Drug Rehab

Local Business’s help to build drug rehabs

Some 13 business leaders have agreed to fund the construction of various rehabilitation centers that will be used in the reformation of about 700,000 drug dependents from all over the country.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that in the initial discussions, the business leaders expressed their willingness to donate funds for the immediate construction of the rehabilitation centers which are urgently needed in view of the rising number of drug users who have voluntarily surrendered.
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Family and Church key to Drug Rehabs

Vice President Leni Robredo said on Tuesday, September 6, that the participation of the family and the church was key in the success of drug rehabilitation programs.

Specifically, she said, Naga City drug dependents were a beneficiary of a drug rehabilitation program initiated by her husband, the late interior secretary Jesse Robredo who served as long-time mayor of Naga City.


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Rehab Programs in Jail

Unfortunately, the drug epidemic does not seem to be slowing down. In turn, overcrowding at the Madison County Detention Center is not going away either.

Judge/Executive Reagan Taylor wants to “move from maintaining a place where we house inmates and create a place where we heal inmates.”

The Jail Task Force, which was commissioned by Taylor, recommends building a new jail in their report. With overcrowding a key issue, the lack of space limits the county’s ability to provide programs that could significantly reduce the number of repeat offenders, whether it is substance abuse prevention programs, educational training or faith-based counseling.

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