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    New university curricula for treating drug addiction
    21:30 | 19/11/2013

    (CPV) - Knowledge, skills and ability of social work students at universities throughout Vietnam will be improved via a new curricula on social support for drugs users.

    The Department of Social Work under the University of Labor and Social Affairs gathered stakeholders from local universities and international agencies in Hanoi on November 19 to present the new curricula on “Drug and society”, “Drug addiction treatment counseling” and “Case management for drug users”.

    It was resulted from a closely co-operation between the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), FHI 360, Atlantic Philanthropies and the University of Labor and Social Affairs.

    “Sharing needles for drug use is the main cause of HIV transmission in Vietnam and drug users still face unrelenting discrimination from society, family, and friends. Consequently, they often have nowhere to turn for social support and help with their addiction. This new set of curricula will better equip university students with the knowledge and skills to treat drug addiction and ensure they are qualified to help treat drug users upon entering the workforce”, said Dr. Michelle McConnell, Country Director of US CDC.

    Students will benefit a scientific and comprehensive perspective on drug addiction as well as applicable tools to work with drug users effectively. It not only serves as excellent teaching material, but also as a valuable reference for counselors and case managers working with clients.

    The social work field is still very new in Vietnam. It was only recently officially recognized as a profession in 2012.

    As many as 250,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS in the nation and approximately one-third of those infections resulted from sharing needles for drug use./.

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