UNODC Cambodia
Community Based Drug Treatment (CBTx) programme
Income generating activities

Aaron Watson, a UNODC Cambodia officer for Community Based Drug Treatment, talks about UNODC-supported income-generating activities (IGAs) at a cricket farm, located in Serey Sophorn, Banteay Meanchay province, Cambodia. It is one of several income-generating activities implemented by UNODC partner SEADO (Social Environment Agricultural Development Organisation), to help drug users and their families earn a living and re-integrate into their local community as part of a comprehensive approach to drug treatment and care.

UNODC supported income-generating activities, which also include chicken and pig farming, a mobile phone repair centre, a barbershop, and a cassava-drying facility, are part of a pilot community-based drug dependence treatment programme started in 2010 in eight remote communities of Banteay Meanchey province as an alternative to compulsory centres for drug users (CCDUs). Cambodia's Community-Based Drug Treatment program provides drug users with voluntary, cost-effective, rights-based and sustainable drug treatment and care services that include individualised plans for counseling, health care, vocational training, self-help and harm-minimization education in the community where they live.

To learn more about UNODC Cambodia's CBTx programme, see this story.