Nearly 6,000 recovered addicts were engaged in a vocational training program, announced the Egyptian Minister of Minister of Social Solidarity and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse Dr. Nevin Al-Qabbaj.
A delegation from the United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crime visited Cairo to transfer the Egyptian experience in treating and rehabilitating addicted patients to Iraq.
More than 29,000 state employees have applied for addiction treatment and have been distributed amongst public hospitals.
Substance use among the Egyptian population has recorded 10.4 percent in 2019, classified into trials, intermittent and continuous use, which has given rise to social issues, moral deviations, and different forms of violence.
The minister further said that there is a network connection between both ministries of solidarity and health to follow up on the Egyptians’ conditions.
The official elaborated that 13,000 of those are aged below 18.
The number of employees screened since March 15, 2019 is 25,000.
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