By: Salehuddin Sa’ya
ISKANDAR PUTERI, 5 October 2021 – The Johor State National Anti -Drug Agency (AADK) is targeting 17 high risk areas (KBT) to be greened by 2025
Its director, Tuan Azli Ubin said, out of the total, two KBTs will be greened this year while four KBTs in 2022 to 2024 and three KBTs in 2025 respectively.
He said the KBT greening approach took into account five strategies, which are to prevent new addictions and maintain the recovery rate.
“AADK Johor also took the initiative to increase the detection of drug addicts, increase cooperation and involvement of agencies or communities as well as restrict the entry of drugs.
“Besides that, four phases of KBT greening action are used by AADK, which are the clean -up phase involves efforts to break the supply chain of drugs while the second phase is intervention action to the targeted groups and areas affected by drug issues.
“The third phase is the strengthening aspect which focuses on follow -up programs to the targeted group to strengthen the protective factor while the fourth phase touches on the aspect of retention with high involvement and commitment by the community in addiction issues,” he said.
He said this when presenting the Notification Paper on the Achievement of the Integrated Initiative to Address the Problem of Drug Abuse, Substance and Social Diversion at the Mesyuarat Majlis Tindakan Membanteras Dadah (MTMD) Meeting No. 2 2021 at the Johor Menteri Besar’s Office here on Tuesday. Earlier, YAB Dato ‘Hasni Mohammad, Menteri Besar of Johor chaired the meeting which was also attended by the Director General of AADK, Tuan Sutekno Ahmad Belon and representatives of agencies and departments.