Youths’ lax mindset, liberal attitudes on drugs pose stiff challenge to S’pore authorities’ zero tolerance stance
TODAY Online interviewed Dr Sandor Heng of Visions by Promises, the addictions treatment arm of Promises Healthcare, about his views regarding the current methods taken towards those suffering from drug addictions.
Here is his quote:
Dr Sandor Heng of Visions by Promises, the addiction therapeutic arm of Promises Healthcare, cautioned that the “stick” approach may not be a deterrence.
“Negative consequences and fear-based approaches can quell curiosity, but it can also make one even more intrigued,” he said, adding that addictions start with curiosity and accessibility, which then lead to experimentation.
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