Between Societal and Individual Drug Policies: The Malaysian Experience

N. Prabha Unnithan, Colorado State University

Drug use prevention and treatment policies are generally pitched at either societal (border interdiction, zero tolerance, etc) or at the individual level (drug education, counseling, etc.). In this paper, Malaysia's nearly three-decade experience with a semi-government organization (known by its acronym PEMADAM) that mediates between these two levels is examined for conclusions regarding its activities and effectiveness.

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