Pattaya teen committed for marijuana, kratom abuse

Banglamung and Nongprue officials speak to the 14-year-old weed-addicted boy and his 69-year-old grandmother seeking solutions on how best to help the wayward youth to mend his erroneous ways.

A 14-year-old East Pattaya boy was committed to a hospital for a week for mandatory drug rehabilitation after getting hooked on marijuana and kratom water.

District Chief Pisit Sirisawatnukul and Nongprue Mayor Winai Inpitak brought public health workers to Soi Khao Talo 7/1 house where he lives with his 69-year-old grandmother March 21.

She had called authorities complaining that the boy had become a burden because he didn’t go to school and just smoked weed. She could not control him anymore.

He was committed to Banglamung Hospital’s drug-rehab program for a week.
Public officials claimed the boy wanted to quit the two illegal drugs and that his “symptoms” were not severe.