Make MENAFN My Home Page
 
  Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Morocco- 600,000 Moroccan Adults and Teenagers Addicted to Drugs  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Morocco World News - 17/03/2017
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - #Morocco World News)
style="display:inline-block;width:468px;height:15px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-9546318280945074" data-ad-slot="4721527165"> Rabat – Approximately 600,000 Moroccans are addicted to drugs, with 16,000 addicted to hard drugs like heroin and cocaine, reported Moroccan daily newspaper Assabah based on a study conducted by the Biochemistry and Nutrition and Cellular Biology group in affiliation with Casablanca's Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.

300,000 Moroccans are addicted to cigarettes, according to the study, which revealed that the number of the addicted includes also teenagers under the age of 15. Most of them live in the slums and marginalized areas.

Young people aged 18 to 28 are the most addicted to hard drugs, comprising 70 percent of total Moroccans addicted.

The study is a part of the group's research, which is about the consumption of drugs has become a commonplace.

Scientist members of the group are striving to come up with a national strategy to fight against the effect of drugs in Morocco.

According to the 2015 annual report of the National Observatory of Drugs and Addictions, around four to five fiver of Morocco's adult population uses drugs, a minimum of 800,000 users.

The report, which also found that one out of five high school students has already smoked tobacco and one out of ten has used cannabis, recommends a nationwide prevention program, laws to ban the selling of tobacco and drugs near schools, and counseling and psychological support units in schools and universities.

The United Nations released a report in mid-2016, showing that the number of people suffering from drug addiction worldwide stands at 29 million.

MENAFN1703201701600000ID1095324909


 
 


Morocco World News




Loading, Please wait....


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help