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China’s Heroin Addiction

To say China has a heroin problem would be an understatement.  It’s estimated that up to 70% of drug users in China are addicted to heroin. While opium has been used in China for centuries, drug use began to shift toward heroin in the 1990s.  Southern China – Yunnan Province in particular – is especially affected by this epidemic due to its proximity to the opium-producing Golden Triangle region of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos.