True to its commitment to serve the people, teamINABANGA conducted a three-day training on Matrix Intensive Outpatient Program (MIOP) for Persons with Substance Use Disorder (PSUD) through the Inabanga Department of Public Health headed by OIC-MHO/DTTB Dr. Edar Rospan Ajo in partnership and facilitated by the Provincial Government of Bohol headed by Gov. Edgar Chatto through its Center for Drug Education and Counselling (CEDEC) led by Joane Gadugdug last November 22-24, 2017 at Inabanga Gym.
In her speech, Mayor Roygie Jumamoy emphasized the importance of conducting the training in order to fully equip the participants with the necessary skills needed in facilitating the program in their respective communities. “I am thankful to all of you on behalf of the teamINABANGA for answering our humble request. Let us work hand-in-hand for the achievement of our mission to guide, help and save our fellows who were victims of illegal drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and other addictive substances.
330 Inabangnons coming from different sectors, Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC), Barangay Secretaries, Barangay Health Workers (BHW), Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS), Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine National Police (PNP) representatives and municipal employees underwent the training to gain knowledge on how to help victims of illegal drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and other products containing addictive substances. With the strong leadership of Mayor Roygie Jumamoy and the whole teamINABANGA, Inabangnons answered the call to succeed in this battle not only for their own benefit but also for their children and the next generations to come.
The participants were grouped into 5 underwent simulation exercises on rampant drug-related situations. They also viewed videoclips on some strategies and best practices implemented by the Provincial Government and other municipalities in addressing the drug-related problems.
This MIOP for PSUD is a program under Community-Based Rehabilitation Program of the National Government which aim to address the influx number of surrendering drug personalities by giving them intervention through the massive help and involvement of the stakeholders in the community. (Inabanga Communications and News Service / ICoNS)