Another 100 complete drug rehab in Sattahip

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Another 100 Sattahip residents escaped jail sentences for drug charges when they agreed to enter a 10-day “behavior modification camp” run by the Royal Thai Navy aimed at rehabilitating them.

Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai presided over the latest program graduation May 15 at the National Command Center for Drugs offices in Sattahip. Top district, city and navy officials attended.

Deputy Gov. Adisak Thepass presides over the graduation ceremony for inmates at the 10-day “behavior modification camp” run by the Royal Thai Navy.Deputy Gov. Adisak Thepass presides over the graduation ceremony for inmates at the 10-day “behavior modification camp” run by the Royal Thai Navy.

Deputy Gov. Adisak Thepass said the drug problem continues to increase in severity and is the root of the area’s crime problem. Therefore, he said, measures to prevent and solve problems have been implemented.

Program administrators said they work with youths to kick drugs and adopt socially responsible behavior. However, the admitted, results of such a short program are not guaranteed.

If the patients are arrested again, however, they will be placed in a youth detention center.