Burmese Refugees: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Refugee Empowerment International
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Burmese Refugees: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Burmese Refugees: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Burmese Refugees: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Burmese Refugees: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Burmese Refugees: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Burmese Refugees: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Burmese Refugees: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Burmese Refugees: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Burmese Refugees: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Nov 7, 2019

Battling Adiction to Build Communities

Re-integrating into the community
Re-integrating into the community

It is well known how addiction treatment can help the individual, but that benefit can also extend beyond, spreading waves of positive change throughout the whole community.

The RIJ funded DARE network has done great work building stronger communities by battling addiction using culture-appropriate methods. The program combines traditional herbs with yoga, acupuncture and water-immersions while also addressing the social aspects of addiction and integrating back into the community. This program builds a framework for those who desperately need structure and builds resilience against the lure of addictive substances.

One community member had this to say about the benefits of the DARE treatment center for her son: “Before he goes to DARE treatment center I always angry him because he not listens what I say to him. He spent his time with his friend and doesn’t know anything to do at home.” She goes on to thank the members of the treatment center and says “In the past, my son was very naughty, disobey the rules and used to create the violence in the family. But now I was feeling better because my son doesn’t use the drugs and stay away with substance abuse.”

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to your continued support as we make an impact in the camps on the Thai-Myanmar border.

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