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San Andres, Catanduanes shows there’s life after drug addiction

Nov 10, 2017 @ 17:26

The local government of San Andres, Catanduanes is showing that there is life after drug addiction.

The town’s community-based treatment and rehabilitation program, which it is undertaking in cooperation with the San Andres police, Catanduanes Provincial Health Office, and the International Peace Corp Asia, recently had its first batch of 13 graduates.

The program will continue even after the reformed drug users have returned to their regular lives. They will be under an after care program conducted by the labor and education departments and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to ensure that they would be able to earn a living.

This just goes to show that drug users don’t always have to end up as bodies on the streets with placards telling passersby not to emulate their example.

“13 drug surrenderees from San Andres comprised the first batch of graduates of the Community Based Treatment and Rehabilitation Program, a joint effort by LGU San Andres, San Andres PNP, Catanduanes Provincial Health Office, and the International Peace Corp Asia.
The graduates will then undergo After Care Program, to be conducted by DOLE, TESDA and DEPED, where they will be introduce to an appropriate livelihood program,” the San Andres municipality posted on its Facebook page.

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