Community-Based Participatory Management of Drug Abuse
Prevention in Bangkok : Case Study in Suanluang District
Accepted 19/10/2018 Sak Mootima1 Boonau Boonyarit2
This qualitative research aimed to study the community-based participatory management in preventing drug abuse in Suanluang District, Bangkok The data were collected from 40 participants through in-depth interviews. After analyzing the collected data, the results revealed as follows: 1) the spread of drug abuse among the youngsters was more rapid, and many government agencies and all community members involved in the management process to prevent drug abuse. 2) The supports of the government did not meet the needs of the community. Also, the management process was lacked of continuity, coordination, and guidelines. Moreover, the team members were lack of knowledge and skills in drug abuse management. 3) For the community-based participatory management and prevention guidelines for drug abuse problem, a sustainable community development plan was developed by analyzing problems, gathering human resources, budgets, equipment and tools properly. In addition, spiritual and religious played a major part in changing drug users’ attitudes and behaviors in order to treat and keep them away from drugs. All activities were mainly operated by the people in the community with supports of the government.
Keywords : community participative management, drug abuse prevention, Suanluang district
1 Ph.D. student, Public Policy and Management, Kasem Bundit University
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2 Lecturer (Graduate School), Public Policy and Management, Kasem Bundit University