Drug Addiction


Drug addiction in the Philippines is really alarming. I witnessed it all.
I’m a student in one of schools in Manila. And to tell you the truth.
Addiction is all over the place. It’s either you’ll see “Rugby boy” or addict in the side walk.
They’re every where.

Here is the latest press release of Senator Manny Villar.

May 8, 2006


Press Release

Senator Manny Villar, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs, says various local and foreign drug-monitoring agencies have been issuing reports and statistics about the status of drug addiction in the country to the point that these have become inconsistent with each other.

“There are so many statistics coming out, most of them inconsistent and not up to date. If we were to base our analysis of the drug situation in the country from these, we cannot paint a clear or realistic picture of the havoc that illegal drugs have wreaked in our society,” says Villar.

According to Villar, “There is a need to produce a more consolidated, comprehensive and updated statistics on the extent of drug addiction in the country. Some anti-drug authorities and agencies are bragging about the decline in drug addiction among Filipinos, but their figures are incomprehensive and more than a year old. So those cannot be reflective of the current situation.”

In March this year, Department of State of the United States (US) released its 2006 International Narcotics Control Report that refers to the Philippines as a drug smuggler’s paradise. The report cites that while counter-narcotics law enforcement in the (Philippines) is a high priority, it is still being hindered by a number of setbacks such as lack of resources, corruption in the government among others.

The report further cites that, “The Philippines is a narcotics source and transshipment country. Illegal drugs enter the country through seaports, economic zones, and airports. With over 36,200 kilometers of coastline and 7,000 islands, the Philippine archipelago is a drug smuggler’s paradise.”

Then just recently, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) claims in a statement that the number of Filipinos using illegal drugs has decreased to 6.7 million from around 10 million in 2001 based on the 2004 survey results of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).

“These declining figures may be considered as good news, but we should take note of the date of the survey. The survey was conducted in nearly two years ago already. How can we be sure that between 2004 and now, the number of drug addicts have not increased again?” cites Villar.

Villar further cites that with the discovery of shabu tiangge left and right, the most prominent of which were in Pasig and Bulacan, “there is an indication that illegal drugs are easy to come by these days and thus users and pushers are still everywhere.”

“We should not be complacent. It is too early to tap ourselves in the back, the fight against drug addiction is a continuous one. Anti-illegal drugs authorities should remain vigilant and aggressive in their campaign for a drug-free Philippines as drug addiction and smuggling remains one of the biggest threats in the society,” adds Villar.

Here in the Philippines drug dependence or addiction has become a severe social problem for its adverse effects upon our most precious resource – the Filipino Youth.
Sad to say that the Filipino Youth, are the common victims of this social problem that now leads us to the Philippines economic problem.

Psychologists and psychiatrists agree that a happy family is the best solution to avoid drug addiction. In that way, guardians and parents can monitor the child and guide them in living their life in the right way.
While the best solution for drug addiction itself is establishing a Drug Rehab Program to all Filipino citizens. It’s the most effective way to save ones life from being ruined because of drug dependence.

There are lot of rehabilitation centers in the world. And rehabilitation nowadays has a lot to offer.
You can choose from a lot of varieties of popular rehabilitation centers in the world.
Alcohol Rehab Center solves alcoholism. In the other hand Drug Treatment Center solves drug addiction.

Researchers believe that there’s a lot of way to save someone from this illness.
Comfort, environment, happiness, religion and care are some of the things to consider.
Rehabilitation can provide those things for anyone.

“Saving ones life from addiction is never too late.”


23 responses »

  1. Thanks for the info,

    I also found another source of information that may make it easier for someone to find the appropriate addiction treatment and center that is best suited for the individual and/or the family’s needs better, with their expertise and knowledge.

  2. I want to thank you for writing about this subject on this blog! I am an alcoholic whom has been through rehab twice and am discovering the beauty of sobriety.

    I have become a contributor to a great website called sobriety.org

    It is my hope that sobriety.org will become a focal point run by the sober community for the sober community. I look forward to hearing from many of you and developing this website into a powerful life saving tool, even if only for one or two people. Consider this site your community for a happy and sober life!


  3. yap oo nga naman d nakakatulong ang mga drug addiction sa ating bansa noh!! puro sila problema!! kaya lalong dumadami ang mga tulad nila kc lga clang pnapaktah sa tv kya unga mga nakkakta xa kanila wag nang ghayahn pa para d kayo mapahamak pa dbah?

  4. Well talaga ngang matatawag tayong “drug smuggler’s paradise” ng ibang bansa eh! dito nga sa amin sa San Pedro, Laguna kaharap lang ng pulis yung 16 years old na nag rarugby di manlang sitahin at hulihin at i endorse sa DSWD. Lalo nung nag pangita pa si big boss at yung pulis ayun nag kaabutan ng pera kaya walang check ang box na punung puno ng shabu! Anu bayan??? Hoy Gising sana Mayor mag simula mo tayo sa maliit at solusyunan na yan!

  5. There are a number of good rehab centers and treatment facilities including SEAGULLS VILLAGE, please find contact numbers below:

    Unit 504 Park Trade Center, 1716 Investment Drive
    Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City Philippines
    Tel. Nos. (632) 8094847, Telefax :(632) 8098776
    Mobile No: 0922 8337256, Email: sffialabang@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.seagullsvillage.org

    Seagulls’ House at the Ridge
    Brgy. Neogan, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City, Philippines
    Mobile No: 0922 8337255 / 0919 8500989
    Email: seagullsflight@gmail.com

  6. ammmpf totoo nga naman ung mga report xza mga balita,pero isa lang ang mga dapat sisihin ung mga drug pusher kasi cla ung mga nagtutulask ng mga drugs hinihikayat nila ung mga kabataan nuah mag drugs

  7. Appreciating the commitment you put into your blog
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