This portal is meant to help Local Government Units and other organizations in the establishment of community-based treatment and rehabilitation network of services in their localities.
On September 19, 2016, the Dangerous Drugs Board passed Board Regulation No. 4, Series of 2016, entitled “OPLAN SAGIP – Guidelines on Voluntarily Surrender of Drug Users and Dependents and Monitoring Mechanism of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Campaigns.” Apart from establishing clear guidelines in dealing with drug personalities who voluntarily submit themselves to authorities, the regulation also mandated Local Government Units (LGUs) through their Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (ADACs) to facilitate the establishment of community-based treatment and rehabilitation services and interventions to surrenderers found to be of low-risk or having mild substance use disorder.
In 2019, a Technical Working Group (TWG) composed of experts from various government and private institutions convened to revisit, consolidate and update the policies on providing interventions to surrenderers for more efficient implementation of programs and services essentially amending Board Regulation No. 4, Series of 2016.
Board Regulation No. 7, Series of 2019 (Download the Board Regulation here) intends to consolidate and update the existing policies and procedures in handling Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) who surrendered to the authorities, to include the guidelines issued b the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on the mechanisms to monitor compliance with Republic Act 9165 at the barangay level. It also aims to address the following concerns:
- The traditional clinical biomedical paradigm upon which the client flow was written needs to migrate to a public health approach, like case management rather than patient treatment.
- A Drug Dependency Examination (DDE) is indicated only for PWUDs who are determined, after initial screening, to have “high” risk of drug use and other risky behaviors. The new mechanism will empower other paramedical to do screening consistent with sound clinical management.
Client Flow for Wellness and Recovery from Substance-Related Issues
This algorithm is based on the provisions of the new Board Regulation that LGUs and other service providers must follow in handling surrenderers.
Guidance for Community-Based Treatment and Care Services for People Affected by Drug Use and Dependence in the Philippines
This document is intended to guide health professionals and other key stakeholders like Local Government Units involved in the response to drug use and dependence in the Philippines. It is hoped that structural responses to drug dependence will be enhanced upon adaptation of the guidance – toward a voluntary community-based approach. (Click here to view or download the Guidance Document)
An app developed as a tool for health workers
Health workers in the communities may now download a mobile application that can serve as their guide in assessing Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUD) and referring them to appropriate interventions.
The e-mhGAP Intervention Guide is an app developed as a tool for health care workers. It contains guidance on mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings as provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and developed by Universal Projects and Tools (UniversalDoctor).
Download the application here.
Community-Based Treatment and Rehabilitation Models
Some LGUs have started to establish and operationalize their community-based treatment and rehabilitation programs. LGUs may implement different models depending on the available resources in the community. Here are some models currently operating in different localities.
|ANGONO GANAP NA PAG-ALALAY TUNGO SA BAGONG BUHAY||Quezon City Anti-Drug Abuse Council|
|Pre-Implementation||Voluntary Surrender||Stage 1
Collection and validation of information on the suspected illegal drug users
Coordination with LGUs and BADACs and other concerned NGOs for OPLAN TOKHANG
Creation of team for house visitation
Profiling of surrenderers (QC IDAPS)
Drug Dependency Evaluation (DDE)
Patient’s Assessment and Evaluation (Screening)
For patients with simple cases, proceed with the community-based rehab program.
|Implementation of Community-Based Rehabilitation Program||Seminars
For 6 weeks, 2 hours per session
Community-based Rehabilitation Program/
In coordination with DOH
Penal Provisions of RA 9165
“The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”
Drug Situation in the Philippines
Effects of Drug Abuse
1 hour per day for the next 5 Weeks
|Tulong Pang Hanap Buhay
Maximum of 3 months (12-15 weeks)
- Cash for Work Program
- Employment Referral Program
- Livelihood Training
- Technical Skills Training
- GVC for Employment Program (Internship Program)
|Monitoring||Mandatory Drug Testing
- For patients with positive result, regular assistance for Rehabilitation Treatment will be observed
- For patients with negative result, will officially graduate from the program and will be given a Certificate of Program Completion
There are also organizations that have offered their support and services for the rehabilitation of drug users and dependents in the communities. These can be tapped by LGUs to be part of their network of service providers.
