Ho Chi Minh City has helped 10,500 rehabilitated addicts intergrate into the community, in which 62.5% of them completely have regained their health and found stable jobs for their lives, reported an official of HCMC branch of social evils prevention on Wednesday.
Rehabilitated addicts work at Nhi Xuan Rehab center, Hoc Mon Dictrist, HCM City. (Photo: Viet Dung)
According to Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thach, chief of HCMC branch of social evils prevention, their income per month is from VND800,000 to 1.2 million (US$50-75).
On the same day, delegations of supervisors from the Social Problems Committee of the National Assembly had meetings with rehab centers in HCM City and Binh Phuoc Province.
A report filed by the Binh Duc Rehab Center and the Center for Labor Education of HCMC Labor and Social Welfare Service stated that after four years the National Assembly’s project of rehabilitating drug addicts was successful in eradicating illiteracy for all addicts living here and providing treatment to 1,421 addicts.
Ms. Truong Thi Mai, chairman of Social Problems Committee of the National Assembly, said that it is necessary to increase the propagation of support for the drug addicts in the community.
That morning, Ms. Tanita Nakin, a consultant from the Thai Narcotics Control Board, led a delegation to Viet Nam to exchange the information about the experience with the HCMC departments and rehab centers.