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Baths, prayers and tea: Beating drug addiction the traditional way

Indonesia is using more traditional means of drug rehabilitation as funding for rehab dips.

Health

Fighting drug addiction

This week sees the introduction of a new column, I>Your Health Matters/I>, contributed by members of the Federation of Private Medical Practitioners' Associations Malaysia. To kick of the series, Dr Steven KW Chow looks at the issue of drug addiction.

Health

Treating drug addiction

DRUG addiction is like a roller-coaster ride into hell. It launches addicts into an orbit of illusions and of false euphoria and then plunges them back into the cold abyss of reality. When the 'joyride' comes to a halt, it is replaced by withdrawal symptoms that often lead to disruptive behaviour.

Health

Treatment works for drug addiction

The vital messages that need to be delivered on the issue of drug addiction is that treatment works, and that we need to reduce the stigma associated with drug addiction, which hinders a great number of addicts from seeking help.

Health

Understanding drug addiction

This is the first in a series of articles about drug addiction. There are many factors involved in drug addiction - some obvious, others less so. This series will explore the pertinent factors that lead to, and sustain, a person's addiction to drugs. as well as treatment option.

Health

War against drug addiction

OVER 500 key players involved in the battle against drug addiction gathered at the first National Conference on Addiction Medicine (NatCAM) recently in a concerted effort to further intensify our nation#146;s battle against drug abuse. The conference was officiated by Health Minister, Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek. He was represented by Datuk Dr Shafie bin Ooyub, Deputy Director General of Health (Public Health), Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Community

Drug addiction reduced by up to 50%

Treatment of drug addiction with methadone has succeeded in reducing drug addicts in the country by up to 50%.

AseanPlus News

Thai temple fights drug addiction with horses and boxing

MAE CHAN, Thailand, Sept 18, 2015 (AFP) - Every morning in Thailand’s far north, a convoy of orange-robed Buddhist monks and novices riding on horseback leave their mountain-top temple in the kingdom’s notorious Golden Triangle region to collect alms.

Nation

Love conquers all, even drug addiction

Love is one of the best weapons against drug addiction, said the co-authors of a book that underscores this view.

Nation

Deputy Minister: Home Ministry still discussing proposal to decriminalise drug addiction, possession for personal use

KUALA LUMPUR: The proposal to decriminalise drug addiction and possession for personal use is still at the ministry's discussion level and will be decided soon, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.