CWDO says 50 PWUDs complete rehab sessions in 1st half of 2022

CWDO says 50 PWUDs complete rehab sessions in 1st half of 2022

The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO)  said 50 out of 218 enrolled people who use drugs (PWUDs) in the Community Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP) it conducted from January to June this year have completed their sessions with negative results of random drug testing.

This was reported by social welfare officer 2 Coralie Dulnuan during the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) 2nd Quarter Meeting, June 28 and 29, led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Department of the Interior and Local Government Baguio Office Dir. Millicent Carino.  The two-day activity was organized by the Special Services Division under officer-in-charge Michelle Agbuya.

The remaining PWUDs are continuously attending sessions facilitated by the CSWDO and various faith-based organizations, she added.

Dulnuan said her office also held Alcohol Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) during the six-month period for 69 PWUDs with 68 to undergo brief intervention and one to be enrolled in the CBDRP.

The CSWDO’s After-Care Program for PWUDs includes its relapse prevention program where 77 are currently enrolled; attendance to trainings and seminars; continuous provision of social services based on their needs like food, medical and educational assistance, counseling, and more; and community involvement such as food for work in the barangay as part of the Anti-Dengue clean up drive.

Upcoming CSWDO activities are an Anti-Drug Abuse Symposium in Observance of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week in November and capability building for CADAC members and PWUD graduates, Dulnuan disclosed. – Gaby B. Keith