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South Korea Sees Sharp Rise in Drug Addiction Treatment Costs

South Korea Sees Sharp Rise in Drug Addiction Treatment Costs

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – In recent years, South Korea has witnessed a significant increase in medical expenses related to drug addiction, largely attributed to a growing trend of prescribing psychotropic medications for insomnia treatment and weight loss.  The Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) released these findings on June 26, coinciding with World [...]

South Korea to Launch Residential Treatment Camps for Drug-Addicted Youth

South Korea to Launch Residential Treatment Camps for Drug-Addicted Youth

SEOUL, Mar. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – In a bid to help teenagers with drug addiction recover their daily lives and foster self-reliance, the South Korean government plans to pilot the country’s first residential treatment camps in the latter half of this year. According to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, the state-run Korea Youth Counseling [...]

Rising Tide of Online Drug Crimes Sparks Alarm for 2024: Urgent Calls for Specialized Enforcement and Cybersecurity Measures

Rising Tide of Online Drug Crimes Sparks Alarm for 2024: Urgent Calls for Specialized Enforcement and Cybersecurity Measures

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The escalation of drug crimes in South Korea is anticipated to pose growing societal concern in the upcoming year, primarily attributed to the proliferation of online drug distribution channels that gained traction during the coronavirus pandemic.  On December 27, the Institute of Public Security Policy at the National Police University [...]

PPP, Gov’t to Come up with Comprehensive Response System against Illegal Drug Use

PPP, Gov’t to Come up with Comprehensive Response System against Illegal Drug Use

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling People Power Party (PPP) vowed Friday to come up with comprehensive measures to tackle the growing use of narcotics in the country amid renewed concerns about the problem as big-name celebrities are under drug investigation. “Our party and the government … will establish a comprehensive drug response [...]

Police Investigate Suspicious Drug Promotion Cards Found at Seoul Universities

Police Investigate Suspicious Drug Promotion Cards Found at Seoul Universities

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The police have initiated an investigation following the discovery of card-shaped advertisements at Hongik University and Konkuk University that appear to be promoting the sale of drugs. These business card-sized ads are printed in English and claim to offer a product described as “liquid cannabis” with the assertion that it [...]