Drug addiction is a medical condition and treatable, saays Fil-Am psychiatrist

February 15, 2017, 12:00 am

Drug addiction is a medical condition and treatable, saays Fil-Am psychiatrist

Dr. Jessy Ang (right), a Filipino-American psychiatrist, proposes a comprehensive strategy to address the ‘shabu epidemic’ in the Philippines, which is through educating the public and reaching out to local government units and educational institutions, during the Pandesal Forum on "True State of Illegal Drugs Crisis, Anti-Drugs War and Rehabilitation held at Kamuning Bakery CAfe, Quezon City on Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2017). He maintains that drug addiction is a medical condition and is treatable as Police Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, District Director, Quezon City Police District looks on pictures of brains of a drug addict. (PNA photo by Ben Briones)/bvb