How Electronic Heroin Is Affecting China’s Youth

How Electronic Heroin Is Affecting China's Youth

How Electronic Heroin Is Affecting China’s Youth

An estimated 24 million people are addicted to the Internet in China. Can they be cured in bootcamp-style rehab clinics?

“We can’t control him anymore. We want him to understand what is happening to him, to heal, and for this nightmare to be over…”

These words come from the parent of an addict…but it’s not what you think. Because they’re not talking about drug or alcohol abuse, they’re talking about a controversial condition that many believe is affecting more and more people every day. Some call it ‘Electronic Heroin.’ Others simply know it as the Internet.

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