No pain no gain, establishing the Kunming, China, drug rehabilitation center

Clyde B. McCoy, Shenghan Lai, Lisa R. Metsch Xue-ren, Wang Cong Li Ming, Yang Li Yulong

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The Yunnan Province in China may be experiencing the highest incidence of heroin use in China, in part because of its proximity to the Golden Triangle. This high incidence, as elsewhere, threatens to increase associated problems in China, including the spread of HIV. Furthermore, the high purity of heroin used in this Province leads to rapid addiction and increased difficulties in treating the symptoms of withdrawal. One response to this epidemic is the development and implementation of the Kunming Drug Rehabilitation Center. The Center, with a capacity for 620 addicts, is grounded in a recovery-oriented perspective that is based on the Therapeutic Community model and modified for the Yunnan Province and China. It is referred to as the Kunming Model and is known for the development of its own medicine for detoxification and its individualized psychological, psychiatric, medical, and biosocial program. Similarities and differences between the Kunming Center and treatment programs in the United States are discussed and implications for universal approaches to drug treatment are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-85
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Drug Issues
Volume27
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
rehabilitation center
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drug
Heroin
addiction
incidence
Therapeutic Community
therapeutic community
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
Incidence
withdrawal
Psychiatry
Medicine
HIV
medicine
Psychology
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

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McCoy, C. B., Lai, S., Metsch Xue-ren, L. R., Ming, W. C. L., & Yulong, Y. L. (1997). No pain no gain, establishing the Kunming, China, drug rehabilitation center. Journal of Drug Issues, 27(1), 73-85.

No pain no gain, establishing the Kunming, China, drug rehabilitation center. / McCoy, Clyde B.; Lai, Shenghan; Metsch Xue-ren, Lisa R.; Ming, Wang Cong Li; Yulong, Yang Li.

In: Journal of Drug Issues, Vol. 27, No. 1, 12.1997, p. 73-85.

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McCoy, CB, Lai, S, Metsch Xue-ren, LR, Ming, WCL & Yulong, YL 1997, 'No pain no gain, establishing the Kunming, China, drug rehabilitation center', Journal of Drug Issues, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 73-85.
McCoy CB, Lai S, Metsch Xue-ren LR, Ming WCL, Yulong YL. No pain no gain, establishing the Kunming, China, drug rehabilitation center. Journal of Drug Issues. 1997 Dec;27(1):73-85.
McCoy, Clyde B. ; Lai, Shenghan ; Metsch Xue-ren, Lisa R. ; Ming, Wang Cong Li ; Yulong, Yang Li. / No pain no gain, establishing the Kunming, China, drug rehabilitation center. In: Journal of Drug Issues. 1997 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 73-85.
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