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Ear acupuncture & Drug drop in centers


Mr.Suneel Vatsyayan shared his experience as part of discussions on setting up of drop in center and how use of ear acupuncture can provide the drug users an opportunity to feel strength within them before they commit themselves to enter in to treatment & rehabilitation program.Mr.Vatsyayan shared Nada project activities of ARPAN (Association of Recovering Peer Action Network), an action network for trauma-related to drugs, & HIV/AIDS.

The 7th AFTC Conference was held in Siam City Hotel, Bangkok from 10th November till 12th November 2008 organised by The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (CPDAP), National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand (NCSWT), Asian Federation of Therapeutic Community (AFTC), Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and funded by Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL). 132 delegates from 15 countries around Asia participated in the conference with its theme ‘ Sharing What Works’

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