Number of new drug abusers up by 20%
The Central Narcotics Bureau reported that 3,343 drug abusers were arrested in 2015.
This is a 6 per cent increase from 2014.
The number of repeat abusers dropped from 2,065 in 2014 to 2,034 in 2015.
However, there was a 20 per cent increase in the number of new drug abusers arrested in 2015 - 1,309 new abusers were nabbed in 2015, compared to the 1,093 arrested in 2014.
Methamphetamine (or Ice) and heroin were the two most commonly abused drugs.
More than two-thirds of the new abusers arrested were below the age of 30.
Sana's centre receives about 30 walk-ins per month, and one to six clients on an average day.
The majority of their walk-ins are between 20 to 30 years old.