Student Drug Abuse

Student Drug AbuseStudent Drug Abuse

There are only two rehabilitation centers as of now that address the problem of drug abuse among school students across the country, said Mohsen Roshan Pazhuh, deputy for addiction prevention at the State Welfare Organization. “We have planned to establish more centers in five provinces (with high rates of children’s addiction) by the end of the current year in March 2017,” he said. In June, a joint committee with representatives of the SWO, Education Ministry, and universities of medical sciences affiliated to the Health Ministry was formed for the first time to help prevent drug abuse among school students. The committee developed a plan to establish separate rehab centers for the students, reported. About 130,000 students across the country have used illegal substances at least once during their lifetime, and many are regular drug abusers. 

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