The Department of Health accredited the Community Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP) plan of Antipolo. The City Health Office, headed by Dr. Concepcion G. Lat thanked the DOH after receiving the certification of the city’s accreditation.

Community Based Drug Rehabilitation (CBDR) is an integrated model for helping persons who use drugs (PWUDs). It includes screening, treatment, recovery and family support, and aftercare and reintegration.

The best practices – implemented through coordination of all local government officials in the city, barangay and sitio levels – enumerated by the CBDR has been a tremendous help for residents of Antipolo.

Antipolo is the first city or municipality in Rizal to receive the accreditation and the fifth in Region 4A (CALABARZON).

The success of the program can be traced to the close cooperation by the Antipolo City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ACADAC) headed by Dodie Coronado, the City Health Office (CHO) and the local barangays.

The CBRP is a holistic approach in rehabilitating drug personalities. The program aims to focus on the healing of the body, mind, and soul thorough counseling and other therapeutic sessions, and to restore and reconnect the patients with his/her family through various interventions.

The Community-Based Rehabilitation Program (CBRP) is one of the three pillars of MASA MASID. Communities need to plan and implement research-based prevention programs to address substance abuse. Among the actions to be taken by communities include identifying, assessing needs and community readiness and motivating the community to take action.