City teaches 60 volunteer youths about the evils of drugs

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Sixty Pattaya students learned about the evils of drugs and how to help prevent its spread in the community at a workshop organized by two city departments.

The Pattaya Public Health and Environment, and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation departments focused on drug prevention and community programs to rehabilitate drug users.

Disaster department head Kobchai Boonorana teaches volunteer youths about the evils of drugs. Disaster department head Kobchai Boonorana teaches volunteer youths about the evils of drugs.

Disaster department head Kobchai Boonorana said children under 15 are a high risk of becoming involved with drugs and only about 48.7 percent of teens and adults under 25 have received some form of drug education.

Kobchai said society needs to create programs that change teens’ mindsets toward drugs and improve their quality of life. One way to do that is to get youths involved in volunteer programs, he added.

The June 13-15 “Volunteer Youths Power of the Nation” camp also schooled the students on civil defense, the mission of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, extinguishing fires and first aid.