Teens treated for meth abuse

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama shares a moment with a patient after the opening of the Alcohol and other Drug Counselling Unit at the St Giles Hospital in Suva on Wednesday, November 06, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE St Giles Psychiatric Hospital is treating teenagers for methamphetamine abuse every month, says the hospital’s acting medical superintendent Dr Kiran Gaikwad. He said the highly addictive drug – marijuana and glue-sniffing – were among the biggest substance abuse disorders for teenagers as young as 15 being treated at the psychiatric hospital. The issue was […]

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