Did you know that every day, 70 people turn to drugs as a form of escape1? In 2020, almost 20,000 Malaysian men were convicted of at least one drug offence2. The laws of Malaysia are extremely strict with offenders, and drug trafficking carries the death penalty.
Any addiction is hard to overcome and requires a strong support system. Sadly, the stigma associated with drug use and addiction is often too difficult for many to cope with. Earlier this year, the National Anti-Drug Agency reiterated that every Malaysian citizen wanting to get proper treatment can visit any of their rehabilitation centres3, a step forward in destigmatising the problem and focussing on the dignity of every individual.
In Christ, there is hope.
Complementing the authorities’ efforts are civil society organisations, including ones spearheaded by Christian organisations such as churches or faith-based NGOs. If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, there is help. If you’re looking for a Christ-centred environment, check out these rehabilitation centres in the Klang Valley.
> Kenosis Homes
A ministry providing rehabilitation support for men and women recovering from drug addiction. There are 6 homes located across Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Negeri Sembilan.
Address (HQ): No 24, Lorong Jugra, Batu 3 1/2, Jalan Kelang Lama, 58100
Contact: 03-7987 1820
Website: Kenosis Homes
> Disciple House 门徒之屋
A centre supporting former prisoners and individuals recovering from drug addiction.
Address: 91-A, Jalan Batu Tiga, Kawasan 17, 41050 Klang, Selangor
Contact: 016-288 4941
Website: Disciple House Klang (Facebook)
> CES Breakthrough Drug Rehabilitation Centre
A drug rehabilitation centre for adult males seeking support along their recovery.
Address: No. 1, Jalan Othman, PJ Old Town, Petaling Jaya, 46000, Selangor
Contact: 03-7958 7388
Website: CES Breakthrough Drug Rehab Centre
> Charis Youth Centre 恩典青年中心
A Chinese-language drug rehabilitation ministry for youth recovering from drug addiction
Address: Lot 1958, 7km, Jln Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Contact: 03-8761 1254
Website: Charis Youth Centre (Facebook)
> Rumah Victory Drug Rehab Centre
Address: 54A, Jalan Kampung Rinching Hulu 2, 43500 Semenyih
Contact: 03-8724 5793
Website: Rumah Victory
- Fighting drugs on the home front, 2019, New Straits Times
- Breakdown of drug addicts in Malaysia from 2013 to 2020 by gender, 2020, Statista.
- National Anti-Drugs Agency urges addicts to seek treatment, avoid repeat of ‘bathing’ incident, 2022, The Star.
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