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Mexican police arrest 3 over rehab center attack that left 27 dead

Jul 06, 2020 - 2:34 PM

The suspects are captured in a swoop by special forces, the prosecutor's office says on Twitter, calling the incident a 'heinous crime'

CRIME SCENE. Members of the National Guard walk near the crime scene where 24 people were killed in Irapuato, Guanajuato state, Mexico, on July 1, 2020.  Photo by Mario Armas/AFP

25 dead in Azerbaijan drug rehab center fire

Mar 02, 2018 - 8:48 PM

It took some 3 hours for 10 squads of firefighters and rescuers from the emergencies ministry to extinguish the blaze, the APA news agency reports

FIRE. Police officers cordon off the site of a fire in a drug rehabilitation clinic in Baku on March 2, 2018. Photo by Tofik Babyev/AFP

Ayala turns over new drug rehab center to Marawi LGU

Jan 31, 2018 - 1:31 PM

The P30-million Siyapen Center is the first community-based drug rehabilitation center in the ARMM

SIYAPEN CENTER. A new drug rehabilitation center in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

DDB 'supports' operation of mega drug rehab in Nueva Ecija

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The Dangerous Drugs Board's latest statement comes over a week after its chairperson, Dionisio Santiago, was sacked for criticizing the 10,000-bed facility in Fort Magsaysay

MILITARY LAND. The rehab dorms have been built on military land. File photo from the Department of Health

Drug rehab to get P2 billion cut under 2018 nat'l budget

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:22 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial says the budget removed from the centers will be used instead for funding barangay and rural health units

Rehab advocates can work with Duterte gov't in 'healing' addicts – priest

May 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Father Luciano Felloni known for his healing not killing community based rehabilitation program in Caloocan City says that the drug problem is neither a police nor a health issue but a developmental issue

A DEVELOPMENT PROBLEM. Reverend Father Lucanio Felloni says that the drug problem is beyond a health issue.

Psych interventions needed in drug rehab programs – expert

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The Psychological Association of the Philippines spearheads the Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad a program that trains community volunteers in facilitating drug rehabilitation

COMMUNITY FACILITATORS. By the end of the training, volunteers from the Diocese of Caloocan and Our Lady of Assumption Parish are set to implement the modules in their communities. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Parish in Manila launches anti-drug dependency program

Oct 24, 2016 - 1:15 PM

This program will take a holistic approach – psychological physical spiritual and social – to turn around the lives of drug dependents

PHOTO-OP. Volunteers, officials and policemen join together for a photo after a Eucharistic mass was held for the ceremonial launch of the Anti-Drug Dependency for LIFE Ministry on Sunday, October 23.

Gov't 'making use of whatever is available' for drug rehab in PH

Sep 25, 2016 - 3:27 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says various government agencies are working together to provide treatment and rehabilitation to surrendered drug personalities

What's a day like inside a private drug rehab center?

Sep 10, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The Bridges of Hope rehabilitation center tries to simulate a structured life for its residents

Part 2: The dangers of the Dangerous Drugs Act

Aug 28, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Finger pointing between government agencies as well as the lack of funds hamper the fight against illegal drugs

Inside the brain of a drug user

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Psychiatrists say the effect of drugs on the brain could be so damaging as to cause paranoia even months after a person has already stopped using the substance

War on drugs: Rehabilitation must be more than a knee-jerk reaction

Aug 18, 2016 - 4:12 PM

But with more drug users surrendering by the day government cannot afford to tarry in providing much needed interventions for Filipinos who ve made the first step away from drugs

REHABILITATION. Filipino suspected drug users and pushers participate in exercises after voluntarily surrendering in Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2016. File photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Please don't kill my father

Aug 16, 2016 - 5:00 PM

I know for sure that just like me there are daughters of drug addicts out there who would choose to send their fathers to institutions that will care for them

San Miguel to donate P1B for drug rehab centers

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Rehabilitation is crucial to providing drug dependents a chance at restoring their lives and becoming part of the solution to a better Philippines says Ramon Ang

GOV'T SUPPORT. 'In the fight against illegal drugs, rehabilitation is crucial to providing drug dependents a chance at restoring their lives and becoming part of the solution to a better Philippines,' San Miguel President and COO Ramon Ang says. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Learning from Davao: Health chief eyes community-based drug rehab

Jul 06, 2016 - 1:25 PM

The Department of Health s regional offices are told to really prioritize community based rehabilitation centers in the country

LOOK: Davao City’s rehab centers for drug addicts, youth offenders

May 01, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Despite Rodrigo Duterte s harsh words for drug addicts and criminals not all of them end up dead in Davao City

'THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY.' Residents of the Davao City Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents listen to medical students on April 28, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler