Significant increase in the number of drug abusers in the country

Significant increase in the number of drug abusers in the country

Significant increase in the number of drug abusers in the country

A significant increase is reported in the number of drug abusers in the country according to the latest statistics.

Secretary General of Arab Federation for Drug Abuse Prevention Dr Khalid Al-Saleh disclosed that out 1,440 drug abusers and traffickers were arrested during 2016, and 40 cases of death as a result of an overdose were recorded until October 2017, in addition to 7 cases of suicide. This figure is up by 30 percent from last year’s count.

Al-Saleh pointed out the Arab Federation for Drug Abuse Prevention has developed a strategy which was presented to the Arab League several years ago. It shows how young people are being controlled by drugs, thus they are used as time bombs to destroy the future of our countries and our nation.

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