The Caloocan City Anti-Drug Abuse Council is set to inaugurate on Friday, Oct. 19, the “Kanlungan,” the country’s first ever comprehensive drug rehabilitation complex that will offer residential treatment, reformation under Balay Silangan program, outpatient services, and a community-based rehab pod.
Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan said Kanlungan is a shelter for drug dependents who aim to turn themselves into productive members of the society.
“With the Kanlungan, we believe that it will strengthen our rehabilitation program as we want to give our drug surrenderers second chance in life,” Malapitan said.
Kanlungan, which is located beside the Caloocan City North Medical Center, is part of the city’s multi-awarded Community-Assisted Rehabilitation and Recovery of Out-patient Treatment and Training System program.
So far, the city’s anti-drug abuse program has successfully reformed 433 former drug users who are once again productive citizens.