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 

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Carol du Toit - South AfricaCarol 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.

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Preben Hansen - Denmark and Vietnam

The late Chairman of the 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.

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