Initial reasons for using drugs in Malaysia 2020

Reasons given by addicts for initially using drugs in Malaysia in 2020

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Release date

June 2022



Survey time period


Number of respondents

20,313 respondents

Special properties

respondents were drug addicts arrested once for drug offences within the current period

Supplementary notes

*Others categories include aggressive, reason related to job, amusement, lack of religious education, financial problems, for slimming, being subject to abuse, medicinal, emotional longing, sex, deceived due to lack of knowledge about the danger of drugs, for studies, etc.

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