Druglink article 2014 – Cultural shifts by Max Daly

Stereotypes of Asian substance use probably assume heroin to be the main problem drug. But is this an outdated view? Max Daly speaks to those on the frontline.

Britain’s Asian population has always had a reputation as the least likely ethnic group to take drugs. In the mid-1980s, when deprived urban areas in the UK were witnessing escalating heroin addiction, it appeared from those coming into services that Asian people, many also living in poverty in these cities, had remained unaffected by the epidemic.

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Additional keywords: race / minority groups