Russian children’s rights ombudsman supports creation of drug rehab center for teenagers
MOSCOW, Octover 3 (RAPSI) – Anna Kuznetsova, Russia's children's rights commissioner, has supported a proposal to establish interregional center for rehabilitation of drug-addicted teenagers, press-service of the ombudsman told RAPSI on Tuesday.
Earlier, Kuznetsova held a meeting with a head of social-rehabilitation center for children and teenagers “Revival” Dmitry Korenyak.
During the meeting Korenyak argued for creation of a center and said that it will allow authorities to establish a pioneering ground for work with drug-addicted teenagers and their families. Korenyak also noted that the most difficult task is actually detecting children consuming psychoactive substances because only a small portion of addicts ask for help on their own.
Kuznetsova stated that aside from detection and rehabilitation of drug-addicted teenagers it is also important to prevent the problem altogether. She added that these issues will be discussed by the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights in the near future in order to establish a system of help for children suffering from the addiction.