Phuket launches drug rehab camp

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PHUKET, 27 February 2015 – The narcotics control operation center of Phuket has opened a behavior-change drug rehabilitation camp in response to the government’s drug combat policy.

The program was launched in line with the second strategy of the government’s narcotics control policy which is aimed at reducing the number of drug addicts. Those who are able to take part in the program must register for the rehab on a voluntary basis.

The participants, who number around 100, mainly consist of drug users who were captured by security or administrative agencies. Twenty eight of them are Phuket residents while the rest are from other provinces.

The 14-day program is divided into two parts. The first part, which takes nine days, focuses on behavioral changes of the drug addicts. The latter one provides them with vocational training.