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Drug tests for public school teachers to start during school year 2017-2018
by Apple Danuco May 17, 2017
The initiative of the Department of Education is set to be extended to include secondary level students.

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DepEd to consult Cabinet on drug testing of high school students
by Mara Cepeda September 12, 2017
Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says they plan to push through with the random drug testing this school year, despite concerns on how the results will be kept confidential.

Random drug testing of students will make minors 'open targets'
by Jodesz Gavilan September 02, 2017
With the rising number of minors killed in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, human rights groups are worried about the implementation of mandatory random drug tests among high school students.

Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President.
by Jee Y. Geronimo June 29, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte says shabu addicts can no longer be rehabilitated – an 'understanding that other countries had in the 1970s,' says a psychologist.

Michael Berg on harnessing power of mind to beat addiction
June 08, 2017
How can drug addiction be conquered?
Michael Berg, the co-director of the Kabbalah Center International, is in the Philippines to talk about Kabbalah, the world's oldest body of spiritual wisdom.
Kabbalah Center International is a non-profit organization currently working with the Davao City Anti-Drug Abuse Council to provide a drug rehabilitation program that involves personal and spiritual development.
Beyond quick fixes: What we should do about the drug problem
by Gideon Lasco February 01, 2017

For as long as government officials and the public see drugs as an unqualified evil, another 'war on drugs' is bound to happen – and ultimately fail – in the future.

What can we learn from China’s long history of fighting illicit drugs?
by Eric Gutierrez April 05, 2017
Drug use is a problem, but sometimes the exaggeration of the problem could be more dangerous, and the cures on offer could be worse than the problem itself.
IMPORTANT to read!

Special Report: Surrenderers many, but rehab centers few
(First of four parts)

Special Report: Local government on the front lines (Second of four parts)

Special Report: It takes a village (Third of four parts)

Special Report: A second chance (Fourth of four parts)

March 02, 03, 04, 05 - 2017 All by Cherry Ann T. Lim

Cardinal Tagle slams drug trade, launches rehab
with video
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 18, 2017

Selling drugs is killing people, Cardinal Tagle says, as he launches another Catholic-run drug rehabilitation program.

From Mary Jane to Mama Mary: Ex-drug addict tells his story
(with videos)
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 14, 2017
Fazenda da Esperança graduate Richard Elson, a former drug addict who is now a seminarian, believes that every life has hope.
Duterte to drug addicts: Free meds or rope this Christmas?
by Pia Ranada December 13, 2016
Duterte also tells addicts to stay inside their homes or face consequences. 'Mas mabuti 'di kayo lumabas ng bahay. Magkulong na lang kayo ng bahay, pag nakita kita sa labas, dadamputin kita.'
President Rodrigo Duterte wants drug addicts to choose what they will get free from the government this Christmas season: medicine or a rope to hang themselves with?
IBP: Duterte's criticism of lawyers defending drug suspects 'dangerous'
December 09, 2016

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says Duterte's statements criticizing lawyers of drug suspects creates a dangerous 'chilling effect'


Senate's education committee conduct a hearing on social media and the internet on sex, drugs, and trolls

The fight against misinformation in social media
October 18, 2016

The Senate Committee on Education looked into how public schools educate students about reproductive health, responsible use of social media and the dangers of illegal drugs.
The move comes as misinformation and abusive language in social media becomes prevalent on social media, especially by so-called “paid trolls”.


Dr. Carl Hart on drug war and public health
May 08, 2017
Neuropharmacologist Dr. Carl Hart debunks prevalent myths on drug use and the human brain.
While Hart did not mention Duterte in his talk, the drug expert noted that this “myth” seemed to be prevalent in the Philippines.

Look also Drug Issues, Different Perspectives – A Policy Forum

Policy on drugs must be based on facts
September 26, 2016

Despite recent official data of 1.8 million drug users, President Duterte hikes it to ‘4 million addicts.
On September 19, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) released its most recent nationwide survey on drug abuse in the Philippines showing 1.8 million current users of illicit drugs or 1.8% of our 101 million population.
DDB is a policy-making body under the Office of the President and is the repository of official data on illegal drugs.

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Why Duterte's ‘4 million drug users’ is statistically improbable
May 26, 2017
A tighter grip on reality – through data and evidence – may be one of the best ways to brace ourselves against this new, rising wave of authoritarian rule.

