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Vietnam to increase treatment for drug addicts

Vietnam to increase treatment for drug addicts

Despite difficulties in its implementation, Vietnam is utterly resolute in its plan to scale up the number of facilities that provide voluntary and diversified services of treatment to 200,000 drug addicts by 2020.

Breakout occurs at second rehab facility in southern Vietnam

Breakout occurs at second rehab facility in southern Vietnam

A rehabilitation center in the southern Vietnamese province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau is dealing with the aftermath of a riot which led to the escape of 200 drug addicts from the venue, the second event of this type to hit the country in the past month.

Over 500 drug addicts escape from rehabilitation center

Over 500 drug addicts escape from rehabilitation center

More than 500 inmates in a drug rehabilitation center in the southern province of Dong Nai, around 100 kilometers (62 miles) to the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, struck down its gates and escaped on October 23.

HCM City: community-based drug detoxification model effective

HCM City: community-based drug detoxification model effective

The model of detoxification for drug addicts in family and community has proved to be effective after one year of implementation in Ho Chi Minh City, the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs reported on October 14.

Binh Phuoc strengthens community-based drug detoxification

Binh Phuoc strengthens community-based drug detoxification

The southern province of Binh Phuoc currently has 1,371 drug addicts, 1,177 of whom are living in the community under the province’s programme on drug detoxification at the community, reported the provincial police.

Nam Dinh encourages methadone treatment at private facilities

Nam Dinh encourages methadone treatment at private facilities

The northern province of Nam Dinh said on August 11 that it would promote methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) at private health facilities to improve the effectiveness of intervention programmes aimed at minimising harm to high-risk groups, especially drug addicts.