File Photo: About 7.7 percent of secondary school students are drug addicts, according to Anti-Addiction Treatment Fund
CAIRO – 10 January 2018: About 7.7 percent of high-school students are on some form of narcotics, according to Tamer Hosny, member of the governmental Anti-Addiction Treatment Fund.
“In general, 104,000 drug addicts were referred to our treatment clinics, 3 percent of which are Voodoo and Strox users,” Hosny added during his interview with “Kol Youm” (Every Day) program, which airs on ON E satellite channel.
Most young addicts are attracted to drugs because of curiosity, which compels them on a path to discover “strange stuff”, he added, explaining that Voodoo and Strox users are prone to develop severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and paranoia.
In 2016, the percentage of drug users in Egypt was 10.4 percent, nearly double the world average, the Anti-Addiction Treatment Fund previously announced.