CHR: Use of drop boxes in drug war increases risk of mistaken arrest
by Jodesz Gavilan August 13, 2017

While it supports the government's goal of eliminating the use of illegal drugs, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Sunday, August 13, expressed concern over the use of drop boxes to collect names of suspected drug personalities.

DepEd, police team up vs bomb threats in Metro schools
September 10, 2016
DepEd and NCRPO officials agree that a protocol 'must be set up on how to report fast and easy any of the issues from school authorities to the police'
The Department of Education (DepEd) has coordinated with the police to better prepare and equip schools in Metro Manila in case of a bomb threat, as well as to combat the spread of illegal drugs.
Despite lashing from Duterte, EU gives funds for drug rehab in PH
By: Estrella Torres October 1st, 2016
Despite the relentless swearing of President Rodrigo Duterte at the European Union (EU) for its criticism of the rising summary killings, the 28-member bloc says it has a fund assistance program to support the rehabilitation of drug addicts in the country.

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Duterte rebuffs proposal from EU nation on drug clinics
by Pia Ranada March 28, 2017
The Palace confirms a European nation offered 'technical assistance' on a type of drug treatment the President vehemently opposes.

Philippines (President Duterte) vs EU

PH drug problem a 'public health emergency'
by Jee Y. Geronimo October 18, 2016

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says around P145 million of its Quick Response Fund will be used to address the immediate needs in treatment and rehabilitation centers

PH Army teaches students about ill effects of drugs
by Raisa Serafica April 01, 2017

More than a thousand students at the Tenement Elementary School graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program of the Philippine Army in partnership with DARE Philippines Association.

House panel wants to reimpose death penalty for drug cases
by Mara Cepeda October 18, 2016

The House justice committee wants to put the BuCor and the BJMP under a single department for the 'rationalization' of the jail management system

Bananas, rehab centers for Scarborough?
October 17, 2016

Why should this pivot to China come at the expense of our hard-won victory at The Hague?

 Drug trafficking - Informations, Etc.

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Gov't to launch public service ads vs illegal drugs
August 28, 2016

The videos, directed for free by award-winning filmmaker Brillante Mendoza, are set to run in more than 300 cinemas across the Philippines

Look also Duterte gov't releases two anti-drug advertisements
Updated September 02, 2016

FAST FACTS: What's the Alsa Masa?
by Michael Bueza September 06, 2016

The DILG plans to implement an anti-drug, anti-crime program that is a 'non-violent' version of the 1980s anti-communist Alsa Masa group

“A drug-free community is the safest place to be.”

In Bataan, slogans, posters also used in fight vs drugs
by Jun A. Malig September 04, 2016

The Bataan Provincial Police believes communities must be fully involved in order to effectively rid the province of the drug menace.


Drug Trafficking

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, PDEA is the lead anti-drugs law enforcement agency, responsible for preventing, investigating and combating any dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals within the Philippines. Look more and videos about RA 9165 HERE

Remark this is an album "PDEA, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency" in the album "Government Authorities - Etc."

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Nubain new favored drug of Cebu's shabu users – PDEA
by Ryan Macasero September 01, 2016
Prices of shabu have soared to P6,500 per gram from P1,500 because of the government's war on drugs, leading drug addicts to a cheaper alternative

PDEA exceeds 2015 targets in war on drugs
August 29, 2016

'Narconomics': Lessons for the Philippines' war vs drugs
by Ronald U. Mendoza July 09, 2016
Lowering the age of criminality in the Philippines should be reconsidered. Throwing children in jail cells with hardened criminals may actually strengthen drug lords’ ability to recruit fresh talent – hardening youth who could have otherwise been saved from a life of crime and drugs.

Dangerous Drugs Board - DDB

a government agency that makes policies, strategies and programs on drug prevention and control. The board is managed under the Office of the President

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Ex-PDEA chief Santiago is new drugs board chair
by Michael Bueza July 08, 2017
Newly appointed DDB chair Dionisio Santiago tells Rappler that his agency 'will try to re-engineer the anti-drug campaign'

PH drug policy-making body, still has no chief
June 28, 2017
The post remains vacant after President Rodrigo Duterte sacks Dangerous Drugs Board chair Benjamin Reyes for 'contradicting' his drug figures

DDB: Philippines has 1.8 million current drug users
by Jodesz Gavilan September 19, 2016
The survey commissioned by the Dangerous Drugs Board estimates that 4.8 million Filipinos aged 10-69 years old used illegal drugs at least once in their lives

Makati Anti Drug Abuse Council
Rising number of users seeking drug rehab is a 'happy problem' but...
In 2015, there were a total of 5,402 people admitted to residential treatment and rehabilitation centers (both government and private). This is higher than 2014's 4,160 cases.

