City, schools map out future anti-drug campaign

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Schools and businesses laid out plans for the coming year aimed at curbing illegal drug use in the city during a budget meeting with Pattaya health officials.

Drug prevention and rehabilitation chief Viliawan Phuluenglue met with representatives from the city’s 11 public schools and four private institutions, business owners and operators of entertainment venues Nov. 21.

Viliawan spoke about the detrimental impact drug use has on individuals and societies and solicited ideas on how schools and businesses can contribute to Pattaya’s anti-drug campaign for the 2015 fiscal year now underway.

Drug prevention and rehabilitation chief Viliawan Phuluenglue (center) talks about the detrimental impact drug use has on individuals and societies.Drug prevention and rehabilitation chief Viliawan Phuluenglue (center) talks about the detrimental impact drug use has on individuals and societies.

The prevention chief especially encouraged schools to become more active in the royally backed To Be No. 1 Foundation, which operates in school clubs, and sponsors’ sport and dance events to give youths productive ways to spend their free time whilst developing a peer-to-peer support structure.