Hopeburst (Gawad Kalinga)
- Establish community care centers
- Establish caretaker teams
- Create a multi-sectoral therapeutic community
Community-Based Treatment and Rehabilitation Components
- Individual and Group Activities
o Sessions on personal growth and development
o Family dialogues and activities
- Involvement of Community Projects
- Buddy System for
o Mutual help and guidance
o Healthy competition
o Achievement of tasks
- Establishment of support groups
- Monitoring and upgrade
SIPAG (Christ’s Commission Fellowship)
Community-Based Treatment and Rehabilitation Components
- Four Sessions on Family Focused Topics
To help restore the family through forgiveness and family relationship-strengthening messages to help them realize that drugs are just a by-product of a dysfunctional family.
o God’s Design for Families
o Forgiveness in the Family
o Rebuilding Trust in the Family
o Family as a Team
- Four Sessions on Recovery
To help the person realize the need for God, that we cannot change on our own and that Christ is the one who transforms.
o I Admit
- Four Sessions on Accountability
Help the participants see the importance of having a support group outside of the family. That we need people who will be accountable to us.
o True Friends
KATATAGAN KONTRA DROGA SA KOMUNIDAD (KKDK)
Resilience Against Drugs
A Community-based Drug Treatment Program
Psychological Association of the Philippines
Evidence-based, culturally adapted program created in 2016 in partnership with the Quezon City Government. This was pilot-tested and has been revised several times to adjust to the PWUD’s needs.
Incorporates evidence-based treatments to substance use disorder including principles on:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Family Systems Therapy
The program is comprised of 15 modules: 12 individual modules and 3 family modules
- (6) Modules focusing on drug recovery skills
- (6) Modules on life skills
- (3) Family modules
- In addition, the CBTx manual also includes twelve (12) aftercare modules that can be used as support for sustained recovery post-program.
A new Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad Intensive Outpatient Program (KKDK-IOP) was created in partnership with the LGUs of Quezon City and Caloocan City to cater to pleabargainers. This was later on adapted by both the local Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (ADACs) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
Reporting of Interventions Provided to Surrenderers
LGUs are mandated to report the drug personalities who voluntarily surrendered in their respective localities and the interventions provided to them. Reports shall be submitted to the Policy Studies, Research and Statistics Division of the DDB. Submission of the reports shall be made quarterly.
Faith-Based Organizations that Provides Community-Based Treatment and Rehabilitation Services
Ako Ang Saklay Inc.
Luyos, San Antonio, Nueva Ecija
Rev. Fr. Arnold M. Abelardo
Archdiocese of Manila
Caritas Manila 2002, Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila
Rev. Fr. Bobby Dela Cruz
Buklod Pamilya, Inc.
#25 17th Avenue, Murphy, Quezon City
Ptr. Ivan M. Dela Pedra
Charismatic Cebu (Sugod Program)
Love of God Center, Yati, Liloan, Cebu
Fe M. Barino
27 First, Espina Village, B. Rodriguez St., Cebu City
Fr. Carmelo O. Diola
John Mark United Methodist Church,
No. 29 Peronoia St., Buenamar Subd.,
Novaliches, Quezon City
Ptr. Roger Gutierrez
National Auxiliary Chaplaincy Philippines, Inc. (NACPHIL)
MIBC Bldg., No. 6, Maria Clara St., Acacia, Malabon City
Bishop Manuel L. Valeroso
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Palmera Springs III Subd., Susano Road, Camarin 1442
Fr. Felloni Luciano
Prayer for the City for our Country, Inc.
5506 Hipodromo St., Brgy. Olympia, Makati City
Bishop Frederick Berry
La Colcha Hospitaller Center for Pastoral Care
1126 R. Hidalgo St., Quaipo, Manila
Bro. Bermin Panesa
(02) 7343174 loc. 113
Seventh Day Adventist Church
No. 20 Governor Pascual Ave., Potrero, Malabon City
Chaplain Rodolfo Alva R. Bautista, Jr.
(02) 361 8850 loc. 113
(02) 361 9918
Shalom International Catholic Charismatic Foundation Inc.
2/F Perlas Bldg., #646 Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Rev. Fr. Archie C. Guiriba, OFM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
13 Temple Drive, Corner White Plains and Greenmeadows Subdivision, Quezon City, 1110
Mary Ann Balen