Gov't 'making use of whatever is available' for drug rehab in PH
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says various government agencies are working together to provide treatment and rehabilitation to surrendered drug personalities
Both by Jodesz Gavilan July 06 and Sep 25, 2016


Laya sa Droga
Aug 29, 2016
This video entitled ‘Laya sa Droga’ features ‘the life after drug addiction.’
Sa kampanya ni President Rodrigo Duterte laban sa droga, marami ang nakukulong, sumusuko at meron ding mga napapatay. Sa dokumentaryong ito ni Howie Severino sinikap niyang alamin kung meron nga bang buhay pagkatapos ng adiksyon sa droga. May nakilala siyang tatlong indibidwal na may iba’t - ibang kwento tungkol sa kanilang karanasan sa droga at paano sila nakabangon dito.
Laws: Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, Etc.

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RA-9211 Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003


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RA-9211 Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003

Public smoking ban takes effect nationwide
Published on Jul 23, 2017
Executive Order 26 or the nationwide ban on public smoking is now in effect, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Sunday
Nationwide smoking ban, ipatutupad simula sa Linggo
Jul 21, 2017
Kaugnay ng pagpapatupad ng Nationwide Smoking Ban simula sa Linggo, Hulyo 23, nakapanayam ng Bandila si DOH Asst. Sec. Eric Tayag
No Smoking in Metro Manila

The Metro Manila Development Authority, in cooperation with the cities of the National Capital Region, has started the implementation of Republic Act 9211, otherwise known as the No Smoking policy.
The Philippines - No Longer a Smoker's Paradise

This year the price of alcohol and cigarettes has double in the Philippines. A new Sin Tax Law that came into affect with the New Year as doubled the price of both local and imported alcohol and cigarettes. Mar 14, 2013 - Jofelle Tesorio and Ariel Carlos report from Palawan

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Palace urges public full support on smoking ban
July 23, 2017
MALACAÑANG said Sunday the enforcement of the nationwide smoking ban is a realization of the dream of a tobacco-free future.

Smoking ban EO implementation starts July 22, 2017
by Pia Ranada July 17, 2017
Individuals and establishments caught violating President Rodrigo Duterte's executive order will face fines or imprisonment

Smoking ban takes effect July 22, 2017
July 14, 2017
THE Department of Health (DOH) said Friday that the nationwide smoking ban will take effect starting July 22, or 60 days after the publication of Executive Order (EO) 26 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban
by Jee Y. Geronimo and Pia Ranada May 19, 2017
UPDATED Executive Order 26 sets strict guidelines on designated smoking areas and bans them altogether in schools, including universities, and recreational facilities for minors

the Executive Order 26




Prescribing the Implementing Guidelines on the Revised Tax Rates on Alcohol and Tobacco Products Pursuant to the Provisions of Republic Act No. 10351 and to Clarify Certain Provisions of Existing Revenue Regulations.

RA 9165  Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002

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RA no 6425 - Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 - was repelled by RA no. 9165

RA 9165
Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002
An Overview
Prepared by: Mary Ann Wong Tugbang

Look as pdf HERE or as video in the below album "Drug Trafficking in the Philippines"


Drug Trafficking in the Philippines.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) (Filipino: Kawanihan ng Pilipinas Laban sa Droga) is the lead anti-drugs law enforcement agency, responsible for preventing, investigating and combating any dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals within the Philippines. Look more on the above link RA 9165 AND HERE and - or about PDEA HERE

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RA 9165 Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, Oct 24, 2015



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The dangers of the Dangerous Drugs Act - PART 1

If such strict law – the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 – was passed 14 years ago in 2002, why does the multi-billion industry continue to proliferate?

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Finger-pointing between government agencies as well as the lack of funds hamper the fight against illegal drugs

Both by Camille Elemia August 28, 2016

Drugs and Substance Abuse e.g. alcohol - Addiction Prevention and Education

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Stages of change in drug addiction
January 31, 2017 By Apple G. Alvarez

HERACLITUS once said the only constant in this world is change. And so nobody can stop tomorrow or even rewind the past – because change is infinite, hence anybody is possible to change. Even for a chronic drug addict who seem impossible to change can rise from the ashes.

