Organization for Addiction Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation (OAPTAR)
Wishing everyone who celebrate the festival a "Selamat Hari Gawai!"
Webinar on Challenges in implementing effective prevention programmes.
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ISSUP Malaysian Chapter EXCO meeting
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Celebrating Collaboration and Impact: OAPTAR’s Annual Breaking of Fast at Serapi Hotel
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2nd April 2024: This morning we had a very fruitful meeting with the Deputy Director, Ministry of Youth & Sports and his team at his office.  Our President, Cindy Biding shared our vision and plans for the wellbeing of our youths through youth led programs that we can organize collaboratively. We are grateful for the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion with the Deputy Director, Mr. Ronnie Boniface Nugi.
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OAPTAR 5th Annual General Meeting, 23rd March 2024
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Meeting between solution provider and partner to discuss details of project implementation.
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ISSUP Malaysia meeting with UNODC Asia Pacific to discuss the training on Strong Families and United Families
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 Meeting with the Bau District Education Office Team on the wellness champion program
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Engaging with partners is crucial for the sustainability of OAPTAR’s programs
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TOT on UPC 6: Workplace based intervention at the Kuala Lumpur Journal hotel from 15-18 January
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New Year Message from President ISSUP Malaysia
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We are concerned people about addiction problem in our communities and we want to work in partnership with relevant agencies to help address the problem.


We believe that every individual in the community who reaches out to us has the potential to be fully functioning, productive and able to contribute to the development of the community given the support and opportunity. As such we want to provide them with life and vocational skills that will enable them to find gainful employment or create a self-sustainable income.

Life skills training fundamentally help the community to learn how to interact effectively, be resilient and manage the wide range of issues that may affect their physical, mental, social and economic well-being. Life skills training like assertiveness helps them build the confidence and ability to reject offer of negative nature like drugs. In essence, life skills help to increase their protective factors to build resilience so that they can face the challenges of today’s environment.

We also believe in building and expanding the capacity of our members, volunteers and practitioners in the drug demand reduction field (DDR). We provide training in the prevention, treatment and recovery of substance use disorders for these practitioners and volunteers to ensure that they provide quality standard services using evidence-based practices. In addition, the training is a way to recognize their work and professionalize the drug demand reduction field.   

Training of treatment providers at District Level

There is a wide range of issues in the community that affect their physical, social, psychological, health and economic well-being. Some include unemployment which relates to income, housing or debilitated homes, drug use, petty crimes, broken homes, domestic violence, child abuse and so on.

Intervention in social affairs are inclusive and integrated as we work collaboratively with government agencies. Referral to relevant agencies provide the community with access to the kind of assistance they need which include and not limited to social and welfare services, employment and vocational services or any other services they require. Community Social Intervention also include skills training for families, youths and recovering persons.

The overall goal of the CDIC is to reduce drug use and dependence and its health-related consequences through an integrated network of services in the implementation of evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery support services.

The CDIC is a center for robust activities intended to engage the community in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drug use and dependence.

It also serves as a Community-based Treatment Center for drug use and dependence.

The CDIC is run by a team of professionals in drug demand reduction.

There are separate programs for youths and families. Programs for youths include vocational training and life skills training. Workshops for families include communication and problem solving. Family therapy is an ongoing activity as part of the recovery support services. Psychoeducation sessions are conducted to provide insight into issues affecting them and educate them on coping with and managing the issues.


Towards an addiction-free society


We aim to prevent addiction, treat and rehabilitate people and families affected by addiction by engaging, empowering and inspiring communities.