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Evaluation of Thailand’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education Project (DARE) Provincial Police Region 1

Author:

Apasiri Suwannanon

Graduate School, Suan Dusit Rajabhat Universit, TH
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Abstract

Aim of this research is to study the factors affecting the problems and obstructions of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) project. This research evaluates project administration, the processes of cooperation among key persons, success of gaining knowledge, positive attitudes and behaviour of students after rehabilitation. The research also suggests methods to improve and develop the operation of the project in the area of the Provincial Police Region 1.


Research methodologies were qualitative and quantitative and the participants were interviewed in detail about their field observations as well as their participation in discussions.


The key success factors included the support of the heads of relevant organisations. Positive aspect of the DARE project is that it can prevent youths from taking drugs for some time. The negative aspects were the lack of understanding of the police towards project objectives. The suggestions for improvements mostly included providing mobile standard equipment for DARE police and the operation of DARE youth camps in schools, establishment of DARE police clubs and the operation of DARE police groups, which included the commissioned officers and the warrant officers, and curriculum improvement to suit Thai culture and drug situations.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/ijptsud.v1i1.5914

International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorder Vol.1(1) 2013: 89-94

 

How to Cite: Suwannanon, A., (2013). Evaluation of Thailand’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education Project (DARE) Provincial Police Region 1. International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. 1(1), pp.89–94. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ijptsud.v1i1.5914
Published on 07 Aug 2013.
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