Chanthaburi, Thailand (PRWEB) February 03, 2014
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Asia (DARA) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the recent Colombo Plan Asian Center for Certification and Education banquet. The event was held at the AIM Conference Center on January 18, 2014, in Baguio City, Philippines.
DARA Thailand, along with the ASEAN Institute of Health Development, Mahidol University, co-sponsored and co-hosted the event. The banquet was provided for addiction professionals who are attending the basic level training course by the Colombo Asian Center for Certification and Education (ACCE). The Participants were provided knowledge and skills enhancements activities on helping relationships, basic counseling skills, case management and crisis intervention. Participants in attendance came from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Also in attendance were the Honorable Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan; Honorable Baguio Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas; (ACCE) Director Mr. Tay Bian How; Professor on Post Graduate, Master Degree on Addiction Studies, ASEAN Institute of Health Development, Mahidol University, and Baguio City Consultants on Anti Drug Abuse Council, Mr. Robert R. Labos.
The ACCE is currently offering courses that utilize the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) for Addiction Professionals, including: Physiology and Pharmacology for Addiction Professionals; Treatment for Substance Use Disorders - The Continuum of Care for Addiction Professionals; Case Management for Addiction Professionals; Crisis Intervention for Addiction Professionals; and Ethics for Addiction Professionals.
The Asian Center for Certification and Education, which was established in 2009, aims to "build international treatment capacity through training, professionalizing, and expanding the global treatment workforce." According to the organization's website, it exists to enhance the knowledge and skills of addiction professional in Asia, provide a standard for care that all providers can strive for, and promote professional and ethical practices.
To learn more about ACCE or its basic level training course, visit http://www.colombo-plan.org/acce/?p=867.
Martin Peters, DARA's Treatment Program Director, had the opportunity to speak at the banquet about DARA's programs. Martin was thrilled to be a part of ACCE's event. "The training and education that ACCE offers is such a benefit to addiction professionals. The information that is provided, as well as the networking that occurs at events like this, helps treatment providers improve their quality of care to clients."
Robert Labos, ASEAN Institute of Health Development, Mahidol University, and Baguio City Consultants on Anti Drug Abuse Council, enjoyed working with DARA. He said, "I am glad with the very successful dinner banquet we co-hosted together. The Mayor, Vice Mayor, the Philippines Dangerous Drug Board, Dioce of Baguio, and the Colombo Plan Director made it a point to be with us in our dinner. I am very happy with the attendance of the participants of the training. Hosting the dinner was an opportunity I felt we could do well together. On behalf of Dr. Prapapun and our Department on Addiction Studies of Mahidol University, it has always been a pleasure working with DARA."
DARA operates two residential treatment facilities in eastern Thailand. The fully licensed facility offers a professional, private, world-class treatment program in a beautiful tropical island paradise setting. Therapists at DARA use techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, physical therapy, meditation, relaxation, and recreation to help clients put their addiction behind them and fully recover. Treatment at DARA is confidential, safe, and relaxing, and each client recovers with their own personalized rehab plan.
To learn more about DARA, visit http://dararehab.com/.