Angeles City opens drug rehabilitation center
The city of Angeles has unveiled a facility to help drug surrenderees and drug dependents in the city to withdraw and recover from drug abuse.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan led recently the inauguration of Bahay Pagbabago, a joint project of the local government and the Angeles City Police Office (ACPO).
Pmaintuan said the facility, which is located at the Camp Tomas J. Pepito in Sto. Domingo, is the city’ answer to the call of President Rodrigo Duterte to immediately address the country’s drug problem by tapping the barangays in accelerating the drive against drug abuse and trafficking through community participation.
The community-based program will be run by the Angeles City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ACADAC) and the ACPO, with the support from various non-government organizations and faith-based organizations.
In Bahay Pagbabago, the drug reformists will undergo a 30-day rehabilitation program, which includes the provision of proper guidance and counselling, education about drug addiction, health and wellness through physical activities, skills training, and various community service activities.
They will also be provided with a 15-day post-treatment service after the 30-day reformation cycle.
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