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Title: Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Singapore: Issues and Challenges in Control and Treatment Strategies
Authors: Osman, M.M. 
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Osman, M.M. (2002). Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Singapore: Issues and Challenges in Control and Treatment Strategies. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions 2 (3-4) : 97-117. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The problem of drug addiction in Singapore has been relatively under control over the past few years. This is a result of the strategy of controlling supply to reduce demand for drugs. Alcohol consumption in Singapore is relatively low compared to Western countries. This paper provides an overview of the drug & alcohol control & treatment strategies adopted in Singapore. While new strategies have been formulated, some issues & challenges still remain; these are discussed & findings of a recent study conducted by the author are described. They include the need to focus on gateway drugs like alcohol, intervention involving family members, opportunities for regular employment for drug addicts, & the role of religion in aftercare treatment. COPIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM: HAWORTH DOCUMENT DELIVERY CENTER, The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580.
Source Title: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129436
ISSN: 1533256X
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