Pusat Pemulihan Penagihan Narkotik Sukarela (PUSPEN S)

Introduction

The Pusat Pemulihan Penagihan Narkotik Sukarela (PUSPEN S) provides voluntary drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation pursuant to Section 8(3)(a) of the Drug Dependants (Treatment & Rehabilitation) Act 1983. These services are more open to all target groups, whether drug users, abusers or addicts. The minimum period of treatment for a client at the Cure & Care Clinic is 6 months, and the maximum is 24 months (2 years). These services have given individuals who are working (public/private sector), schooling, college/university students the opportunity to obtain early treatment when they have a drug addiction problem.

Element

  • The services offered at the PUSPEN (S) are available to anyone with a drug problem. Inpatient and outpatient treatment are offered to clients and encompasses detoxification using medication, counselling and guidance, religious and spiritual treatment, relapse prevention education, life skills, support group, reference and advocacy.
  • The clinic offers its services to clients who present themselves voluntarily, including clients’ families or their significant others.
  • The clients who come to the clinic to undergo drug treatment and rehabilitation programmes are not bound by any legal implication. They will be tested and evaluated for drug use prior to admission and no legal action will be taken against them.

The Concept

Addict as a patient

  • Treats drug addicts as patients

Open Access Service

  • Provides services openly to all Malaysians with drug problems

Without Pre-conditions

  • Admission without pre-condition

Scope of Services

Inpatient

  • In accordance with client’s needs and screening as well as evaluation.

Outpatient

  • Treatment according to client’s needs
  • By appointment

Clinical Treatment

  • Detoxification
  • Medical treatment

Methadone Replacement Therapy

  • For Opiate Drug Addicts

Referral and Advocacy

  • Family, employer, public and client (hospitals, Social Welfare Department, Religious Office and others)

Additional Program

  • Re-entry Program
  • Art therapy

Principles and Method of Admission

The principles for admission of clients into PUSPEN (S) are:

  • Voluntary
  • Without pre-conditions

Method of client admission :

  • Voluntary attendance in person;
  • Referral by third party – family, partner, friend, employer and others;
  • Outreach by NADA officer or non-governmental organisation

Programs

Psychosocial

  • Early recovery
  • Relapse prevention
  • Social support
  • Religious and spiritual programs
  • Guidance and counseling (individual/group/family)
  • Sports and recreation
  • Discipline and physical

Health and Medical Treatment

  • Medication assisted therapy (MAT)
  • Psychiatric treatment
  • HIV/HEP/TB/STI treatment
  • Communicable disease screening
  • Tuberculosis prevention treatment
  • Health education

Skills & Vocational Training

  • Long-term vocational skill training
  • Short-term vocational skill training
  • Business and entrepreneurship
  • Job placement