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OPIUM DRUG ADDICTION HILL TRIBAL VILLAGES THAILAND 1990s

Moo village, Tambon Koonklone, Saraburi Province, Thailand circa 1990. Wat Thamkrabok is a Buddhist temple where there is a herbal drug treatment and rehabilitation centre. The centre is known for its natural drugs rehabilitation programme, which first started in the 1950s. Over 100,000 opium, methamphetamine and heroin addicts have undergone treatment in the detox programme, which consists of ancient Buddhist meditation practises and the consumption of a secret detoxification potion. The mixture, composed of a wide variety of natural herbs, induces vomiting. A number of Western celebrities have sought treatment for their addiction at Wat Tham Krabok including Christy Dignam, Pete Doherty and Tim Arnold.<br />
The Wat Tham Krabok is especially famous for treating Yaba addiction. Yaba are pills containing a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine and is one of Thailand’s most prevalent drugs.
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Wat Tham Krabok Drug Detox Centre Thailand 1990
Moo village, Tambon Koonklone, Saraburi Province, Thailand circa 1990. Wat Thamkrabok is a Buddhist temple where there is a herbal drug treatment and rehabilitation centre. The centre is known for its natural drugs rehabilitation programme, which first started in the 1950s. Over 100,000 opium, methamphetamine and heroin addicts have undergone treatment in the detox programme, which consists of ancient Buddhist meditation practises and the consumption of a secret detoxification potion. The...
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Date: 25 Aug 2014
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Keywords:
  • Thailand
  • Thamkrabok
  • Buddhist Temple
  • Drug Rehabilitation
  • Herbal Drug Treatment
  • Buddhist Monks
  • Tambon Koonklone
  • Saraburi Province
  • 1990s

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