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Prayer and religious activity is a part of drug treatment in most Hong Kong centres

12 of the 15 NGOs running in-patient drug rehabilitation centres require religious activity as part of “treatment” (Source: Pixabay)

The dominance of Christian-based drug rehabilitation services in Hong Kong has created significant barriers for those seeking treatment. State-run in-patient drug...
Meth production and problematic use are rising in Iraq

Meth production and problematic use are rising in Iraq (Source: Wikimedia)

Problematic methamphetamine use and production are on the rise in Iraq, and regional instability is preventing the state from responding effectively. Unregulated meth...
Iran executed 10 people for drug offences in the first week of 2017

In the first week of 2017, Iran executed 16 people - 10 of whom were killed for drug offences (Source: Pixabay/Pixabay).

At least ten people were reportedly executed for drug offences in Iran last week, despite authorities having publicly questioned the rationale behind executing people...
Indonesia has executed 18 people for drug-related offences since President Joko Widodo entered office in 2014

Indonesia has executed 18 people for drug-related offences since President Joko Widodo entered office in 2014 (Source: Wikimedia).

Indonesian authorities are sending mixed messages on the death penalty. The country abstained on a UN resolution for its abolition, and the president hinted at ending it...

People with problematic opioid use are more likely to relapse if they are forced into a compulsory drug detention centre (Source: Pixabay)

People with problematic opioid use are more likely to relapse if they are forced into a compulsory drug detention centre than if they are offered voluntary methadone...

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