Keep Fighting to be Drug Free
(PRWEB) June 16, 2015
On June 5th 2015, The Cabin Foundation, set up by The Cabin Chiang Mai Addiction Treatment Centre in northern Thailand, co-hosted a charity evening to campaign against driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs as well as raise money for the treatment of poor, local addicts and victims of addiction.
The Cabin Foundation joined hands with DusitD2 Hotel, Chiang Mai and Studio Group to host a charity garage sale called "Drugs or Drink and Driving Kills". The lively affair took place at the DusitD2 Hotel in down town Chiang Mai and featured live bands, a special auction of hotel rooms, tour packages and airline tickets; plus some 20 stalls selling everything from used clothes to one-of-a-kind handicrafts – including “Keep Fighting to be Drug Free” t-shirts by The Cabin Foundation. The evening attracted a huge crowd of charitable expats and Thais as well as the Chiang Mai Cyclist Club who came to speak out against drunk driving, after several cyclists were fatally hit by drunk drivers in the city recently.
Proceeds from stall rental and the auction were donated to the Ban Dekdee Orphanage, which looks after the orphans of addicts who died from overdosing as well as children whose parents have been jailed for possession of illegal substances.
The proceeds from the sales of the anti-drug t-shirts went towards The Cabin Foundation Special Fund for the Treatment of Underprivileged Young Addicts.
The Cabin Foundation is a non-profit organization set up by The Cabin Chiang Mai Addiction Treatment Centre in order to raise awareness of addiction issues in Thailand and to provide training and support to individuals and organizations working in the addiction treatment field. Working closely with the Thai health authorities and local community, The Cabin Foundation strives to create an environment where those suffering from the disease of addiction are treated with compassion and understanding and have access to effective, modern and proven treatment, especially those that cannot afford it.
For more information please contact The Cabin Chiang Mai directly or their PR representative Edelman Healthcare at:
The Cabin Chiang Mai
Reeya Chaicharas, PR Manager
+66 (0) 80446 8850, reeya(at)thecabinchiangmai(dot)com
Smitha Ramamurthy, Senior Account Executive
+61 (0) 2 9291 3348, Smitha(dot)ramamurthy(at)edelman(dot)com
About the Cabin
The Cabin Chiang Mai is Asia’s most respected inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center, with two primary treatment facilities and a secondary treatment Sober House located in Chiang Mai. Since 2010 the Cabin has treated over 1,300 men and women from around the world with a program completion rate of 96% and a recovery rate amongst the highest in the world.
The unique program at The Cabin, called Recovery Zones, uses a combination of CBT, 12 Step methodology and mindfulness alongside exercise therapy to attain holistic recovery. A fully inclusive 28 day program at The Cabin Chiang Mai costs US$12,900, about a third of the cost of private rehabs in the West.