Implementation Of the Community Based Rehabilitation Program for Drug Surrenderers in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan


  • Anthony John A Jimenez University of the Cordilleras


A community-based rehabilitation program is a form of crime prevention in the sense that it decreases the rampant transaction of drugs here in the Philippines; also, it encourages reformation for the drug-dependent person who voluntarily surrender to the authority for him or her to become a productive member of the community. This research was about the effectiveness of the implementation of the CBRP in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan. Considering that there were cities where illegal drugs were conveniently done, this study assessed and promoted CBRP if it can be used as an effective measure in combating drug problems. This study used the mixed method design. There were thirty-nine (39) enrolled, two hundred eighty-one (281) graduates of CBRP, and four (4) Police Community Relation Personnel, which have a total of three hundred twenty-four (324) respondents. The study utilized questionnaires and interviews as the data gathering tools. The findings of the study are the following: (1) the implementation of community-based rehabilitation for drug surrenderers in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, is highly effective; (2)The null hypothesis of the study, which states: there is no significant difference in the effectiveness of implementing the community-based rehabilitation program, is rejected; and (3) three (3) emerged challenges: the feeling of need to report, some drug surrenderers are tagged as cannot be found, and unverified drug watch list.