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True Account of an NPS Abuser
Commonly Abused Drugs in Singapore
Marijuana, Pot, Grass, Joints, Ganja, Hashish, Weed
Cannabis comes from any part of a plant of the genus Cannabis. It can come in various forms – ‘loose’ cannabis leaves, compressed blocks, corn cob-shaped, oil, etc.
It contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which affect one’s mood – causing euphoria, and also anxiety, disorientation or paranoia.
Cannabis can affect concentration and memory which weakens the abuser’s ability to learn.
Cannabis is classified as a Class A drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Possession or consumption of cannabis:
Illegal traffic, import or export of:
White, Smack, Junk, Powder, Putih, Medicine, Ubat
Heroin is a powerful and very addictive drug that comes in granular, powder or solution form. Heroin No. 4 is white in colour while Heroin No. 3 is more yellowish.
Heroin abusers feel dull and tired very easily. They cannot work properly as they are not able to concentrate.
"Chasing the Dragon", a common method of abuse used by Heroin abusers here, involves heating the Heroin powder and sniffing the fumes through a rolled note.
Possession or consumption of Heroin:
Illegal traffic, import or export of Heroin:
'Ice', Glass, Crystal, Speed, 'Quartz', 'Ice Cream', 'Hirropon', 'Ya ba', Shabu or Syabu.
Methamphetamine in its crystallised form is known as methamphetamine hydrochloride. It usually comes in the form of a colourless and odourless crystal that resembles glass fragments or shiny blue-white "rocks" of various sizes. This explains
why it is more commonly known as 'Ice' in Singapore.
Methamphetamine also comes in tablet form. In this form, it is also known as 'Crazy Horse Pill' or 'Ya ba'. Most of the 'Ya ba' tablets found in Singapore are embossed with the 'WY' logo and are green or orange in colour.
Methamphetamine is highly addictive and is a strong stimulant. It has a very strong effect on the central nervous system.
Possession or consumption of methamphetamine:
Manufacture of methamphetamine or any salt of methamphetamine upon conviction is death.
Spice, K2, Bath Salts, Kronic, Bromo-Dragonfly, Mushroom, Synthetic Weed
New psychoactive substances (NPS) refer to substances that mimic the effects of other controlled drugs, such as cannabis, cocaine, Ecstasy, methamphetamine or heroin. NPS are produced by introducing slight modifications to the chemical structures of existing NPS and controlled drugs to create new variations that are not yet controlled.
Globally, NPS are proliferating at an unprecedented rate, due to the ease of modifying the chemical structures of substances to create new compounds with psychoactive effects.
NPS are illicit in nature, and are known to be abused recreationally, clandestinely manufactured and associated with overdose fatalities or adverse reactions. There is generally a lack of information regarding their pharmacological effects and toxicities.
Most synthetic NPS identified globally in the last decade are stimulants followed by synthetic cannabinoids and hallucinogens. NPS with opioid effects, which include fentanyl analogues and new chemical classes of synthetic opioids which are particularly harmful, has seen a significant increase in recent years.
Singapore regularly reviews its strategies to improve the detection and regulation of NPS. This includes the regular listing of NPS that have emerged in the global market that have no licit uses. A significant proportion of the NPS reported overseas are already currently controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
NPS have unknown, dangerous toxicology effects and are as addictive and harmful as controlled drugs. Abuse can lead to:
The abuse of NPS shares several similar symptoms to the abuse of common controlled drugs such as cannabis, heroin and methamphetamine, and it may vary depending on the specific NPS. Some common symptoms may include:
Possession or consumption of NPS listed as a Class A drug in the First Schedule of the MDA:
Illegal traffic, import or export of NPS listed as a Class A drug in the First Schedule of the MDA:
Illegal manufacture of NPS listed as a Class A drug in the First Schedule of the MDA:
3 Arrested For Suspected Drug Trafficking Activities
05 May 2021
Listing of 13 NPS in the First Schedule to the MDA
30 Apr 2021
Cakes Believed To Be Infused With Cannabis Seized
More Than 40KG Of Illicit Drugs Seized; Drugs Sufficient To Feed More Than 12,000 Abusers For A Week
19 Apr 2021
#ILiveFor DrugFreeSG Virtual Concert
Event Start Date: 22 Feb 2021
Event End Date: 22 Feb 2021
DrugFreeSG Light Up on 26 June 2020
Event Start Date: 26 Jun 2020
Event End Date: 26 Jun 2020
#DrugFreeSG Carnival on 31 Aug - 1 Sep 2019
Event Start Date: 31 Aug 2019
Event End Date: 01 Sep 2019
#DrugFreeSG Carnival on 13 July 2019
Event Start Date: 13 Jul 2019
Event End Date: 13 Jul 2019
The Drug Buster Academy (DBA) is Central Narcotics Bureau’s (CNB) newest mobile Preventive Drug Education (PDE) outreach platform to youths aged 10 to 18. Designed to provide a hi-tech and futuristic learning experience for youths, visitors will go through a learning experience on the dangers and consequences of drugs and inhalant abuse. At the end of the learning experience, visitors will graduate as ‘Drug Busters’ to help keep Singapore drug-free.