Bringing drug treatment to Vietnam  pg. 2

Residents of a drug rehabilitation camp outside Danang play volleyball in an outdoor courtyard.
Photos courtesy of Bahr Weiss, Ph.D.
“Collaborating with Dr. Trung and his colleagues has been a real honor and pleasure,” Weiss notes. “He is one of the smartest, most open-minded, hardworking and selfless people I have ever met, either in the U.S. or Vietnam.”

If SMART proves to be effective in Vietnam, Weiss hopes the Vietnamese government will fund the program and that it will be adopted by mental health care providers. The research also may yield useful information for treating addiction among Southeast Asian immigrants to the United States, he adds.

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