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What the project does
The Prevention, Education and Training program addresses the problem of addiction in five camps on the Thai-Myanmar border, by providing treatment cycles for addicts, prevention education to schools and communities and by training addiction workers.
The treatment cycle is a 90-day residential program consisting of detoxification, recovery, relapse prevention and reintegration. The treatment is culturally appropriate and uses natural methods: acupuncture, local herbs, yoga and water immersion.

The network success rate of over 60% is high and largely due to the social reintegration aspect of the program that ensures respect for those recovering as well as the natural methods employed.

Community prevention education reaches beyond those addicted to their families, friends and neighbors. The work reaches thousands of people in camps on the Thai-Myanmar border and inside Myanmar. Young people work with their peers in schools and through events such as frisbee matches or musical events. Posters and flyers are used to disseminate information about various substance abuse issues.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

Agency: DARE Network

Community prevention education reaches beyond those addicted to their families, friends and neighbors. The work of the DARE network reaches thousands of people in camps on the Thai-Myanmar border and inside Myanmar.

The Prevention, Education and Training program will provide treatment cycles, prevention education to schools and communities and train addiction workers.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised
2014-05-07 ~ 2015-05-06
Agency: DARE
$20,000
This project will provide community training manuals on drug addiction prevention and support to members of the refugee communities living on the Thai-Burma border and to people displaced ultimately within the country of Burma, also known as Myanmar, itself. The manuals are an update to DARE’s previous manuals, now over 10 years old, which have been prepared and taught by members of the local refugee community. The previous set of manuals and the DARE program have proven successful in helping to combat the addiction crisis which has overtaken many of the displaced communities throughout Burma and South East Asia. These updated manuals are essential to DARE’s vision of expanding its reach and providing more sensitive treatment and education threatened by addiction.

$19,820 of $19,820 raised
2013-06-01 ~ 2013-05-31
Agency: DARE (Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Education
$19,820
This project will build the DARE Network’s capacity to meet the addiction demands of refugees living in camps on the Thai/Burma border as well as prepare for refugees returning to Burma in the future. 1 intern will be trained to become a DARE Addiction Master Trainer inside Burma and a further 20 refugees will be trained for 6 months to become Addiction Workers within the camps to replace those that have resettled to third countries. 20 young people and their families will also received treatment for their addiction.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2009-11-01 ~ 2010-10-31
Agency: DARE – Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education

$25,000

The DARE Network is a local organization of trained local ethnic addiction staff and workers together with an advisory board of ethnic leaders and migrant leaders dedicated to the prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol addiction among their people, on the Thail-Burma border and inside a future peaceful Burma.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2008-07-01 ~ 2009-06-30
Agency: DARE – Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education
$25,000

 

For the last 3 years Refugee Empowerment International has worked in partnership with DARE Network to help build community programming for families ensnared in the cycle of addiction in the refugee camps on the Thai/Burma border. Over this time there has been reductions in domestic violence, increase in treatment of women and youth, and growing ownership by the communities of their roles in substance abuse prevention and recovery.