Girl in a jacket Malaysia

Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Lifezone Christian Drug Rehabilitation Centre, Selangor

Specialities:

Christian drug rehabilitation.

Contact/Address:

No.2, Jalan Ru 7/1,
46050 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor
Tel: 03-79561086
Email: matthewckkoh@gmail.com

Description:

Christian drug rehabilitation.


Rainbow Drug Rehabilitation Center, Kuala Lumpur

Specialities:

Treatment for women addicted to drugs.

Contact/Address:

Praise City Church, Kuala Lumpur Tel: Unknown

Description:

Religious residential treatment for female drug addicts.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

Pharmaceutical Services Division

Contact/Address:

Pharmaceutical Services Division
Ministry of Health
Lot 36
Jalan Universiti
46350 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

Tel: 60 3 7841 3200
Email: eisah@moh.gov.my
Website: portal.bpfk.gov.my/

The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau of Malaysia is concerned both with the regulation of legal pharmaceuticals, and the classification of illegal drugs. Enforcement of drug laws is generally carried out by the National Anti-Drug Agency (NADA).

Historically Malaysia has taken a hard line against drug and drug addicts with the ultimate aim being to achieve an entirely drug-free society. Enforced abstinence was the usual approach to addiction, attributed in part to the ex-military backgrounds of many of the policy makers. However, in recent years this stance has softened somewhat, and the emphasis is now placed on encouraging addicts to seek treatment voluntarily. The Malaysian government is also experimenting with providing drug substitution treatment and counselling. Malaysia still takes drug enforcement seriously, and hopes to create its drug-free society by 2015 in accordance with an initiative from the National Anti-Drug Agency.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

Rakan Anti-Dadah (RADA)

Type:

Preventive/Security

Published Authority:

National Anti-Drug Agency

Date:

2008

Internet link:

radabp.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/program-rakan-anti-dadah-rada.html

Publisher website:

www.adk.gov.my

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

National Drugs Agency Act 2004

Published Authority:

Government of Malaysia

Date:

December 24, 2004

Internet link:

www.agc.gov.my/Akta/Vol.%2013/Act%20638.pdf

Publisher website:

www.malaysia.gov.my/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Facts and stats

  • The Power Rangers were allegedly censored in Malaysia because authorities thought that the programme might get children addicted to drugs.
  • Despite the partially softened stance on drug rehabilitation, trafficking in Malaysia still carries the death penalty.
  • Historically Malaysia took a very tough approach to drug use, and addicts would be subject to enforced rehabilitation. Repeat offenders would run the risk of exile or the death penalty.
  • It is only in the last decade that Malaysia has begun to explore a more pragmatic approach to drug treatment, including drugs prescribed medicinally as a way of mitigating the effects of addiction.
  • Between 1988 and 2006 there were more than 300,000 registered drug abusers in Malaysia. This is a cumulative figure; the number in 2006 was 22,811.
  • Heroin and morphine are the most popular illegal drugs in Malaysia, accounting for 60% of all drug abuse. Marijuana, the next most popular, accounts for 23.12%.
  • As of 2008, there were 29 drug treatment centres in Malaysia. These offered several different approaches to rehabilitation ranging from cold-turkey isolation to institutional rehabilitation.
  • By 2015 Malaysia hopes to eradicate drugs permanently from the country.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Malaysian (CARE)

Type:

Non-governmental

Address/Contact:

Lot 389 Jalan Ulu Kelang, 8.8km
68000 Ampang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +603-90582102
Email: mail@malaysiancare.org
Website: www.malaysiancare.org

A religious anti-drug initiative providing care and welfare to drug users and other vulnerable people including children and the disabled in Malaysia.


Persatuan Pengasih Malaysia

Type:

Non-governmental

Address/Contact:

3201 Jln. Syers, Off Langgak Tunku,
Bukit Tunku, 50480 K. Lumpur.

Tel: +603.6201 3179 / 0287
Email: info@pengasih.net
Website: pengasih.net

Providing education and rehabilitation services for people with drug and alcohol addiction problems, as well as HIV services.