THE San Fernando City Police Station recently launched its Police Assisted Drug Addiction and Recovery Initiative (Padari) to help in the rehabilitation of surrendered drug users and pushers. A Memorandum of Understanding between Supt. Bryant Demot, city police chief, and San Fernando City Christian Community, through Timothy Warden, was signed to bind their partnership in recovery and counseling sessions for all surrenderers, aged 13 to 23. Demot is coordinating with various government agencies and non-government organizations for medication, education, counseling, job training and job placement; and support groups for a multi-dimensional approach in treatment and rehabilitation.
WILLIAM JUN GARCIA