Latest News:  
Beijing   Thundershower/Overcast    28 / 22 ℃  City Forecast

Home>>World

Over 1 million Afghans suffers from drug addiction: official

(Xinhua)

08:27, July 12, 2012

KABUL, July 11 (Xinhua) -- More than 1 million Afghans have been suffering from drug addiction, an official said Wednesday.

"Around one million Afghans, aged 15 to 64, suffer from drug addiction throughout the country," Dr. Mohammad Tahir Sultani, head of a 200-bed drug addicts' hospital, told reporters during a campaign to collect drug users here.

Sultani also said that the causes of drug addiction in the country are poverty, illiteracy, conflicts, migrations, illusions about drugs as well as unemployment.

During the campaign launched by Afghan ministries of public health, counter-narcotics and interior affairs, several dozens of addicts were held and were shifted to the mentioned hospital.

"I have been using drugs for around 10 years and poverty and joblessness were the main reasons to cause me to use drugs," a drug user Naqibullah, 50, told Xinhua.

【1】 【2】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:朱蕤、姚春)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Japanese, S Korean vehicles most recalled

  2. Childhood on Trash Carts

  3. Splendid views of Mt.Wangmang scenery spot

  4. Five "sins" of Apple (Ⅱ): Ignores copyrighters'appeal

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Sea spat can draw mainland and Taiwan closer
  2. New regulations a chance to build clean govt
  3. Negotiations on COC in S. China Sea favor peace
  4. Hanoi will feel pain for helping US return
  5. Telecoms industry stifled by capital prohibition
  6. Socialist market economy turning point for China
  7. No large stimulus needed
  8. ASEAN should stick to mediating role
  9. Diaoyu issue needs more than diplomacy
  10. China can help keep peace in growing Africa

What's happening in China

Sleepy travelers happy to be in sleeping box

  1. IPR violation cases drop
  2. China announces 3rd fuel price cut in months
  3. Chinese tourists flock to London for Olympics
  4. China wins first ever Stankovic Cup
  5. Lesbian blood ban removed

China Features

  1. Why is TCM worth of commendation?
  2. Arabians pay heavy price for Arab Spring
  3. Master of pasted-paper sculpture
  4. China, US hold mixed attitudes toward each other
  5. China does not lack capital: CSRC Chair

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai