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This Buddhist temple has become a refuge for addicts attempting to kick the drug habit. Monk Jeremy, who successfully underwent treatment there three years ago, vouches for its effectiveness. He states: Here we have a particular way to practice Buddhism, and it fits very well with the treatment of drug addiction.
The treatment routine includes such things as herbally induced vomiting, meditation, semi-isolation, manual labor, steam baths, table tennis and weight lifting.
Some come as a last resort. Henry, a British heroin addict who had tried “several traditional rehab clinics” before arriving at Wat Thamkrabok, explained: For many of us here, this is our last chance.
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