Section 2 Situation of drug abuse

Fig. 7-2-2-1 shows the respondents’ life-time experience of drug abuse by type of drug and by male/female.

Fig. 7-2-2-1 Life-time experience with drug abuse (by type of drug, by male/female)

Fig. 7-2-2-1

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A significant number of stimulants offenders had started abusing drugs under the age of 20 and had repeatedly committed drug offenses. Around 50% of the respondents had a score of “substantial” or “severe” on the Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-20), and were thus deemed to require intensive treatment. Among stimulants offenders, 23.5% had committed a crime to obtain drugs and 6.5% had committed a crime under the influence of drugs.