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China moves to help drug addicts get clean

Updated: May 29,2018 8:57 PM     Xinhua

HEFEI — China will create a national unified system for drug detoxification and rehabilitation as part of efforts to help drug addicts get clean, Vice-Minister of Justice Liu Zhiqiang said on May 29.

Liu made the remarks at a national symposium on drug detoxification held in Hefei, capital of East China’s Anhui province.

The ministry recently issued a guideline requiring authorities to focus on professional rehabilitation centers, scientific drug detoxification and supportive measures.

The ministry will increase efforts to develop technologies and create technical norms and a standardized system for drug detoxification, Liu said.

The official said that the ministry will continue to support and guide community-based drug detoxification and rehabilitation programs.

China is home to 361 drug detoxification centers that are able to accommodate 320,000 drug addicts.