A new drug rehabilitation centre was opened in Kampot province’s Chumkiri district after two years of construction at a final cost of $109,799.
Pong Yut, provincial military commander, said that the new rehabilitation centre is small and can aid up to 100 patients at a time.
“It will help people in Kampot province who have family members addicted to drugs and want to find rehab services,” he said. “Before, they had to travel to a national rehab centre in Phnom Penh.”
Early this year, the National Authority for Combating Drugs announced that a new national rehab centre was being built in Preah Sihanouk province on a 20-hectare plot of land.
It will also be able to serve Kampot residents, and will be able to handle up to 2,000 patients battling drug addiction.
Yem Nem, 45, a Kampot resident, said that she had a son addicted to drugs who kicked the habit after attending the centre in Phnom Penh.
“We do not want to see our children addicted to drugs, so this centre will help and make it easier for people in Kampot to find rehab services,” she said.