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​News | Why focus on rehab is the way ahead 

Published on: 03-Feb-2019

The Sunday Times, page B4
 
The changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act send a signal that rehabilitation, rather than punishment, is the way to tackle the problem of drug abusers. But a balance must be struck between viewing drug abuse as an illness and as a crime, said experts. Criminologist Olivia Choy from NTU said increasingly, research has started to acknowledge that in addition to social and environmental processes that might lead an individual to drug use, biological factors could also indicate one's propensity to engage in drug use.

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