By: Nabil Abdul Aziz
KAJANG, 3 August 2022 – At a recent event held at the Hibiscus Meeting Room at the National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) headquarters, Dato’ Dr. Muhamad Sade Mohamad Amin, the Deputy Director General (Operations) of NADA, gave the keynote address.
The purpose of the 42-person programme, which included the head of the state’s NADA religious unit and the Pusat Pemulihan Penagihan Narkotik (PUSPEN), was to implement psychospiritual programme management that worked in tandem with state management of Islamic affairs.
Additionally, one of the components of the NADA i-Pulih Model that is put into practise at the institutional and community levels to make sure that the client’s recovery can be instilled through their respective religious beliefs is the psychospiritual programme.
The Multaqa Ketua Unit Agama Program has been put into place by the Treatment, Medicine and Rehabilitation Division (BRPP) of NADA’s Religion and Human Development Branch to improve the standard of services provided to clients by staff, particularly the Head of the Religion Unit.
The State Islamic Religious Council (MAIN), the State Islamic Religious Department (JAIN), the State Mufti Department (JMN), and the District Islamic Religious Office are just a few of the organisations that NADA works with to ensure that the programme is carried out in tandem with management of Islamic affairs at the state level.
In his speech, Dato’ Dr. Muhamad Sade expressed his hopes for the smooth implementation of psychospiritual programmes in communities and institutions, which would encourage patients to seek recovery, maintain recovery over the course of their lives, and benefit the neighbourhood.
Both Dr. Yusaini Yusoff, the Chief Assistant Director (Religion) of BRPP, and Chief Assistant Director (Institutions) Rujhan Ramli are also in attendance.