Has Malaysia's antidrug effort been effective ?
It is a common belief that a massive effort in law enforcement, preventive education and rehabilitation will result in the elimination of a country's drug problem.
Based on this premise, Malaysia in 1983 implemented such a multifaceted anti-drug strategy, and the results of a 1987 study by the author suggested that Malaysia's effort had begun to contribute to a steady decrease in the number of identified drug abusers.
Although the number of drug-addicted individuals declined, the country's recidivism rates were still high.
Because of this high relapse rate, Malaysia expanded their rehabilitation effort and developed a community transition program.
In order to determine the impact of these changes on the country's battle against drug abuse, a follow-up study was conducted in 1990.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Politique sanitaire, Stratégie, Prévention, Recidive, Législation, Malaisie, Asie, Etude longitudinale, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Health policy, Strategy, Prevention, Relapse, Legislation, Malaysia, Asia, Follow up study, Mental health, Human
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