ONCB wants to expand community anti-drug program citywide

Friday, 21 March 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By  Urasin Khantaraphan

After finding success in seven Pattaya neighborhoods, national drug-control officials are hoping to expand its “Mother of the Land” narcotics-eradication program citywide.

Office of Narcotics Control Board officials met with representatives from the Soi Kophai, Khekhaeng Koh Larn, Nong Phangkhae, Khem Khaeng Ratchawet, Soi, Post Office, and Nong Tabaek communities March 10 to review the Pattaya-Banglamung networking model established between community leaders and law enforcement.

Weerat Joijinda, president of Mother of the Land Fund program and the Kophai Community.Weerat Joijinda, president of Mother of the Land Fund program and the Kophai Community.

Weerat Joijinda, president of Mother of the Land Fund program and the Kophai Community, invited agents from the National Command Center for Drugs and Community Development Organization also to attend.

The purpose of the meeting was to advertise the Mother of the Land Fund and honor HM the Queen Sirikit by making strong communities safe from drugs. Rehabilitation starts within communities using affection from relatives, who give opportunities and forgiveness. Citizens within the communities will help change the behaviors of addicts and return to being good individuals. The project will be conducted in various forms such as foster families, he said.

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