ILIGAN CITY (Rehab Program) —-Around 150 persons who used drugs (PWUDs) in Baroy, Lanao del Norte finished on Tuesday, March 22, the 30-day Community Based Rehabilitation Program (CBRP), as their culminating program was held at the covered court of Barangay Sto. Niño.
The CBRP is jointly conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the local government unit.
The CBRP is a holistic approach in rehabilitating the surrendered drug personalities and aims to focus on the healing of the body, mind and soul through counseling and other therapeutic sessions. According to statistics, 94% of the PWUDs are considered “low risk”.
LtCol. Salman Saad, information officer of Police Community Affairs and Development Unit (PCADU) of the Provincial Police Office, Lanao del Norte (PPO LDN), who represented
Col. Isias Bacurnay, Provincial Director of PPO LDN, elaborated in his message the theme, “Droga Biyaan, Bag-ong Kinabuhi Sugdan Dayon” saying that if PWUDs will go back using illegal drugs, they have three situations to go.
“First, you will go to jail. Or, you will be killed in buybust operation or during service of search warrant if you will fight back or you will go to the mental hospital because your mental health will get affected,” Saad said.
The 150 PWUDs who completed the program are composed of 46 from Barangdy Baroy Daco, 45 from Lower Sagadan, 33 from Upper Sagadan, and 26 from Santo Niño Village.
The drug rehab program of the government benefitted the drug users and hopefully it will help them start a new life.