In Memoriam

In memoriam

We want to honour the contributions and preserve the memory of those who were passionate and dedicated their lives to the drug demand reduction field. Our 'In Memoriam' page celebrates those who have passed for their exceptional service, commitment and outstanding contributions in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery. 

Tributes:

Brother Ronald F. Drahozal - USA, BangladeshBrother Ronald

November 14, 1937 - October 15, 2018

56 years of experience in the Drug Demand Reduction field at the local, national and international level.

  • Founding Director of the First Drug Rehab Centre (BARCA) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1988 to 1995 - First drug rehabilitation facility in Bangladesh
  • Founder/Executive Director of Second Drug Rehab Centre (APON), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1994 

Learn more about Brother Ronald's life and his exceptional contributions to the field.

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Carol du ToitCarol du Toit

Carol du Toit held the position of Director of SANCA Durban Alcohol and Drug Centres and worked in the field of addictions for over thirty years. She was also employed as the Director of SANCA Pietermaritzburg and, prior to that, as a social worker at Magaliesoord Rehabilitation Centre.

Learn more about Carol du Toit's life and her exceptional contributions to the field.

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Dr. Ray Eberlein - South AfricaRay Eberlein

Dr. Ray Eberlein was a member of the Central Drug Authority of South Africa, Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Stabilis Treatment Centre for substance dependents, and also a member of Christian Action for Dependence.

Learn more about Dr. Ray Eberlein's life and his exceptional contributions to the field.

Please share your thoughts dedicated to the memory of Dr Ray Eberlein in our 'In Memoriam' network


Preben Hansen - Denmark and Vietnam

The late Chairman of the NGO Fontana Board, Preben Hansen, was a committed enthusiastic entrepreneur and Preben Hansenthe driving force behind the establishment of NGO Fontana.

Learn more about Preben's life here.

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Father Doctor Vincenzo Sorce - Italy

Father Doctor Vincenzo founded the Association "Casa Famiglia Rosetta" in1985. Casa Famiglia Vincenzo SorceRosetta specializes in the acceptance, rehabilitation and social integration of people in difficulty and has supported over 1500 individuals and their families.

Learn more about Father Doctor Vincenzo's life here.

Please share your thoughts dedicated to the memory of Father Vincenzo in our 'In Memoriam' network.

 

 

 


Mr Ibrahim Salim- SingaporeMr Ibrahim Salim

Ibrahim Salim held the position of Treatment Specialist/Expert at the Drug Advisory Programme of the Colombo Plan and was a pioneer in the field of drug demand reduction where he worked for over three decades.

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Father Haroldo RahmFather Harold

Father Haroldo, who had already created a series of social services in the United States and Brazil, founded, in 1978, the therapeutic community Prayer and Work Promotional Association in Campinas, São Paulo State. The place came up with a unique and pioneering proposal in Brazil to offer treatment and recovery to those who were marginalised victims of drug addiction.

Please share your thoughts dedicated to the memory of Father Haroldo in our 'In Memoriam' network.

 

 

 


Dr Muhammad Tariq KhanDr Muhammad Tariq Khan

Dr Muhammad Tariq Khan was a social worker, researcher, author and drug abuse counsellor. He committed his life to support the community and reducing addiction issues in Karachi, Pakistan.

He was an educator and dedicated his life to sharing knowledge and developing a support network for students, academics and professionals working in the drug demand reduction field.

Please share your thoughts dedicated to the memory of Dr Muhammad Tariq Khan in our 'In Memoriam' network.


 Dr Fraidoon SadeedDr Fraidoon Sadeed

Dr Fraidoon Sadeed was a professional who worked for over 10 years in the drug demand reduction field. Most recently, Dr Fraidoon was based in northern province (Balkh) of Afghanistan where he was setting up a specialist shelter for homeless people with addiction issues in order to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19.

On way back to Kabul he lost his life along with his wife a two children due to very bad road traffic accident.

Please share your thoughts dedicated to the memory of Dr Fraidoon Sadeed in our 'In Memoriam' network.


Dr Samarudin ZazaiDr Samarudin Zazai

Dr Samarudin Zazai was an expert in the drug demand reduction field who worked for more than 10 years with National Aids control program (NACP/MoPH) in Afghanistan.

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Mr. Mujahid AbbasMr Mujahid Abbas

Mr Mujahid Abbas was an addiction counsellor working in the Umeed clinic in Mirpur, Pakistan.

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Dr. Serwat Jahan KhanumDr. Serwat Jahan Khanum

Dr. Serwat Jahan Khanum was an Associate Professor at the Institute of Clinical Psychology, UoK.

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Ms. Shahnaz DarMs. Shahnaz Dar

Ms. Shahnaz Dar was the Executive Director Kuchlak Welfare Society and Member Advisory Board Youth Forum Pakistan (For Substance Use Prevention).

Please share your thoughts dedicated to the memory of Ms. Shahnaz Dar in our 'In Memoriam' network.