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Methadone treatment centre opens

Update: August, 13/2014 - 08:07
The centre aims to give treatment to about 300 drug addicts annually, said Vo Thi Kim Loan, director of the provincial HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Centre.— Photo baodongnai

DONG NAI (VNS) — A rehabilitation centre for drug addicts using methadone medication opened in Bien Hoa City in southern Dong Nai Province yesterday.

The centre aims to give treatment to about 300 drug addicts annually, said Vo Thi Kim Loan, director of the provincial HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Centre.

The province plans to build more four centres in the city, Long Thanh District and Long Khanh Township by 2015.

Dong Nai Province has an estimated 2,400 drug addicts and spends about VND12 billion (US$566,000) each year on drug addiction treatment and support. — VNS

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