Selangor Journal

CRC training programme to assist govt, private sectors to help drug addicts — Deputy minister

MELAKA, March 15 — Participants in the Certified Recovery Coach (CRC) 2.0 training programme will be able to assist the government and private sector in helping drug addicts, said Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni.

He said 33.66 percent of the cases are repeat drug cases, and therefore, the programme can create a support system or ‘peer group support’ to reduce the number of those who return to addiction.

The programme’s training modules include screening, intake and assessment, case management, reporting and documentation, crisis intervention, comorbidities and mental illness, professional ethics and values, clients, families and stakeholders, interviewing and relapse motivation.

“This programme provides a solid knowledge base about substance use, abuse and addiction through a variety of courses that focus on addiction treatment and allows participants to plan their learning process to fit into their career opportunities and interests,” Lukanisman said when launching the programme today.

The programme, conducted since 2019, saw 40 participants, some of whom were individuals who were upgraded from peer mentors (PRS) to mySteps employees to work under contract at the National Anti Drug Agency (AADK)

He said that two participants succeeded in opening a private rehabilitation center in the state of Selangor while other participants continued to work in their respective rehabilitation centres as officials and programme heads.

— Bernama

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