Latest News:  

English>>China Society

"Sunshine Project" – A New Guizhou Model: A Solution to Worldwide Drug Rehabilitation Challenges or Not?

(People's Daily Online)

18:00, January 05, 2013

By Ma Liya, People's Daily Online June 19, 2012

In 1840, national hero Lin Zexu argued that“the harm of opium is far greater than fierce floods and savage beasts. It is the responsibility of all people all over the world to boycott opium and narcotic drugs!”

In April 2004, General Secretary Hu Jintao listened to the report given by the National Narcotics Control Commission on the national anti-drug work. He pointed out that “narcotics control is concerning the physical and mental health and the wellbeing of the people, as well as the security and prosperity of a nation.”

In December 2007 and June 2011, the Anti-drug Law and the Regulation on Drug Rehabilitation were respectively adopted. Hence, a new work pattern of community-based treatment and rehabilitation has been established. New explorations on in-depth and personalized narcotics control have been carried out in local places.

In 2011, in the process of strengthening innovative social management nationwide, the Government of Guizhou Province has put emphasis on the narcotics control issues, and found a new way of community-based treatment and rehabilitation after years of exploration and practice. It is a “four-in-one” rehabilitation model by integrating “physiological detoxification, psychosomatic recovery, job placement and social inclusion”. It takes “job placement” as core, and “Sunshine Enterprises” as carrier based on the practical conditions of Guizhou Province.

In June 2012, the “Sunshine Project” became completely open to the media. A nine-member-team jointly constituted by journalists from People’s Daily and People’s Daily Online went to Guizhou for on-site visit. During the seven-day visit, they traveled 3,000 kilometers, visited eight cities and interviewed almost 100 people. Duyun and Bijie are two regional blueprints for the “Sunshine Project” practice in Guizhou. During our work in these two places we kept wondering …

【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 【5】 【6】 【7】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:王欣、Chen Lidan)

Leave your comment2 comments

  1. Name

Darrrel at 2013-03-2776.126.155.*
Good to read articles about the anti-drug campaign.
nimo at 2013-03-22173.228.12.*
I can see the local government"s efforts to control drugs and help drug users, but I have to say, it is too boring.

Selections for you

  1. Chinese, Russian naval forces in drill

  2. Naval joint exercise to be normalized

  3. Muslims buy food to break daytime fast

  4. Working people under the sweltering sun

  5. Lonely summer for migrant kids

  6. Rainstorms flood more than 10,000 cars

  7. Weekly sports photos: Bikini enchantment

  8. Ilhabela Sailing Week 2013 kicks off

  9. 2013 China Int'l Boat Show kicks off

  10. A decade for home mortgage slaves

Most Popular


  1. High hopes for high-tech export reform
  2. China's automobile organization slams car limits
  3. Shortage of teachers hurts kindergartens
  4. Building on past successes
  5. Inflow of 'hot money' tackled, expert says
  6. Caution urged in seeking experts from abroad
  7. China didn't cause German solar firms' bankruptcy
  8. China, U.S. discuss cyber security
  9. Why are we obsessed with selfies?
  10. Israel keen on luring Chinese tourists

What’s happening in China

China's Chongqing issues orange-coded alert of heat

  1. Books on dating become a hit 24 years later
  2. Now a smartphone app for free contraceptives
  3. Gang rape suspect gets new lawyers
  4. Life expectancy for Beijing residents increases
  5. Tourists cool off on beach in Shanghai