HOUSTON (BP)--Drug use is escalating among second-generation Koreans -‚Äď the children of immigrants -‚Äď and even some parents are succumbing to addictive behaviors.
"We are losing the second generation," Ki Tak Kim of Korean Baptist Church in Sonoma County, Calif., said during the Korean Council of Southern Baptist Churches in America's June 18-20 annual meeting in Houston.
"This is growing so fast. Before we understand English, the drugs are in our kids."
The problem is compounded by the fact that in the Korean culture, people don't talk about addiction being in their family, or in their church family, because to do so would be to lose face, said Kim and Man Poong Kim (no relation) of Global Mission Church in Silver Springs, Md. ...