Women can work through their substance abuse by unpacking trama they have suffered in the past, say leaders of the Rise programme at The Cabin in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo: Alamy

Addiction and trauma unpacked in women-only response programme in Thailand

  • Rise programme focuses on bringing women into a safe environment to work through their substance use, and to see what trauma caused it
  • While growing up in a conflict zone or surviving a terrorist attack can result in trauma, it is just as likely to happen in a domestic setting
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Women can work through their substance abuse by unpacking trama they have suffered in the past, say leaders of the Rise programme at The Cabin in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo: Alamy
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.