Pasig jails to help reform detained drug addicts

August 18, 2019

DUE to increasing numbers of jailed drug addicts, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Pasig City recently launched a drug recovery intervention program for inmates who can not afford treatment and rehabilitation.

Pasig City Jail Warden Superintendent Emmanuel Tolentino led the launching of Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad (KKDK) aimed to provide counseling of jailed drug dependents.

Tolentino said KKDK is a psycho-educational drug recovery intervention program introduced by the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP). It is an institution- and community–    based drug rehabilitation that provides counselling modules on drug recovery skills, life skills, and family skills.

Under the program, the rehabilitation of inmates will be conducted inside the jail facility which would be closely supervised by trained BJMP personnel, officers of the Anti–Drug Abuse Council of Pasig City (ADCOP) and Substance Abuse Treatment Office of Pasig (SATOP).

“Sa dami ng nahuli in line sa campaign ng government against illegal drugs na dinadala sa rehab centers and facilities, hindi na ma-accommodate na kailangan mag-undergo ng rehabilitation,” Tolentino said.

Under the program, inmates will undergo a two-hour session once a week for six months inside Pasig City Jail. Over 600 inmates are set to undergo the program at Pasig City Jail.