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Electronic Heroin: A Look Inside China’s Internet Addiction Therapy Centres

by | 23rd, January 2014

SO hooked on gaming are some Chinese players that they wear nappies to avoid taking bathroom breaks. The New York Times   has produced this short film on how the wired youth are weaned off electronica at treatment camps. The attitude of one therapist is that the internet is akin to “electronic heroin”, which suggests he has no idea how heroin works.

This is how China treated heroin addicts in the 1930s:

 

China's Anti-Narcotic Laws, sentencing convicted drug-dealers and addicts to death, came into force first on January 8 when a drug-dealer was executed in Peiping. Five more were shot there on January 13, and the authorities state that further executions are scheduled until the drug traffic is stamped out there. Huge crowds attend the executions, and beforehand vast amounts of drugs are burned. Apart from Peiping, the laws have failed to take effect in most districts. One of the drug-dealers is forced to kneel whilst a soldier shoots him through the head from close range in Peiping, China, on Jan. 13, 1937. (AP Photo) China’s Anti-Narcotic Laws, sentencing convicted drug-dealers and addicts to death, came into force first on January 8 when a drug-dealer was executed in Peiping. Five more were shot there on January 13, and the authorities state that further executions are scheduled until the drug traffic is stamped out there. Huge crowds attend the executions, and beforehand vast amounts of drugs are burned. Apart from Peiping, the laws have failed to take effect in most districts. One of the drug-dealers is forced to kneel whilst a soldier shoots him through the head from close range in Peiping, China,

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