Music, drugs, and alcohol: Do young Filipinos party to get high?
By Mara Cepeda June 01, 2016

The deaths after the recent Closeup Forever Summer concert put the spotlight on the local party scene and drug abuse among the youth.

Holiday hangovers: What happens to us when we get drunk
by/Stephen Bright, The Conversation December 21, 2015

So, this Christmas, drink only if you’re feeling festive and maybe switch out the gin for some eggnog.
Humans' relationship with alcohol is complicated. It’s a colorful thread woven into the fabric of our society.
As a chemical, alcohol is a very simple molecule, but its effects on the brain are quite complex. And different people respond differently to alcohol in different situations.

Betel Chewing in the Philippines

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The Barkada Kontra Droga (BKD)

is a peer-based program designed as a preventive education and information tool to counter the dangers and disastrous effects of drug abuse. This DDB banner program was piloted in 2005 in three (3) areas in Rizal namely: Cainta, Antipolo and Tanay. As an output of the pilot areas, four (4) different posters were conceptualized and a 30-seconder jingle was produced. To date, DDB has organized 59 BKD chapters with a total of 28,634 BKD members nationwide. These individuals/groups have been empowered to be the catalyst within their peer group in advocating a healthy, drug-free lifestyle through involvement in various wholesome activities.

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Drug addiction among teenagers in the Philippines
by Charliez Jane Soriano, College Accountancy Student at Wattpad

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Inside a drug den
by Veejay Villafranca and Ana P. Santos August 27, 2016

Months before Rodrigo Duterte's overwhelming victory as president, we got a glimpse of a drug den and saw how one man working with different support groups is trying to save lives.
A cheap shot of Nubain, an opioid used as a painkiller, is all it takes to get a high. All for P20 and possibly a shared needle.
The shared needles have, in fact, also contributed to the spread of HIV. The concentrated epidemic in Cebu has been traced to shared needles used to inject drugs.



Filipino anti-drug propaganda movie

Super funny Filipino anti-drug propaganda movie.

Dec 21, 2013


How to address drug abuse

Illegal drugs remain a persistent problem in the country. But stamping out this menace has become more challenging for authorities, with the emergence of new types of illegal drugs and the alarming trend of Filipino migrant workers as drug couriers. Are we doing enough in the fight against illegal drugs?

Apr 20, 2015


PDEA on alert for 'bath salt' drug

May 27, 2015


AVP Alcohol Drinking in the Philippines


Group members: Ronald Patrick Wenceslao, Jeannelle Ambojia, Mitra Eftekhar and Carlo Aranas


Pinoys are 3rd World's Heavy Drinker. According to experts there are health risks to those excessive and often drinking. Feb 4, 2014

Look also the above video about "Liver Cirrhosis" HERE



A Drug Addiction Documentary


PDEA: New drug, "Fly High"

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) found a new drug named Fly High. It is a mixture of ecstasy and shabu. May 21, 2014


'Fly High' drugs sa Cebu - Sun.Star Pilipinas May 23, 2014


How 'party drugs' can kill users
May 24, 2016

"Green Apple" and "Fly High" are just some of the illegal "party drugs" being produced locally.


Documentation about Drugs in the Philippines

This is a partial documentation about Drugs in the Philippines


Citizens' Drug Watch & Duty Free Philippines'

Anti Drug TV Commercial


Stop Drug Abuse


Substance Abuse
SAPE - Substance Abuse Prevention Education

Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week

Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week is celebrated every third week of November pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 124 signed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2001. The observance aims to increase awareness among Filipinos about the unfavorable effects of drug and substance abuse not only on the health but also on the social, economic, and even the political development of the country.

Pinoy working for a drug-free Philippines

Report Illegal Drug Activities


PDEA HOTLINE: (632) 927-9702
DDB HOTLINE: 929-6679
Fax: (632) 929-1106
Email: pdea_pos@pdea.gov.ph

Drug Addiction
Date rape drug

sometimes referred to as Party Drugs or simply Ecstasy, are medications that can be slipped into drinks and make a person unconscious for 15 minutes or so. There have been reports of dozens of women, who were under the influence of a date-drug known as GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), a clear and flavorless liquid, when they were raped.

