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It's time for a relentless battle against drugs

In the first five months of this year, police discovered more than 10,200 cases related to drugs trafficking.

Synthetic drugs pose mental health risks

About 70 per cent of synthetic drug addicts showed symptoms of mental disorders, could lose control and commit serious crimes including murder without any motive, a recent conference on drug addiction rehabilitation heard.

Buprenorphine trialled to treat heroin addicts

Doctor Nguyen Hoang Long, director of the Viet Nam Authority of HIV/AIDS Control, talks to Sức khỏe & Đời sống (Health and Life) newspaper about the use of buprenorphine in Vietnam.

VN struggles to combat flow of drugs from Golden Triangle

Vietnamese security forces are fighting day and night to stop the flow of drugs into the country, said panellists during an online conference host by the Vietnam Government Portal on Wednesday.

HCM City struggles in war on drugs

 Several recent large drug seizures in HCM City have raised concerns over the extent of drug crimes in the city, and the local administration is fighting back. 

Retired teacher dedicates her life to disadvantaged children

 VietNamNet Bridge – A retired teacher living on Hanoi’s Kham Thien Street, Dao Ngoc Huan has become well known among her community for helping disadvantaged children.

Drugs take hold in impoverished village

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dua Village is home to only 83 households, but nearly 30 residents have been sentenced to jail for drug trafficking, and more than 20 are registered drug addicts.

1,200 people take oral prophylaxis to reduce risk of HIV infection

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 1,200 people at high risk of HIV have enrolled in a pilot oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme in Vietnam to reduce their risk of infection, 

Garlic death raises crystal meth concerns

The death of a 20-year-old girl on Monday in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh District that was allegedly caused by an aspiring pop singer after the pair reportedly used crystal methamphetamine, raising concerns about the dangers of the drug.

Social worker helps fellow gay men recover from HIV

Anh Quoc Kiet has dedicated his life to helping fellow gay men seek treatment for HIV/AIDS and overcome discrimination to gain confidence in their lives after what many still see as a shameful diagnosis.

Teacher collects and discards risky needles

 VietNamNet Bridge – The rain was coming down harder and harder, but Gao kept moving around Bao Loc Lake in the central Highlands province of Lam Dong, picking up needles left by drug users. 

Methadone helped this addict get his life back

Tip-toeing through the door after a phone call at midnight, Cuong used to run from his house. His mother would try to follow him, calling his name and crying in vain. He was bent on getting his fix.

Police to focus on synthetic drugs, smuggling

Lieutenant General Do Kim Tuyen, Deputy Director of the General Police Department, told the Kinh te & Do thi newspaper that the community plays a central role in reducing the number of drug addicts.

50,000 drug addicts receive treatment with Methadone

 VietNamNet Bridge – More than 50,000 drug addicts across Viet Nam received methadone treatment over the past four years.

800,000 addicts need Methadone

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Trong Dam, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs, talks to the newspaper Tin Tuc (News) about the need to screen drug addicts before sending them to rehabilitation centres.

Vietnam to increase drug treatment

 VietNamNet Bridge – Despite difficulties in its implementation, Viet Nam is utterly resolute in its plan to scale up the number of facilities that provide voluntary and diversified services of treatment to 200,000 drug addicts by 2020.

VN falls short in AIDS, drugs, prostitution fight

 VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged ministries and agencies to enhance measures to prevent and control HIV/AIDS, drugs and prostitution from now to the end of the year,

Freed prison inmates adjust to outside life

 VietNamNet Bridge – A year ago, Quach Tinh was released from prison with only the clothes on his back.

National scheme on drug-rehabilitation network until 2020 approved

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the national scheme to restructure the net work of drug rehabilitation centres by 2020.

Vietnam prioritises combating drugs: Deputy PM

 Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam voiced his hope for continued support from the United Nations and its International Narcotics Control Board in the combat against drugs.