DARE Network (Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Network)

DARE (Drug & Alcohol Recovery & Education) Network is a grassroots national NGO. DARE Network provides culturally appropriate non-medical treatment & prevention education to reduce substance abuse & associated social issues within the communities of displaced ethnic people from Burma, along the Thai/Burma border. DARE Network envisions the strength of ethnic people from Burma to use the power of recovery from addiction as a non-violent means to resist oppression. A Free Mind Cannot Be Destroyed.

Concentration

Concentration
Photo from Progress Report 'Taking the Test. Training of Trainers.' (view small | med | large | orig)

Trainer Det Sot reads out the case study.

Trainer Det Sot reads out the case study.
Photo from Progress Report 'Taking the Test. Training of Trainers.' (view small | med | large | orig)

Many reasons to abuse drugs and alcohol.

Many reasons to abuse drugs and alcohol.
Life in Karen State is hard. Drug dealers abound and alcohol is always available. DARE Network can help. (view small | med | large | orig)

The most vulnerable

The most vulnerable
Women and children struggle everyday with the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. Violence, rape and murder are high. (view small | med | large | orig)

Opium Fields in Burma

Opium Fields in Burma
Burma is the 2nd largest producer of Opium (refined to Heroin) next to Afghanistan, in the world. (view small | med | large | orig)
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