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China’s compulsory rehab centers treat 1.44m drug addicts in 11 years

Updated: Jun 26,2019 9:18 AM     Xinhua

KUNMING — China’s compulsory rehabilitation centers have treated more than 1.44 million drug addicts over the past 11 years, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Justice on June 25.

China had 370 compulsory drug rehab centers as of the end of 2018, says the report, adding that the number of registered drug addicts stood at 214,300. Nearly 90 percent were male and more than 88 percent were under the age of 50.

China has basically established a comprehensive anti-drug system and introduced more than 100 statutes and regulations on drug prohibition, the report says.

A series of rehab programs, new detoxification methods and techniques have been introduced by the ministry in recent years.