MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, we’ve all heard about his bloody battle against drugs. He has promised the public that he will suppress the problem within 3 to 6 months of his presidency.
The war, undoubtedly, has made a great impact with thousands upon thousands of self-confessed drug addicts and drug dealers voluntarily surrendering to the authorities. Also, the crime rate in the country has seen a significant decrease compared with previous years.
To help surrenderees, a ‘mega rehabilitation facility,’ the first of four, is currently being built in Nueva Ecija. The massive 10-hectare property is “expected to accommodate 10,000 recovering drug patients in the country.”
Recently, a new video shared by Mocha Uson Blog on Facebook has shed some light about how the Philippine National Police (PNP) are working to help addicts and dealers to rebuild their lives through training and employment. The video, done by Jojo Larga Recio depicts the lighter, lesser-known side of the President’s war on drugs.
Recio wrote on his Facebook post:
“The government’s drive to eliminate the problem on drugs can only be successful if us, the private citizens and private corporations will do our share.
“On our part, we opted not to be critical about it. Instead, we thought of ways on how we can help the government. After all, it is the welfare of our children and the next generation which is at stake.
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
You can watch the video here:
The video quickly gained viral as it has so far attracted over 1 million views, 33,000 likes, and 31,000 shares in less than 24 hours after it was uploaded online.
How Can I Help A Drug Addict To Change For Good?
According to HealthDirect:
“When someone has chosen to seek help with their drug use, they may be anxious about what’s in store for them. One way that you could support them is by being understanding about how they’re feeling, while encouraging them in the changes they’ve chosen to make.
“For many people, taking action to deal with their drug misuse is just the start, and maintaining the changes they’ve made may be the most difficult part. Recognising situations that could trigger their drug misuse, and trying to avoid these, could help. If the person you care for does lapse back into drug misuse, you can encourage them to seek help, for example by keeping in contact with local support services.”