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By scanning the content of your drink Drugfindr will tell if any illicit substances are present.
We believe that by the use of Drugfindr abuse by using drugs added to drinks can be avoided completely.
It is our mission to ensure the safety of our users through the use of Drugfindr. Look also HERE

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Dating wisdom advent - Nail polish detects date rape drugs - Cup and straw system detecting date rape drugs - 30 second date rape drug test

Alcohol and media Alcohol and media: The situation in the Philippines
by/Joyce P. Valbuena Health Action Information Network
Narconon Drug Education Workshops in the Philippines
Posted on May 17, 2011

Back in 2003, the statistics of drug abuse in the Philippines were escalating. Especially for methamphetamine. Today the drug problem is still an issue and needs some help to solve it.

Drug Abuse Prevention Among Children

Philippine Initiatives

By Cornelio G. Banaag, Jr., MD and Edwin Daiwey

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Smoking - Addiction & Prevention

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Smoking in the Philippines

EO on nationwide smoking ban ready for Duterte's signature
by Pia Ranada October 10, 2016
The EO is patterned after a Davao City ordinance banning smoking in all public areas, including in vehicles
Draft EO on smoking ban includes e-cigarettes
by Jee Y. Geronimo November 18, 2016
The health department is concerned that e-cigarettes have become a 'gateway to conventional smoking'
The Department of Health (DOH) is still waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte to sign the draft executive order (EO) on a nationwide smoking ban in all public places that also covers electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.
Coming soon: National hotline for smokers who want to quit
by Jee Y. Geronimo May 30, 2017 - with video
Through the national hotline, smokers can get advice on how to start quitting, and information about facilities that can provide services for quitting.
The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday, May 30 announced that it will soon launch a "National Quit Line" for smokers who want to kick the habit.
Smoke-Free Philippines

In the Philippines, smoking is completely banned in enumerated public places and workplaces such as healthcare, educational institutions, and facilities frequented by minors. In other public places and workplaces, including bars/pubs/nightclubs, designated indoor smoking areas and ventilation options are allowed under the national law. All government facilities and public land transportation vehicles and terminals are smoke free.

Graphic health warning law now in effect
by/ Jee Y. Geronimo March 03, 2016
Starting March 3, all tobacco products manufactured or imported for sale in the Philippines will be required to carry graphic health warnings

Look also Republic Act No. 10643
This Act shall be known as The Graphic Health Warnings Law

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Infomercials by Zero Mella

Say No to Second-Hand Smoke


Sponge Lung Anti-Smoking Video (Filipino)

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Remark these are 2 albums in the album "Smoking"


Philippines native joint

joint made from dry leaf of a banana


Duterte urged to declare war on cigarettes
Jan 18, 2017
An anti-smoking advocacy group appeals to the president to declare an all-out war against smoking, while the health department is set to conduct a survey to find out the number of youth smokers in the country.
Smoking ban executive order still awaits Duterte signature
Jan 19, 2017
An executive order for the stricter implementation of the smoking ban in public places has been drafted and is still awaiting President Rodrigo Duterte's signature, the Health Secretary said Thursday.

Gambling - Etc.

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Executive Order No. 13, s. 2017
Signed on February 2, 2017
Gambling addiction: How the Philippines prevents, handles 'problem gamers'
By Chrisee Dela Paz and Sofia Tomacruz Jun 6, 2017

Local casinos are practicing minimum responsible gaming standards set by regulators. But compared to global practices, the Philippines seems to be just catching up.


Negative effects of gambling

Gambling can be addictive and can result to huge debts. Watch how gambling affects people. May 26, 2014.
Gambling addiction
Published on Jun 10, 2017
Failon Ngayon delves into gambling addiction in light of the recent deadly Resorts World Manila attack.

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Gambling in the Philippines

Duterte orders closure of 'all online gaming'
December 22, 2016
In a speech after signing the 2017 national budget, the President said: “I am ordering the closure of all online gaming [firms]. Lahat. Walang silbi ito. (All of it. It has no use.) Look also the Videos, one with English subtitles

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Gambling - Gaming

Internet - Computer - Video game addiction

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Wired and tired: Why parents should take technology out of their kid’s bedroom
by/The Conversation December 17, 2015

Given the increased importance for this age group of technology for socializing and learning, helping them find balance will not only help with sleep but ensure that their use of technology is a positive rather than negative influence.

