Published: Monday October 1, 2012 MYT 11:34:00 PM
UN body suggests countries use M'sia's approach in tackling drug abuse
KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has acknowledged Malaysia's successful approach in tackling drug abuse, with good response from the addicts who come voluntarily for treatment and rehabilitation.
UNODC representative Gary Lewis, at the first day meeting of the 2nd Regional Consultation on Compulsory Centres For Drug Users (CCDUs) here, suggested that the member countries introduce the same approach.
The Malaysia National Anti-Drugs Agency, in a statement, said the delegates to the meeting would also visit the 1Malaysia Cure and Care Clinic in Sungai Besi to have a closer look at the transformed treatment and rehabilitation programme there.
The 1Malaysia Cure and Care Clinic is a day activity centre introduced by the agency on July 17, 2010 for those seeking services to overcome their drug problem.
The 2nd Regional Consultation on CCDUs was also attended by NADA director-general Puan Sri Zuraidah Mohamed and delegates from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, besides Malaysia. - Bernama