In March (2014), 6 Malaysians died of drug overdoses during a music festival in Kuala Lumpur. That same weekend, another 3 party-goers died at a similar music festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. Singaporean counsellor Tony Tan, from The Cabin Chiang Mai in Thailand, talks about the shift in acceptance towards drug use in the area.
According to Tan, Singaporeans and Malaysians viewed drug use as immoral in the past, but it has seemed to gain more acceptance with today’s generation. Young people are increasingly taking drugs in socials settings, and they are (clearly) unaware of the potentially deadly effects.
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