How to get over my online alter ego
by Dr Margarita Holmes and Jeremy Baer August 13, 2017

A reader asks how to escape his online alter ego, as it nearly cost him his long-term relationship, and may even cost him his career.

Computer addiction: A new pest of society?

DO you consider yourself a computer addict? Computer addiction has been very common to children especially to students. This addiction is similar to drug or alcohol addiction for it creeps up on a person without knowing about it so it should be dealt with properly. Computer addiction is a term pertaining to one’s dependency on computers. It is not only limited to the use of personal computers but also to video games and Internet usage. It affects a person’s life in different aspects.


Internet Addiction


Experts warn against online addiction

Experts suggested parental guidance to children who are online addict. Feb 28, 2014


Computer addiction

Documentary - New Era University. Like any other addiction, it can creep up on a person without one being aware of it.


Is your child addicted to online games?

Marami na ang na-aadik sa paglalaro ng mga online games. Kaya naman may paalala ang mga eksperto, agapan ang mga batang nahuhumaling sa online games. Jan 22, 2015


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Fighting computer addiction in kids

The computer may have made life easier and tasks faster. But like all good things, it can be abused and lead to addiction, especially in children.


Internet addiction: A growing concern?

There is a growing concern regarding Internet addiction among children and teenagers.

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Internet and Computer Addiction

What is Internet addiction or computer addiction?
How do people become addicted to the Internet?
Signs and symptoms of Internet addiction or computer addiction
Internet addiction: Cybersex and pornography
Internet addiction: Online gambling and Cyber-relationships
Self-help tips for breaking your Internet addiction
Internet addiction treatment, counseling, and support
Helping a friend or family member with Internet addiction

Filipino Youth Computer Addiction

Filipino Youth Addicted to MMORPG, Masively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games

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Computer Game and Internet Addiction

The Emergence of a New Clinical Disorder

Computer Addiction

Computer addiction, or computer overuse, is excessive or compulsive use of computers that interferes with daily life.

Rehabilitation - Etc.

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Editorial: Partnership for drug recovery
March 12, 2017
"COMMITMENT is needed to attend rehab." The statement made by Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad can very well stand for what’s equally glaring in ongoing efforts to address the human and social costs of drug addiction: the shared stake in the community to rescue those who surrendered to Project Tokhang.
Duterte creates task force to oversee drug rehab centers
October 15, 2016
Among others, the inter-agency task force is expected to determine the type, capacity and suitable locations of centers, with a long-term goal of having at least one in every province.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 4 providing for the establishment and support of drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation centers (DATRCs) throughout the country.
Psych interventions needed in drug rehab programs – expert
by Aika Rey March 06, 2017
De La Salle University and the Psychological Association of the Philippines team up for Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad, a program that trains community volunteers in facilitating drug rehabilitation
PhilHealth to come up with detox package for drug dependents
by Marchel P. Espina September 30, 2016

The program is a case-rate package worth P10,000 that will include confinement, hospital and professional fees

Robredo meets CBCP's Villegas on drug rehab
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 20, 2016

Vice President Leni Robredo eyes rehabilitation programs for 630,000 individuals, or 90% of drug users who have surrendered

No more 'mega' drug rehab centers after Nueva Ecija facility?
by Jee Y. Geronimo April 08, 2017

'What we noticed is that if we are going to concentrate big rehabilitation centers in one region, there would be some difficulties,' says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones.


Drug rehab welcomes surrenderees
Feb 18, 2017

The government is downgrading the patient capacity of the mega-drug center at Nueva Ecija because of the few number of surrenderees actually entering it.


First Mega DATRC Send-Off Ceremony (Editor's Cut)
Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija August 4, 2017

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial leads a send-off ceremony at the first Mega Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DATRC) in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija on August 4, 2017.
During the event, 53 former drug dependents have ‘graduated’ from their six-month rehabilitation program

How to seek drug treatment and rehabilitation in the Philippines
by Jodesz Gavilan September 17, 2016

A drug user seeking treatment and rehabilitation will have to undergo a Drug Dependency Examination (DDE) and file for a petition for confinement'

LIST: Where are drug treatment and rehab centers in the Philippines?
September 14, 2016

According to a list provided by the Dangerous Drugs Board, there are 50 drug treatment and rehabilitation centers in the Philippines as of July 2016

