Review on Substances Abuse in Malaysia - Way Forward and Challenging

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Haitham Abdalrazak, P. M. Ridzuan, Shariff Halim, Lim Thien Poh, M. R. Alliya- Syakirah, Vijayendran Thineswary, B. N. Maizatul-Afiqah, I. N. Syamimi

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As the utilization and abuse of substance often starts in adolescence posing threat to public health concerns. Rising trend with growing popularity of various substances in the past decade, include heroin, kratom, cannabis, ketamine and methamphetamine which recorded highest usage in year of 2019 in Malaysia. Research reviewed includes clinical manifestation, statistics, and treatment with types of substance abuse and meeting future challenges in Malaysia. Study on pharmacological treatment for substance abuse were found to be effective in terms of compliance, relapse rate and cost effectiveness by providing methadone or buprenorphine to minimize heroin dependent problems.

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Haitham Abdalrazak, P. M. Ridzuan, Shariff Halim, Lim Thien Poh, M. R. Alliya- Syakirah, Vijayendran Thineswary, B. N. Maizatul-Afiqah, I. N. Syamimi. (2021). Review on Substances Abuse in Malaysia - Way Forward and Challenging. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 4930–4943. Retrieved from https://www.annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/643
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