Margarita Ibarra Platt

Ashoka Fellow
Hermosillo, Mexico
Fellow Since 2004

Citation

This profile was prepared when Margarita Ibarra Platt was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Introduction
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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