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Church official wants kin included in drug users’ rehab

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A Catholic Church official wants relatives of surrendered drug users included in the rehabilitation program.

Fr. Luciano Feloni, parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Novaliches, said this is behind the diocese’s community-based rehabilitation program.

“Very important yung support ng buong komunidad. Dito mararamdaman nila na hindi sila ostracized. Yung community ay kasama sa paghilom sa proseso,” he said on Church-run Radyo Veritas.

He said the family is very important and merits a place in the rehabilitation program.

“May program din tayo para sa pamilya yung tinatawag na mga co-dependent, mga kasama niya maaring ang asawa, anak o magulang na nagtiis ng presensya ng adik sa kanilang tahanan,” he said.

Of 46 drug users who surrendered in the diocese, 18 were recommended for community-based rehabilitation.