9,000 drug ad­dicts ap­ply for treat­ment

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Around 9,000 Kuwaiti drug ad­dicts have ap­plied for treat­ment at the Ad­dic­tion Treat­ment Cen­ter (ATC), re­ports Al-Anba daily quot­ing a knowl­edge­able source.

The source dis­closed that these cit­i­zens un­der­went psy­cho­log­i­cal and other treat­ments to fully re­cover from their ad­dic­tion. He af­firmed the cen­ter has the ca­pac­ity to han­dle all those who ap­plied for treat­ment, in­di­cat­ing the num­ber of those will­ing to over­come drug ad­dic­tion is ex­pected to reach 30,000.

He pointed out that the in­crease in the in­come of cit­i­zens and the num­ber of var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties re­sid­ing in the coun­try led to spread of drugs in Kuwait and other Gulf coun­tries; hence, the ris­ing rate of drug ad­dic­tion.

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