More young, educated drug-takers now: Sana
Agency says these largely affluent people opt for synthetic stimulants
In the past two years, the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (Sana) has seen younger as well as more well-educated people turn to synthetic drugs, said its executive director Lim Poh Quee.
"Economic and social backgrounds do not seem to be a barrier for drug-taking any more," he said yesterday, when updating the media about Sana's plans.
Unlike most drug users who come from low-income, dysfunctional backgrounds, these people come from wealthy families, and buying the drugs is not a problem for them.
The reasons proffered by members of the new demographic on why they turn to drugs include boredom, stress, the desire for quick weight loss, and the belief that they will not get addicted, said Mr Lim.