1,971 drug surrenderers complete community-based drug rehab program in 2017

A total of 1,971 self-confessed drug users completed the non-confined community-based drug rehabilitation program (CBRP) comprised of nine batches that started in January 15, 2017 and ended with the ninth batch last December 2, 2017 in the City of Malaybalay.

The 3-week treatment program by batch answers the call of the Duterte administration to support its campaign to fight against illegal drugs by having this intervention under the initiative of City Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri.

Another batch of CBRP will be scheduled this year in 2018, to continue cater the treatment of the remaining drug surrenders who have not yet avail the program, according to DILG Malaybalay.

CBRP was earlier launched in December 7, 2016 at Barangay 9, to assess the level of drug dependency in partnership with the private rehabilitation service provider.

Close monitoring and aftercare programs were also undertaken in order for the completers to stay sober in their journey to recovery.

Cluster meetings were conducted in two batches at Poblacion, Highway and Basakan Barangays. Among the activities taken up were orientation on Alternative Learning System, updates on anti-illegal drugs campaign by the PNP, orientation of PDEA and clearing for a drug-free barangays. Service providers also conveyed seminars about drug dependency relapse.

To help the completers be productive in the society, skill trainings were carried out in three batches where two batches for plumbing in poblacion and basakan barangays and one batch for welding belonged to highway barangays.

Aftercare activities also include on-going spiritual development and moral recovery headed by religious sector in their respective barangays. Weekly meetings and follow-ups were also monitored by service providers.