Ecuador to have eleven rehabilitation centers for addressing drug, alcohol abuse

Posted on November 10, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Ecuador, Latin America Health, Social Issues reported Ecuador will have until 2015 with eleven rehabilitation centers for drug and alcohol users, the president, Rafael Correa said.

“We are doing a comprehensive policy to combat drug use. By 2015 we will have eleven specialized centers of which two are for Quito to Guayaquil and two, which reach to have 600 beds, “said the head of state in his weekly report of work.

About mental health care, the minister Branch, Carina Vance, said the country will have a new strategy that involves the outpatient treatment of patients and support their families.

“We are setting a break with an outdated model where people with mental health problems were interned for life. We are working with the MIES (Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion) that in cases where families can welcome people with mental problems, they can integrate them, “he added. Read Article

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