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Thai-Burmese Border

PWRDF Development Project

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Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education (DARE) Network provides addiction prevention and treatment services for Burmese refugees who fled conflict and persecution and settled in Border Area refugee camps in the Thailand-Burma border. DARE provided prevention education to 20,798 students and teachers. Students began expressing more of their fears, especially in regards to drug dealers. The project engaged with families to provide information on substance abuse and treatment. 7,000 home visits were conducted reaching 14,343 directly and 1,390 through the patients receiving services. DARE has seen a reduction in domestic violence and an increase in women and youth seeking treatment.

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