The Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP) is an integrated model for drug users with moderate risk for drug dependence and/or mild substance use disorder. It is a holistic approach in rehabilitating the surrendered drug personalities and aims to focus on the healing of the body, mind, and soul through counseling and other therapeutic sessions. It provides a continuum of care from outreach and low threshold services through active coordination among a number of health, social, and other non-specialist services needed to meet clients’ needs (UNODC, 2014). The World Drug Report of 2016 estimates that 90-95% of drug dependents can be provided with a treatment modality at the community level. 

Moreover, pursuant to the roles and responsibilities of the Department of Health (DOH) as provided in Section 76 of Republic Act No. 9165, the Department shall oversee and monitor the integration, coordination, and supervision of all drug rehabilitation, intervention, aftercare, and follow-up programs, projects, and activities as well as the establishment, operations, and maintenance of drug treatment rehabilitation centers.

Local Government Units (LGUs), as the implementers to CBDRP, established and operated their local programs by implementing different models depending on available resources in the community. In this regard, the Department of Health was tasked to perform certification of Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program based on Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 7 series of 2019 “Consolidated Revised Rules Governing Access to Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs and Services" to standardize the implementation of the CBDRP and to assure quality services provided to Person/s Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) in the community.

MC 2023-008 CBDRP