JELEBU: Society shouldn’t be judgmental however quite present ethical assist to former drug addicts as their restoration is a lifelong course of, Nationwide Anti-Medication Company (AADK) director-general Sutekno Ahmad Belon mentioned.
He mentioned because the stigma on folks with drug habit solely worsened the scenario, it was necessary for the group to have a powerful assist system from household and neighborhood members for them to get on with their lives.
“Free your thoughts and alter the way in which you consider them (former addicts). Help them via the street to restoration, change your unfavorable perceptions of them.
“I’m assured with this sort of assist, a number of AADK shoppers will have the ability to lead a affluent and pleased life with their households,“ he mentioned in his speech on the AADK Nationwide Month and Fly the Jalur Gemilang celebration at a rehabilitation centre right here at the moment.
Additionally current had been AADK deputy director-general (Administration), Chan Hong Jin and Negeri Sembilan Data Division director, Sabarudin Yeop Hamza.
He mentioned discrimination and unfavorable perspective in direction of former addicts have been the principle triggers of relapse.
“Though former addicts have gone via therapy and rehabilitation programmes, some nonetheless discover it tough to be accepted by the neighborhood or their household,” he added.
Sutekno mentioned some AADK shoppers went again to their previous habits as a result of they had been solid apart, handled as unworthy and hit with harsh phrases.
He mentioned 14,008 out of 44,754 AADK shoppers reached restoration degree as assessed via the Remedy and Care Restoration Index (CCRI) set final 12 months.
“AADK is concentrating on 75 per cent of shoppers remaining in restoration this 12 months, and as of at the moment, over 6,000 shoppers are present process the institutional therapy and rehabilitation programme at 30 centres nationwide,“ he mentioned. –Bernama