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. 


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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'In Memoriam' network

Carol Du Toit - South Africa


Ray Eberlein - South Africa

South Africa’s Central Drug Authority