Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) drives forward solutions for narcotic drug problem which has continuously been the national agenda. This aims to protect the Bangkokians against all types of narcotic drugs.
The BMA opens a rehabilitation center called “Ban Phichit Chai” to provide rehabilitation service in voluntary system for individuals with drug addiction problem with counselling service, physically and mentally rehabilitation, and vocational trainings. Life Style Program has been used to develop individuals with substance use disorder to learn more about dangers and harmful effects of narcotic drugs; cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development; and prevention of repeated drug use or addiction relapse. Activities in the Program comprises learning of addiction recovery skill, agricultural activities, sports and music therapy, occupational therapy, basic vocational skill development group, and family group activities. People participated in the rehabilitation will learn and gain knowledge; develop themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially; and get ready to return to their normal life in society without using narcotic drugs again.
The rehabilitation in Ban Phichit Chai emphasizes patient-centered care and treatment on voluntary basis. It provides counselling service, both for those who come on a day-to-day basis or those who were admitted for overnight stay at Ban Phichit Chai, based on the Life Style Program with various programs to choose. The care provided includes adjustment of thinking method, basic vocational trainings for building a career and earning a living to support themselves and their families, and joint activities between patients and officers which is similar to living with family. Moreover, follow-up monitoring after rehabilitation will be conducted systematically to prevent a relapse and repeated drug abuse, as well as counselling on education, occupation and making a living, and building good relations within the family. “Ban Phichit Chai” is located in the compound of Sirindhorn Hospital, Soi On Nut 90, Sukhumvit 77 Road, Prawet District and can be reached at telephone number 0 2329 1353 and 0 2329 1566.