Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association
How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Drugs Destroy Dreams and LivesJoin SANA today in our relentless fight against drug abuse a menace that crushes dreams, destroys lives and families, leaving only regret and ruin in its wake.The years ahead are challenging. The drug situation in the region in the whole has grown worse in recent years and the amount of drugs seized in Singapore has grown sharply. Stronger peer influence among youths and lack of communication with their parents are among the reasons for the spike in drug abuse among youths; in addition, younger people are increasingly seeing drug use as a lifestyle choice. The number of recovering addicts is likely to rise as more long-term drug inmates are released.Each year we need an estimated budget of $2.4 million to run and sustain our anti-drug programmes. As a non-profit organisation, we rely heavily on public support and donations. SANAs programmes are targeted at youths-at-risk, at preventing re-offending in recovering addicts and preventing inter-generational offending within families, in particular those with children.Please help us spread the anti-drug message and save lives.
The pillars of our anti-drug programmes are preventive drug education, counselling and reintegration.
In preventive drug education, we reach out to more than 7000 secondary school students through the Anti-Drug & Inhalant Abuse Badge Scheme, a motivational workshop that promotes character building.
In counselling, SANA works with more approximately 700 ex-offenders and their family members a year through Case Management. We also counsel first-time drug offenders aged 21 and below, those too young to be imprisoned, under the Youth Enhanced Supervision (YES) Scheme.
Our Aftercare work includes organising family enrichment programmes and peer leadership development.
SANA's new Drop-In Centre (DIC) provides services to ex-offenders and their families. These include free legal assistance, family counselling, tattoo removal programme, employment and emergency financial assistance.