Treating patients within the community

File photo showing the National Addictions Management Service clinic at the Institute of Mental Health.
File photo showing the National Addictions Management Service clinic at the Institute of Mental Health.PHOTO: ST FILE

A 45-year-old man who works in the construction industry visited the office of Credit Counselling Singapore (CCS) in Middle Road last year to get help with managing his debt of more than $100,000.

Every week, he bought hundreds of dollars worth of lottery tickets and lost up to tens of thousands of dollars from football betting and visits to the casino.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'Treating patients within the community'. Print Edition | Subscribe