Epidemic Methamphetamine or “Ice” Addiction in Australia

Epidemic Methamphetamine or “Ice” Addiction in Australia

Australia has one of the highest rates of illicit methamphetamine use in the world and the highest use among English-speaking countries. Around 2.5% of Australians over 14 years – around half a million people – have used methamphetamine in the last year. This rate is three to five times higher than the USA, Canada (0.5%),…

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Illicit Drug Use: Heroin Addiction Problems in Malaysia

Illicit Drug Use: Heroin Addiction Problems in Malaysia

Malaysia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia that imposes harsh penalties against drug offenders. But despite of the harsh penalties and capital punishment, the population of illicit drug users continues to increase. Even foreigners get involved with drug use as the country being one of the top tourist destinations in the region. In…

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Use of Illicit Drugs in Thailand

Use of Illicit Drugs in Thailand

The predominance of yaba, the common street name for methamphetamine, is attributed to its ease in production and widespread distribution in Thailand. “The number of Thais addicted will reach 1.1 million this year”, the head of Thailand’s anti-drug police reports. The number with substance use disorder has increased by about 100,000 annually over the last…

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