Tackle root causes
Re: “Songkran exacts its yearly toll in souls, ( BP, April 18).
Obviously Thailand, like many countries, has a lot of alcohol-related problems.
There seems to be quite a few upmarket rehab centres, but not many centres run by experienced professionals that are affordable to the Thai working class or middle class. A cold turkey detox in a temple may be better than nothing but it is just a temporary band aid and only scratches the surface of the problem. Apart from breathalysers, and better law enforcement, the root causes of these problems need to be better addressed and financed. It could save a lot of lives.