Statistics show drug use has risen from 1.4 per cent to 3.6 per cent in the Nepalese community, compared with a rise from 0.4 per cent for other South Asians to 2.6 per cent in this year’s first quarter. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong’s lack of rehabilitation services leave minority drug addicts with nowhere to turn

Language, religious and cultural barriers prevent many Nepalese drug addicts in the city from getting the vital help they need

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Statistics show drug use has risen from 1.4 per cent to 3.6 per cent in the Nepalese community, compared with a rise from 0.4 per cent for other South Asians to 2.6 per cent in this year’s first quarter. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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