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Over 8 Million Russians Are Drug Addicts
17.09.2013 16:35
Over 8 Million Russians Are Drug Addicts
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The amount of drug addicts in Russia is estimated at 8.5 million people, which is almost six percent of the total population, a government report said on Tuesday.

      “A total number of people using illicit narcotics and psychotropic substances in Russia is estimated at 8.5 million,” it is said in the report.

      The report accompanies the amended directive on state support of socially-oriented non-governmental organizations (NGOs), adopted by the Russian government on September 12 and posted on the government’s website on Tuesday.

      The amended directive stipulates the addition of NGOs involved in rehabilitation programs for drug addicts to the list of socially-oriented NGOs eligible for state support.

      Russia, which is the main conduit of drugs originating in Afghanistan, holds the first place worldwide for the number of heroin addicts per capita. Over 90 percent of drug addicts in the country use heroin. Drug addiction and drug-related illnesses are the causes of death of some 30,000 to 40,000 Russians every year, according to official statistics.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: drug addiction Russian society NGO fighting drugs  

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