Lamu County Government with the support of UNODC has started a Medical Assisted Therapy clinic (MAT) to assist in rehabilitation of persons addicted to drugs at King Fahd hospital.
The center is renewing hope for addicts, many of whom have easy access to hard drugs like herioine and often turn to a life of crime.The clinic which will officially be launched this year, has over 100 registered members who are currently receiving therapy in counseling, methadone treatment, psychosocial interventions.
All these services are offered free of charge.
According to Kenya’s National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) says there are 40,000 heroin users across the Kenyan coast.
County Government of Lamu under the leadership of Governor Twaha is committed to work with development partners in order to secure a bright future for the Lamu youth.