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.