Community-based Drug Treatment

SITE 1

METHAMPHETAMINE TREATMENT
Prao District, Chiang Mai

Prevalence of methamphetamine is a prolonged crisis situation happened in almost every community. Khuen Pak Village, a sub district in Prao District of Chiang Mai Province, is one among gook practices in community management against illicit drugs by utilising local resources and members’ engagement in solving the alcohol and drug problems on their own.

SITE 2

MOBILE MMT SERVICE
Chai Prakarn Disrtict, Chiang Rai

Chai Prakarn District is located in the highlands of opium production and trade. Despite years of crop substitution and rural development, opium problem exists. Methadones maintenance treatment has been introduced along with the drop-in centre and outreach activities performed by the ex- or current PWID as peer educators providing knowledge and other services under close supervision by the medical team from Chai Prakarn Hospital.

SITE 3

EARLY PREVENTION IN PRESCHOOL AGE
Phaya Mengrai District, Chiang Rai

Learning that people with substance use disorders clearly have problems with their ability to make decisions and that these problems may appear before any substance-related issues arise. Decision-making is part of a higher-level mental capacity called Executive Functions (EFs). This EFs skill emerge early in life and gradually develop across the lifespan. The community council, therefore, implements the EFs in preschools as the best-fit age for long term prevention effort.