The Jakarta Post
Drug rehabilitation centers are often thought of as unhygienic places with screaming patients locked up against their will.
Some rehab centers are offering a different atmosphere, including Breakthrough Rehabilitation Center, situated at the heart of Bukit Sentul, Jl Bali Raya no. 31 in West Java.
There is a sense of serene silence as you enter the place. The air is fresh and sweet-smelling, and the grass is green. Inside, you will see that the two-story building is set against an almost perfectly shaped hill dotted with the greenest of trees that produce a calm ambience.
The corridors on both floors are lined with clean and tidy rooms, despite the all-male patients.
The center was established in 2001 by Pastor Simon Neo. A former drug user himself in Singapore, he was invited to Jakarta to help establish a rehab center. After a few rounds of talks wit...