Caloocan City has rolled out a comprehensive rehabilitation program for drug addicts after the successful graduation of its first batch of trainors who underwent its Community-Assisted Rehab and Recovery Out-patient Training System (Carrots).
Mayor Oscar Malapitan, who is also the chairman of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council, ordered the speedy implementation of the community-based out-patient drug rehabilitation program.
The council recently concluded the training of the first batch of Carrots counselors in Buena Park Sports Complex, University Hills, Caloocan City.
Resource persons from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Philippine National Police taught participants basic knowledge of the Comprehensive Drugs Act.
They also gave a national and local situationer on the proliferation of illegal drugs and explained how to activate the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils through Operation Masa Masid.