Mandaluyong drug users forced to do Zumba to 'detoxify'

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Posted at Jul 06 2016 06:47 PM | Updated as of Jul 06 2016 09:21 PM

Getting hooked on illegal substances is unhealthy and people need help to kick the habit and stay clean.

In Mandaluyong, authorities have found one way to help drug users to finally get off their addiction.

Employed in their war against illegal drugs is Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance exercise.

Hundreds of drug users who surrendered to police were not allowed to return home until they complete one Zumba session.

According to Eastern Police District Chief Romulo Sapitula, Zumba, like other exercises, helps drug users to detoxify or flush the bad substances from their system.
     
But he clarified, the users' dancing to Zumba will not be a one time thing, as these drug personalities will have to report to barangay authorities regularly and join the Zumba sessions which will be led by the men and women in uniform.