World Anti-Drug Day marked in Vietnam

(VOVWORLD) - Activities to mobilize the public to help drug-rehabilitated people re-integrate into the community are underway across Vietnam to mark World Anti-Drugs Day, June 26. Vietnam’s National Anti-Drug Day is also observed on this occasion.
World Anti-Drug Day marked in Vietnam - ảnh 1Activities are underway to mark World Anti-Drugs Day and Vietnam’s National Anti-Drug Day, June 26 (Photo:

Da Nang city has introduced drug rehabilitation model which involves support from the community and families of drug addicts. After one year of implementing the model, more than 300 drug users have reintegrated into the community. Ms Nguyen Thi Thuan is Head of the Hoa Hai Communal Women's Association in Da Nang: “There are certain difficulties because drug addicts tend to be reckless. We should sympathize with them to change them.”

The B93 post-rehabilitation club in Mai Dich ward, Hanoi, was set up in 2005. It helps drug addicts give up drugs and create a good environment for them. The club also helps them get loans to start a business. Le Minh Xu is Head of the Club: “Most of the club members are poor. We asked the communal administration to loan them money to do business. In the beginning, many families hesitated to meet us to talk about their problems. I just want to help them.”

Ba Ria Vung Tau province has approved a project to provide free consultancy and treatment for drug addicts. Other localities have continued mobilizing resources to help drug users rehabilitate themselves and reintegrate into the community.