members, gender-specific facilities, and support groups led by female therapists. Sandesh Cadabam, Managing Director at Cadabams Hospitals, stresses the importance of creating a safe space that challenges the existing narrative of addiction rehabilitation. The supportive, empathetic environment at Anunitha is aimed at fostering trust and empowering women to overcome addiction.

Offering aftercare program

Recognizing the importance of ongoing support, Anunitha offers a robust aftercare program to help women transition back into society and maintain their recovery. Additionally, personalized nutritional and fitness programs are provided to address any deficiencies and promote overall well-being, ensuring that women have the resources they need for optimal healing.

The launch of Anunitha Deaddiction Centre for Women is a call to action for increased awareness and support for addiction issues among women in India, marking a crucial step towards dismantling the stigma surrounding addiction and promoting accessible, compassionate care for all.