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Mayor Sara underlines community support to city’s drug rehab program

Davao City- Mayor Inday Sara Duterte underscored the need for stronger support to the city’s Community-based Rehabilitation and After Care Program (CBRAP) to gain success as she lamented the challenges facing the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) in the rehab of drug reformists.

“Usually the user wanted to change but they cannot get any support from their family and their community. So it is a challenge for CADAC to encourage the barangays to come up with a program that will support drug users who want to be rehabilitated,” Mayor Sara said.

The mayor said that one of the reasons why a barangay cannot focus on creating a program for drug reformist because it has many problems that needed an immediate solution.

“We intend to push for the initiative at the barangay level, through our CADAC, a program that will help them (drug reformists) in their rehabilitation,” she said.

She noted the drug reformists who availed of the plea bargaining agreement that will undergo a three-month intensive rehabilitation supervised by the CADAC before they are turned over to the barangay for community rehabilitation.

Mayor Sara emphasized on the role of the barangay in the rehabilitation of those who availed of the plea bargain. She said the acceptance of the community creates a social impact on them. CIO

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