Nearly 3,000 cases supported with drug-screening facilities

Monday 17/08/2020 08:00

VGP – HIV-Addiction Technology Transfer Center supported facilities to screen drug use for nearly 3,000 cases.

In addition, the project also helped 246 medium-risk patients with ATS use and provided social support for 105 drug addicts using Methadone treatment. 

According to the statistics of the Ministry of Public Security, as of December 2019, as many as 235,214 drug addicts had management profiles, 67.5% of whom (including 53,000 people using Methadone treatment) are drug users at community, 13.5% are drug addicts at rehabilitation centers and 19% are imprisoned. 

After three-year implementation, the project, worth US$247,000, organized 32 direct and online training courses for more than 1,000 managers at State agencies from central to local levels.

The University of California Los Angeles Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, through the support of a cooperative agreement with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will work to develop an HIV-Addiction Technology Transfer Center (VHATTC) in Viet Nam.

The purpose of the VHATTC is to reduce the individual and societal harm due to HIV and substance use disorders (SUDs) in Viet Nam. 

Based at Ha Noi Medical University (HMU), the VHATTC will do the following: organize training programs for counselors and medical professionals; develop partnerships between HMU leaders, policymakers, and health professionals; and promote the principles of recovery-oriented systems of care.

By Thuy Dung

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