They have even written a song around this theme which they sing frequently, rhythmically rattling their shackles as they do so.
'It was painful and humiliating when I was first manacled and all I wanted to do was escape,' said Pau Siamal, 30, an inmate for over three years.
'But after six months, as I stayed off drugs and began feeling better, things changed emotionally, spiritually and physically. Now I feel incomplete without them (chains),' he added.
'Being chained has helped me break the debilitating drug habit,' said Mangboi, a longtime heroin addict and home resident for 18 months. For him, the first few weeks were a 'nightmare' as his emaciated body, sustained on a daily diet of heroin, screamed for sustenance.
'The shackles and god completely altered my life. I don't even notice them now,' the 28-year-old tribal boy admitted.
Fifteen of the home's 74 residents were chainless, having 'graduated' to a level where they did not need restraining.
Most inmates compete to achieve the 'chainless state' during the three-and-a-half-year de-addiction course as that got them 'special status'. Several even volunteered to stay on afterwards to help with new entrants.
A special 'reward' system also prevails in the yard by which the thick and closely manacled chains are replaced by thinner ones allowing greater freedom of movement. This, of course, depends on the progress we make, an inmate said.
'We teach the addicts the ugliness of sin and the beauty of holiness in accordance with the Bible,' Dousel said. That faith ultimately gives them the will to prevail over the addiction, he declared.
All home residents are tribal, originally from the surrounding hill regions, who were converted to Christianity by missionaries some 140 years ago.
'There is no coercion involved and all are free to leave provided their parents withdraw them,' Dousel said.
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