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1 Public Participation in Drug Control in China Sep 20, 2007, Xian, China Wang Hongru, Office of NNCC

2 Topics: 1, The mechanism and practices on public participation in drug control; 2, The practices of drug treatment and rehabilitation

3 1, The mechanism and practices on public participation in drug control General situation --the construction of China National Narcotics Control Commission: 32 member departments, including governments and some non- governmental organizations. --In 2005, Implementary Suggestions on National Drug Control Education

4 1, The mechanism and practices on public participation in drug control 1, Election of Yearly Top Ten Drug Control Civilian Personages from 2005 jointly organized by office of NNCC and General Publicity Department. 2, Organizing Drug Control Volunteer Teams nationally. There are more than 1 million drug control volunteers in the country.

5 1, The mechanism and practices on public participation in drug control 3, Motivating women to participate in after care for ex drug addicts. Office of NNCC and Womens Federation launched the Preventing Drugs Entering Families Program in 2001, launched Establishing Drug-free Families Pilot program in , Conducting Youth Leagues to Participate in drug control education. The central committee of the Youth League and Office of NNCC started Say No to Drugs in Communities among youngsters in 2003.

6 1, The mechanism and practices on public participation in drug control 5, Motivating workers to participate in drug education. From 2004, office of NNCC and China Workers Union launched a national projectWorkers- rejecting-drugs Zero Plan, carrying out various forms of publicizing and education activities to enable employees, especially young employees, casual laborers, and farmer workers to enhance their awareness of drugs.

7 2,The practices of drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation General situation: --There are 804 thousand drug abusers in China, 82.2% take heroin. --According to the current laws, taking drugs is illicit. --Drug addicts are law breakers, also are victims of drugs and patients needs treatments. --China is improving the drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation system.

8 2,The practices of drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation 1, Based on compulsory treatment centers, carry out compulsory treatment. ---compulsory drug dependence treatment, managed by public security departments, 3-12 months, 540 centers. ---re-education-through-labor treatment. Managed by departments of justice, 1-2 years, 168 centers, 140 thousand beds.

9 2,The practices of drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation 2, Based on rehabilitation centers and community-based methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clinics, help drug addicts to rehabilitate rehabilitation centers pilot programs under construction, capacity is 250 thousand admission MMT clinics established, covering 47 thousand drug addicts, 140 more clinics will be established in 2007.

10 2,The practices of drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation 3, Providing after care services to ex-drug addicts in communities. --drug addicts should receive after care services when go back to communities, which last for 3 years. -- Urine test also be carried out by community policeman. --After care groups be established targeting a ex-addict. -- After care groups help ex addicts to solve practical problems.

11 1 The number of new heroin abusers reduces from 30% in 2001 to 5.8% in Conclusion: main achievements

12 2 More than 40 thousand ex drug addicts give up taking drugs for more than 3 years. 3 Drug-related harm reduced, the proportion of HIV positive cases caused by IDU decrease from 68.7% in 2001 to 39 in ,Drug related criminal activities decreased enormously

13 Thanks for your attention.


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