74 former drug users complete rehab in NoCot town.
Seventy-four former drug personalities in the town of Arakan in North Cotabato have completed their recovery therapy under the local government's Community Drug Rehabilitation Program (CDRP) on Tuesday.
Xhander Khan Gacho, Arakan Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) coordinator, said the 74 former drug personalities -- also known as Persons Who Used Illegal Drugs (PWUD)--consisted of individuals who voluntarily subjected themselves to rehabilitation.
Gacho said the PWUDs underwent a series of seminars, detoxification, sessions on how to avoid the drug menace and make a living with dignity, before marching and receiving their certificates at the graduation rites held at the town gymnasium.
He said the graduates "are now reformed and are ready to begin a new chapter of their lives that is away from drugs.'
'Each of them also received PHP5,000 cash assistance to start their livelihood like managing an eatery, barber tools, small farm equipment, among others,' Gacho said in a phone interview.
He said the MADAC will closely monitor the recipients to ensure they will stay away from illegal drugs