The Treatment of Drug Abuse and Dependence in Taiwan - A Clinical Report from a Private Mental Hospital

J. K. Wen

1993 Vol.9 NO.4

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A hundred years ago, China paid dearly for issues related to opium. The impacts can still be felt. Dr T. M. Tu(1), a pioneer in medicine in Taiwan, used opium and even morphine to control opium addicts, and the number of opium addicts in Taiwan was brought under well control. However, the medical care and treatment of drug abusers and addicts in Taiwan are still in the beginning stage, and it is at least 20 years behind the practices of neighboring Hong Kong or the USA.