Administrative reform and mechanism for providing public services in drug addiction treatment in Vietnam
Phan, Dinh Thu (2019)
Phan, Dinh Thu
Hallintotieteiden tutkinto-ohjelma - Degree Programme in Administrative Studies
Johtamisen ja talouden tiedekunta - Faculty of Management and Business
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The reform of administrative procedure and mechanism for providing public services in the field of drug addiction treatment in Vietnam is studied in this thesis. The objective is to increase the number of drug addicts accessing the services for drug addiction treatment, to meet the actual needs of the society and requirements of the Vietnamese Government. First of all, through studying previous researches and projects relating to providing public services in drug addiction treatment, theories of public services, administrative procedure and international standards for drug treatment are presented. Secondly, I have studied laws and regulations of Vietnam, practices in providing drug treatment services in Vietnam. Finally, through these studies, I have made recommendations to change the opinion that drug addiction is a disease and social evil; to modify some models in drug addiction treatment to partially meet the recommendations of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime and of the World Health Organization given to Vietnam; to amend articles in the Law on Drug Prevention and Fight, decrees of the Government that have violated human rights, privacy rights of users of drug addiction treatment services, as well as procedures that have caused difficulties for drug addicts to access drug addiction treatment services.