Malaysia Country Profile

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Drug Policy
  • Malaysia's goal is to ensure drug free families, schools, work places and communities
  • The basis of the National Drug Policy is supply reduction and demand reduction
Treatment Services
  • There are two forms of treatment and rehabilitation programmes for drug addicts: i) Institutional one stop treatment centres and ii) non-institutional treatment within the community via supervision
  • Treatment, for a specific length of time, is compulsory for drug addicts
  • In treatment centres addicts receive physical rehabilitation built around discipline as well as emotional and psychological support
Prevention Services
  • Seminars are delivered, to increase awareness, knowledge, understanding and skills with regards to the dangers of drugs, to students, community leaders and youths
  • Drug awareness is incorporated into the school curriculum and there is specialist teacher training.