Egypt Drug Use Reaches ‘Disastrous’ Levels, Official Says | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Drug use in Egypt has reached “disastrous levels” and surpassed the international average, the state-run Middle East News Agency quoted the head of the Fund for Drug Control and Addiction Treatment as saying.

About 7 percent of the population uses drugs compared with 5 percent internationally, said Amr Othman, the fund’s chief. He linked the figures to weakness in the role of the family, too much free time and a desire for experimentation.

 

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