The Government of Jalisco put an ultimatum to the Addiction Rehabilitation Centers known as “annexes”. Starting today, these places have two months to regularize themselves, otherwise they will be permanently closed.
“Important news: in this city there is a serious problem related to addiction care centers, annexes or irregular shelters, with outrageous cases that have shown us a reality that we cannot ignore and the time has come to bring order, will and authority,” said the state governor.
“After an exhaustive review together with the Governments of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, we traced a route to regularize these establishments. To make it clear: as of today, they have 60 days to fix what needs to be fixed and operate according to the law or there will be final closures.“, he added.
In addition, he specified that the security operations to monitor these types of centers will continue by the authorities of the three levels of government, for which he asked citizens to report any case of abuse in these places to 089.
Likewise, the state authority warned that it will sanction, by the competent authorities, any mistreatment or illegal conduct applied with the endorsement of the administrators or owners towards the people who are served in their establishments.
Said agreement was reached at the work table that follows up on the issue, in which, in addition to the state government and the municipalities, institutions such as the Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks (Coprisjal), the State Council against Additions in Jalisco ( CECAJ), the Secretariat of the Social Assistance System (SSAS) and the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ).
In the State Census of Residential Addiction Care Establishments 2021 in Jalisco, which has a record of 390 establishments specialized in the care of this problem, only 85 are recognized by the National Commission and the State Council against addictions.
However, they consider that there could be more centers that operate clandestinely.
“Once the reviews and evaluations have been carried out in each center, those responsible for these will have to solve each and every one of the municipal and state requirements, with the understanding that there will be no special concessions to those who do not comply with them and, if so, will have to close”, detailed an informative bulletin.
Rehabilitation centers Annexes Government of Jalisco Enrique Alfaro
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