MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The variety of drug addicts has been on the rise in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, as a consequence of easy accessibility to narcotics, native officers say.
Dr. Esmatullah Karimi, accountable for drug addicts rehab facilities in Balkh, in an interview with Pajhwok Afghan Information stated that joblessness and environmental points have been amongst elements behind dependancy of youths.
He expressed concern that the variety of drug addicts was rising with every passing day within the province. The rehab facilities have the capability of treating 435 addicts at a time whereas the precise variety of these in want of remedy is way larger, he stated.
Karimi stated, “One other predominant purpose of excessive charge of dependancy in Balkh is straightforward entry to medication, it’s our request to related organs to cease site visitors of narcotics.” Poverty can also be an element,” he added.
Most of drug addicts return to consuming narcotics once more after their rehabilitation, he stated. Lack of information in regards to the hazards of utilizing medication triggered folks to stay detached about this harmful phenomenon, Karimi stated.
He added that additionally they had the plan to launch public consciousness applications in regards to the injurious impacts of narcotics on human well being.
Various drug smugglers and sellers brazenly promote narcotics in several components of Mazar-i-Sharif, he added.
“Now we have seen many instances folks dressed like junkies promote narcotics to drug addicts, they themselves aren’t addicted, however dressed like that to promote narcotics,” he stated.
Karimi stated he has shared these points with safety organs, together with police and intelligence officers of Balkh.
“Related safety organs have created some plans and we anticipate drug trafficking would cut back with their implementation”, he stated.
Each addict is hospitalized for 45 days in a rehab heart and after discharge, they’re beneath care of well being teams for as much as a 12 months, he stated.
“A major problem in our society is that folks don’t simply settle for drug addicts even after their remedy,” he stated.
Karimi didn’t present actual variety of drug addicts in Balkh, however stated the variety of such folks was rising within the province with every passing day.
He stated that the Ministry of Public Well being had plan to have an correct statistics of drug addicts within the province subsequent 12 months.