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Jakarta Post

Jambi offers free rehabilitation for drug addicts

  • Jon Afrizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jambi   /   Sun, May 26, 2019   /  07:14 pm
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An institution in Jambi is offering social therapy for patients and helping them to set up daily routines to get rid of their addictions.(Shutterstock/-)

A city-sponsored drug rehabilitation center in Jambi City, Jambi, is offering free treatment for drug addicts from middle-low income families. With modest treatment methods such as gardening on offer, the institution, Al Jannah, emphasizes group therapy in which patients can share their experiences in discussions. “We have to take care of these vegetables everyday so we can harvest them soon,” Rio, one of the 32 patients currently under treatment at the center, which is managed by the Jambi Social Affaris Agency, said, referring to a gardening activity the patients are involved in. The rehabilitation center is located in Sungai Buluh subdistrict in Muarabulian district, Batanghari regency, one hour from Jambi City, the provincial capital. “All of us here want to recover,” said Rio, a former user of sabu-sabu (crystal methamphetamine). Like others be...