China statement on demand reduction

China has adopted various measures to curb heroin use, including education and media campaigns. It take a ‘multi-faceted’ approach to drug treatment, which include community treatment, compulsory treatment and maintenance programmes. There are currently 70 rehabilitation centres for opium users and 600 methadone clinics. The number of new heroin users reduced and stabilised, and HIV infection via injecting drug use has dropped.

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