Well-educated, well-heeled - and hooked on drugs

Changi Prison's rehab centre sees steady rise in inmates with tertiary education or higher

In recent months, a few highly educated and well-heeled members of society have made headlines because of drug offences.
In recent months, a few highly educated and well-heeled members of society have made headlines because of drug offences. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER
ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

Alan (not his real name) is a 40-year-old doctor with a dark secret.

He was hooked on drugs and recently spent seven months behind bars at the Changi Prison Complex receiving treatment at its Drug Rehabilitation Centre (DRC).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2018, with the headline 'Well-educated, well-heeled - and hooked on drugs'. Print Edition | Subscribe