Drug abusers: Rehab v long-term imprisonment

Ex-drug users give their take

Mr Bruce Mathieu is a former drug offender who now works at The Caffeine Experience, a social enterprise that hires ex-offenders. A tattoo on his left forearm has his daughter's name, Beatrix, on it. It serves as a reminder to him to stay clean, as h
Mr Bruce Mathieu is a former drug offender who now works at The Caffeine Experience, a social enterprise that hires ex-offenders. A tattoo on his left forearm has his daughter's name, Beatrix, on it. It serves as a reminder to him to stay clean, as he has promised to be a good father to her.ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF

The road to recovery can be long and arduous, especially for hardcore drug abusers.

In interviews with Insight, former drug abusers share their views on the effectiveness of the drug rehabilitation centre (DRC) and long-term imprisonment (LT) pathways.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 03, 2019, with the headline 'Ex-drug users give their take'. Print Edition | Subscribe