Takiwasi Center entrance
Tarapoto - Perú
Takiwasi is a Center for the Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts and For Research on Traditional Medicines that started operating in Tarapoto City, Peru.
Since 1992, it has been managing an alternative of treatment for one of the contemporaneous problems that is affecting to many persons from different social and cultural conditions, as soon as different ages: The Drug Addiction.
It was created as result of six years of research work in the Peruvian Upper Amazon (Department of San Martin), the world’s largest coca leaf producing zone, which is also one of the prime consumers of cocaine base.
It’s general objective is "to reappraisal the human and natural resources of the traditional medicines, and to devise a real therapeutic alternative to drug addiction". This objective has to be:
Takiwasi’s methodology consists in associate: