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More clubs pledge their support for anti-drug abuse campaign

Published on Jan 13, 2014 12:51 PM
 
In its 13th year, the anti-drug campaign will get a boost from 230 clubs that will be working with the council to encourage revellers to stay drug-free. The number of clubs, a 15 per cent increase from last year, includes popular nightspots such as Zouk. -- PHOTO: ZOUK MANAGEMENT

More club operators have pledged their support for the Clubs Against Drug campaign this year, said the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) in a statement on Monday.

In its 13th year, the anti-drug campaign will get a boost from 230 clubs that will be working with the council to encourage revellers to stay drug-free. The number of clubs, a 15 per cent increase from last year, includes popular nightspots such as Zouk, The Butter Factory, Crazy Elephants and the clubs under St. James Holdings.

This comes against the backdrop of an increase in drug arrests, added the council. In the first half of 2013, more than half of new arrests involved young drug abusers between the ages of 20 and 29.

Chairman of NCADA, Mr Victor Lye, said: "The renewed commitment of club operators is very encouraging as the campaign requires the concerted efforts of all partners to remind young adults the importance of partying clean."