Daytop Prevention and Recovery Center for Drug Denpendency
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Region:||Southern and Eastern Asia|
||The Yunnan Institute of Drug Dependency Prevention and Treatment is the only specialized, comprehensive organization under the Public Health Ministry which engages in drug dependency treatment, recovery and prevention as well as training and international cooperation on drug abuse issues. The experienced Institute staff includes national- and international-level specialists as well as physicians graduated from normal academies. Many of them have been to the USA, Hong Kong, Germany, Thailand and other countries for training and study.
The Institute cooperates extensively with international drug prohibition organizations in the fields of detoxification, recovery and drug abuse prevention. It has achieved international recognition as a specific executive organization of the cooperative program of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) under the United Nation's International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP). The Institute is prestigious nationally and internationally and was appointed sponsor of the Therapy League of Asia in 1999. It provides training and instructions for drug control in Yunnan province.
The Institute's activities in China include operation of eight outpatient clinics and a center for management and residential treatment in Kunming, as well as the Sino-American Daytop Drug Abstention and Recovery Village, which is run in cooperation with the Daytop Organization, an American-based drug treatment and rehabilitation organization. The clinics provide imported methadone for taper services and undertake drug abuse counseling and education programs. The rehabilitation course includes clinic consultations, outpatient and inpatient detoxification treatments, psychological recovery treatments, Naltrexone maintenance treatments and subsequent nursing care. Self-help and mutual-help patient groups may be formed as a part of the course to help patients get through the acute abstinence period and steadily to increase their willpower to remain drug-free. Psychological treatment, behavior rectification, communication, exercise, and life- and job-related skills training are also included in this course. Family therapy prompts communication and understanding and thus helps patients to gain the support of their families and society. Patients finally develop sufficient courage to face their families, society and themselves and to keep healthy. Some patients rehabilitated through this therapy have remained drug-free for 7 years and counting.