Drug-free home stickers will soon dot households throughout Bohol as part of the barangay drug-clearing campaign.
This is to pair with the provincial government’s Community Based Rehabilitation Program Without Walls (CBRP-WoW).
Gov. Edgar Chatto announced that the drug-free home stickers have already been delivered to the Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO).
Since it will be implemented at the barangay level, the provincial government will call all barangay health workers (BHWs) and barangay nutrition scholars in batches for capacity building seminars on its implementation.
Chatto said the seminars will be scheduled this month and in October since the BHWs and BNS will have to take their turns in six batches to make sure that all of them will be attended to.
The barangay secretaries already had their briefing last year on the CBRP-WoW, Chatto said.
During such gathering of the barangay secretaries, Chatto said he announced the planned drug-clearing in the barangays through household level.
Purok leaders also had their meetings already in relation to the campaign.
Chatto said the provincial government already set the timetable for the launch of the drug clearing at household level in the barangays .
He explained that each household is assigned a code number that will reflect in the drug-free home sticker.
Households that are drug-free will get their stickers.
Households that are not yet cleared will be assisted by the barangay leaders in going through the process to avail of the CBRP-WoW until they get cleared which means family members involved in illegal drugs are already out of the vice.
In the campaign, the BHWs and BNS will take charge of keeping the list of cleared households.
The BHWs and BNS will actually be leading the community participation in the voluntary submission approach in the campaign against illegal drugs under the CBRP-WoW.
Chatto also clarified that placing drug-free home stickers is not intended to discriminate households that are not cleared of drugs.
It is just a way to raise awareness of the community of its role in the campaign against illegal drugs.
Chatto also noted that some barangays already have their desks that cater to voluntary submission for CBRP-WOW.
The Department of Interior and Local Government DILG, Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (MADAC) and the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council under the mayors, and the Barangay Anti- Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) under the barangay captains will be there to monitor the progress of BHWs and the BNS in this program.
Former DILG Sec. Ismael Sueno introduced “Oplan Hangyu” in February this year where the drug-free home sticker strategy is a component.
Sueno suggested the drug-free home stickers after the PNP initially withdrew from the war on drugs as an alternative, being a nonviolent approach.
After about a month, the provincial government launched the Center For Drug Education and Counselling (CEDEC) which “operates as the primary educational, psychosocial and health care provider of persons with substance use disorder (PSUD).
It is established based on Provincial Ordinance 14, series of 1997, creating the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) wherein Section 10 provides for the Establishment of the Center for Drug Education and Counselling.
CEDEC, which is housed in the Oak Brook Building at Acacia Drive in the city, serves as “a friendly holistic learning and counseling center for the recovery and healing of persons with substance use disorder, living in a drug-free Boholano community”.
It offers short-term, time limited approach that includes assessment, counselling, psychotherapy and psychiatry.
It also offers crisis intervention, referral and outreach services; and designed to promote recovery through peer support, socialization, education and training.
The CEDEC program components include psychosocial services, health services, referral services, peer support group services, spiritual wellness and religious services, after-care and follow up services, and outreach services.
The provincial government also ensures the capacity development of CEDEC service providers.
Service providers are also provided with competency enhancement as to the recent trends of patient care as a continuing process in coordination with Countryside Development Program-Purok Power Movement (CDP-PPM) and CBRP-WoW.