Drug Abuse pp 128-137 | Cite as

Patterns of Drug Abuse in South East Asia

  • Leong Hon Koon
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 20)


South East Asia may, for the purpose of this very brief survey of patterns of drug dependence, include
  • Hong Kong and Macao Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam including “Yunnan” and that “NO MAN’S LAND” where opium is grown;

  • Singapore, Malaysia (Malaya, Sarawak and Brunei) Indonesia (Sumatra) and the Philippines


Drug Dependence City Area Morphine Injection Heroin Addiction Opiate Dependence 
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References and Sources

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    Glatt, M. M. & Leong, H.K. (1961) Alcohol Addiction in England and Opium addiction in Singapore: some differences and similarities. Psychiatric Quarterly, 35:1.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Leong H.K. (1959) Opium Addiction in Singapore Dissertation for D. P.H. London.Google Scholar
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    Hong Kong Government. The Problem of Narcotic Use in Hong Kong: A White Paper laid before legislative Council — Nov. 1959 (Hong Kong Govt. Printer 1959).Google Scholar
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    Straits Times, New Nation, Sunday Times, Sunday Mail. Current newspapers in Singapore.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leong Hon Koon
    • 1
  1. 1.Outpatient ServicesSingapore

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