AAS Trust is a private, non-profit* organization in Karachi and Lahore that provides treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare to adults and children suffering from substance abuse and/or addiction.
The Trust runs 8 rehabilitation and aftercare centres in Karachi and 1 in Lahore – reaching out to those unattended underprivileged of our society who have fallen victim to substance abuse/addiction and/or trauma. At our centres, we offer a caring, respectful and comfortable environment, which fosters recovery through
(a) counselling and therapy;
(b) formal and non-formal education; &
(c) recreational activities and vocational training.
After its establishment in 2000, AAS opened its first rehab facility unit for drug dependent adults (men only) in P.E.C.H.S. Then with the assistance of United Nations Office for Drug and Crime (UNODC) and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in 2006, the Trust initiated a detoxification-cum-rehabilitation project for destitute children in Malir.
The only centre in Lahore that caters to adult men was inaugurated in June 2018 in Jubilee Town. It works in collaboration with Indus Health Network. Moreover, as a response towards the increasing problem of homeless women involved in similar abuse, AAS inaugurated a new centre in Model Colony in February, 2019.
Besides providing services to our counselees, we conduct awareness sessions with their families and have also taken steps towards containing this menace with the assistance from local and federal governments.