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Federal Government seeks to unite health and social care in the fight against crack

The minister said that joint efforts between the two areas can enhance the results in treating the problem

 
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Alexandre Padilha, ministro da Saúde, participa de operação de acolhimento de usuários do crack na região da Central do Brasil e da Cidade do Samba, no centro da cidade do Rio de Janeiro
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Alexandre Padilha, ministro da Saúde, participa de operação de acolhimento de usuários do crack na região da Central do Brasil e da Cidade do Samba, no centro da cidade do Rio de Janeiro

Integrating health actions with social care to deliver better care to people with addiction problems, among them children and teenagers, is one of the goals of the Ministry of Health said the minister Alexandre Padilha, this combination of efforts between two areas can enhance the results in combating the drug problem.

The Ministry of Health wants to encourage actions that combine health with social assistance in the fight against crack cocaine and other drugs, the minister said, while visiting yesterday afternoon (13) a shelter for children and adolescents addicted to drugs in Stone Guaratiba in the west of Rio de Janeiro, accompanied by the Municipal Secretary of Social Welfare, Rodrigo Bethlem.

The city of Rio de Janeiro has four shelters for treatment of children and adolescents aged 10 to 17 years of age. The shelters are the result of the recent work of compulsory institutionalization of children addicted to drugs, informed the secretariat, through the press office.

Visited the shelter, where they are about 40 children and young people, Health Minister attended a recreation activity and talked with employees. Tomorrow (14), Alexandre Padilha will be barriers in the interior of Bahia, which will open in the morning, the Women's Hospital.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Crack addiction    Psychiatry    Drugs    Alexandre Padilha    Minister of Health   
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