NS AADK diversifies programmes to help former addicts

The Negeri Sembilan National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) will diversify its programme beginning next year to help former drug addicts and persons under surveillance (OKP) be completely cured of their addiction.

Its director Iskandar Turkee said they would be offered various skill trainings based on suitability and their interests.

“This includes agriculture, volunteering and other activities with the cooperation of the community and Village Management and Community Council, while their families would also be assisted.

“The programme would ensure they would have a job and their time would be filled with beneficial activities besides warding off community’s negative perception of former addicts,” he told reporters at the agency’s charity programme here today.

He said qualified OKP would also be given the opportunity to be ‘imam’ and placed at selected surau in the state.

Meanwhile, Iskandar said there were 2,386 former addicts registered under the Negeri Sembilan AADK from January to November this year.

He said proactive efforts and actions must be continuously implemented to ensure the zero addict target could be realised in the future.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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