A conference was held in Hanoi on April 16 to discuss a model to provide psychological support and consultations for drug addicts before the court gives decisions on compulsory detoxification methods to them.
Officers of the Ministry of National Defence on October 17 held a working session with a delegation of US congressmen on the settlement of war consequences in Vietnam.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a directive on intensifying drug prevention, control and detoxification with the target to reduce the supply, demand and impact of drugs.
VOV.VN - One notable bright spot in Vietnam- China cooperation is the high-stakes struggle with powerful drug gangs, says the Ministry of Public Security.
Hanoi aims to provide methadone treatment for 8,500 drug addicts across the city in 2016.
Nearly 20,000 new drug users are recorded in Vietnam every year, it was reported at a conference to share experience in detoxification and re-integration of ex-addicts into society held in Hanoi on December 25.
The head of Ho Chi Minh City's Psychological Hospital has recommended that drug addicts be given mental-health therapy after they complete detoxification services.
(VOV) -By the end of September 2014, Vietnam had more than 204,000 drug addicts, four times higher than the figure reported two decades ago.
(VOV) -A delegation led by Vietnam War Veterans Association Deputy Chairman Lt. Gen. Phung Khac Dang has met with US war veterans in Washington D.C on July 24.
(VOV) -The project to decontaminate the environmental pollution caused by dioxin left at the Danang International Airport after the war is currently underway.
A young man who was allegedly shocked after using drugs killed two girls and wounded four others, including his mother and sister, in Dong Nai Province on June 20.
A conference was held in Hanoi on March 12 to review the implementation of two UN-funded projects on preventing drug abuse among ethnic minorities and providing technical assistance for treatment and rehabilitation at medical centres and in the community.
Well organized rings have begun offering contract prostitution, recruiting educated, attractive girls to work under contract, technically as secretaries or assistants, for entrepreneurs, an official of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has said.
Vietnam and the US have taken a further step toward overcoming the consequences of Agent Orange/Dioxin, according to an official of the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA).