This insightful documentary takes a critical look at drug abuse in Singapore, especially the abuse of legal drugs, and the controversial claim that drug addicts use a loophole for exchange terms with the police, thus getting off free if they betray their supplier. It evaluates the success of the move against drugs, the desperate situation for drug addicts and for those who are reforming, and the supplier and pusher game.

  • Director: Geraldine Phua
  • Runtime: 26m10s
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: M18
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-0516
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Producer: Georgina Law
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

  • Chow Lai Teck, John Lui, Lionel Cen, Kelvin Cen, Qin Yi Kai, Ken Low, Oh Zongbo, Kenneth Lee, Jamie Chong, Zhou Junlin; Interviews - Adren Tay, John Ong, Freddy Wee, Dr Thomas Seng


  • Editor - Geraldine Phua
  • Scriptwriter/Editor - Yvonne Li
  • Advisor - Dr Chua Ling Yen
  • Graphics - Winfred Kwan & Ellen Ng
  • Music - Dayvid Foo
  • Narration - Jocelyn Chua
  • Assistants - Vernon Teo & Issac Ong
  • Camerapersons - Jason Tai, Joseph Lee, Low Ling Hooi & Darryl Li


  • Themes - Drugs, Substance Abuse, Legal Betrayal, Legality, Temptation, Support, Withdrawal
  • People - Drug Addicts, Pushers, Suppliers
  • Occupations - Doctors, Narcotics Officers
  • Places - Court, Prison, Halfway Houses, Clinics
  • Items - Medicine, Subutex, Heroin
  • Emotions - Desperation
  • Activities - Preventive Measures, Abusing Drugs
  • Government Agencies - Central Narcotics Bureau

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