[health-vn] Drug addicts to be offered home rehabilitation
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Tue Mar 31 11:20:25 EST 2009
Drug addicts to be offered home rehabilitation
21:02' 30/03/2009 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Drug addicts are to be encouraged to receive rehabilitation
at home or in the community, a draft by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and
Social Affairs proposes.
The ministry is seeking approval from the Government for its proposals.
Anyone who is not willing to under go rehabilitation will be coerced into
receiving help in the community.
Rehabilitation lasts between 6-12 months.
Drug addicts or their guardians will be able to report their condition to
authorities to receive help.
People’s committees’ chairpersons will implement rehabilitation measures for
those who choose not to receive help.
The Government will consider exempting charges for help or providing support to
needy addicts, homeless teens and people receiving social benefits.
The rehabilitation program at home or the community is not open to those who
have to receive rehabilitation at centers or those who have used heroin.
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