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DDB welcomes additional budget for support to treatment and rehabilitation

The Dangerous Drugs Board expressed its gratitude to the House of Representatives for the additional P240 million budget for the establishment of community based treatment and rehabilitation facilities all over the country. This was included in House Bill 4228 or General Appropriations Act of 2020.

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DDB vows to support the implementation of recommendations presented during the nat’l drugs summit

The Dangerous Drugs Board, in partnership with the Supreme Court and Philippine Judicial Academy convened representatives of the executive, legislative and the judiciary for a National Summit on Dangerous Drugs Law last Thursday, October 3, at the Manila Hotel.

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DDB Lauds Filipino’s Support for the Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) welcomes the latest SWS Survey showing an 82% satisfaction rate on the government’s campaign against illegal drugs in the country.

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DOST joins DDB, other government agencies in the implementation of PADS

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) led the institutionalization of the Philippine Anti-Illegal Drugs Strategy to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Orientation-Workshop for DOST Central Office, Regional Offices, and Attached Agencies.

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PHILIPPINES TO ASSUME AS CHAIR OF THE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION CLUSTER OF THE ASEAN SENIOR OFFICIALS ON DRUG MATTERS

In Photo: The Philippines officially accepts the chairmanship of the Treatment and Rehabilitation Cluster of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Drug Matters from Director General Dato’ Sri Zulkifli Bin Abdullah of the National Anti-Drugs Agency of Malaysia.

Senior officials from the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) are in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the 40th Meeting of ASEAN Senior Officials on Drug Matters (ASOD). The annual high-level discussion provides a platform for significant international and regional cooperation highlighting important aspects of the ASEAN Work Plan in Securing Communities Against Illicit Drugs. Concerns range from Law Enforcement, Preventive Education, Alternative Development, Treatment and Rehabilitation to Research.

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DDB convenes SK Federation Presidents in General Santos City

After the passage of the SK Reform Law, the Dangerous Drugs Board puts premium to drug abuse prevention education as a way of strengthening the commitment of the Sangguniang Kabataan in President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs.

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DDB Statement on the adoption of Iceland’s Resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) expresses its dismay at the ill-informed action of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to proceed with its preliminary investigation on the violations which have purportedly been committed by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in the course of its campaign against illegal drugs.

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DDB recognizes secondary schools with outstanding anti-drug program for the youth

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) holds an awarding ceremony to recognize winners of the Search for Outstanding Barkada Kontra Droga (BKD) implementers in secondary schools today, July 12, at Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas City.

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DDB statement on the UN Resolution to investigate alleged “drug killings” in the Philippines

The Dangerous Drugs Board denounces the draft resolution filed by Iceland at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) to investigate drug-related killings in the Philippines.

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PROFILE OF DRUG ABUSERS
(Facility Based)*
CY 2012

AGE : Mean age of 29 years
SEX : Ratio of male to female 10:1
CIVIL STATUS : Single 52.11%
STATUS OF EMPLOYMENT : Unemployed 38.67%
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT : College Level 32.22%
ECONOMIC STATUS : Average Monthly Family Income Php 15,789
PLACE OF RESIDENCE : Urban (Specifically NCR 47.70%)
DURATION OF DRUG - TAKING : More than six (6) years
NATURE OF DRUG - TAKING : Poly drug use**
DRUGS/SUBSTANCES OF ABUSE :
                                           Methamphetamine Hydrochloride (Shabu)
                                           Cannabis (Marijuana)
                                           Inhalants (Contact Cement Adhesive)

* Residential and Out-Patient Facilities
** Poly drug users - abuse of more than one (1) drug

DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS

       There were more males than female clients, ratio of 10:1. The mean age remained to be 29 years old, youngest, is 8 years old while the eldest is 73 years old. The highest percentage belongs to age group of 30 to 34 with 566 or 20.63%.

       More than half of the center clients are single (52.11%) followed by married (27.88%), 14.83% with live-in partners and 3.97% were separated prior to rehabilitation.

       As to educational attainment, 701 or 25.55% have reached high school while 884 or 32.22% were able to reach college level.

       With regard to the status of employment, 38.67% were unemployed and 17.09% were either skilled or unskilled workers prior to their stay in the centers. Their average monthly family income is Php 15,789.


REPORTED CASES BY GENDER
(Facility Based)*
CY 2012

                                                    MALE             FEMALE       GRAND TOTAL
TYPE OF ADMISSION No. % No. % No. %
NEW ADMISSION 1,990 72.52 202 7.36 2,192 79.88
RE-ADMISSION 377 13.74 27 0.98 404 14.72
OUT-PATIENT 125 4.56 23 0.84 148 5.39
TOTAL 2,492 90.82 252 9.18 2,744 100.00

* Total Reported Cases from Residential and Out-Patient Facilities

CY 2012 ANALYSIS

       For the year 2012, twenty-nine (29) residential treatment and one (1) outpatient facilities reported to the Integrated Drug Abuse Data and Information Network (IDADIN). These facilities reported a total admission of 2,744 drug cases. Of this number, 79.88% or 2,192 were new admission, 14.72% or 404 were relapse cases and 5.39% or 148 were referrals from outpatient facilities.

       A decrease of 9.74% was recorded from previous year which can be attributed to the following reasons: financial constraints encountered by families with drug dependents, strict implementation of law, and diversion to other forms of vices such as gambling, computer games, etc.


MOST COMMONLY USED/ABUSED DRUGS/SUBSTANCES
(Facility Based)*
CY 2012

DRUGS USED / ABUSED NEW ADMISSION RE-ADMISSION OUT-PATIENT GRAND TOTAL % based on the total number of responses (3,472) % based on the total number of admissions (2,744)
1. Methamphetamine Hydrochloride(Shabu) 1,734 377 56 2,167 62.41 78.97
2. Cannabis (Marijuana) 772 128 34 934 26.90 34.04
3. Inhalants (Contact Cement, Adhesive) 108 3 18 129 3.72 4.70
4. Solvent 39 2 13 54 1.56 1.97
5. Cocaine 33 18   51 1.47 1.86
6. Benzodiazepines (Diazepam) 35 14   49 1.41 1.79
7. MDMA (Ecstasy) 20 9 1 30 0.86 1.09
8. Nalbuphine Hydrochloride (Nubain) 14 3   17 0.49 0.62

* Reported Cases from Residential and Out-Patient Facilities

       Methamphetamine Hydrochloride commonly known as “Shabu” is the number one drug of abuse with 2,167 cases, followed by Cannabis or Marijuana with 934 cases. Abuse of Contact Cement like rugby with 129 cases was also noted. The nature of drug taking remained to be poly-drug use.

       The routes of administration are inhalation/sniffing and oral ingestion.