Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
This description of Margarita Ibarra Platt's work was prepared when Margarita Ibarra Platt was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Margarita is transforming the way drug addiction is treated in Mexico by offering low-income women the kind of holistic long-term treatment that has so far only been available through expensive private programs. Grounded in a proven 12-step process used in elite alcohol and drug treatment centers in Mexico and abroad, the comprehensive approach tackles the social and economic roots of addiction while helping women rebuild their self-esteem and prepare to reenter society.
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