Number of drug addicts in Malaysia in 2012

in Substance Abuse

There are an estimated 350,000 people who are addicted to drugs in Malaysia in 2012, according to a report by Reuters. Due to a high rate of relapse in the country, the number of drug addicts could rise to 500,000 in 2015.

Back in 2006, there were 19,369 people who were officially classified by the government as drug addicts in Malaysia.

Source:  Anuradha Raghu, “Malaysia mosque a source of hope for heroin addicts,” Reuters, May 2, 2012.

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