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Former drug addicts deserve to live without stigma

While the authorities are making headway in helping ex-addicts stay on the right track, society has miles to go to bring them back to the fold

Singapore's approach towards drug addiction has changed over the years to focus on rehabilitation and reintegration, with considerable success. ST ILLUSTRATION: CEL GULAPA
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More than a year after I first spoke to John (not his real name) for a story about drug abuse, he contacted me out of the blue in May 2022.

He had received treatment under the Drug Rehabilitation Centre (DRC) regime for 18 months in 2019 where he managed to overcome his drug addiction.

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