H/t reader M.G.:
Looks like a for profit health care system and abandonment of the elderly isn’t the only western vice imported by China……..Now, Meth rears its ugly head.
Pity China can only adopt our worse western habits…..
– ‘Breaking Bad’ in China: how meth is spreading across rural heartland (The Christian Science Monitor, May 3, 2015):
CHANGSHA, CHINA — Ah Chao first came across drugs as a teenager, when his cousin asked him to hold his tourniquet while he shot up heroin.
Now a stocky 32-year-old in jeans and a black nylon jacket, Ah Chao (not his real name) recalls between slurps from a bowl of noodles how frightened he was.
“Heroin did not appeal to me at all,” he says. But the experience did not put him off other drugs. Continue reading »