HOW COMMON IS DRUG ADDICTION IN SINGAPORE?
Singapore as a country has one of if not the strictest drug laws in the world so many assume that a drug problem in Singapore would be non-existent.
Although long term imprisonment and the death penalty is naturally a deterrent for many however not enough to remove it completely and at How to Treat Addiction we have worked with many clients from Singapore struggling with addiction related issues.
Due to potential imprisonment and death penalty for possessing drugs then the majority of those if not all who can afford to do so will initially seek support for drug addiction online often from home and if inpatient or residential treatment is recommended for the best chances of success, they will attend alcohol or drug rehab in another country. More information about international rehabs can be found at how to treat addiction’s recommended rehabs page.
WHICH ARE THE MAIN AREAS OF SINGAPORE TO FIND ADDICTION COUNSELLING SERVICES?
How to treat addiction has identified 4 main areas in Singapore as being Boat Quay, East Coast, Chinatown and Downtown and although there are local drug and alcohol support groups many clients we have worked with are very fearful and protective around their confidentiality both for fear of legal consequences and any potential negative impact on their profession as Singapore is country to many high end executives, bankers etc
WHERE CAN I FIND NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNSELLORS IN SINGAPORE?
Although Singapore does have addiction counselling services many of them are either non native English speakers or the staff (although often highly qualified academically) lack direct personal experience of addiction. All of our online counselling team are in recovery from addiction ourselves.
Drug and alcohol counselling can be found in Boat Quay, East Coast, Chinatown and Downtown however through our online platform How to Treat Addiction offers a worldwide support network and has helped many clients from Singapore with various addictions including alcohol, drugs, gambling and sex addiction.
Due to reasons mentioned above our online counselling for Singapore clients has proved very popular and beneficial for those looking to admit or return from rehab. Our online aftercare programme and outpatient counselling is growing rapidly throughout Asia especially Singapore.