PADAC rolls-out training on Intensive Outpatient Treatment for SPID in SouthCot

At least 35 barangay and municipal volunteers attended the 2-day training for Counselors on Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People with Stimulant Disorder (MIOP) conducted early this week at the Municipal Nursery Conference Hall, Barangay Magsaysay , Polomolok.
The training is one of the capability building efforts of the Provincial Anti Drug Abuse Council in cooperation with the Municipal ADAC of Polomolok for the community-based treatment and rehabilitation of the Surfacing Personalities Involved on Drugs (SPID).
PADAC Permanent Representative Agustin Dema-ala said, the activity is part of the roll-out activity of the council after the training conducted by the Department of Health to the Provincial and Municipal ADAC members .
Aside from Polomolok, at least 25 participants were also trained in Surallah early this month with Tupi as the next venue for the training.
The training facilitated by the Integrated Provincial Health Office aims to train at least one counselor in each of the 199 barangays in the province.
“The role of the counselors in every barangay is important.” Dema-al said,
Based on the MIOP approach, the clients with stimulant disorders were provided with a structured treatment experience where in they receive information, assistance in structuring a substance-free lifestyle and support to achieve and maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
Under said treatment, the clients attend and Intensive Outpatient Treatment in the barangay level to be administered by these “counselors” for a period of 16 weeks.
Here, they are exposed to intensive phase of treatment sessions per week composed of counseling and support sessions.
Three sessions will tackle Individual / conjoint family sessions; Eight sessions for Early Recovery skills group sessions; 32 sessions for Relapse Prevention Group session; 12 sessions for Family Education Group Session and 36 sessions for Social Support Group Sessions.
Dema-ala said, with the absence of a rehabilitation center in the province, the need for these kind of services are important to cater to the needs of the SPID.
To date, the province has more than 9,000 SPID clients which need to be given utmost intervention.

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