Poor handling of drug abuse issue will worsen pandemic impact | New Straits Times

#NSTopinion An analysis of 70,000 respondents showed that across all illicit drugs, non-religious respondents had a past-year drug usage rate that was almost three times higher than religious respondents.

Pandemic, National Anti-Drugs Agency

1/12/2021 7:30:00 PM

NSTopinion An analysis of 70,000 respondents showed that across all illicit drugs, non-religious respondents had a past-year drug usage rate that was almost three times higher than religious respondents.

These reasons shed some light on drug addiction in our country. According to the National Anti-Drugs Agency , the majority of those suffering from substance abuse are low-educated teenagers and unemployed young adults. The main reasons they got involved in drug abuse were peer influence, curiosity and enjoyment.

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