Banglamung reviews youth anti-drug campaign results for Interior Ministry

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Interior Ministry officials heard how Banglamung-area “To Be No. 1” clubs are using everything from music to urine tests to help keep area youths off drugs.

District Permanent Secretary Pongsathit Pijnan reviewed initiatives by local chapters of the royally sponsored youth anti-drug program with officials from the ministry, Pattaya Education and Social Welfare Department and representatives from the Pong and Nongprue sub-districts July 18 at the Banglamung District Office.

Pinpa Ruangrattanakorn explains different testing and treatment methods used in the anti-drug program.Pinpa Ruangrattanakorn explains different testing and treatment methods used in the anti-drug program.

Founded by HRH Princess Ubolratana, To Be No. 1 clubs regularly engage in sports and musical programs to help occupy youths’ free time and work on other social programs to prevent and resolve drug abuse.

Professional public health speaker Pinpa Ruangrattanakorn explained how local clubs used urine tests on youths to check for drug use and participated in the “Drug Addicts Raise Your Hands” rehabilitation program at Wat Jiphawan School. Area clubs, of course, also participated in musical, sports and art activities, she said.

For more information on the program, call 081-867-0715.

Banglamung Permanent Secretary Pongsathit Pijnan presides over the meeting on the area’s “To Be No. 1” projects.Banglamung Permanent Secretary Pongsathit Pijnan presides over the meeting on the area’s “To Be No. 1” projects.