Ketamine use rising in Kaohsiung schools: city councilor

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/18
By: Wang Shu-fen and Lee Mei-yu

Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA) The use of the ketamine as a recreational drug is a growing imagesproblem in Kaohsiung schools, a city councilor said Wednesday, disclosing that 160 students in the southern Taiwan city are currently put into a counseling program for taking drugs.

Last year, some 900 students in Kaohsiung were referred to the police for drug use, city councilor Chen Tsui-luan (陳粹鑾) said.

She said 1,733 kilograms of illegal drugs were confiscated in the southern Taiwan city last year, the biggest amount in five years, and a third of it was third-grade ketamine.

The data is alarming and suggests that ketamine is still a popular recreational drug in Taiwan, Chen said.     [FULL  STORY]

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