Vanquishing addiction: Center in southern India helps those battling alcoholism return to sobriety
Rita Joseph, India
November 25, 2020
A man purchases beer from a government-controlled outlet in an Indian city on May 5. (Photo by Arun Sambhu Mishra/shutterstock.com)
Susan Roy* had a tough time with her marriage. Her in-laws and husband never spared an occasion to harass her and, in her despair, Roy resorted to using alcohol in a bid to dull the pain.
“My husband used to sell liquor so there was always plenty at home. It acted as a soothing balm after all the torture I had to endure,” said Roy.
But soon her alcohol dependency increased, and she struggled to even do her household chores.
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