Ding Yining and Fu Xiaofan/Sixth Tone

How Exam Stress Pushed a Chinese Schoolkid Into Drug Addiction

Immense pressure to succeed is contributing to a small but growing number of young people getting hooked on ‘smart pills,’ experts warn.

High school students prepare for the upcoming college entrance exam at a school in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 28, 2019. Nan Lin/IC
Drug samples on display at the Beijing High Tech Rehabilitation Center in Beijing, April 19, 2019. Ni Dandan/Sixth Tone
A street view of the Beijing High Tech Rehabilitation Center in Beijing, April 19, 2019. Ni Dandan/Sixth Tone

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