1st drug rehab center opens at Army camp in Agusan del Sur
by Editha Z. Caduaya September 24, 2016

The Residential Treatment and Rehabilitation Center can accommodate 60 patients at a time and shall be managed by the provincial government of Agusan del Sur

DepEd wants alternative learning for youth in drug rehab
by Jee Y. Geronimo August 04, 2016

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Alternative Learning System will be the 'centerpiece' of the Duterte administration that will complement the K to 12’s senior high school program

List of drug rehabilitation centers in the Philippines

Look the list as pdf HERE

Church in Bulacan runs 27-year-old drug rehab program
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 22, 2017

Despite efforts like this, President Rodrigo Duterte asks Catholic leaders, 'Meron ba kayong isang bahay lang, maski limang kuwarto para rehab?'


Hospitals to help provide affordable rehab for drug users

THREE Cebu-based private hospitals committed to assist the national government in providing affordable rehabilitation services to drug users who want to reform.
Cebu Doctors’ Hospital (CDH), Velez Hospital and Medical College, and Chong Hua Hospital have pledged to support the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte by providing aid to reforming drug users, particularly those who surrendered in response to the police force’s Oplan Tokhang, said Michael Dino, presidential assistant for the Visayas.

Look the full article August 07, 2016 By Justin K. Vestil - Flornisa M. Gitgano HERE

Look also the article Communities, private sector help is key in nationwide rehab program
by Katerina Francisco August 24, 2016
With thousands of drug surrenderees – but less than 50 treatment facilities in the country – the government plans to tap communities and the private sector to help in the rehabilitation process


Drug Rehab

Watch Failon Ngayon as we discuss the benefits of drug rehabilitation centers. The treatment and rehabilitation of individuals who used illegal drugs. Also the problems of these centers. Sep 19, 2015

Bridges of Hope Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center
Over 3 million Filipinos are addicted to illegal drugs, with meth or shabu as the number one drug of choice. However, not many are seeking professional rehabilitation to help treat their addiction.
Bridges of Hope provides superb drug, alcohol, and behavioral addiction treatment using therapeutic community and 12-step approaches.

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What's a day like inside a private drug rehab center?
by Jodesz Gavilan September 10, 2016
The Bridges of Hope rehabilitation center tries to 'simulate a structured life' for its residents

Malinao Treatment and Rehabilitation Center

Brgy. Comun, Malinao, Albay

Seagulls Flight Foundation, Inc. - SFFI

SFFI adopts and practices the THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY (TC) treatment modality – a drug-free self-help program set within a highly structured family environment where positive peer interaction is encouraged and emphasized.

Look also the Video Drug Rehab in the Philippines


Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment Center

The New Beginnings Foundation Inc.

was formed in 1990 by a group of Filipinos who realized the need to provide the Philippines with a humane, caring and effective treatment option for drug and alcohol dependency.

SELF - Enhancement for Life Foundation, Inc. (SELF)

SELF is a non-stock, non-government organization dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals suffering from substance abuse and other Attitude Disorders.

Look also the Video

SELF - Enhancement for Life Foundation Facility Tour

Look the full description of the video HERE

Davao City Treatment & Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents, DCTRCDD
a residential facility with a 1.2 heactares lot and is 16.7 kms away from the buzz ling noises of city life.
In more than a decade of program operations, the center has served a significant number of clientele/beneficiaries specifically the male drug and chemical abuser/dependent and non-psychotic cases ages 12-25 years old.

Look also the Video

PCP Handbook on pharmacovigilance and drug safety

Transforming to a culture of safety in the Philippines.

by/ Kenneth Hartigan-Go, MD

Chapter 1 - ADR Reporting systems for the Philippines Internist and how it fits into our Public health systems
Chapter 2 - Types of ADR/Pharmacovigilance Mechanisms
Chapter 3 - Drug Interactions, the dangerous ones
Chapter 4 - Finding Ways to Prevent Medication Errors
Chapter 5 - Vaccine-Related Injury [Dr. Lyndon Llamado & KHG]
Chapter 6 - Assessing Causality
Chapter 7 - Participating in Drug Trials - Do's and Dont's [Dr. Anthony Leachon]
Chapter 8 - Erice Declaration
Chapter 9 - Detecting Substandard and counterfeit pharmaceutical products
Chapter 10 - If patients get sicker with medicines, consider adverse drug reactions as a differential diagnosis
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