Indonesia plans for 400,000 drug abusers to go rehab in 2016

 Indonesia plans for 400,000 drug abusers to go rehab in 2016

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has unveiled plans to rehabilitate 400,000 drug addicts next year.

BNN spokesman Sumirat Dwiyanto said that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo himself set the target.

This year, the agency has set a target to rehabilitate 100,000 drug addicts.

Currently, there are some 4 million drug addicts in the country.

The BNN has predicted that every year the country could see an additional 75,000 new drug addicts.

Sumirat said Indonesia could become free of drug addicts in 12 years if the rehab programs succeeded.

The BNN has established cooperation with regional administrations and hospitals in a bid to accelerate the rehab programs.

"We have more than 2,000 hospitals across the country. If each provides 10 beds, the target will be achieved. We also have education institutions and military barracks that can be used when they are not holding any activities," he said.

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